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Respondent Description Type of Order Date
$11 Million Cleanup Settlement Helps Protect Drinking Water in Rialto, Calif. EPA) reached an $11 million settlement for contamination at the Rockets, Fireworks, and Flares Superfund Site in Rialto, Calif. The settlement is with the estate of Harry Hescox, the late president of a defunct company known as Pyrotronics, which manufactured fireworks at the site.   Consent Decree   1/31/2014
$2 Million Stipulated Penalties Related to Violation of Cleanup Settlement at Resin Disposal Site in Pennsylvania The United States and Hercules, Inc. entered into an agreement whereby Hercules, Inc. agreed to pay a stipulated penalty of $2 million dollars for alleged violations of a 1992 consent decree associated with the Resin Disposal Site in Pennsylvania.   Administrative Agreement   7/8/2013
$2.225 Million Cost Recovery Settlement for Past Costs at Valmont TCE Superfund Site Consent judgment to repay EPA $2.225 million for cleanup work to remove contaminated soil and extract trichloroethylene contaminated soil vapors at the Valmont TCE Superfund Site in Pennsylvania.   Consent Agreement   6/5/2014
$23 Million Settlement Reached at the Cedar Creek Superfund Alternative Site Settlement agreement with Mercury Marine Corporation to produce an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for a non-time-critical removal action at the Cedar Creek Superfund Alternative site in the Ponds Operable Unit in Cedarburg, Wis.   Settlement Agreement   8/21/2014
$24.9 Million Cleanup Settlement Reached for the North Alcoa Site Settlement agreement with Alcoa, Inc., the City of East Saint Louis, Ill., and the Alton & Southern Railway resulting in approximately $24.9 million worth of work to address 3 million cubic yards of contaminated soil at the North Alcoa Site, Operable Unit 1, in East St. Louis, Ill.   Consent Decree   2/6/2014
$49 Million Bankruptcy Settlements Reached with the Eastman Kodak Company U.S Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved bankruptcy settlement agreements associated with the Kodak bankruptcy proceedings to resolve liability under CERCLA and RCRA at three sites in New York and New Jersey.   Consent Decree   5/13/2014
$79 Million Cleanup Will Remove Toxic Lead from New Jersey Beach and Park EPA issued an order to NL Industries to conduct a $79 million cleanup at the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, N.J   Unilateral Administrative Order   1/30/2014
3M Company Settlement (Washington, D.C. - April 25, 2006) EPA and the 3M Company reached a $1.5 million settlement to resolve reporting violations under the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) that the company voluntarily disclosed to EPA. EPA filed the settlement with the agency''s Environmental Appeals Board today, for their review. 3M voluntarily disclosed all of the violations covered by this settlement under the terms of a TSCA corporate-wide audit agreement. Under the terms of the settlement, 3M neither admitted nor denied that it had violated TSCA and EPA made no substantive determination in all but 10 instances. 3M had previously agreed and subsequently performed a comprehensive management systems review of 28 separate business units and facilities and to determine the compliance status of all TSCA-regulated chemicals and processes. 3M agreed to pay a $1,521,481 penalty for 244 separate counts under TSCA. As a result of the audit, 3M has corrected a number of violations, including failures to notify EPA on new chemicals, late reporting on substantial risk information, and other reporting violations. During the course of the audit, 3M produced valuable, previously unreported information that will help the scientific community to better understand the presence of toxic substances in the environment.   Consent Agreement   4/25/2006
ABF Lab Plant #2 - Imports 42 drums (180 kgs.) of “Raw Material PMD Pure” (EPA Reg. No. 4822-499) were denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed misbranded.   Import Refusal   1/26/2012
ABF Labs - Imports 42 drums of “Raw Material PMD Pure” (EPA Reg. No. 4822-499) were denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed misbranded.   Import Refusal   3/21/2012
AK Steel Corporation The United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky have reached a settlement with the AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel) in Ashland, Ky., resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, AK Steel’s title V permit, and the Kentucky State Implementation Plan, announced the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Consent Decree   8/21/2013
AL Solutions, Inc. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that AL Solutions, a West Virginia-based metal recycler, has agreed to implement extensive, company-wide safeguards to prevent future accidental releases of hazardous chemicals from its facilities, resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations (CAA) stemming from an explosion at the company’s New Cumberland, W. Va. facility that killed three people.   Consent Decree   12/19/2013
AL Solutions, Inc. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that AL Solutions, a West Virginia-based metal recycler, has agreed to implement extensive, company-wide safeguards to prevent future accidental releases of hazardous chemicals from its facilities, resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations (CAA) stemming from an explosion at the company’s New Cumberland, W. Va. facility that killed three people.   Consent Decree   12/18/2013
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
AT&T Wireless Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New Cingular Wireless (NCW) have reached an administrative settlement requiring the company to pay a civil penalty of $750,000 and spend $625,000 on environmental projects to resolve alleged reporting, planning and permitting violations at 332 legacy AT&T Wireless (AWS) sites now owned by NCW.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   1/7/2013
AVX Agrees to Pay $366,250,000 Towards the Clean-up of New Bedford Harbor in New Bedford, Mass. On September 18, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts approved the settlement agreement between the United States, the State of Massachusetts, and AVX Corporation (AVX). Under the terms of the settlement, AVX agrees to pay $366.25 million, plus interest, for cleanup of the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site.   Consent Decree   9/18/2013
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
Ag Specialties, LLC - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) to Ag Specialties, LLC for distribution (importation) of a misbranded pesticide, “StrikeOut Extra” (EPA Reg. No. 81142-3). The imported product was illegal because the full product label was not prominently placed or securely attached to the pesticide container. The SSURO affected over 475,470 pounds of violative pesticide product.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   3/5/2012
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
Agra Resources Cooperative (Exol), Albert Lea, MN In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Agreement Furthers Cleanup of the Quanta Resources Superfund Site in New Jersey Consent decree with Honeywell International, Inc. and 23 other parties, was lodged in federal court. The agreement requires the performance of pre-construction project design work and requires Honeywell to carry out the actual cleanup work of the contaminated soil and groundwater at the Quanta Resources Superfund Site in Edgewater, N.J..   Consent Decree   11/19/2012
Agreement Reached for Cleaning up the American Cyanamid Superfund Site in New Jersey EPA entered into a legal agreement with Wyeth Holdings Corporation, a subsidiary of the Pfizer Corporation, to perform pre-construction design work, an initial step in the cleanup of the American Cyanamid Superfund site in Bridgewater Township, N.J. The remedial design project is expected to cost $14.5 million.   Consent Decree   3/18/2013
Agreement Secures $25 Million Cleanup for the Rio Tinto Mine in Nevada EPA, the Department of Justice, and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection announced a $25 million agreement for the cleanup of the Rio Tinto Mine, an abandoned copper mine in Elko County, NV. Four companies agreed to pay for the environmental project.   Consent Decree   9/27/2012
Agreement to Complete Cleanup at OU3 at Anniston PCB Superfund Site in Alabama Remedial design/remedial action (RD/RA) consent decree between the United States, Pharmacia Corp. and Solutia, Inc. was approved by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Eastern Division, to complete cleanup work of operable unit (OU) 3 at the Anniston PCB Superfund Site in Anniston, Ala. for an estimated cost of $8.48 million.   Consent Decree   4/17/2013
Agreements Clears Way for $30 Million Cleanup of the Carter Carburetor Site in Missouri EPA reached settlement agreements with two corporations, ACF Industries, Inc. (ACF) and Carter Building, Inc. (CBI), for a $30 million environmental cleanup of the Carter Carburetor Superfund Site in St. Louis, Mo.   Administrative Agreement   7/29/2013
Agri-Energy, L.L.C., Luverne, MN In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.The Clean Air Act's NSR program requires a source to install pollution controls and undertake other pre-construction obligations to control air pollution emissions.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Agrifos Fertilizer Company Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Agrifos, a former phosphoric acid and phosphate fertilizer producer, has agreed to pay a $1.8 million dollar penalty and conduct an environmental project to resolve alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Clean Air Act.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   12/7/2011
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
Agrium Advanced Technologies - Imports 44,000 pounds of “Signature” (EPA Reg. No. 62719-504-34704) was denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed misbranded.   Import Refusal   1/9/2012
Agrium U.S., INC. Agrium U.S., INC. Consent Agreement and Final Order     9/18/2013
Agrium/Royster Clark Clean Air Settlement (Washington, D.C. - Feb. 6, 2007) -- A Cincinnati-area nitric acid production facility will pay $750,000 in civil penalties to settle violations of the New Source Review (NSR) provisions of the Clean Air Act uncovered by EPA. The parent companies also agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution control equipment at the facility that will reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions of by more than 200 tons per year.   Consent Decree   2/6/2007
Air Liquide America Corporations Settlement The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on June 21, 2001 announced a groundbreaking Clean Air Act settlement with Air Liquide America Corporation to replace refrigerant chemicals that destroy the earth's stratospheric ozone layer with environmentally friendly alternatives.   Consent Decree   6/21/2001
Air Products LLC Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department today announced that Air Products LLC has agreed to pay nearly $1.5 million in civil penalties to resolve hazardous waste mismanagement violations at its Pasadena, Texas chemical manufacturing facility. The settlement resolves Air Products’ Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) violations in transferring spent acid to the neighboring Agrifos fertilizer manufacturing plant.   Consent Decree   8/26/2010
Air Quality Agreement with Animal Feeding Operations (Washington, D.C. - June 14, 2007) EPA today announced the beginning of the first-ever nationwide study of air emissions from poultry, dairy and swine animal feeding operations (AFOs). "Farmers are not only the stewards of the land, they are vital partners in the Bush Administration's efforts to accelerate the pace of environmental progress, while growing our nation's economy," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. "This is a new day for cooperation between agriculture and EPA. Working together to expand our scientific understanding of air emissions from livestock operations, we can do what's good for agriculture, good for our environment, and good for the American people." With EPA oversight, researchers from eight universities will take part in the 21/2-year, $14.6 million study to measure levels of hydrogen sulfide, particulate matter, ammonia, nitrous oxide, volatile organic compounds and other gases from livestock facilities. The research officially begins today at 24 sites in nine states.   Agreement   6/14/2007
Airline Drinking Water Enforcement EPA is responsible for ensuring the safety of drinking water in the United States under the Safe Drinking Water Act. This includes drinking water on aircraft. In 2004, EPA randomly tested the drinking water on 327 U.S. and foreign flag aircraft from different airlines at 19 airports around the country.     12/14/2005
Alabama Power Company Clean Air Settlement Washington, D.C. – The air quality in Alabama and downwind states will improve significantly because the federal government and the state of Alabama are requiring a utility to reduce emissions of two harmful pollutants by 28,000 tons per year. .   Consent Decree   4/25/2006
Alcoa Inc. Settlement On April 9, 2003, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice announced a major Clean Air Act settlement with Alcoa, Inc., under which the company will likely spend over $330 million to install state-of-the-art pollution controls to eliminate the vast majority of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from the power plant at Alcoa's aluminum production facility in Rockdale, Texas.   Consent Decree   4/9/2003
Alcoa, Inc. to conduct $243 million cleanup at Grasse River Superfund Site in New York Alcoa, Inc. confirmed its intent to design, implement, operate, and maintain EPA's selected remedy for cleaning up the Grasse River Superfund Site in Massena, N.Y., as required by an unilateral administrative order (UAO) issued in 1989.   Unilateral Administrative Order   9/5/2013
Alen USA - Imports A shipment of “Pinalen” and “Xtra Pine” was denied entry/refused delivery. Pesticide products were deemed misbranded.   Import Refusal   3/23/2012
Aleris International Clean Air Act Settlement (WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 4, 2009) Aleris International Inc., one of the nation’s largest aluminum recyclers, and 13 of its subsidiaries have committed to implementing environmental improvements and controls projected to cost $4.2 million at 15 plants located in 11 states, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The company also agreed to a $4.6 million civil penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, which will be allowed as an unsecured claim in Aleris’s bankruptcy proceeding pending in Delaware. Aleris uses recycled beverage cans, scrap, and other materials to produce aluminum in liquid or ingot form. Part of the aluminum production process causes emissions of pollutants such as dioxins and furans, hydrogen chloride, and particulate matter.   Consent Decree   8/4/2009
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
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
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
American Airlines During the last quarter of 1998, AMR Corporation ("American"), a holding company that operates through various subsidiary companies, including American Airlines, Inc., American Eagle Airlines, Inc., AMR Services Corporation, and AMR Combs, Inc, reported to EPA that it potentially had violated the federal diesel fuels regulations at 40 C.F.R. Part 80.29.   Consent Decree   7/13/1999
American Electric Power Service Corporation Washington, D.C. – Oct. 9, 2007) American Electric Power has agreed to cut 813,000 tons of air pollutants annually at an estimated cost of more than $4.6 billion, pay a $15 million penalty, and spend $60 million on projects to mitigate the adverse effects of its past excess emissions. The record settlement was announced today by the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency.   Consent Decree   10/9/2007
American Honda Settlement American Honda Motor Co., Inc. ("Honda") will spend $267 million to settle allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act by selling vehicles with disabled emission control diagnostic systems, the Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources Board ("CARB") announced today. The settlement is the largest ever under the Clean Air Act. It includes $12.6 million in civil penalties the largest civil penalty in Clean Air Act history.   Consent Decree   6/8/1998
American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co. American International Specialty Lines Insurance Company (AISLIC) bankruptcy settlement agreement for cleanup of former Fruit of the Loom properties.   Settlement Agreement   1/3/2008
American Lifan Industry, Inc. An Ontario, California-based vehicle and engine importer has agreed to ensure that future imports meet environmental standards after illegally importing and selling nearly 28,000 highway motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and engines manufactured in China that did not comply with emission limits for harmful pollution required by the Clean Air Act (CAA).   Consent Agreement and Final Order   3/27/2014
