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Clean Water Act

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
Alpha Natural Resources Inc. Settlement Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (Alpha), one of the nation’s largest coal companies, Alpha Appalachian Holdings (formerly Massey Energy), and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to spend an estimated $200 million on installing and operating wastewater treatment systems and implementing comprehensive, system-wide upgrades to reduce discharges of pollution from coal mines in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   3/5/2014
City of Great Falls, Montana and Malteurop North America, Inc. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the City of Great Falls, Mont., and Malteurop North America, Inc. (Malteurop) have agreed to control wastewater discharges that generate high levels of toxic gas in the City’s sewer system.   Consent Decree   3/3/2014
Gasco Energy, Inc. Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Gasco Energy, Inc., a Denver-based company, has agreed to permanently close a natural gas production well and fully restore approximately 2.3 acres of damaged wetlands in a floodplain adjacent to the Green River in Utah’s Uintah Basin.   Consent Decree   2/4/2014
Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC Clean Water Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced that Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy, the nation’s second largest natural gas producer, will spend an EPA-estimated $6.5 million to restore 27 sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands and to implement a comprehensive plan to comply with federal and state water protection laws at the company’s natural gas extraction sites in West Virginia, many of which involve hydraulic fracturing operations.   Consent Decree   12/19/2013
City of West Haven, Connecticut Clean Water Settlement A major settlement involving federal and state regulators and the City of West Haven, Conn. will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage into the environment throughout West Haven from the City’s wastewater collection system. The agreement is between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office, and the City of West Haven.   Consent Decree   12/19/2013
Court Decision in Tronox Bankruptcy Fraudulent Conveyance Case Results in Largest Environmental Bankruptcy Award Ever The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York decided against Kerr-McGee Corporation and related companies that are subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in a fraudulent conveyance case. The Court awarded damages between approximately $5.2 billion and $14.2 billion to the plaintiffs, which, even at the low end of the damages range, is the largest amount ever awarded in a bankruptcy proceeding for governmental environmental claims and liabilities.     12/12/2013
City of Shreveport Settlement WASHINGTON – The city of Shreveport, La., has agreed to make significant upgrades to reduce overflows from its sanitary sewer system and pay a $650,000 civil penalty to resolve Clean Water Act (CWA) violations stemming from illegal discharges of raw sewage, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The state of Louisiana, a co-plaintiff in this case, will receive half of the civil penalty.   Consent Decree   11/13/2013
City of Starkville, Mississippi This is the consent agreement and final order for City of Starkville, Mississippi     10/29/2013
County Edge Dairy Inc. County Edge Dairy Inc. has agreed to pay a $20,000 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its Inwood, Iowa, facility, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today.     10/25/2013
Columbia, South Carolina Clean Water Act Settlement (Atlanta, GA - September 10, 2013) - The Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced a proposed settlement today with the City of Columbia to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. Columbia has agreed to undertake a thorough assessment of, and implement extensive improvements to, its sanitary sewer system at an estimated cost of $750 million.   Consent Decree   9/10/2013
City of Vicksburg, Mississippi This is th Consent Agreement and Final Order for City of Vicksburg, Mississippi     7/23/2013
San Antonio Water System (SAWS) Settlement The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) has agreed to make significant upgrades to reduce overflows from its sewer system and pay a $2.6 million civil penalty to resolve Clean Water Act (CWA) violations stemming from illegal discharges of raw sewage.   Consent Decree   7/23/2013
XTO Energy, Inc. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with XTO Energy Inc. to resolve an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) related to the discharge of stored wastewater from natural gas exploration and production activities, commonly known as fracking, in Penn Township, Pa.   Consent Decree   7/18/2013
Cape Fear/Wilmington, North Carolina Settlement (ATLANTA, GA - July 11, 2013) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County and the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (Authority) in North Carolina. The proposed settlement set forth in a consent decree will resolve these parties’ liability for violations of the CWA, including unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage.   Consent Decree   7/11/2013
Miami-Dade County Clean Water Act Settlement Miami-Dade County, Florida (Miami-Dade) agreed to resolve allegations by the United States and State of Florida that Miami-Dade violated federal and state water pollution control laws and regulations at its three wastewater treatment works. The proposed settlement resolves unpermitted discharges of sewage, NPDES permit effluent violations, and imminent and substantial endangerment claims due to sewer spills and the threat of a 54 inch sewer line under Biscayne Bay breaking. The injunctive relief required by the settlement is the substantial repair of three waste water treatment plants and sewer system at an estimated cost of $1.6 billion.   Consent Decree   6/6/2013
Coronet Industries The 2,500-acre site is located east of Plant City, Florida, and includes a 980-acre parcel, a 1,365-acre parcel and a handful of smaller parcels occupied by operating businesses. The site also includes a former phosphate rock mine and chemical plant.   Consent Decree   4/30/2013
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to improve the state’s stormwater management program as part of EPA’s national effort to reduce pollution of waterways by runoff from cities and statewide transportation agencies. ADOT manages 18,000 travel lane miles across the state, and stormwater runoff from its roads and maintenance facilities contain pollutants such as metals, sediment, oil, grease, pesticides and trash.     4/22/2013
Seattle, Washington and King County, Washington Settlement King County and the City of Seattle have agreed to invest in a major upgrades of to local sewage and combined stormwater collection, piping and treatment under settlements with the Department of Justice and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The state of Washington was a co-plaintiff and partner in these settlements.   Consent Decree   4/16/2013
Unified Government (UG) of Kansas City, Kansas The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the Unified Government of Wyandotte Co. and Kansas City, Kan., has agreed to a settlement to address unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and to reduce pollution levels in urban stormwater.   Consent Decree   3/22/2013
EPA Orders Enbridge Inc. to Perform Additional Dredging to Remove Oil from Kalamazoo River, Mich. EPA issued an administrative order that requires Enbridge Inc. to do additional dredging in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River to clean up oil from the company’s July 2010 pipeline spill.   Administrative Order on Consent   3/14/2013