American Lifan Industry, Inc. The settlement agreement in this matter resolves an administrative enforcement action in which the EPA alleged American Lifan Industry, Inc. violated the Clean Air Act (Act) by importing and selling over 6,700 highway motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and engines manufactured in China that do not comply with environmental requirements.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   3/26/2014
American Municipal Power (WASHINGTON, DC - May 18, 2010) American Municipal Power (AMP), an Ohio non-profit utility, will permanently retire its Richard H. Gorsuch Station coal-fired power plant near Marietta under a settlement to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. As part of the settlement, AMP will also spend $15 million on an environmental mitigation project and pay a civil penalty of $850,000.   Consent Decree   5/18/2010
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
American Vanguard Corporation Order American Vanguard Corporation (AMVAC) and AMVAC Chemical Corporation have been issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) for potential violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). EPA took enforcement action after EPA laboratory analysis of AMVAC’s registered pesticide product, Technical Grade PCNB 95%, revealed the presence of highly toxic impurities EPA considers to be of toxicological significance.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   8/12/2010
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
Anadarko Fraud Case Results in Billions for Environmental Cleanups EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an agreement to resolve fraudulent conveyance claims against Kerr-McGee Corporation and related subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Of the environmental-related recovery in this settlement, nearly $2 billion will be paid for cleanup work associated with numerous EPA-lead sites, resulting in the largest bankruptcy-related award that EPA has ever received for environmental claims and liabilities.   Consent Decree   4/3/2014
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
Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCIO) Lead Paint Disclosure Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entered into the broadest lead disclosure settlement ever with one of the nation's largest property management firms, the Denver-based Apartment Investment and Management Co. (AIMCO). Residents living in more than 130,000 apartments in 47 states and Washington, DC, will live in lead-safe units as a result of this landmark settlement.   Consent Agreement   1/16/2002
Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO) Civil Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entered into the broadest lead disclosure settlement ever with one of the nation's largest property management firms, the Denver-based Apartment Investment and Management Co. (AIMCO). Residents living in more than 130,000 apartments in 47 states and Washington, DC, will live in lead-safe units as a result of this landmark settlement.   Consent Decree   1/16/2002
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
Archer Daniels Midland Company Settlement The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on April 9, 2003 a landmark Clean Air Act settlement with grain industry giant Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM ), which will cover operations at 52 plants in 16 states.   Consent Decree   4/9/2003
Ariel Premium Supply, Inc. - Imports 100 cartons of “Insect Repellant Wipes” and 100 cartons of “Anti-Bacterial Wipes” were denied entry. Products deemed to be unregistered pesticides.   Import Refusal   1/17/2012
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
Ash Grove Cement Corporation Ash Grove Cement Company has agreed to pay a $2.5 million penalty and invest approximately $30 million in pollution control technology at its nine Portland cement manufacturing plants to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice.   Consent Decree   6/19/2013
Aspen Petroleum Clean Air Act Settlement On November 14, 2007 the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a complaint and settlement in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado against Aspen Petroleum Products (“Aspen Petroleum”). Aspen Petroleum agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty and halt the illegal blending of “drip gas” with gasoline. The settlement resolves violations of the Clean Air Act and prevents the Colorado-based company from selling millions of gallons of drip gas, a byproduct of natural gas production, blended with gasoline to retail gas stations.   Consent Decree   11/13/2007
Atlantic Richfield to pay over $21 million for past costs at Anaconda Smelter Site in Montana A past cost settlement with Atlantic Richfield to reimburse the EPA for over $21 million of it’s cleanup costs at the Anaconda Smelter Site and the Warm Springs Ponds Operable Units.   Consent Decree   9/11/2013
Atlas Resources The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Atlas Resources LLC will pay an $84,506 penalty to settle alleged air and hazardous chemical violations at its natural gas production facility in Avella, Washington County, Pa.     10/18/2012
BASF - Imports A Notice of Warning was issued for filing a Notice of Arrival that contained inaccurate information.   Notice of Warning   2/10/2012
BASF Corporation - Imports EPA determined BASF Corporation illegally imported a misbranded product, “Poast Manufacturer Concentrate” (EPA Reg. No. 7969-56). The imported product was illegal because the label on this product contained information that conflicted with the EPA-accepted label. BASF agreed to relabel the violative product, prepare and implement a compliance monitoring plan to prevent or eliminate any future violations of FIFRA, and pay a $7,500 civil penalty.   Administrative Penalty Order   3/1/2012
BP Amoco Civil Judicial Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized an agreement with BP Amoco, the nation's second largest petroleum refinery, to resolve Clean Air Act violations at eight refineries owned by BP, Amoco and Arco (recently acquired by BP). The settlement is the second in a federal enforcement strategy for achieving across-the-board compliance with U.S. refineries (the government settled with Koch Petroleum Group in December).   Consent Decree   1/19/2001
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
BP Financial Assurance Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that several subsidiaries of BP America Inc. have agreed to pay a $426,500 penalty and ensure that more than $240 million in funds are secured to resolve violations of hazardous waste, drinking water and Superfund financial assurance requirements.     11/29/2011
BP North America Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today that BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to pay a $15 million penalty to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations at its Texas City, Texas petroleum refinery. The penalty is both the largest ever assessed for civil violations of the Clean Air Act’s chemical accident prevention regulations, also known as the risk management program regulations, and the largest civil penalty recovered for Clean Air Act violations at an individual facility.   Consent Decree   9/30/2010
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
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
BP Texas City Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – Feb. 19, 2009) BP Products North America Inc. has agreed to spend more than $161 million on pollution controls, enhanced maintenance and monitoring, and improved internal management practices to resolve Clean Air Act violations at its Texas City, Texas refinery, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. The company will also pay a $12 million civil penalty and spend $6 million on a supplemental project to reduce air pollution in Texas City. Today’s settlement addresses the company’s noncompliance with a 2001 consent decree and Clean Air Act regulations requiring strict controls on benzene and benzene-containing wastes generated during petroleum refining operations. The company is required to upgrade control equipment and processes used to handle these materials and conduct in-depth audits to ensure compliance and minimize the amount of benzene-containing wastes generated at the refinery. It is estimated that these actions will reduce emissions of benzene and other volatile organic compounds by approximately 6,000 pounds annually.   Consent Decree   2/19/2009
BP Whiting Settlement (Flaring) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that BP North America Inc. has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and invest more than $400 million to install state-of-the-art pollution controls and cut emissions from BP's petroleum refinery in Whiting, Ind.   Consent Decree   5/23/2012
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
Bank of America Reimburses EPA for Emergency Response Costs at Rehrig-United International Site in Virginia EPA reaches settlement agreement with Bank of America to reimburse the Agency $80,398 for its portion of the emergency response costs incurred by EPA at the Rehrig-United International Superfund Site in Chesterfield County, Va.   Administrative Agreement   3/14/2013
Barrick Cortez, Inc., Barrick Gold US, Inc. and Homestake Mining Company The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled with three gold mining companies, all subsidiaries of Barrick Gold Corporation, for failing to correctly report toxic chemical releases and waste management activities as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).     2/6/2013
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
Big John’s Salvage-Hoult Road Superfund Site Settlement On October 10, 2012, three companies and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency entered into a consent decree, whereby the three companies agreed to pay approximately $29.8 million in cleanup costs for the Big John’s Salvage-Hoult Road Superfund Site in Fairmont, W.Va.   Consent Decree   10/10/2012
Big West Oil Big West Oil LLC has agreed to pay a $175,000 penalty and to spend approximately $18 million to install emission controls at its refinery in North Salt Lake, Utah, announced the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today.   Consent Decree   8/23/2013
Biofriendly Corporation Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. - Nov. 3, 2008) Biofriendly Corp., incorporated in Nevada with principal offices in Covina, Calif., has agreed to pay EPA $1.25 million for manufacturing and selling an unregistered fuel additive in Texas and California.   Consent Decree   11/3/2008
Blocean Imports A Notice of Warning was issued for filing a Notice of Arrival that contained inaccurate information.   Notice of Warning   3/15/2012
Boise Cascade Corporation Wood Products Settlement The U.S. Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on March 13, 2002 a comprehensive Clean Air Act (CAA) agreement with wood products industry giant Boise Cascade Corporation that will require reductions of up to 95 percent of the harmful emissions from the company's eight plywood and particle board plants.   Consent Decree   3/13/2002
Borate Plus, Inc. - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) for the distribution (importation) of a misbranded pesticide, “Borate Supreme” (EPA Reg. No. 87445-1). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-approved label. Borate Plus Inc. took steps to re-label the product. In October 2011, they agreed to pay a $ 2,800 civil penalty to address the distribution of misbranded pesticides.   Administrative Penalty Order   10/19/2011
Borate Plus, Inc. - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) for the distribution (importation) of a misbranded pesticide, “Borate Supreme” (EPA Reg. No. 87445-1). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-approved label. Borate Plus Inc. took steps to re-label the product. In October 2011, they agreed to pay a $ 2,800 civil penalty to address the distribution of misbranded pesticides.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   9/23/2011
Borough of Indiana CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to the Borough of Indiana.   Consent Decree   6/17/2002
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
Bradford CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to Bradford   Consent Decree   4/14/2003
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
Bristol-Myers Squibb Clean Air Act Settlement (New York, N.Y) Bristol-Myers Squibb, an international pharmaceutical manufacturer, has agreed to reduce the output of ozone-depleting refrigerants at multiple industrial facilities around the country at a combined cost of $3.65 million in order to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   7/8/2008
Bunge North America, Inc. WASHINGTON – A multi-state Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement, reached today with oilseed processor Bunge North America Inc. and three of its subsidiaries, will eliminate more than 2,200 tons of harmful pollution emissions per year when fully implemented. The $13.9 million settlement covers 12 plants in eight states, each of which has joined the United States as a co-plaintiff.   Consent Decree and Complaint   10/26/2006
Burlington Northern v. United States On May 4, 2009 the Supreme Court overturned the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling and held that Shell Oil Company was not liable under Superfund. The decision, along with the transcript of the oral arguments before the Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit denial of rehearing en banc, and a speech by the Department of Justice's John Cruden are available.     5/4/2009
CEMEX Fairborn Plant The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today that Cemex, Inc., one of the largest producers of Portland cement in the United States, has agreed to pay a $1.4 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations at its cement plant in Fairborn, Ohio.   Consent Decree   2/10/2011
CEMEX Lyons Plant Settlement The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that CEMEX, Inc., the owner and operator of a Portland cement manufacturing facility in Lyons, Colo., has agreed to operate advanced pollution controls on its kiln and pay a $1 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA).   Consent Decree   4/19/2013
CF Industries, Inc. Settlement (Washington, DC - August 06, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department today announced that CF Industries, Inc. has agreed to spend approximately $12 million to implement a treatment system for hazardous wastes at its Plant City, Fla. phosphoric acid and ammoniated fertilizer manufacturing facility near Tampa. The settlement resolves CF Industries’ Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) violations and requires the company to pay a civil penalty of more than $700,000 and provide $163.5 million in financial assurances to guarantee appropriate closure and long-term care of the closed facility. This is the first case concluded under EPA’s National Enforcement Initiative for Mining and Mineral Processing.   Consent Decree   8/6/2010
CFMOTO Powersports, Inc., CFMOTO America, Inc., Zhejiang CFMOTO Power Co., Ltd., and Chunfeng Holding Group Co., Ltd. (Collectively “CFMOTO”) Clean Air Settlement A Chinese powersports company and its related U.S. distributor have agreed to recall and replace fuel tanks that will better control gasoline vapors in approximately 1,000 vehicles and take other steps to control pollution stemming from the illegal import of over 12,000 recreational vehicles and highway motorcycles.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   3/4/2014
CITGO Global Refinery Settlement The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a comprehensive Clean Air Act settlement with CITGO. The settlement is expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 30,000 tons per year from six petroleum refineries in five states that represent nearly 5 percent of total refining capacity in the United States.   Consent Decree   10/6/2004
CITGO Petroleum Corporation Clean Air Act Settlement The Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corp. (CITGO) has agreed to pay a $737,000 civil penalty and to implement projects to reduce harmful air pollution, resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at its petroleum refining facilities located in Lemont, Ill. and Lake Charles (Westlake), La.   Consent Decree   9/19/2013
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
Cabot Corporation The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Cabot Corporation (Cabot) that will significantly reduce air pollution from three carbon black manufacturing plants in Louisiana and Texas.   Consent Decree   11/19/2013
California Portland Company Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced that CalPortland Company (CPC), a major producer of Portland cement and building materials in the United States, has agreed to pay a $1.425 million dollar penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its cement plant in Mojave, California.   Consent Decree   12/15/2011
Cambridge CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to Cambridge   Consent Decree   11/17/2004
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
Cargill, Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice and the announced a multi-state Clean Air Act settlement with Cargill, Inc., which will result in a reduction of approximately 30,000 tons of pollution a year and set new standards for limiting harmful emissions from specialty oilseed plants. Cargill is a multi-state agribusiness that owns and operates 27 plants processing corn, wheat, soybeans, and other oilseeds into value-added products used in the food, feed, and ethanol industries.   Consent Decree   9/1/2005
Case Summary: Settlement Reached For Past Response Costs at the LWD, Inc. Superfund Site in Kentucky EPA entered into a settlement agreement between EPA, 125 Settling Parties, and 19 Settling Federal Agencies to recover past costs at the LWD, Inc. Superfund Site in Calvert City, Ky. Pursuant to the agreement, the parties paid $4,277,710.18, plus an additional sum for interest, to the Hazardous Substance Superfund.   Administrative Order on Consent   4/18/2013
Casper's Electronics Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today a landmark settlement requiring Casper's Electronics, of Mundelein, Ill., to pay a penalty and stop selling devices that allow cars to release excess levels of pollution into the environment, in violation of the Clean Air Act (CAA).   Consent Decree   7/10/2007
Cast Iron Pipe Manufacturer, Company Officials Found Guilty of Environmental Crimes and Worker Safety Violations WASHINGTON, D.C. – A New Jersey cast iron pipe manufacturer, Atlantic States Cast Iron Pipe Co. (a division of McWane, Inc.) and four company officials were found guilty of committing flagrant abuses of environmental and worker safety laws, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The charges include, among others, the regular discharge of oil into the Delaware River, concealing serious worker injuries from health and safety inspectors, and maintaining a dangerous workplace that contributed to multiple severe injuries and the death of one employee at the Phillipsburg, New Jersey plant.   Criminal Case   4/27/2006
Caterpillar Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with Caterpillar Inc. to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations for shipping more than 590,000 highway and non-road diesel engines without the correct emissions controls.   Consent Decree   7/28/2011
Caterpillar Inc. Consent Decree Modification Request Court Decision On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law. Under this settlement, seven major manufacturers of diesel engines will spend more than one billion dollars to resolve claims that they installed computer devices in heavy duty diesel engines which resulted in illegal amounts of air pollution emissions.     9/6/2002
Cemex California Cement Clean Air Act Settlement (LOS ANGELES - Jan. 15, 2009) In the largest settlement yet in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing cement kiln enforcement initiative, the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the EPA, today lodged a consent decree with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, resolving Clean Air Act claims against CEMEX California Cement LLC with respect to the company’s Victorville, Calif., Portland cement plant.   Consent Decree   1/15/2009
Cenex Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements with Coastal Eagle Point Oil Company (CEPOC), CHS Inc. (Cenex), Ergon-West Virginia Inc. and Ergon Refining Inc. (Ergon). These companies have a collective production capacity of approximately 285,000 barrels per day and will reduce air emissions by more than 3,900 tons per year under the terms of settlements being filed with U.S. District Courts in New Jersey, Montana and Mississippi.   Consent Decree   10/1/2003
Centex Homes CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to Centex Homes.   Consent Decree   6/11/2008
Central Minnesota Ethanol Cooperative, Little Falls, MN In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.The Clean Air Act's NSR program requires a source to install pollution controls and undertake other pre-construction obligations to control air pollution emissions.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Cheminova, Inc. - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) to Cheminova, Inc. for distribution (importation) of a misbranded pesticide, “Zoro Miticide Insecticide” (EPA Reg. No. 67760-71). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-accepted label, specifically the Storage and Disposal section. The SSURO affected over 46,804 pounds of violative pesticide product. Cheminova, Inc. agreed to relabel the product and agreed to pay a $5,800 civil penalty to address the alleged distribution of a misbranded pesticide.   Administrative Penalty Order   3/27/2012
Cheminova, Inc. - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) to Cheminova, Inc. for distribution (importation) of a misbranded pesticide, “Zoro Miticide Insecticide” (EPA Reg. No. 67760-71). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-accepted label, specifically the Storage and Disposal section. The SSURO affected over 46,804 pounds of violative pesticide product. Cheminova, Inc. agreed to relabel the product and agreed to pay a $5,800 civil penalty to address the alleged distribution of a misbranded pesticide.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   3/6/2012
Chemtrade/Marsulex Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – Jan. 12, 2009) Three manufacturers of sulfuric acid have agreed to spend at least $12 million on air pollution controls that are expected to eliminate more than 3,000 tons of harmful emissions annually from six production plants in Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. Chemtrade Logistics, Chemtrade Refinery Services, and Marsulex also will pay a civil penalty of $700,000 under the Clean Air Act settlement.   Consent Decree   1/12/2009
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
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
Chevron USA Settlement The U.S. Justice Department, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Attorney, San Francisco, announced a comprehensive Clean Air Act settlement with Chevron U.S.A. Inc. The settlement is expected to reduce harmful air emissions by almost 10,000 tons per year from five U.S. petroleum refineries that represent more than five percent of the total refining capacity in the United States.   Consent Decree   10/16/2003
Chicopee CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to Chicopee   Consent Decree   1/1/2008
Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC), Benson, MN In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.The Clean Air Act's NSR program requires a source to install pollution controls and undertake other pre-construction obligations to control air pollution emissions.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Chongqing Longting Power Equipment Co., Ltd., Longting USA, LLC, Loncin (USA) Inc. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with recreational vehicle manufacturers, Loncin (USA), Inc., Longting USA LLC, and Chongqing Longting Power Equipment Co., Ltd., to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) related to the importation of 7,115 uncertified recreational vehicles into the United States.   Consent Agreement   1/11/2012
Cingular Wireless and New Cingular Wireless Audit Policy Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced an agreement with New Cingular Wireless to resolve violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA). New Cingular Wireless voluntarily disclosed reporting violations to EPA, which related to the presence of sulfuric acid, diesel, and lead at 642 cellular facilities in 35 states and Puerto Rico, after performing a comprehensive audit of their operations.   Consent Agreement   2/10/2012
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
City of Clyde CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to the City of Clyde   Consent Decree   12/2/2004
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
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
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 Fostoria CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to the City of Fostoria   Consent Decree   8/28/2006
City of Ft. Wayne CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree for the City of Ft. Wayne   Consent Decree   12/27/2007
City of Galax CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to the City of Galax   Consent Decree   1/3/2003
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
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
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
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
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
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
City of Mishawaka Settlement United States Attorney David Capp and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that the City of Mishawaka, Indiana has agreed to make an estimated $132.1 million worth of improvements to its combined sewer system to completely eliminate overflows of raw sewage to the St. Joseph River during a typical year of rainfall.   Consent Decree   2/12/2014
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
City of Monroe CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to the City of Monroe   Consent Decree   1/1/2003
City of Nashua CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to the City of Nashua.   Consent Decree   11/27/2005
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
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
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
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 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
City of Starkville, Mississippi This is the consent agreement and final order for City of Starkville, Mississippi     10/29/2013
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
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
City of Vicksburg, Mississippi This is th Consent Agreement and Final Order for City of Vicksburg, Mississippi     7/23/2013
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
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
Clariant LSM (America), INC. (Weylchem) (04-2013-C007) COLUMBIA – U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that United States District Court Judge Cameron Currie approved a consent decree with Weylchem US, Inc. to resolve alleged violations of federal and state air, water, and solid waste pollution laws at Weylchem’s specialty chemical manufacturing facility in Elgin and its wastewater treatment plant in Lugoff. Under the consent decree, Weylchem agreed to perform corrective action measures and to pay a civil penalty of $500,000, of which $175,000 will be paid to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.     3/26/2013
Clean Harbors Clean Air Act Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Clean Harbors Environmental Services that is expected to enhance calculating and reporting on benzene emissions from North America's largest operator of hazardous waste treatment and disposal facilities.     9/13/2005
Cleanup Agreement Reached on the Terminal 117 Area of the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site On June 10, 2011, EPA reached an agreement with the Port of Seattle and the City of Seattle to conduct $33 million worth of cleanup at Terminal 117 of the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site.   Administrative Order on Consent   6/10/2011
Cleanup Order Issued for the Peoples Gas Crawford Station Site in Chicago, Ill. On September 11, 2012, EPA issued an administrative order on consent (AOC) to Peoples Gas to begin cleanup work at the Peoples Gas Crawford Station site in Chicago, Il. The clean up work is estimated to cost $15 million and result in the cleanup of over 100 million cubic yards of contaminated soil. The order was effective on October 11, 2011.   Administrative Order on Consent   9/11/2012
Coastal Eagle Point Refinery Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements with Coastal Eagle Point Oil Company (CEPOC), CHS Inc. (Cenex), Ergon-West Virginia Inc. and Ergon Refining Inc. (Ergon). These companies have a collective production capacity of approximately 285,000 barrels per day and will reduce air emissions by more than 3,900 tons per year under the terms of settlements being filed with U.S. District Courts in New Jersey, Montana and Mississippi.   Consent Decree   10/1/2003
Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing (CRRM) has agreed to pay a civil penalty of more than $970,000 and invest more than $4.25 million on new pollution controls and $6.5 million in operating costs to resolve alleged violations of air, superfund and community right-to-know laws at its Coffeyville, Kan. refinery.   Consent Decree   3/6/2012
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
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
Colorite Specialty Resins Settlement WASHINGTON—Colorite Specialty Resins, headquartered in Somerville, N.J., has agreed to perform corrective measures at its Burlington, N.J., manufacturing facility that will reduce harmful emissions of vinyl chloride to resolve alleged violations of federal and state environmental laws, the Justice Department, the State of New Jersey, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   8/19/2008
Coltec Industries Inc. and National Steel and Shipbuilding Company Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Coltec Industries Inc., (Coltec) and National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $280,000 and spend approximately $500,000 on an environmental project to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA’s marine diesel engine air rules.   Consent Decree   3/28/2012
Columbia, South Carolina Clean Water Act Settlement 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
Confetti String Clean Air Orders EPA has ordered five national retail chains to pull from their shelves cans of illegally imported confetti string products that contain banned hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). These substances deplete the earth''s protective stratospheric ozone layer and increase the risk of skin cancer. Millions of cans of these novelty items, all imported from China or Taiwan and known by various names such as Zany String, Crazy String, and Party Streamer, have been sold illegally in the United States.     9/5/2006
Conoco Phillips Global Refinery Settlement The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have completed a comprehensive Clean Air Act settlement with ConocoPhillips that is expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 47,000 tons per year from nine U.S. petroleum refineries in seven states that represent nearly 10 percent of total refining capacity in the United States.   Consent Decree   1/27/2005
Conoco, Inc. Refinery Civil Judicial Settlement The settlement announced on December 20, 2001 commits four refineries owned by Conoco Inc. ("Conoco") to an ambitious program to assure compliance with major provisions of the Clean Air Act. The Companies expect to spend more than $110 million over eight years to reduce emissions by nearly 8,000 tons per year.     12/20/2001
ConocoPhillips Clean Water Act Settlement WASHINGTON – ConocoPhillips, an international energy company, has agreed to pay a $1.2 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act related to over 2,000 effluent discharges from a petroleum refinery it operates in Borger, Texas, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced.   Consent Decree and Complaint   4/7/2008
Conocophillips CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to Conocophillips   Consent Decree   4/10/2008
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
Consumers Energy Clean Air Act Settlement In a settlement with the United States, Consumers Energy, a subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation, has agreed to install pollution control technology, continue operating existing pollution controls and comply with emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from the company’s five coal-fired power plants located in West Olive, Essexville, Muskegon and Luna Pier, Michigan, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   9/16/2014
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
Corrective Action Cleanup work to begin at Former Pharmacia and Upjohn Facility On April 8, 2011, EPA announced a $150 million agreement with Pharmacia & Upjohn to begin design and construction of the cleanup remedy along the Quinnipiac River, a cleanup process that will result in new business opportunities and open-space for North Haven, Conn.   Administrative Order   4/8/2011