Transocean Settlement According to the terms of the settlement, Transocean will pay a $1 billion civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act resulting from the discharge of oil into the Gulf of Mexico from the loss of the Deepwater Horizon and the April 20, 2010 blowout of the Macondo Well, and will additionally perform substantial injunctive relief to improve the safety of Transocean’s oil drilling practices, as well as its oil spill response and preparedness.   Consent Decree   1/3/2013
Scranton Sewer Authority, Scranton, Pennsylvania Settlement The United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania announced today a settlement with the Scranton Sewer Authority (SSA) resolving alleged Clean Water Act violations involving sewer overflows to the Lackawanna River and its tributaries.   Consent Decree   12/13/2012
City of Jackson, Mississippi Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced today a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with the city of Jackson, Miss. Jackson has agreed to make improvements to its sewer systems to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and unauthorized bypasses of treatment at the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), the city’s largest wastewater treatment facility.   Consent Decree   11/21/2012
Falls Creek Farm, Sterling, Connecticut Settlement The owners of Falls Creek Farm, a horse boarding and training facility and farm located in Sterling, Conn., have agreed to restore and create 11.3 acres of wetlands to settle claims by the United States that wetlands were illegally filled and altered during construction of a private golf course and other modifications to their property.   Consent Decree   10/2/2012
GSP Management Company Frank Perano and a series of his corporations and related entities own, operate, and/or manage mobile home parks in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia. After a joint multi-year investigation, EPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) found evidence of more than 4,300 Clean Water Act violations at 15 mobile home parks in Pennsylvania where the defendants treat waste water, and more than 900 Safe Drinking Water Act violations at 30 mobile home parks also in Pennsylvania.   Consent Decree   10/1/2012
Frederick W. Hertrich, III, et al. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Frederick W. Hertrich III and his project manager, Charles Ernesto, will jointly pay a $100,000 penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at a site in Federalsburg, Caroline County, Md.   Consent Decree   9/28/2012
BP Products North America, Inc. Curtis Bay Terminal Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that BP Products North America, Inc. will pay a $210,000 penalty and implement an enhanced oil spill response program at its oil terminals nationwide, as well as a comprehensive compliance audit to resolve alleged violations of oil spill response regulations at its Curtis Bay Terminal in Md.   Consent Decree   9/27/2012
Boston Water and Sewer Commission Settlement Under the terms of a consent decree lodged in federal court today, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) will implement extensive remedial measures to minimize the discharge of sewage and other pollutants into the water bodies in and around Boston, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   8/23/2012
Gloucester WWTP (Boston, Mass. – Aug. 23, 2012) – Under the terms of a modified Consent Decree lodged in federal court today, the City of Gloucester will upgrade its sewage treatment plant and work to stem overflows from its sewer system. The modified Consent Decree stems from a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, on behalf of the Department of Environmental Protection.     8/23/2012
Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC Clean Water Act Settlement U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC will pay a civil penalty of $1.25 million to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its Suffolk Downs racetrack facility in Revere and East Boston, Mass. The company is also spending more than $3 million to prevent polluted water from entering nearby waterways and will perform three environmental projects worth approximately $742,000 that will provide water quality monitoring and protection efforts for more than 123 square miles of watershed. The terms of the settlement are contained in a consent decree lodged in federal court in Boston today.   Consent Decree   8/22/2012
City of Fitchburg Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged in federal court, the City of Fitchburg, Mass. will pay a civil penalty of $141,000 for violations of the Clean Water Act. The City will also perform a Supplemental Environmental Project worth at least $100,000 and is implementing significant remedial measures to minimize future discharges of pollutants into the environment.   Consent Decree   8/15/2012
City of Chattanooga, Tennessee Clean Water Act Settlement Chattanooga has agreed to pay a $476,400 civil penalty and make improvements to its sewer systems, estimated by the city at $250 million, to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. Chattanooga also has agreed to implement a green infrastructure plan and perform an $800,000 stream restoration project.   Consent Decree   7/17/2012
Adams Land and Cattle Company Adams Land and Cattle Company, a beef feedlot near Broken Bow, Neb., has agreed to pay a $145,000 civil penalty to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violating the federal Clean Water Act and its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit related to discharges of pollutants into Mud Creek.     7/10/2012
Toll Brothers, Inc. Clean Water Act Settlement WASHINGTON – Toll Brothers, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, will pay a civil penalty of $741,000 to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites, including sites located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   6/20/2012
The City of Perth Amboy Settlement The city of Perth Amboy, N.J., has agreed to make major improvements in its combined sewer system to protect people’s health and water quality under a legal agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Under the agreement, which was lodged by the Department of Justice in federal court today, the city will reduce the amount of sewage and other pollutants that flow out of 16 combined sewer points into the Raritan River and Arthur Kill.   Consent Decree   6/6/2012
City of Memphis, Tennessee Sanitary Sewer Overflow Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General announced a comprehensive Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with the City of Memphis, Tenn. Memphis has agreed to make improvements to its sewer systems to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage. Memphis estimates such work will cost approximately $250 million.   Consent Decree   4/16/2012
Union Pacific Railroad Company Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with Union Pacific Railroad Company regarding alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and the Oil Pollution Act.   Consent Decree   2/9/2012
Triad Mining, Inc. Clean Water Act Settlement Triad Mining Inc., the owner and operator of 31 surface mines in Appalachia and Indiana, has agreed to pay a penalty and to restore affected waterways for failing to obtain the required Clean Water Act (CWA) permit for stream impacts caused by its surface mining operation in Indiana, announced the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Consent Decree   1/9/2012