Cosmed Clean Air Enforcement Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice reached the first nationwide settlement of a Clean Air Act enforcement action for violations of the federal standards for ethylene oxide emissions from sterilization facilities. Cosmed Group, Inc., (Cosmed), headquartered in Jamestown, R.I., which sterilizes products for the food and medical industries, will pay a $500,000 civil penalty and spend an additional $1 million to perform supplemental environmental projects that will improve air quality in urban areas.   Consent Decree   8/18/2005
Cost Recovery Settlement with Alcoa Inc. for cleanup work at Grasse River Superfund Site (EPA) and Alcoa Inc. reached a settlement for reimbursement of approximately $1.1 million in EPA past costs, Alcoa’s payment of oversight for the Site remedy, and a requirement that Alcoa post financial assurance (currently estimated at $13.3 million), in the form of a letter of credit, to ensure the perpetual operation and maintenance of the remedy, including repairs to the sediment cap.   Settlement Agreement   9/29/2014
Costco Wholesale Corporation Clean Air Act Settlement Costco Wholesale Corporation, the nation’s second largest retailer, has agreed to cut its emissions of ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas chemicals from refrigeration equipment at more than half of its stores nationwide.   Consent Decree   9/3/2014
Countrymark Refining and Logistics, LLC The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Countrymark Refining and Logistics, LLC has agreed to pay a $167,000 civil penalty, perform environmental projects totaling more than $180,000, and spend $18 million on new pollution controls to resolve Clean Air Act (CAA) violations at its refinery, located in Mount Vernon, Ind.   Consent Decree   2/28/2013
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
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
Cummins Engine Company Diesel Engine Settlement On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law. Under this settlement, seven major manufacturers of diesel engines will spend more than one billion dollars to resolve claims that they installed computer devices in heavy duty diesel engines which resulted in illegal amounts of air pollution emissions. This settlement will prevent 75 million tons of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions nationwide by the year 2025. The companies involved are Caterpillar, Inc., Cummins Engine Company, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar International Transportation Corporation, Renault Vehicules Industriels, s.a., and Volvo Truck Corporation.   Consent Decree   10/22/1998
Cummins Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON, DC - February 22, 2010) - Cummins Inc., a major motor vehicle engine company based in Columbus, Ind., will pay a $2.1 million penalty and recall 405 engines under a settlement agreement resolving violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced today. According to a complaint filed simultaneously with the settlement in federal court in the District of Columbia, between 1998 and 2006, Cummins shipped more than 570,000 heavy duty diesel engines to vehicle equipment manufacturers nationwide without pollution control equipment included, in violation of the Clean Air Act. This equipment, known as exhaust after-treatment devices (ATDs), controls engine exhaust emissions once the emissions have exited the engine and entered the exhaust system. Typical ATDs include catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters.   Consent Decree   2/22/2010
DaimlerChrysler Corporation Settlement The U.S. Department of Justice and the EPA announced a $94 million settlement with DaimlerChrysler Corporation (Chrysler) regarding defective catalytic converters on nearly 1.5 million Jeep and Dodge vehicles from model years 1996 through 2001, and defective on-board diagnostic systems on some of those vehicles.   Consent Decree   12/21/2005
Dairyland Power Cooperative Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC) that will cover the utility’s three power plants in Alma and Genoa, Wis. DPC has agreed to invest approximately $150 million in pollution control technology that will protect public health and resolve violations of the CAA.   Consent Decree   6/29/2012
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. The settlement requires the City to construct two wetlands at an estimated cost of $1.2 million—one along the Trinity River, and one along Cedar Creek near the Dallas Zoo—and to pay a civil penalty of $800,000. Today''s settlement resolves allegations—first made by the federal government in an EPA order issued in February 2004—that the City failed to implement, adequately fund and adequately staff the City''s stormwater management program. Under the agreement, the City is required to fill staff positions, inspect hundreds of industrial facilities and construction sites, and improve management systems at several facilities.   Consent Decree and Complaint

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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
Deer Park Refining Settlement On March 21, 2001, EPA and the Department of Justice announced a settlement that commits nine refineries owned by Motiva, Equilon, and the Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership (Shell Deer Park) to an ambitious program to assure compliance with major provisions of the Clean Air Act. The companies expect to spend a total of $400 million over eight years to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by an estimated 8,000 tons per year, sulfur dioxide (SO2) by more than 49,550 tons per year, and particulate matter (PM) by 1,300 tons per year.   Consent Decree   3/21/2001
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
Deseret Generation and Transmission Co-operative The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a Clean Air Act settlement with Utah-based Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative (Deseret) resolving alleged violations at the Bonanza Power Plant on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation near Vernal, Utah. According to a complaint filed with the settlement, Deseret allegedly violated provisions of the New Source Performance Standards under the Clean Air Act by emitting excess particulate pollution at the Bonanza plant.     7/2/2013
Detroit Diesel Corporation Diesel Engine Settlement On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law.   Consent Decree   10/22/1998
Diversified Energy Co., LLC Clean Air Act Ethanol Settlement In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Doe Run Resources Corporation Settlement Doe Run Resources Corp. of St. Louis, North America’s largest lead producer, has agreed to spend approximately $65 million to correct violations of several environmental laws at 10 of its lead mining, milling and smelting facilities in southeast Missouri, the Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced today. The settlement also requires the company to pay a $7 million civil penalty.   Consent Decree   10/8/2010
Dominion Energy, Inc. The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Dominion Energy has agreed to pay a $3.4 million civil penalty and spend approximately $9.8 million on environmental mitigation projects to resolve Clean Air Act (CAA) violations.   Consent Decree   4/1/2013
Douglas Products and Packaging, LLC - Imports EPA determined that Douglas Products and Packaging, LLC failed to submit to EPA a Notice of Arrival prior to importing a shipment of 50,000 pounds of aluminum phosphide fumigant, a registered pesticide. The company agreed to pay a $6,237 civil penalty.   Administrative Penalty Order   11/18/2011
Dover Chemical Company Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Dover Chemical Corporation has agreed to pay $1.4 million in civil penalties for the unauthorized manufacture of chemical substances at facilities in Dover, Ohio and Hammond, Ind.   Consent Decree   2/7/2012
Dow AgroScience, LLC - Imports A 17,000 kg shipment of 680-25 kg bags of “FORE 80 WP Rainshield Specialty Fungicide” was denied entry/refused delivery. Pesticide product was deemed misbranded.   Import Refusal   3/28/2012
Dow AgroScience, LLC - Imports A shipment of “Dithane F-45 Rainshield Fungicide” was denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed misbranded. Company will export product to Canada for relabeling.   Import Refusal   3/23/2012
Dow AgroScience, LLC - Imports 40 400-kilogram bags of “4-amino-3, 5, 6-trichloropicolinic acid” were denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed an unregistered pesticide.   Import Refusal   1/25/2012
Dow Chemical Company Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced that Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has agreed to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) at its chemical manufacturing and research complex in Midland, Mich.   Consent Decree   7/29/2011
DuPont The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) has agreed to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at DuPont’s Washington Works Facility, located in Washington, Wood County, West Virginia.   Consent Decree   10/28/2013
DuPont/Lucite Clean Air Act Settlement (WASHINGTON, DC - Apr. 20, 2009) DuPont and Lucite International Inc. have agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty to settle Clean Air Act violations at a sulfuric acid plant in Belle, W. Va., the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the state of West Virginia announced today. The sulfuric acid plant is located on a 100-acre chemical manufacturing complex along the Kanawha River. The plant is owned by Lucite and operated by DuPont. The companies will pay $1 million to the United States and $1 million to the state of West Virginia. Further, the companies chose on their own to shut down the sulfuric-acid manufacturing unit of a larger chemical facility at the site and the settlement confirms this agreement. Under the settlement, the sulfuric acid unit is scheduled to shut down by April 1, 2010.   Consent Decree   4/20/2009
Duke Energy Agrees to $3 Million Clean Up for Coal Ash Release in the Dan River EPA) entered into a $3 million cleanup agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke Energy) to address the February 2014 coal ash spill into the Dan River at Eden, N.C.   Administrative Order on Consent   5/2/2014
Duke Energy Gallagher Plant Settlement WASHINGTON – Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the nation, will spend approximately $85 million to significantly reduce harmful air pollution at an Indiana power plant and pay a $1.75 million civil penalty, under a settlement to resolve violations of federal clean air laws, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The settlement also requires Duke to spend $6.25 million on environmental mitigation projects.   Consent Decree   12/22/2009
Dupont Safe Drinking Water Act Consent Order (Chicago, Ill. - March 12, 2009) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a consent order to E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. that sets a new action level for PFOA - also known as perfluorooctanoic acid, or C-8 - in drinking water for communities surrounding the company's Washington Works facility in Parkersburg, W. Va. The order was prompted by a recent EPA Provisional Health Advisory for PFOA.   Consent Order   3/12/2009
Dupont Order on Consent (PDF) This is an Order on Consent for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company   Order on Consent   11/20/2006
Dupont Order on Consent (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act order on consent to Dupont   Order on Consent   11/20/2006
Durand Glass Manufacturing Company, Incorporated Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Durand Glass Manufacturing Company Inc. has agreed to install emissions controls on its three glass furnaces that will reduce more than 173 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 23 tons of particulate matter (PM) per year.   Consent Decree   10/1/2012
E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement today with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., which is expected to reduce more than 13,000 tons of harmful emissions annually from four sulfuric acid production plants in Louisiana, Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.   Consent Decree   7/20/2007
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Imprelis Order EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) to the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) for potential violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and ordered DuPont to immediately cease the distribution, sale, use or removal of Imprelis Herbicide products under its ownership, control, or custody. Within ten days of receipt of the Order, DuPont must submit to EPA a product inventory, a listing of the distributors and direct-sales customers, and product distribution and sale information.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   8/11/2011
E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company On December 6th, 2004, EPA filed a new claim against DuPont seeking penalties for withholding the results of human blood sampling information that demonstrates levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in individuals living near a DuPont Facility in West Virginia. The administrative complaint seeks penalties of up to $32,500 per day from as early as Aug. 28, 2004 through Oct. 12, 2004, for failing to report this substantial risk information under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).   Complaint   12/16/2004
E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company Settlement EPA settles PFOA case against DuPont for largest administrative civil penalty On December 14, 2005, EPA forwarded to the Environmental Appeals Board (Board) a settlement with E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) for the largest civil administrative penalty EPA has ever obtained under any federal environmental statute.   Consent Agreement   12/14/2005
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Settlement On September 15, 2014, EPA filed a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) which simultaneously commences and resolves an administrative proceeding against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) for alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).   Consent Agreement and Final Order   9/15/2014
EBV Explosives Environmental Company EBV Explosives Environmental Company, doing business as General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems - Munitions Services, has agreed to pay a $580,135 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) at its facility in Carthage, Mo.     12/19/2012
EPA Addresses Environmental Concerns at Walter Coke Facility in North Birmingham, Ala. On September 17, 2012, EPA entered into an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) with Walter Coke, Inc., which became effective on September 24, 2012. The company owns and operates an industrial coke operation in North Birmingham, Ala. that produces foundry and furnace coke and coke by-products. The AOC requires Walter Coke to finalize RCRA Corrective Measures Studies and implement EPA approved remedies at the facility.   Administrative Order on Consent   9/17/2012
EPA Finalizes Settlement with Companies for Cleanup at Mercury Refining Superfund Site in Albany County, N.Y. Five companies considered responsible for contamination at the Mercury Refining Superfund site reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to do the clean up work at the site, located within the Towns of Colonie and Guilderland, N.Y. Under the terms of the agreement, the work will address clean up of soil, sediment, and groundwater contaminated with mercury at an estimated cost of more than $9 million.   Consent Decree   8/7/2012
EPA Fines Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced three enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) and other lead rules.   settlements   4/5/2012
EPA Issues $9 Million Order for Removal Work at the Columbia Nitrogen Superfund Site EPA issued a Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO) to eight potentially responsible parties (PRPs) to perform cleanup work at the Columbia Nitrogen Site in Charleston, S.C. The non-time critical removal action UAO is estimated to cost $9 million.   Unilateral Administrative Order   12/11/2013
EPA Issues AOC to Implement Final Remedy at Occidental Chemical Company Facility in West Virginia EPA issued a RCRA section 3008(h) Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) to Occidental Chemical Company (OxyChem) to implement the final remedy at its facility in Belle, West Virginia.   Administrative Order on Consent   9/26/2013
EPA Issues Amended Order for $13.6 Million of Additional Cleanup Work at South Municipal Water Supply Well Superfund Site On September 17, 2012, EPA issued a First Modification to Administrative Order and Statement of Work to New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. (NHBB) and Minebea Co for cleanup work at the South Municipal Water Supply Well Superfund Site in Petersborough, New Hampshire. EPA initially issued a Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO) to NHBB and Minebea Co. in June 1990 to conduct the cleanup work associated with the Record of Decision (ROD) issued on September 27, 1989.   Unilateral Administrative Order   9/17/2012