City of South Bend, Indiana Settlement The City of South Bend, Indiana has agreed to make an estimated $509.5 million worth of improvements to its combined sewer system to significantly reduce overflows of raw sewage to the St. Joseph River, which is a tributary of Lake Michigan. One well-known stretch of the St. Joseph River in South Bend, the East Race, is the site of an annual international kayaking competition and also is where Olympic kayakers and rescue workers periodically train.   Consent Decree   12/29/2011
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Settlement The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to resolve claims that untreated sewer discharges were released into Chicago area waterways during flood and wet weather events.   Consent Decree   12/14/2011
Wright Brothers Construction Company and Georgia Department of Transportation Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced Wright Brothers Construction Co. and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have agreed to pay a $1.5 million dollar penalty and spend more than $1.3 million to offset environmental damages to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA).   Consent Decree   12/12/2011
Lafarge North America Inc. Clean Water Act Settlement Lafarge North America Inc., one of the largest suppliers of construction materials in the United States and Canada, and four of its U.S. subsidiaries have agreed to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations.   Consent Decree   11/29/2011
Ryland Group Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with the Ryland Group Inc., a national residential homebuilder, to resolve Clean Water Act violations at more than 275 construction sites in 14 states. As part of the settlement, Ryland will pay a civil penalty of $625,000 and implement a program to improve compliance with stormwater runoff requirements at its current and future construction sites. Contaminated stormwater puts people’s health and the nation’s rivers, lakes, and sources of drinking water at risk because it can carry pollutants, including sediment, debris, and pesticides that impact water quality.   Consent Decree   10/7/2011
Trident Seafoods Corp. Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced that Trident Seafoods Corp., one of the world’s largest seafood processors, has agreed to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty and invest millions in fish waste controls to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Unauthorized discharges of seafood processing waste lead to large seafood waste piles on the seafloor, creating anoxic, or oxygen-depleted, conditions that result in unsuitable habitats for fish and other living organisms.   Consent Decree   9/28/2011
Newport Sand and Gravel Co., Inc., and Carroll Concrete Co. Inc., Settlement Newport Sand and Gravel Co., Inc. and Carroll Concrete Co., Inc., of Newport N.H., will pay a $200,000 civil penalty and implement a compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act at five facilities in Vermont and New Hampshire.   Consent Decree   9/26/2011
The Links at Columbia, LP and Lindsey Construction Company, Inc. Settlement (Kansas City, Kan., Aug. 31, 2011) Lindsey Construction Company, Inc., of Fayetteville, Ark., and one of its associated limited partnerships have agreed to pay a $430,000 civil penalty to the United States to settle a series of construction stormwater violations that occurred during development of The Links of Columbia, a nine-hole golf course and 64-building apartment project in Columbia, Mo   Consent Decree   8/31/2011
Department of the Interior Indian Affairs Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) have reached an agreement to address alleged violations at schools and public water systems (PWSs) owned, operated, or otherwise the legal responsibility of DOI, Indian Affairs (IA). IA is comprised of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).   Consent Agreement   8/22/2011
St. Louis Clean Water Act Settlement The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (“MSD”) in St. Louis, Missouri has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems and treatment plants, to eliminate illegal overflows of untreated raw sewage and reduce pollution levels in urban rivers and streams, the Justice Department, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, and the Missouri Coalition for the Environment Foundation announced today.   Consent Decree   8/4/2011
Jersey City, NJ Municipal Utilities Authority (JCMUA) Settlement JCMUA will invest more than $52 million in repairs and upgrades to its existing infrastructure and pay a civil penalty of $375,000.   Consent Decree   7/19/2011
City of Unalaska, Alaska Wastewater Treatment Plant The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a Clean Water Act complaint on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against the City of Unalaska, Alaska, and the State of Alaska for long-standing and repeated Clean Water Act violations.   Consent Decree   6/23/2011
Mahard Egg Farm, Inc. Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) today announced that Mahard Egg Farm, Inc., a Texas corporation, will pay a $1.9 million penalty to resolve claims that the company violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its egg production facilities in Texas and Oklahoma. The civil penalty is the largest amount to be paid in a federal enforcement action involving a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO). The company will also spend approximately $3.5 million in pollution controls to ensure compliance with the law and protect the environment and people's health.   Consent Decree   5/18/2011
BP North Slope Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced that BP Exploration Alaska, Inc. will pay $25 million in civil penalties and implement a system-wide pipeline integrity management program for spilling more than 5,000 barrels of crude oil from the company’s pipelines on the North Slope of Alaska. The penalty is the largest per-barrel penalty to date for an oil spill.   Consent Decree   5/3/2011
Consol Energy Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, and state of West Virginia announced today that Consol Energy Inc., the largest producer of coal from underground mines in the United States, has agreed to pay a $5.5 million civil penalty for Clean Water Act violations at six of its mines in West Virginia. In addition to the penalty, Consol will spend an estimated $200 million in pollution controls that will reduce discharges of harmful mining wastewater into Appalachian streams and rivers.   Consent Decree   3/14/2011
Arch Coal Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today that Arch Coal Inc., the second largest supplier of coal in the United States, has agreed to pay a $4 million dollar penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Under the settlement, Arch Coal will implement changes to its mining operations in Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act.   Consent Decree   3/1/2011
City of Evansville Settlement The city of Evansville, Indiana., has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems that will significantly reduce the city's longstanding sewage overflows into the Ohio River in a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with federal and state governments, the Justice Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the state of Indiana announced today. The agreement would resolve allegations made in a lawsuit filed by the United States and Indiana in September 2009 against Evansville for alleged violations of its Clean Water Act discharge permits.   Consent Decree   1/6/2011
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Clean Water Act Settlement (Washington, DC - December 22, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District that will address the flow of untreated sewage into Cleveland area waterways and Lake Erie. The settlement will safeguard water quality and protect human health by capturing and treating more than 98 percent of wet weather flows entering the combined sewer system, which services the city of Cleveland and 59 adjoining communities.   Consent Decree   12/22/2010
DeKalb County Clean Water Act Settlement (Washington, DC - December 13, 2010) DeKalb County, Ga. has agreed to make major improvements to its sanitary sewer systems in an effort to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated sewage, the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced today.   Consent Decree   12/13/2010
Beazer Homes USA, Inc., Settlement (Washington, DC - December 02, 2010) Beazer Homes USA, Inc., a national residential homebuilder, has agreed today to pay a $925,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites in 21 states, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. As part of the settlement, Beazer will also implement a company-wide stormwater program to improve compliance with stormwater runoff requirements at current and future construction sites around the country.   Consent Decree   12/2/2010
City of Toledo, Ohio Clean Water Act Settlement (WASHINGTON, DC - Oct. 21, 2010) The city of Toledo, Ohio, has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer system that will significantly reduce the city’s longstanding sewage overflows into Swan Creek and the Maumee and Ottawa Rivers, the city’s main waterways, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Ohio announced today.   Amended Consent Decree   10/21/2010
Bristol Township Clean Water Act Settlement Bristol Township agreed to resolve allegations by the United States and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that the township violated federal and state water pollution control laws and regulations at its water treatment works in Bucks County, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.   Consent Decree   9/27/2010
Chemtura Corporation Bankruptcy Settlement Agreement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Justice Department, and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York today announced that Chemtura Corporation has agreed to resolve its liabilities at 17 sites across the U.S. for approximately $26 million. The agreement settles the government’s claims in Chemtura’s bankruptcy case relating to liabilities under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund), and for violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The bankruptcy settlement will fund past and future cleanup costs at Superfund sites across the country.   Settlement Agreement   8/24/2010
City of Revere, Massachusetts Clean Water Act Settlement Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged in federal court, the City of Revere, Mass. will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage overflows into the environment from its wastewater collection system and separate storm sewer system. The City has estimated that it will spend approximately $50 million to address these illegal discharges. Revere will also pay a civil penalty of $130,000 for past violations of the Clean Water Act.   Consent Decree   8/15/2010
Plains All American Pipeline Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Justice Department announced that Plains All American Pipeline and several of its operating subsidiaries have agreed to spend approximately $41 million to upgrade 10,420 miles of crude oil pipeline operated in the United States. The settlement resolves Plains’ Clean Water Act violations for 10 crude oil spills in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Kansas, and requires the company to pay a $3.25 million civil penalty.   Consent Decree   8/10/2010
City and County of Honolulu Settlement A comprehensive settlement has been reached with the City and County of Honolulu that will address Clean Water Act compliance at Honolulu’s wastewater collection and treatment systems, the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Hawaii Attorney General’s Office, Hawaii Department of Health, and three environmental groups announced today.   Consent Decree   8/10/2010
Williamsport Clean Water Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – June 22, 2010) The Williamsport, Pa., Sanitary Authority (WSA) has agreed to make significant improvements to its combined sewer system at an estimated cost of approximately $10 million, in order to resolve long-standing problems with combined sewer overflows to the Susquehanna River, which flows to the Chesapeake Bay, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   6/22/2010
Kansas City, Missouri Clean Water Act Settlement (Kansas City, Kan., - May 18, 2010) The City of Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems, at a cost estimated to exceed $2.5 billion over 25 years, to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and to reduce pollution levels in urban stormwater, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   5/18/2010
City of Oswego Clean Water Act Settlement (Washington - 5/13/10) To resolve long-standing problems with unpermitted sewer overflows, the city of Oswego, NY, will invest an estimated $87 million in improvements to its west side sewer system, the Justice Depatment and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   5/13/2010
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. Settlement (WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 20, 2010) Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., a builder of residential homes nationwide, has agreed today to pay a $1 million civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at 591 construction sites in 18 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. As part of the settlement, the company will also implement a company-wide stormwater compliance program designed to improve compliance with storm water run-off requirements at existing and future construction sites around the country.   Consent Decree   4/20/2010
Pacific Pipeline Systems, LLC Clean Water Act Settlement (WASHINGTON, DC - 01/20/10) Pacific Pipeline Systems LLP, a Long Beach, Calif.-based oil transport company, has agreed to pay a $1.3 million civil penalty and discontinue the use of a section of pipeline through an unstable section of mountains to resolve a Clean Water Act violation, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   1/20/2010
American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) Bankruptcy Settlement Bankruptcy settlement with American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO). EPA, along with other federal and state agencies pursued and received $1.79 billion to fund environmental cleanup and restoration under the bankruptcy reorganization.   Settlement Agreement   12/10/2009
City of Akron Clean Water Act Settlement (WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 13, 2009) The city of Akron, Ohio, has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer system to reduce or eliminate sewage overflows that have long polluted the Cuyahoga River and its tributaries, the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state of Ohio announced today.   Consent Decree   11/13/2009
City and County of San Francisco Clean Water Act Settlement SAN FRANCISCO (November 2, 2009) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking action against the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency following federal violations of the Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.   Consent Decree   11/2/2009
Scranton Sewer Authority For Clean Water Act Settlement (PHILADELPHIA – September 29, 2009) The U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint asking a federal court to order the Scranton Sewer Authority to stop discharges of untreated sewage into the Lackawanna River.   Complaint   9/29/2009