EPA Issues Orders to PRPs for Remedial Design Work for Gowanus Canal Cleanup In March and May of 2014, EPA issued unilateral administrative orders (UAOs) to potentially responsible parties (PRPs) to conduct remedial design work associated with cleanup of the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn, N.Y. The value of design work associated with these orders is $38 to $40 million.   Unilateral Administrative Order   3/21/2014
EPA Issues RCRA Cleanup Order for North Field Properties Site in New Jersey EPA Region 2 issued a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) section 7003 administrative consent order (AOC) to four corporations for appropriate site investigation and any necessary remediation of contamination of a 17.8 acre former industrial site in Woodbridge Township, N.J.   Administrative Order on Consent   9/19/2013
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
EPA Orders FMC to Perform $57 Million Cleanup Action at Former Phosphorus Processing Facility in Idaho EPA issued a unilateral administrative order (UAO) for remedial design/remedial action (RD/RA) to FMC to implement an interim response action estimated to cost $57 million dollar to address contamination at its former phosphorus processing facility that is located within the boundaries of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho.   Unilateral Administrative Order   6/10/2013
EPA Reaches $14.6 Million Settlement for Groundwater Cleanup at Torrance Superfund Sites On July 10, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a $14.6 million settlement with four companies for the construction of a groundwater treatment system at the Montrose and Del Amo Superfund sites in Torrance, Calif.   Consent Decree   7/10/2012
EPA Reaches Settlement on Groundwater Cleanup at the Davis Liquid Waste Superfund Site in Smithfield R.I. On February 17, 2012, a settlement agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Justice (DOJ), State of Rhode Island, and multiple settling defendants was approved by the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island regarding cleanup of the David Liquid Waste Superfund Site in Smithfield, R.I.   Consent Agreement   2/17/2012
EPA Receives $5.7 Million for Cleanup Costs at A.C. Lawrence Superfund Site ConAgra Grocery Products Company, LLC, a subsidiary of ConAgra Foods, Inc., agreement to reimburse EPA $5.7 million for cleanup costs of the A.C. Lawrence Leather Company Sludge Lagoons Superfund Site in South Paris, Maine   Consent Decree   9/25/2014
EPA Receives over $54 Million from W.R. Grace Bankruptcy W.R. Grace & Co., under its bankruptcy plan of reorganization, paid over $63 million to the U.S. government to resolve claims for environmental cleanups at approximately 39 sites in 21 states, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. The payment includes approximately $54 million for the EPA.   Agreement   2/5/2014
EPA Recovers $1.776 Million for Cleanup Costs at the Strube, Inc. Superfund Site United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania approved a cost recovery consent decree for $1.775 million that resolves the liability of Strube, Inc., Donald C. Dallmeyer, and the Estate of Craig E. Dallmeyer, in connection with the Strube, Inc. Superfund Site in Lancaster County, Penn.   Consent Decree   2/26/2014
EPA Recovers over $30 million for Past Costs at the Gilt Edge Superfund Site EPA, the State of South Dakota, and several mining companies reached agreement for the payment of $30.2 million to settle their liabilities at the Gilt Edge Superund Site in South Dakota.   Consent Decree   10/9/2012
EPA Reimbursed for Oversight Costs at Agrifos Phosphoric Acid Release Site Pursuant to an Administrative Order on Consent, Agrifos Fertilizer, LLC paid approximately $385,000 in reimbursement for oversight costs of repairs at its facility in Pasadena, Texas, following an August 2007 failure of a retaining wall, and resulting release of process water into Cotton Patch Bayou and Houston Ship Channel.   Administrative Order on Consent   1/2/2013
EPA Requires Nevada Gold Mining Company to Correct Reporting Violations The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency settled with Veris Gold USA, Inc. for failing to correctly report toxic chemical releases and waste management activities as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. The company agreed to a civil penalty of $182,000.     9/25/2014
EPA Settles with De Minimis Parties at Malone Service Company Superfund Site In fiscal year 2011, Region 6 completed the last of several administrative de minimis settlements with over 200 de minimis parties for recovery of over $ 8.4 million in past costs, future costs, and premiums for future uncertainties dealing with the Malone Service Company Superfund Site.   Administrative Order   10/19/2010
EPA and Forest Service Issue Joint UAO at the Holden Mine Site On June 26, 2012 the EPA and the United States Forest Service (FS) jointly issued a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund) Section 106 Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO) to Intalco Aluminum Corporation for cleanup work at the Holden Mine Site, located in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Wash.   Unilateral Administrative Order   6/26/2012
EPA enters into Prospective Purchaser Agreement with Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC. In July 2012, EPA entered into a prospective purchaser agreement (PPA) with Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC that resolves potential claims by the federal government related to past pollution at the refinery and enables refinery operations to continue.   Agreement   7/27/2012
EPA issues $104 Million Order for Cleanup Work at Centredale Manor Superfund Site EPA issued an order valued at $104 million to Emhart Industries, Inc. and Black & Decker, Inc. to perform cleanup work at the Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site.   Unilateral Administrative Order   6/10/2014
EPA issues Order for Aerojet General Corporation Superfund Site On September 20, 2011, EPA issued an order to Aerojet Corporation requiring them to conduct a $60 million cleanup of rocket fuel-polluted groundwater at the Aerojet Superfund Site in Rancho Cordova, Calif.   Unilateral Administrative Order   9/20/2011
EPA issues Order for San Gabriel Valley Superfund Site Area 4 - Puente Valley On September 13, 2011, EPA ordered Northrup Grumman Systems Corporation to spend an estimated $20 million to build a groundwater cleanup system to address contamination stemming primarily from the former Benchmark Technology facility in the City of Industry, CA, located within the San Gabriel Valley Superfund Sites.   Unilateral Administrative Order   9/13/2011
EPA orders Scotts to stop selling certain pesticides (Chicago, Ill. - April 23, 2008) U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today issued a "stop sale, use or removal" order against Scotts Miracle Gro Co. and three affiliates, all of Marysville, Ohio, for illegal, unregistered and misbranded pesticides. EPA will also issue a stop sale order to Scotts Lawn Care Service. Scotts has agreed to recall these products from all retail locations across the United States and to set up a process for consumers to safely return any unregistered products they may have purchased.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   4/23/2008
EPA reaches settlement with companies to pay cleanup costs for Occidental Chemical Corp / Firestone Tire Superfund site On January 5, 2012, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania approved a settlement agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the current and former owners and operators of the Occidental Chemical Corp / Firestone Tire Superfund Site in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Penn.   Consent Decree   1/5/2012
EPA's Audit Policy: Tailored Incentives for New Owners On August 1, 2008, EPA published in the Federal Register (FR) its “Interim Approach to Applying the Audit Policy to New Owners (“Interim Approach),”. The FR Notice on the Interim Approach states that the Agency intends to tailor Audit Policy incentives for new owners that want to make a “clean start” at their recently acquired facilities by addressing environmental noncompliance that began prior to acquisition.     8/1/2008
EPA, Precision National Plating reach cleanup agreement for further work at Precision National Corporation Site On May 12, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with Precision National Plating Services, Inc. on a plan to clean up groundwater and surface water contamination at the Precision National Corporation site in Clarks Summit, Penn. where a chrome plating facility had been in operation from 1958 to 1999.   Administrative Order on Consent   5/12/2012
EPCRA-FY11- Barrick Cortez, Inc. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with three gold mining companies, all subsidiaries of Barrick Gold Corporation, for their failures to correctly report toxic chemical releases and waste management activities. The companies, Barrick Cortez, Inc., Barrick Gold US, Inc. and Homestake Mining Company, agreed to pay a total of $278,000 in fines and spend an additional $340,000 to conduct an environmentally beneficial project.     2/6/2013
East Bay Municipal Utility District Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a Clean Water Act settlement requiring the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and seven East Bay communities to conduct extensive system repairs aimed at eliminating millions of gallons of sewage discharges into San Francisco Bay.   Consent Decree   7/28/2014
East Kentucky Power Cooperative Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. – East Kentucky Power Cooperative, a coal-fired electric utility based in Winchester, Ky., will spend approximately $650 million on pollution controls and pay a $750,000 penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act at its three plants, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   7/2/2007
Edge Products LLC Settlement In a settlement with the United States on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, automotive electronics manufacturer Edge Products LLC (Edge) has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty for manufacturing and selling electronic devices that allowed owners of model year 2007 and later diesel pickup trucks to remove emission controls from their vehicles.   Consent Decree   1/17/2013
El Dorado Chemical Co. et al. Clean Air Act Settlement LSB Industries, Inc. (LSB), the largest merchant manufacturer of concentrated nitric acid in North America, and four of its subsidiaries have agreed to reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by meeting emission limits that are among the lowest for the industry in the nation at plants in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced today.   Consent Decree   3/19/2014
Elm Ridge Exploration Company The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a Clean Air Act settlement with Texas-based Elm Ridge Exploration Company, LLC (Elm Ridge) resolving alleged violations at the Ignacio Gas Treating Plant located on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation near Ignacio, Colorado.     10/1/2012
Equilon Enterprises Settlement On March 21, 2001, EPA and the Department of Justice announced a settlement that commits nine refineries owned by Motiva, Equilon, and the Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership (Shell Deer Park) to an ambitious program to assure compliance with major provisions of the Clean Air Act. The companies expect to spend a total of $400 million over eight years to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by an estimated 8,000 tons per year, sulfur dioxide (SO2) by more than 49,550 tons per year, and particulate matter (PM) by 1,300 tons per year.   Consent Decree   3/21/2001
Equistar Chemicals Settlement (Washington, D.C. - July 19, 2007) Equistar Chemicals LP, headquartered in Houston, Texas, will spend more than $125 million on pollution controls and cleanup to address a myriad of air, water and hazardous waste violations at seven petrochemical plants in Texas, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana, the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   7/18/2007
Ergon Refining Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced comprehensive Clean Air Act settlement with Ergon Refining, Inc. Ergon Refining, Inc. will reduce air emissions under the terms of settlements being filed with U.S. District Courts in West Virginia.   Consent Decree   10/1/2003
Essroc Cement Company Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Essroc Cement Company has agreed to pay a $1.7 million penalty and invest approximately $33 million in pollution control technology to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at six of its Portland Cement manufacturing plants.   Consent Decree   12/29/2011
Ethanol 2000 CAA Ethanol Settlement In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Exide Technologies Bankruptcy Settlement Under a consent decree and settlement agreement, approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Exide Technologies agreed to resolve its environmental liabilities with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) related to 21 sites across the country.     5/25/2011
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
ExxonMobil Corporation Hazardous Waste Settlement U.S. EPA announced the settlement of one of the largest hazardous wastes cases in history with the filing of a consent decree on December 13, 2001 of a case filed against Mobil Oil Corporation. The case alleged mismanagement of benzene-contaminated waste at Port Mobil, a major petroleum storage and distribution terminal on Authur Kill at Staten Island, New York. Benzene, a known human carcinogen, became a regulated hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1990     12/13/2001
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
ExxonMobil Petroleum Refinery Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/17/08) – ExxonMobil has agreed to pay nearly $6.1 million in civil penalties for violating the terms of a 2005 court-approved Clean Air Act agreement at four of its U.S. refineries, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Today’s legal agreement penalizes ExxonMobil for failing to comply with the 2005 settlement at refineries in Beaumont and Baytown, Texas; Torrance, Calif.; and Baton Rouge, La. In addition, EPA and DOJ are proposing amendments to the 2005 settlement that include new deadlines for some required activities and minor technical changes effecting at the Joliet, Ill., Beaumont and Baytown, Texas and Billings, Montana refineries.     12/17/2008
FMC Corporation, Inc. Hazardous Waste Settlement On October 16, 1998, settlement was reached with FMC Corporation, Inc. for numerous RCRA hazardous waste violations at its phosphorus production facility in Pocatello, Idaho. In the settlement, FMC has agreed to spend a total of approximately $170 million -- including the largest civil penalty ever obtained to date under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of $11,864,800. The most serious of violations involve mismanagement of ignitable and reactive phosphorus wastes in ponds. Storage of such hazardous wastes in ponds is prohibited by RCRA because of the potential threat to human health and the environment. The sediments in these ponds burn vigorously and persistently when exposed to the air, and a number of fires have been documented at these ponds in the past. The wastes in these ponds also generate phosphate and hydrogen cyanide, highly toxic gases that can cause serious health and environmental problems. FMC at times has reported elevated levels of phosphine around the ponds, and it is believed that migratory bird deaths in the area also may be attributable to phosphine poisoning.   Consent Decree   10/16/1998
FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) today announced that Formosa Plastics Corporation (Formosa) has settled a joint federal–state lawsuit over excess vinyl chloride emissions and other violations of federal and state environmental laws at Formosa’s facility in Delaware City, Delaware. In settlement papers filed today in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, Formosa has agreed to take several steps to comply with environmental regulations, pay a $450,000 penalty, and take additional measures to reduce vinyl chloride emissions, including an $840,000 project that exceeds federal and state legal requirements.   Consent Decree   6/28/2005
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
Ferro Corporation On March 18, 2002, the Justice Department, the EPA, the State of Indiana and the City of Hamond, Indiana entered into a $3 million settlement of claims against Ferro Corporation for the company's violations of the federal and state "new source review" provisions of the Clean Air Act and of state and local ordinances.   Consent Decree   3/18/2002