Hampton Roads Sanitiation Clean Water Act Settlement (WASHINGTON, DC - Sept. 29, 2009) Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), based in Virginia Beach, Va., has agreed to pay a $900,000 civil penalty and to take corrective actions to reduce alleged sanitary sewer overflows from its collection system and nine sewage treatment plants that have polluted the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Commonwealth of Virginia announced today.   Consent Decree   9/29/2009
City of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Clean Water Act Settlement The city of Jeffersonville, Ind., has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems that will significantly reduce the city's longstanding sewage overflows into the Ohio River in a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with federal and state government, the Justice Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Indiana announced today.   Consent Decree   9/17/2009
Magellan Ammonia Pipeline, Enterprise Products Operating, L.P., and Mid-America Pipeline, L.P. Clean Water Act Settlement (Kansas City, Kansas - August 14, 2009) - A pipeline company and two of its former operating firms will jointly pay a civil penalty of $3.65 million to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act resulting from anhydrous ammonia spills in Nebraska and Kansas, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The spills which occurred in 2004 resulted in significant fish kills in surrounding waterways. Magellan Ammonia Pipeline, of Tulsa, Okla.; Enterprise Products Operating, of Houston, Texas; and Mid-America Pipeline Company, also known as MAPCO, also of Houston, agreed to the settlement in the form of a consent decree filed today in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kansas.   Consent Decree   8/14/2009
Aggregate Industries Clean Water Act Settlement (Boston, Mass. – August 6, 2009) – Aggregate Industries - Northeast Region Inc., will pay a $2.75 million civil penalty and implement a regional evaluation and compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act at 23 facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The penalty is the largest ever assessed to a nationwide ready-mix concrete company for storm water violations under the Clean Water Act. The settlement is the latest in a series of federal enforcement actions to address storm water violations from industrial facilities and construction sites around the country.   Consent Decree   8/6/2009
Union Pacific Railroad Company Clean Water Act Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 6, 2009) Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has agreed to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act in Nevada by restoring 122 acres of mountain-desert streams and wetlands, implementing stormwater controls at its construction sites, and paying a civil penalty, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   8/6/2009
Lebanon, New Hampshire Clean Water Act Settlement (Boston, Mass. – May 28, 2009) – A settlement involving federal and state regulators and the City of Lebanon, N.H. will lead to improvements in the operation and maintenance of the City’s wastewater collection and transmission system – preventing discharges of untreated sewage to the Connecticut and Mascoma Rivers. The agreement is between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, and the City of Lebanon, New Hampshire.   Consent Decree   5/28/2009
Anadarko Petroleum Company Clean Water Act Settlement (May 7, 2009 -- Denver, Colo.) Anadarko Petroleum Co., and two related oil production companies have agreed to pay a civil penalty of more than $1 million and implement injunctive relief, develop facility response plans, and revise spill prevention as well as containment plans at a cost of more than $8 million during the term of the settlement in order to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   5/7/2009
Independence, Missouri Clean Water Act Settlement (Kansas City, Kan., March 31, 2009) - The City of Independence, Mo., has reached an agreement with EPA Region 7 and the U.S. Department of Justice to make a series of improvements to its sanitary sewer system aimed at keeping millions of gallons of untreated sewage from flowing into local urban streams, including Mill and Rock creeks, and the Missouri River watershed each year. Under terms of a consent decree lodged today in Kansas City, Mo., Independence will pay a settlement penalty of $255,000 to the United States. The city will spend an additional $450,000 on a Supplemental Environmental Project involving soil and bank stabilization and the use of native grasses and flowers to replace fescue grass at three of its water detention basins.   Consent Decree   3/31/2009
City of Ironton Clean Water Act Settlement On March 17, 2009, the United States District Court entered the Consent Decree that resolves the federal government's claims under the Clean Water Act. The Consent Decree requires the City of Ironton to pay a total civil penalty of $98,000, divided equally between the United States and the State of Ohio.   Consent Decree   3/17/2009
Patriot Coal Corporation Clean Water Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – Feb. 5, 2009) - Patriot Coal Corporation, one of the largest coal mining companies in the United States, has agreed to pay a $6.5 million civil penalty to settle violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the state of West Virginia announced today. The settlement includes the third largest penalty ever paid in a federal Clean Water Act case for discharge permit violations. In addition, Patriot has agreed to extensive measures designed to ensure Clean Water Act compliance at its mines in West Virginia. The consent decree includes innovative and heightened operating standards which should serve as a model for the coal mining industry in Central Appalachia.   Consent Decree   2/5/2009
Citation Oil and Gas Corporation Clean Water Act Settlement (Denver, Colo. -- January 8, 2009) Citation Oil and Gas Corp. will invest approximately $580,000 on new and upgraded spill prevention controls at its Cellers Ranch production field in Johnson County, Wyo., and pay a $280,000 penalty to resolve the government’s claims for violations of the Clean Water Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice announced the agreement on January 7 under a consent decree lodged in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming.   Consent Decree   1/8/2009
Explorer Pipeline Company Clean Water Act Settlement (WASHINGTON— January 8, 2009) The Explorer Pipeline Company has agreed to pay a $3.3 million civil penalty in order to resolve an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a July 14, 2007, spill of over 6,500 barrels (approximately 275,000 gallons) of jet fuel from its interstate pipeline at a location near Huntsville, Texas, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   1/8/2009
Savoy Senior Housing Corporation Clean Water Act Settlement Washington, D.C. - Jan. 7, 2009) Five defendants associated with the construction of the Liberty Village housing development in Lynchburg, Va., will pay a $300,000 penalty and fund more than $1 million in stream and wetlands restoration work for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and permit restrictions during construction, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced.   Consent Decree   1/7/2009
Rapanos Clean Water Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. - Dec. 29, 2008) John A. Rapanos and related defendants have agreed to pay a civil penalty and recreate approximately 100 acres of wetlands and buffer areas to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act at three sites in Midland and Bay counties, Michigan, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   12/29/2008