Flint Hills Resources, Port Arthur The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Flint Hills Resources of Port Arthur has agreed to implement innovative technologies to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and leaking equipment at the company’s chemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas.   Consent Decree   3/20/2014
Fluid Recovery Services U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a Clean Water Act settlement with Fluid Recovery Services, LLC (FRS), which operates three wastewater treatment plants in western Pennsylvania. The settlement resolves discharge permit violations associated with the treatment of wastewater generated from oil and gas extraction activities.     5/22/2013
Ford Motor Company Settlement EPA filed a settlement with Ford Motor Company, in the U.S.District Court for the District of Columbia, under the terms of which Ford will spend $7.8 million to settle allegations that it violated the CAA by illegally installing a device that defeats the emission control system in 60,000 1997 Ford Econoline vans.   Consent Decree   6/4/1998
Former and Current Owners of the Omo Manufacturing Superfund Site Agree to $2.8 Million Payment and Access Grants for Fund Lead Cleanup On August 20, 2012, an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) settlement agreement under sections 122(h)(1) and 104(e)(6) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly referred to as Superfund) became effective between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the City of Middletown and RLO Properties. The settlement agreement addresses both EPA’s past costs as well as future estimated costs associated with the cleanup of the Omo Manufacturing Superfund Site (Site), located in Middletown, Conn.   Administrative Order on Consent   8/20/2012
Fort Lewis, Washington, Underground Storage Tanks Settlement In a settlement with the U.S. EPA announced on May 21, 2001 the U.S. Army has agreed to pay $60,000 in penalties and will perform at least $200,000 in Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs). This is part of a settlement involving violations of the underground storage tank (UST) requirements at Fort Lewis, Washington. The Army also agreed to remove a number of unregulated heating oil tanks and, if contamination is found during the removals, to clean up the contamination. EPA filed the complaint against the Army in September, 2000, after a 1999 UST inspection at the facility.   Consent Decree   5/21/2001
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
Frontier Refining Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – Feb. 10, 2009) Two petroleum refiners have agreed in separate settlements to spend a total of more than $141 million in new air pollution controls at three refineries in Kansas and Wyoming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced today. The settlements are expected to reduce harmful emissions by 7,000 tons per year.   Consent Decree   2/10/2009
GE Agrees to $20.5 Million Comprehensive Study on Hudson River Floodplain General Electric Company (GE) entered into a settlement agreement under which the company will conduct a comprehensive study of the contamination in the shoreline areas of the upper Hudson River.   Administrative Order on Consent   9/20/2014
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
Gasco Energy Gasco Energy, Inc., the former operator of the Riverbend Compressor Station on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation near Vernal, Utah, has agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the facility by paying a $350,000 penalty and providing for air pollution controls at its facilities in the Uinta Basin.     1/3/2011
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
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
Giant Petroleum Refinery Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announced on August 4, 2005 a settlement agreement regarding alleged violations at two Giant Industries facilities in northwestern New Mexico: the Bloomfield Refinery in Bloomfield and the Ciniza Refinery near Gallup. Giant will pay a $250,000 penalty and spend $600,000 on four approved supplemental environmental projects expected to reduce harmful air emissions by almost 3,000 tons per year.   Consent Decree   8/4/2005
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
Golden Valley Electric Association and Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Settlement GVEA and AIDEA have agreed to invest approximately $40 million in pollution control technology that will protect public health and resolve potential violations of the CAA.   Consent Decree   10/2/2012
Gopher State Ethanol CAA Settlement In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Greater Lawrence Settlement (Boston, Mass., Oct. 31, 2006) – Federal and State environmental officials today announced a sweeping agreement with the Greater Lawrence Sanitary District in northeastern Massachusetts, settling alleged violations of clean water laws and government-issued permits. Under a civil Complaint and Consent Decree simultaneously filed today in U.S. District Court in Boston, the Greater Lawrence Sanitary District (GLSD) will pay a $254,000 fine and invest in an $18 million sewage treatment plant upgrade. These steps resolve allegations that GLSD’s combined sewer collection system had discharges from “combined sewer overflow” (CSO) outfalls, violating state water quality standards for fecal coliform bacteria, indicating a significant human health risk. Combined sewer overflow discharges generally occur during or after significant rainstorms, when a mixture of storm water and domestic waste exceeds the flow capacity of the combined sewer system, resulting in untreated sewage being released into the environment.   Consent Decree

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H. Kramer Company Settlement H. Kramer & Co. will invest approximately $3 million in pollution control equipment, pay a civil penalty of $35,000 and spend $40,000 on a supplemental environmental project to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, according to the terms of a settlement with the United States and the State of Illinois, announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Consent Decree   1/31/2013
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
Harrell’s, LLC Pesticide Settlement (WASHINGTON, DC - December 20, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Harrell’s LLC, a pesticide producer based in Lakeland, Fla., has agreed to pay $1,736,560 in civil penalties for allegedly distributing and selling misbranded pesticides and other violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).   Consent Agreement and Final Order   12/20/2013
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
Haviland Products Company - Imports One 1,000 kilogram container of “Durachlor Granular” (EPA Reg. No. 57787-6) was denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed misbranded.   Import Refusal   1/19/2012
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
Hazardous Waste Generators Agree to $56.4 Million Cleanup of Former Texas City, Texas Waste Disposal Site The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached agreement with over three dozen companies and government agencies that will result in a $56.4 million cleanup of the Malone Services Company Superfund Site in Texas City, Texas, and recovery of an additional $900,000 in cleanup costs owed to EPA.   Consent Decree   9/24/2012
Hazardous Waste Generators Agree to $56.4 Million Cleanup of Former Texas City, Texas Waste Disposal Site The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached agreement with over three dozen companies and government agencies that will result in a $56.4 million cleanup of the Malone Services Company Superfund Site in Texas City, Texas, and recovery of an additional $900,000 in cleanup costs owed to EPA.   Consent Decree   7/13/2012
Heartland Corn Products Ethanol CAA Settlement In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Hecla Mining Company Settlement for the Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Complex Superfund Site On June 13, 2011, a settlement agreement with the Hecla Mining Company to resolve its liabilities at the Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Complex Superfund Site in northern Idaho was filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. Under the settlement, Hecla will pay $263.4 million plus interest to the United States, the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, and the state of Idaho to resolve claims stemming from releases of wastes from its mining operations.   Consent Decree   6/13/2011
Hercules Agrees to $1 Million Cleanup at its Hattiesburg, Miss. Facility Hercules Incorporated (Hercules) agreed to a consent order under section 3008(h) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regarding the Hercules facility in Hattiesburg, Miss. to conduct cleanup work valued at $1 million to address on- and off-site contamination.   Consent Agreement   7/3/2014
Hercules Incorporated On July 8, 2013, the United States and Hercules, Inc. entered into an agreement whereby Hercules, Inc. agreed to pay a stipulated penalty of $2 million dollars for alleged violations of a 1992 consent decree associated with the Resin Disposal Site in Pennsylvania.     7/8/2013
Hess Corporation Clean Air Act Settlement Hess Corporation has agreed to pay an $850,000 civil penalty and spend more than $45 million in new pollution controls to resolve Clean Air Act violations at its Port Reading, New Jersey refinery, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   4/25/2012
Holcim (US) Inc. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department today announced a Clean Air Act settlement with Holcim (US) Inc. (Holcim) and former owner St. Lawrence Cement Company, LLC, that covers the Portland cement manufacturing facility in Hagerstown, Maryland. Holcim has agreed to invest approximately $20 million or more to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act.   Consent Decree   7/11/2013
Holly Refining and Marketing Company Settlement (Washington, D.C. -- April 21, 2008) Holly Refining & Marketing has agreed to spend more than $17 million in new and upgraded pollution controls at its refinery in Woods Cross, Utah, and pay a $120,000 civil penalty, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement, which resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act by Holly, is expected to reduce air pollution by more than 420 tons of harmful emissions annually.   Consent Decree   4/21/2008
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
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
Homestake Mining Company The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with three gold mining companies, all subsidiaries of Barrick Gold Corporation, for their failures to correctly report toxic chemical releases and waste management activities. The companies, Barrick Cortez, Inc., Barrick Gold US, Inc. and Homestake Mining Company, agreed to pay a total of $278,000 in fines and spend an additional $340,000 to conduct an environmentally beneficial project.     2/6/2013
Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Settlement (Washington, DC - July 23, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Justice Department, and the state of Indiana announced that Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $950,000 and install and upgrade pollution control technology at its two coal-fired power plants in Indiana to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act. The settlement, filed in federal court today, will reduce harmful air pollution by more than 24,500 tons per year and requires Hoosier to spend $5 million on environmental projects.   Consent Decree   7/23/2010
Hovensa LLC Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today that HOVENSA LLC, owner of the second largest petroleum refinery in the United States, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $5.375 million and spend more than $700 million in new pollution controls that will help protect public health and resolve Clean Air Act violations at its St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands refinery. The settlement requires new and upgraded pollution controls, more stringent emission limits, and aggressive monitoring, leak-detection and repair practices to reduce emissions from refinery equipment and process units.   Consent Decree   1/26/2011
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
Hunt Refining Company and Hunt Southland Refining Company Settlements The Hunt Refining Co. and Hunt Southland Refining Co. have agreed to pay a $400,000 civil penalty and spend more than $48.5 million for new and upgraded pollution controls at three refineries, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced.   Consent Decree   9/28/2007
Hyundai and Kia Settlement Automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay a $100 million civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations based on their sale of more than 1 million vehicles that collectively will emit approximately 4.75 million metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) in excess of what the automakers certified to the EPA.   Consent Decree   11/3/2014
INVISTA Audit Settlement (Washington, D.C. – April 13, 2009) Invista will pay a $1.7 million civil penalty and spend up to an estimated $500 million to correct self-reported environmental violations discovered at facilities in seven states, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The company disclosed more than 680 violations of water, air, hazardous waste, emergency planning and preparedness, and pesticide regulations to EPA after auditing 12 facilities it acquired from DuPont in 2004.   Consent Decree   4/13/2009
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
Illinois Power Settlement (Washington, D.C.- March 7, 2005) The Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the State of Illinois announced the settlement of their major Clean Air Act case alleging that Illinois Power Company and its successor, Dynegy Midwest Generation, violated the New Source Review provisions of the Clean Air Act at the Baldwin Power Station in Baldwin, Ill.   Consent Decree   3/7/2005
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
Ineos ABS USA/Lanxess (WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 31, 2009) The former and current owners and operators of a chemical facility in Addyston, Ohio, LANXESS Corp. and INEOS ABS USA Corp., have agreed to pay a $3.1 million civil penalty and INEOS will spend up to $2 million to install environmental controls and modify operating procedures to resolve violations of multiple environmental laws, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The settlement resolves a complaint filed by the United States and the state of Ohio alleging violations of the Clean Air Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.   Consent Decree   7/31/2009
Ineos-Chlor Americas Settlement (Washington, DC - August 21, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with INEOS Chlor Americas, Inc., based in Wilmington, Del., to resolve violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). INEOS allegedly imported various chain-length chlorinated paraffins into the United States without providing the required notice to EPA. Under this settlement INEOS has ended the importation of short-chained chlorinated paraffins into the United States.   Consent Decree   8/21/2012
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
Ivory Home, Ltd. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Ivory Homes, Ltd. has agreed to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at several locations in Utah and will invest in a company-wide compliance program to improve employee training and stormwater management at all current and future residential construction sites.   Consent Decree   6/24/2014
J. H. Berra Construction CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to J. H. Berra Construction.   Consent Decree   7/29/2007
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
Jaguar On-Board Diagnosis Adminstration Settlement On December 18, 2000, EPA entered into a settlement agreement with Jaguar Cars (Jaguar), resolving allegations that the lack of continuous misfire monitoring on certain model year 1995, 1996 and 1997 vehicles creates material differences between the vehicles as built and the ones described in Jaguar’s emission certification applications, and that, in consequence, the vehicles as built were not covered by a certificate of conformity and Jaguar’s subsequent sale of these vehicles was in violation of section 203(a)(1) of the Act. Jaguar denies these allegations but is willing to resolve the matter amicably, and has already implemented or initiated many of the actions required by this Administrative Settlement Agreement.   Settlement Agreement   12/18/2000
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
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
Kellwood Company Agrees to Conduct Cleanup at the Riverfront Superfund Site in New Haven, Mo. On August 24, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri approved a settlement agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State of Missouri, and Kellwood Company to clean up contamination associated with the Riverfront Superfund Site, a former metal fabrication plant in New Haven, Mo.   Consent Decree   8/24/2012
Kemira Group Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it reached a settlement with two subsidiaries of the Kemira Group for violations of chemical and pesticide laws.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   1/24/2013
Kentucky Utilities Company (01/02/13- ATLANTA) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announce that Kentucky Utilities Company will spend $57 million to install a sulfuric acid mist emission control system, replace a coal-fired boiler, and pay a civil penalty of $300,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations (CAA) at the Ghent Station facility in Ghent, Kentucky.     1/2/2013
Kentucky Utilities Company Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – Feb. 3, 2009) Kentucky Utilities (KU), a coal-fired electric utility, has agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty and spend approximately $135 million on pollution controls to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   2/3/2009
Kerr-McGee Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON – Kerr-McGee Corp. will spend $18 million on pollution controls in the first comprehensive settlement under the Clean Air Act that will reduce harmful emissions and conserve natural gas at production facilities across Utah and Colorado . The control measures and operational improvements are expected to reduce annual emissions of air pollutants by more than 2,500 tons in Utah and more than 3,000 tons in Colorado, the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   5/17/2007
Kinder Morgan The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced two Clean Air Act settlements with Kinder Morgan Upstream LLC in which the company has agreed to pay a total of $316,000 in penalties for violating Risk Management Plan provisions at natural gas plants in Casper and Douglas, Wyoming.     9/20/2012
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
Kinder Morgan Consent Agreement and Final Order (Washington, D.C. – May 2, 2007) Kinder Morgan Transmix Co. has agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $600,000 to resolve numerous violations of federal air and hazardous waste regulations, including mixing hazardous waste with gasoline.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   5/2/2007
Kmart Consent Agreement and Final Order (Washington, D.C. – May 9, 2007) Kmart will pay a $102,422 fine to settle self-disclosed violations of federal environmental regulations discovered at 17 distribution centers in 13 states. The company reported violations of clean water, hazardous waste, and emergency planning and preparedness regulations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. If EPA had discovered Kmart’s violations through an inspection, the company would have faced a fine of more than $1.6 million.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   5/9/2007
Koch Industries Petroleum Group, L.P. Refinery Leak and Oil Spill Settlement, December 22, 2000 Koch Industries Inc., will pay the largest civil fine ever imposed on a company under any federal environmental law to resolve claims related to more than 300 oil spills from its pipelines and oil facilities in six states, the Justice Department and the U.S. EPA announced. A settlement filed on January 13, 2000 requires Koch, the second-largest privately held company in the United States, to pay a $30 million civil penalty, improve its leak-prevention programs and spend $5 million on environmental projects.   Consent Decree   1/13/2000
Koch Industries Petroleum Group, L.P. Refinery Settlement Koch also will pay a $4.5 million penalty to settle Clean Air Act violations and other environmental claims at its Minnesota refinery. The State of Minnesota has joined in the settlement with the United States. The civil settlement calls for actions that will be undertaken by Koch over the next 8 years.   Consent Decree   12/22/2000
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
Lafarge North America, Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement (WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 21, 2010) The United States today filed two major Clean Air Act settlements to reduce air emissions from container glass and Portland cement plants throughout the country, announced Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. The settlements cover all 15 U.S. plants owned by Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc., the nation’s second largest container glass manufacturer, and all 13 U.S. plants owned by the Lafarge Company and two subsidiaries, the nation’s second largest manufacturer of Portland cement. These settlements are the first system-wide settlements for these sectors under the Clean Air Act and require pollution control upgrades, acceptance of enforceable emission limits, and payment of civil penalties.   Consent Decree   1/21/2010
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced 17 enforcement actions for violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). A priority for EPA’s enforcement program is to protect children, and others, from exposure to lead dust that can cause lead poisoning by ensuring that renovators follow the RRP and other lead rules.   Consent Agreement   5/2/2013
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule - February 2014 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced enforcement actions that will require 35 home renovation contractors and training providers to take additional steps to protect communities by minimizing harmful lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Standards.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   2/18/2014
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
Lee Brass Company, Inc. Hazardous Waste Judicial Settlement On September 26, 2001, a consent decree was filed in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Alabama for settlement of a judicial action against Lee Brass Company, Inc., Anniston, Alabama, for alleged violations of RCRA. The Complaint alleged illegal treatment of hazardous waste foundry sand in the sand reclamation unit without a permit, illegal storage of the sand, disposal in violation of Land Disposal Restriction lead standards, preparedness and prevention violations, training violations, and container management violations.   Consent Decree   9/26/2001
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
Lion Oil Civil Judicial Settlement The U.S. Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency on March 11, 2003, agreed to a comprehensive Clean Air Act settlement with Lion Oil Company to reduce harmful air emissions from the company's El Dorado, Ark., refinery by 1,380 tons per year.   Consent Decree   3/11/2003
Louisiana Generating Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced today that Louisiana Generating, an electric generating company owned by NRG Energy, Inc., agreed to a settlement at its Big Cajun II coal-fired power plant in New Roads, Louisiana, which will result in the elimination of over 27,300 tons of harmful emissions per year.   Consent Decree   11/21/2012
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
Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC Settlement Lowe’s Home Centers, one of the nation’s largest home improvement retailers, has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at its over 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that the contractors it hires to perform work minimize lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the federal Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   4/17/2014
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
MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC Settlement MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC has agreed to settle its liability in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in a settlement with the United States valued at $90 million, announced the Department of Justice, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today. Approximately $45 million of the $90 million settlement is going directly to the Gulf in the form of penalties or expedited environmental projects.   Consent Decree   2/17/2012
MRI Global - Imports A Notice of Warning was issued for failure to file a Notice of Arrival prior to the arrival of a research and development product into the United States.   Notice of Warning   3/7/2012
MTD and Jenn Feng Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON—A Taiwanese manufacturer and three American corporations will pay a $2 million civil penalty for allegedly importing and distributing approximately 200,000 chainsaws in the U.S. that failed to meet federal air pollution standards, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The companies also agreed to spend approximately $5 million on projects to reduce air pollution.   Consent Decree   4/24/2008
Mack Trucks, Inc. Diesel Engine Settlement On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law. Under this settlement, seven major manufacturers of diesel engines will spend more than one billion dollars to resolve claims that they installed computer devices in heavy duty diesel engines which resulted in illegal amounts of air pollution emissions. This settlement will prevent 75 million tons of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions nationwide by the year 2025. The companies involved are Caterpillar, Inc., Cummins Engine Company, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar International Transportation Corporation, Renault Vehicules Industriels, s.a., and Volvo Truck Corporation.   Consent Decree   10/22/1998
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
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
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
Marathon Ashland Refinery Settlement On May 11, 2001, EPA and the Justice Department announced an environmental agreement with Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC that is expected to reduce air emissions from seven petroleum refineries by more than 23,000 tons per year and assure complliance with the Clean Air Act.   Consent Decree   5/11/2001
Marathon Petroleum Company, LP and Catlettsburg Refining, LLC Settlement (Flaring) The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced an innovative environmental agreement with Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Company that already has significantly reduced air pollution from all six of the company’s petroleum refineries.   Consent Decree   4/5/2012
Martex Farms Administrative Law Decision (Washington, D.C. - Feb. 1, 2007) - EPA today applauds a legal victory against Martex Farms, a Puerto Rican company, for violating the worker protection provisions of U.S. pesticide laws.   Administrative Order   2/1/2007
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Stipulation and Order (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act stipulation and order for Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)   Stipulation and Order   9/10/2008
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
McWane, Inc. Settlement (Washington, DC - July 14, 2010) McWane Inc., a national cast iron pipe manufacturer headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., has agreed to resolve more than 400 violations of federal and state environmental law at 28 of its manufacturing facilities in 14 states as part of a settlement filed in federal court today, the Justice Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the states of Alabama and Iowa announced.   Consent Decree   7/14/2010
Mercedes Clean Air Settlement Washington, D.C. - Dec. 21, 2006) Mercedes-Benz will pay $1.2 million in civil penalties to resolve its failure to promptly notify EPA about air pollution control defects on numerous 1998 - 2006 model vehicles. Mercedes must also improve its emissions defect investigation and reporting system to ensure future compliance, at an estimated cost of approximately $1 million per year.   Consent Decree   12/21/2006
Merck & Co., Inc. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced that Merck & Co. has agreed to pay a $1.5 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of federal environmental laws at its pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in Riverside and West Point, Pa.   Complaint   9/28/2011
Merit Energy and Shell Exploration Clean Air Act Settlement CHICAGO (Oct. 1, 2008) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced an agreement with Merit Energy Co. LLC and Shell Exploration & Production Co. on alleged Clean Air Act violations at a natural gas processing facility in Manistee, Mich. Merit is the present owner and Shell is the former owner of the plant.   Consent Decree   10/1/2008
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
Meyer's Bakery Clean Air Act Settlement SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a $3.5 million settlement with Meyer's Bakery, headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., resulting from violations under the Clean Air Act. The agreement represents the largest settlement in the history of the EPA's stratospheric ozone protection program.     9/11/2000
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
Michigan Sugar Clean Air Act Settlement (Chicago, Ill. - May 15, 2008) Michigan Sugar, a grower-owned sugar cooperative located in Bay City, Mich., will use pollution reduction measures valued at more than $13 million at its processing facility to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced today. Along with the pollution reduction measures, Michigan Sugar will also pay a $210,000 civil penalty.     5/15/2008
Midnite Mine Superfund Site Settlement with Dawn Mining Company, Newmont USA Limited, and the Department of Interior On September 13, 2011, a settlement agreement between EPA, Interior, Dawn Mining Company, LLC, and its corporate parent, Newmont USA Ltd. settling the mining companies’ and DOI’s liabilities under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund) at the Midnite Mine Superfund Site. Under the settlement, the mining companies will design, construct and implement the cleanup plan selected by EPA in 2006 that is projected to cost approximately $193 million.   Consent Decree   9/30/2011
Minnesota Energy Ethanol CAA Settlement In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Minnesota Power Settlement In a settlement with the United States, Minnesota Power, an ALLETE company based in Duluth, has agreed to install pollution control technology and meet stringent emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from the company’s three coal-fired power plants located in Cohasset, Hoyt Lakes, and Schroeder, Minnesota, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   7/16/2014
Minnkota Power Cooperative and Square Butte Electric Cooperative WASHINGTON, D.C. – The air quality in North Dakota and surrounding regions will improve significantly because the federal government and the state of North Dakota are requiring two utilities to reduce emissions of two harmful pollutants by more than 33,000 tons per year.   Consent Decree   4/24/2006
Mirant Clean Air Act Settlement On September 27, 2004, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland, announced a major Clean Air Act settlement with Mirant Mid-Atlantic (Mirant) that will eliminate almost 29,000 tons of harmful nitrogen oxides (" NOx") pollution each year from Mirant''s coal-fired electricity generating plants in Maryland and Virginia. The settlement resolves federal and state claims that Mirant has violated the NOx emissions limitation set forth in the operating permit for its Potomac River plant in Alexandria, Va.   Consent Decree   9/27/2004
Mirant Clean Air Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a joint federal-state settlement, Mirant Mid-Atlantic (Mirant) has agreed to eliminate nearly 29,000 tons of harmful pollution each year generated by its four electricity generating plants in Maryland and Virginia. The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland worked jointly on this enforcement action, which will reduce significantly output of nitrogen oxides (NOx) throughout the region.   Consent Decree   5/8/2006
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
Monsanto Company FIFRA Settlement Information Sheet Washington, DC - July 8, 2010) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Monsanto Company Inc., of St. Louis, Missouri, has agreed to pay a $2.5 million penalty to resolve misbranding violations related to the sale and distribution of cotton seed products containing genetically engineered pesticides. This is the largest civil administrative penalty settlement ever received under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).   Consent Agreement and Final Order   7/8/2010
Montana Refining Company Civil Judicial Settlement The settlement announced on December 20, 2001 commits three refining properties owned by Navajo Refining Company, L.P. And Montana Refining Company ("The Companies") to an ambitious program to assure compliance with major provisions of the Clean Air Act.   Consent Decree   12/20/2001