Plantation Pipe Line Company Clean Water Act Settlement WASHINGTON—Plantation Pipe Line Company, Alpharetta, Ga., has agreed to pay a civil penalty and implement safeguards in order to resolve a Clean Water Act lawsuit over fuel pipeline spills in three states, the Justice Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state of North Carolina announced.   Consent Decree   11/5/2008
George H. Johnson Clean Water Act Settlement An Arizona land developer and a contractor have agreed to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act for bulldozing, filling, and diverting approximately five miles of the Santa Cruz River, a major waterway in Arizona, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   10/7/2008
Magellan Clean Water Settlement (Kansas City, Kan., June 16, 2008) - Magellan Midstream Partners has agreed to pay $5.3 million in civil penalties for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act related to illegal spills or discharges of petroleum products from its pipeline network at 11 locations in six states over the past 10 years, officials of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today. "Pipeline owners and operators must take steps to minimize the potential of fuel and oil spills," said Granta Y. Nakayama, assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. "Today's settlement will prevent spills that can pollute our waters and harm sensitive ecosystems."   Consent Decree   6/16/2008
Home Builders Clean Water Settlement WASHINGTON—Four of the nation’s largest home builders have agreed to pay civil penalties totaling $4.3 million to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The companies also have agreed to implement company-wide compliance programs that go beyond current regulatory requirements and put controls in place that will keep 1.2 billion pounds of sediment from polluting our nation’s waterways each ye     6/11/2008
Valero Refining-Texas Agrees to Resolve Alleged Violations Over Corpus Christi, Texas Oil Spill WASHINGTON — Valero Refining-Texas, L.P. has agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a spill of 3,400 barrels of oil into the Corpus Christi Ship Channel on June 1, 2006, the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The Corpus Christi Ship Channel flows from Tule Lake into Corpus Christi Bay and then into the Gulf of Mexico. It is heavily utilized by barge and commercial ship traffic.   Consent Decree   6/10/2008
Colorado construction firm settles storm water violations (Denver, Colo. -- June 6, 2008) Colorado Structures, Inc., (CSI) a construction management firm that specializes in building big-box commercial stores in the western United States, has agreed to pay a $300,000 penalty and implement a company-wide storm water compliance program to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   6/6/2008
Agrifos Fertilizer, Inc. Dallas, Texas – March 27, 2008) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an administrative order on consent to Agrifos Fertilizer, Inc. and ExxonMobil Oil Corp. to address long-term wastewater management and prevent future imminent and substantial endangerment to human health and the environment.     3/28/2008
Lexington, Kentucky Clean Water Settlement The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) in Kentucky has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems, at a cost estimated to exceed $290 million, to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage, and to reduce pollution levels in urban storm water. In addition, LFUCG will pay a civil penalty of $425,000 to the United States and implement two federal and two state environmental projects valued at $2.73 million that will provide additional environmental benefits to the Lexington community.   Consent Decree   3/14/2008
Home Depot Clean Water Settlement Washington, D.C. – Feb. 26, 2008) Home Depot has agreed to pay a $1.3 million penalty and implement a nationwide compliance program to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement resolves alleged violations that were discovered at more than 30 construction sites in 28 states where new Home Depot stores were being built.   Consent Decree   2/26/2008
Massey Energy Company Inc. Clean Water Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – January 17, 2008) Massey Energy Company, Inc. has agreed to pay a $20 million civil penalty in a corporate-wide settlement to resolve Clean Water Act violations at coal mines in West Virginia and Kentucky, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. This is the largest civil penalty in EPA’s history levied against a company for wastewater discharge permit violations.   Consent Decree   1/17/2008
City of San Diego, California Clean Water Act Settlement (PDF) The city of San Diego will spend approximately $1 billion over the next six years to make improvements to its sewer system under a comprehensive settlement filed today by the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.   Consent Decree   11/28/2007
The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn. Agree to Extensive Sewer System Upgrades WASHINGTON – The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (Metro), at a cost of between $300 million and $400 million, has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage and to control overflows of combined sewage and storm water under a settlement announced today by the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).   Consent Decree   10/24/2007
Texas Products Pipeline Company, LLC (Dallas, Texas – August 16, 2007) TE Products Pipeline Company, LLC and TEPPCO Crude Pipeline, LLC (collectively “TEPPCO”) will pay a $2.865 million penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   8/16/2007
J.H. Berra Construction Company (Washington--July 12, 2007) Several St. Louis-area developers responsible for polluting streams and lakes with runoff from three construction sites will adhere to a strict compliance program at future construction projects, clean up past pollution, and pay one of the largest environmental penalties of its kind in state history under a consent decree reached with the United States, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, and the city of Wildwood, Mo. The consent decree, filed today in federal district court in St. Louis, requires J.H. Berra Construction Co. Inc. and several other defendants to pay a civil penalty of $590,000, the largest penalty for a land disturbance case in Missouri. The other defendants in the case include JHB Properties Inc., J.H. Berra Holding Co. Inc., JMB No. 2 LLC, and CMB Rhodes LLC. All are connected to J.H. Berra Construction, one of the largest developers in the St. Louis area.   Consent Decree   7/12/2007
Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) Settlement PITTSBURGH (May 31, 2007) -- In a landmark settlement with federal, state, and county authorities, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) has agreed to a comprehensive plan to greatly reduce the annual discharge of billions of gallons of untreated sewage into local waterways.     5/31/2007
Kinder Morgan Clean Water Act Settlement (05/21/07 -- San Francisco) Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, and SFPP LP, have agreed to pay nearly $5.3 million to resolve liability under the Clean Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, Endangered Species Act, and California’s Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act and Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act, for three oil spills in 2004 and 2005.   Consent Decree   5/21/2007
M.G. Waldbaum Company WIll Pay $1 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations WASHINGTON – M.G. Waldbaum Company, a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Michael Foods Inc., has agreed to pay a $1.05 million penalty to resolve allegations that the company violated the Clean Water Act. Today's settlement, which is a joint federal-state effort, involves a large egg processing facility and seven associated poultry farms near the City of Wakefield, Neb. The civil penalty will be divided equally between the state and the federal government.   Consent Decree   1/10/2007
City of Indianapolis Settlement (Washington, D.C. - November 8, 2010) The Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the state of Indiana have reached an agreement with the city of Indianapolis on important modifications to a 2006 consent decree that will make Indianapolis’ sewer system more efficient, leading to major reductions in sewage contaminated water at a savings to the city of approximately $444 million.   Consent Decree   10/5/2006
Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority Settlement WASHINGTON – The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) entered into an agreement to plead guilty to an indictment charging 15 felony counts of violating the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) through the illegal discharge of pollutants from nine sanitary wastewater treatment plants and five drinking water treatment plants, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   6/22/2006
Hartford Clean Water Settlement (Hartford, Conn. – May 11, 2006) – A major settlement involving federal and state regulators and the Hartford-based Metropolitan District (MDC) will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage into the environment throughout the Hartford, Conn. area from the MDC’s wastewater collection system. Reducing discharges of untreated sewage to local rivers and streams will enhance the fishing and contact recreation opportunities in the Connecticut River for area inhabitants, many of whom are historically disadvantaged.   Consent Decree   5/11/2006
City of Dallas Storm Water Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. – The City of Dallas, Texas has reached an agreement with the federal government requiring the City to spend in excess of $3.5 million in a comprehensive effort to decrease the amount of pollution entering the city's stormwater system, the Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   5/10/2006
Idaho Transportation Department Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and contractor Scarsella Brothers, Inc. have agreed to pay $895,000 for violations of the Clean Water Act during the construction of the Bellgrove-Mica realignment of Highway 95 near Lake Coeur d''Alene in Northern Idaho, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   5/3/2006
Pflueger Clean Water Settlement The EPA has reached a settlement of over $7.5 million with James Pflueger over Clean Water Act violations associated with construction activities on Pflueger's property in Hawaii. This is the largest storm water settlement in the United States for violations at a single site by a single landowner.     3/9/2006
Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky Clean Water Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced they have reached a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with the Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky.     10/7/2005
Hawaii Department of Transportation Clean Water Settlement HONOLULU - The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Hawaii Department of Health have reached an agreement with the Hawaii Department of Transportation that requires the department to pay a $1 million penalty and spend an estimated $50 million to address Clean Water Act storm water violations at highways and airports in Hawaii.     10/6/2005
Baltimore County Clean Water Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Maryland Department of the Environment today announced two major Clean Water Act settlements with Baltimore County and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), that are anticipated to lead to more than $1 billion in sewer system improvements.   Consent Decree   7/26/2005
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Clean Water Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Maryland Department of the Environment today announced two major Clean Water Act settlements with Baltimore County and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), that are anticipated to lead to more than $1 billion in sewer system improvements.   Consent Decree   7/26/2005
Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 24, 2005) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice and the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet jointly announced a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District.     4/25/2005
Tennessee Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with Knoxville Utilities Board WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation jointly announced today a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB). The settlement will ensure the proper management, operation, and maintenance of KUB's sewer system including measures to prevent overflows of untreated sewage.     12/1/2004
CWA Public Notice: Virginia Department of Corrections EPA Region III proposes to assess a Class I administrative civil penalty of six thousand dollars ($6,000) against the Virginia Department of Corrections, 6900 Atmore Drive, Richmond, VA 23225, pursuant to Section 309(g) of the Act, 33 U.S.C.� 1319(g).     7/27/2004
Wal-Mart II Storm Water Settlement On Wednesday, May 12, 2004, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the U.S. Attorney''s office for the District of Delaware and the States of Tennessee, and Utah reached a Clean Water Act settlement for storm water violations at Wal-Mart store construction sites across the country.     5/12/2004
Washington D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) Sewer Overflows Settlement On Wednesday, June 25, 2003, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States and a coalition of citizen groups have reached a partial settlement of Clean Water Act litigation against the Washington DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA), launching an extensive program to reduce illegal discharges of untreated sewage into the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and Rock Creek.   Consent Decree   6/25/2003
Colonial Pipeline Company Clean Water Act Settlement The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on April 1, 2003, a settlement with Colonial Pipeline, resolving charges that the company violated the Clean Water Act on seven occasions by spilling 1.45 million gallons of oil from its 5,500 mile pipeline in five states.     4/1/2003
Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) Pollutant Discharge Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement on March 19, 2003, with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) of charges the company unlawfully discharged untreated sewage into the environment of Puerto Rico and violated pollutant discharge permits issued by EPA under the Clean Water Act. The consent decree was lodged on Thursday, March 13 with the Federal District Court in San Juan.   Consent Decree   3/13/2003
Olympic Pipeline Company and Shell Pipeline Company fka Equilon Pipeline Company Oil Spill Settlement The U.S. Justice Department, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), filed a civil settlement on January 17, 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in United States v. Shell Pipeline Co. LP fka Equilon Pipeline Co. LLC and Olympic Pipe Line Co., CV02-1178R.   Consent Decree   1/17/2003
ExxonMobil Oil Corporation Clean Water Act Settlement The EPA, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the California Department of Fish and Game announced a settlement under which Exxonmobil Oil Corporation will pay the U.S. and the State of California $4.7 million in compensation for a spill of crude oil from a pipeline operated by the former Mobil Oil Company.   Consent Decree   9/24/2002
City of Baltimore, Maryland Sewer Overflow Settlement The Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Maryland on April 26, 2002, announced a joint settlement with the City of Baltimore that addresses continuning hazards posed by hundreds of illegal wastewater discharges of raw sewage from Baltimore's wastewater collection system.     4/26/2002
City of Youngstown, Ohio Sewer Overflow Settlement The Justice Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the State of Ohio announced a settlement with the City of Youngstown on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, that will reduce and perhaps eliminate long-standing and significant raw sewage discharges from its combined sewer system.   Consent Decree   3/5/2002
Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation Judicial Settlement A federal district court has ordered Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation to pay the second highest penalty that a judge has awarded to the United States after trial under the Clean Water Act (CWA) since the law was passed in 1972.     2/19/2002
City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio Sewer Overflow Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency together with the State of Ohio Attorney General and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced a partial settlement with the Board of Commissioners of Hamilton County and the City of Cincinnati that will set the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) on a course to eliminate long-standing and significant sewage discharges from the sanitary sewer system.   Consent Decree   2/15/2002
Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation (Transco) Multimedia Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into a settlement with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation (Transco), under which the company has agreed to test for and cleanup soil and groundwater contamination related to waste disposal at numerous compressor stations along its natural gas pipeline, which traverses 12 states from Texas to New York. In addition, the company will cleanup polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination, complete a storm water monitoring program, conduct storm water sampling at several compressor stations and pay a $1.4 million civil penalty.   Consent Decree   2/1/2002
City of Mobile, Alabama, Civil Judicial Settlement The Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Alabama announced on January 24, 2002 a major Clean Water Act settlement involving the Water and Sewer Board of the City of Mobile, AL, for violations of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. Mobile Bay Watch, Inc., a local citizens' group, is also a party in the settlement.   Consent Decree   1/24/2002
Premium Standard Farms (PSF) and Continental Grain Company Civil Settlement On November 19, 2001, the U.S. EPA and the Justice Department announced a civil settlement with the nation's second largest pork producer, Premium Standard Farms (PSF) and Continental Grain Company, Inc. (Continental).   Consent Decree   11/19/2001
City of Baton Rouge and Baton Rouge Parrish, Louisiana Sewer Overflow Settlement On Tuesday, November 13, 2001, the United States and the State of Louisiana announced a civil settlement with the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. The settlement will end years of sewage overflows and long-standing violations of the Clean Water Act.   Consent Decree   11/13/2001
Monongahela Power Company (dba Allegheny Power Company) Civil Settlement On November 13, 2001, the U.S. Government settled a federal lawsuit against Monongahela Power Company (doing business as Allegheny Power) for Clean Water Act violations related to a 19,000-gallon oil spill after a 1998 explosion at the company's Belmont substation in Williw Island, Pleasants County, West Virginia.   Consent Decree   11/13/2001
Iowa Beef Packers (IBP), Inc. Multimedia Settlement Iowa Beef Packers, Inc. (IBP), the world's largest meatpacker, has agreed to pay the United States $4.1 million in penalties for violating the nation's environmental laws.   Consent Decree   10/12/2001
Amtrak Water Pollution Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department on June 28, 2001 announced that Amtrak, the nation's largest passenger rail operator, has signed an agreement to carry out environmental audits at its facilities nationwide and undertake other environmental improvements, including projects to restore wetlands and reduce PCBs in locomotive transformers. The agreement settles claims that Amtrak violated numerous requirements of the Clean Water Act, including its storm water provisions, at nine Amtrak sites in New England.   Consent Decree   6/28/2001
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) Settleme The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department on June 28, 2001 announced that Amtrak, the nation's largest passenger rail operator, has signed an agreement to carry out environmental audits at its facilities nationwide and undertake other environmental improvements, including projects to restore wetlands and reduce PCBs in locomotive transformers. The agreement settles claims that Amtrak violated numerous requirements of the Clean Water Act, including its storm water provisions, at nine Amtrak sites in New England.   Consent Decree   6/18/2001
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Water Pollution Settlement Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is the first national company that the federal government has taken an enforcemnt action against for multi-state violations of the storm water regulations. Also included in the action are 10 of the store's contractors.   Consent Decree   6/7/2001
Nucor Corporation, Inc. Multimedia Settlement Nucor Corporation, Inc. will spend nearly $100 million to settle an environmental suit alleging that it failed to control the amount of pollution released from its steel factories in seven states, under an agreement reached with the Justice Department and EPA. This is the largest and most comprehensive environmental settlement ever with a steel manufacturer.   Consent Decree   12/19/2000
BP Exploration, Inc. (BPXA) Multimedia Settlement BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. has pleaded guilty to one felony count related to the illegal disposal of hazardous waste on Alaska's North Slope, and it agreed to spend $22 million to resolve the criminal case and related civil claims.   Complaint   9/23/1999
City of Atlanta Clean Water Act Settlement (Thursday, July 29, 1999) The United States and the State of Georgia today reached a settlement with the City of Atlanta to resolve water pollution violations throughout the city’s sanitary sewer system. The agreement filed today in U.S. District Court in Atlanta requires the city to pay a civil penalty of $700,000 and take corrective action to bring its sewer system into compliance with the Clean Water Act and the Georgia Water Quality Control Act.   Consent Decree   7/16/1999
ASARCO, Inc. Mining Corporation Multimedia Settlement On January 23, 1998, the U.S. EPA announced that it reached a settlement agreement with ASARCO, Inc. that requires the national mining and smelting company to invest over $50 million for environmental cleanup and to correct alleged hazardous waste and water pollution violations at two of it facilities in Montana and Arizona. This agreement also marks the first time that a company has agreed to establish a court-enforced environmental management system (EMS) that is applicable at all of its active facilities nationwide -- 38 operating facilities with over 6,000 employees in seven states.   Consent Decree   4/15/1999

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