Morton International, Inc. Multimedia Settlement On October 26, 2000, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) entered into a settlement with Morton International Inc. that resolved charges that the chemical company violated several environmental laws at its Moss Point, Miss., facility under a civil settlement and criminal plea agreement. Morton, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rohm and Haas Company based in Philadelphia, agreed to pay a $20 million penalty to be divided equally between the United States and Mississippi under the civil settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Biloxi. This penalty marks the largest-ever civil fine for environmental violations at a single facility.   Consent Decree   10/26/2000
Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Clean Air Act Settlement (WASHINGTON, DC - October 5, 2009) Mosaic Fertilizer will spend approximately $30 million on air pollution controls that are expected to eliminate harmful emissions from sulfuric acid production plants in Uncle Sam, La., and Mulberry, Fla., the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. The company will also pay a civil penalty of $2.4 million to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations.   Consent Decree   10/5/2009
Motiva Enterprises Refinery Settlement On March 21, 2001, EPA and the Department of Justice announced a settlement that commits nine refineries owned by Motiva, Equilon, and the Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership (Shell Deer Park) to an ambitious program to assure compliance with major provisions of the Clean Air Act.   Consent Decree   3/21/2001
Motiva and BP Settlement Agreements (Washington, D.C. – October 5, 2006) As part of ongoing efforts to protect public health by improving compliance with the motor vehicle fuels provisions of the federal Clean Air Act, EPA reached settlements on Sept. 27 with BP Products North America Inc. and with Motiva Enterprises LLC and Equilon Enterprises LLC, d/b/a Shell Oil Products US.     10/5/2006
MotorScience and Chi Zheng Clean Air Act Settlement Two Los Angeles-based consulting firms, MotorScience Inc., and MotorScience Enterprise Inc., (MotorScience) and their owner, Chi Zheng, have agreed to settle alleged Clean Air Act (CAA) violations stemming from the illegal import of 24,478 all-terrain, recreational vehicles into the U.S. from China without testing to ensure emissions would meet applicable limits on harmful air pollution, announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice, and the California Air Resources Board (ARB).   Consent Decree   8/29/2013
Motors Liquidation Company (f/k/a General Motors (GM) Corporation) Bankruptcy Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ), and the Unites States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, along with the states of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe announced that Motors Liquidation Corporation (MLC) has agreed to resolve its liabilities at 89 sites in the aforementioned 14 states across the U.S. for approximately $773 million.   Settlement Agreement   10/20/2010
Motors Liquidation Company (f/k/a General Motors (GM) Corporation) Bankruptcy Settlement: Overview of 2011 Settlement Agreements On March 3, 2011, the Bankruptcy Court approved an additional six settlements between the United States and Motors Liquidation Company (MLC, also known as "Old GM", and formerly known as General Motors Corporation), to settle certain environmental liabilities at six sites under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). On March 7, 2011, the court approved a seventh settlement resolving environmental claims at 34 non-owned sites under CERCLA, RCRA, and the Clean Air Act (CAA).   Consent Decree   3/3/2011
Motors Liquidation Company (f/k/a General Motors (GM) Corporation) Bankruptcy Settlement: Overview of 2012 Settlement Agreements On March, 29, 2012, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) approved an agreement between the United States and Motor Liquidation Corporation (MLC, also known as "Old GM", and formerly known as General Motors Corporation), to resolve environmental claims at the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site, the Kane & Lombard Street Drum Superfund Site, and the Hayford Bridge Road Groundwater Superfund Site. On June 29, 2012, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved a settlement to resolve environmental claims at the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site and entered the tax offset stipulation associated with the bankruptcy settlement.   Consent Decree   3/29/2012
Murphy Oil Refining Company Settlement The Justice Department, the U.S. Attorney's office in Madison, Wisconsin, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Justice on January 24, 2002 announced a settlement with Murphy Oil USA, Inc., which will dramatically cut sulfur dioxide ("SO2") emissions from the company's Superior, WI refinery.   Consent Decree   1/24/2002
Murphy Oil USA Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Justice Department announced that Murphy Oil USA has agreed to pay a $1.25 million civil penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act at its petroleum refineries in Meraux, La. and Superior, Wis. As part of the settlement, the company will spend more than $142 million to install new and upgraded pollution reduction equipment at the refineries and also spend an additional $1.5 million on a supplemental environmental project.   Consent Decree   9/28/2010
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
Navistar International Transportation Corporation On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law. Under this settlement, seven major manufacturers of diesel engines will spend more than one billion dollars to resolve claims that they installed computer devices in heavy duty diesel engines which resulted in illegal amounts of air pollution emissions. This settlement will prevent 75 million tons of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions nationwide by the year 2025. The companies involved are Caterpillar, Inc., Cummins Engine Company, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar International Transportation Corporation, Renault Vehicules Industriels, s.a., and Volvo Truck Corporation.   Consent Decree   10/22/1998
Nevada Power Company Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $60.7 million Clean Air Act settlement with Nevada Power Company (Nevada Power) that will improve air quality in the Clark County/Las Vegas area by requiring the company to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides, a harmful air pollutant, from its Clark Generating Station by about 2,300 tons annually.   Consent Decree   6/13/2007
New York City Underground Storage Tank Settlement The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the EPA announced a $1.3 million proposed consent decree with the City of New York involving violations of the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in connection with the city's underground storage tank systems.     1/25/2006
Newly Weds Foods, Inc. Settlement WASHINGTON-In a settlement to reduce the release of ozone-depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere, a Chicago-based national baking company has agreed to stop using ozone-depleting refrigerants, the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   5/16/2006
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
Nissco America, Inc. - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) to Nissco America, Inc. for failure to submit a Notice of Arrival form to EPA and for distribution (importation) of 44 drums of misbranded pesticide product (8,800lbs of violative product).   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   12/28/2011
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
Northern Indiana Public Service Company Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO) has signed a settlement agreement in which it has agreed to invest approximately $600 million in pollution control technology to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The proposed settlement covers all of NIPSCO’s coal-fired power plants, located in Chestertown, Michigan City, Wheatfield and Gary, Indiana. It will also require that NIPSCO spend $9.5 million on environmental mitigation projects and pay a civil penalty of $3.5 million. The state of Indiana has been involved with developing this settlement and is a signatory.   Consent Decree   1/13/2011
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
Nufarm Americas, Inc. - Imports EPA determined that Nufarm Americas, Inc. illegally imported five misbranded pesticide products; Bromoxynil Mixed Ester (EPA Reg. No. 264-533), Bromoxynil Octanote (EPA Reg. No. 264-442), Dichlorprop-P Technical Acid (EPA Reg. No. 15440-24), MCPA Technical Acid (EPA Reg. No. 70596-1), and Nufarm USA 2, 4-D Acid (EPA Reg. No. 61272-3). The imported products were illegal because the labels on the products either contained information that conflicted with the EPA-accepted label or had claims that substantially differed from the claims made as part of the product registration under FIFRA. Nufarm agreed to relabel the violative products, prepare and implement a compliance monitoring plan to prevent or eliminate any future violations of FIFRA, and pay a $105,000 civil penalty.   Administrative Penalty Order   3/1/2012
Ohio Edison Company, W.H. Sammis Power Station, (WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 11, 2009) Ohio Edison Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has agreed in a consent decree to repower one of its coal-fired power plants using primarily renewable biomass fuels, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. In the agreement, filed in federal court in Columbus, Ohio and joined by the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Ohio Edison will repower the R.E. Burger Units 4 and 5 near Shadyside, Ohio with biomass fuel. The consent decree modifies a 2005 consent decree requiring Ohio Edison to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2 ) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) at several of its coal-fired plants.   Consent Decree   8/11/2009
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
Oregon Companies Settle with EPA for Illegal Disposal of Millions of Pounds of Reactive Hazardous Waste Oregon Metallurgical of Albany, Ore. and TDY Industries of Millersburg, Ore. have agreed to pay a combined total of $825,000 in civil penalties to resolve alleged violations related to improper storage, transportation, and disposal of anhydrous magnesium chloride, a reactive hazardous waste that can pose serious fire and explosion threats.     12/17/2013
Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Owens-Brockway Glass Containers Inc., the nation’s largest glass container manufacturer, has agreed to install pollution control equipment to reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and particulate matter (PM) by nearly 2,500 tons per year and pay a $1.45 million penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at five of the company’s manufacturing plants.   Consent Decree   12/3/2012
Oxy Vinyls Settlement (Washington, D.C. - June 8, 2006) Citizens in areas of Texas, Kentucky and New Jersey will experience reduced exposure to the known human carcinogen vinyl chloride under a settlement announced today between Oxy Vinyls, LP (Oxy Vinyls) and the United States, the Louisville Metropolitan Air Pollution Control District (LMAPCD), and the State of New Jersey.   Consent Decree   6/8/2006
PCS Geismar (Louisiana) Clean Air Act MACT Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) announced that PCS Nitrogen has agreed to reduce air emissions and hazardous waste generated from phosphoric acid production at its facility in Geismar, La.   Consent Decree   5/23/2013
PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer Settlement The settlement requires PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer, AA Sulfuric Inc., and White Springs Agricultural Chemicals Inc. to install, upgrade and operate state-of-the-art pollution reduction measures, as well as install emissions monitors at eight sulfuric acid plants across facilities in Geismar, Louisiana (one plant), White Springs, Florida (four plants), and Aurora, North Carolina (three plants).   Consent Decree   11/6/2014
PSEG Fossil L.L.C. Civil Judicial Settlement (New York, NY) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the State of New Jersey today announced that they have lodged with the court a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with PSEG Fossil LLC related to PSEG's failure to comply with a 2002 consent decree requiring installation of pollution controls at its coal-fired power plants in Jersey City and Hamilton, New Jersey. This new settlement, which is subject to court approval, secures additional air pollution reductions, tighter controls, valuable environmental projects and a significant penalty.   Consent Decree   11/30/2006
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
Pala Band of Mission Indians, Brown Bulk Transporation, Valley Material and Supply, and James A. Brown Clean Water Act Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree for Pala Band of Mission Indians, Brown Bulk Transporation, Valley Material and Supply, and James A. Brown   Consent Decree   9/17/2008
Past Cost Settlement Reached for Gulf State Utilities-North Ryan Street Superfund Site An administrative order on consent (AOC) for recovery of past response costs between EPA and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, and Entergy Texas, Inc., was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Under the agreement, Entergy will pay $275,000 in past response costs associated with cleanup work at the Gulf State Utilities-North Ryan Street Superfund Site in La.   Administrative Order on Consent   10/26/2012
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
Pfizer To Pay $975,000 For Alleged Clean Air Violations (Boston, Mass. - June 23, 2008) - The pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay a $975,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its former manufacturing plant in Groton, Conn., the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Today’s settlement is the first of its type in federal court under regulations that are designed to control the emissions of hazardous air pollutants from pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.   Consent Decree   6/23/2008
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
Phillips 66 Takes Steps Toward Reducing Pollution from Vehicles The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Houston, Texas-based Phillips 66 Company recently agreed to retire over 21 billion sulfur credits that could have been used in the production of gasoline, which could potentially lead to significantly less pollution from vehicles. The company will also pay a $500,000 penalty for violations of the Clean Air Act.   Administrative Agreement   3/24/2014
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
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
Power Engineering Company - Favorable EPA RCRA Case Decision On September 4, 2002, the 10th Circuit upheld EPA's authority to bring enforcement actions for violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in states with authorized hazardous waste management programs (U.S. v. Power Engineering Co., No. 01-1217 (Sept. 4, 2002)). The court also found that EPA' s enforcement action was not barred by res judicata, because EPA and a state with an authorized hazardous waste management program are not in privity unless EPA pulls a "laboring oar" in the state's enforcement action.     9/4/2002
PowerTrain, Inc., Wood Sales Company, Inc. and Toolmart, Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today that PowerTrain, Inc. will pay a civil penalty of $2 million to resolve EPA’s claims that the company imported and sold nonroad engines and equipment that were not covered by a certificate of conformity, and in most cases could not be certified because they exceeded emissions standards under the Clean Air Act. PowerTrain will also implement projects to offset the excess emissions caused by the use of these engines and will ensure that future imports meet Clean Air Act requirements, under the terms of the settlement filed in federal court.   Consent Decree   2/28/2011
Premcor Refining Group, Inc. (Clark Refining and Marking, Inc.) Multimedia Settlement On April 1, 2002, the Justice Department, the EPA, and the State of Illinois announced a settlement with Premcor Refining Group, Inc. in which Premcor is to pay $6.25 million to resolve claims that it violated five environmental statutes at its Blue Island Refinery in Blue Island, Illinois. The complaint alleged violations of the Clean Air Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Recovery Act; and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act, as well as State of Illinois environmental laws and regulations.     4/1/2002
Premcor Refining Group, Inc. Refinery Settlement The Justice Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Illinois on July 12, 2001 announced an agreement with The Premcor Refining Group Inc. that will significantly reduce harmful air pollution, including more than 4,700 tons of sulfur dioxide annually, from Premcor's petroleum refinery in Hartford, Ill.   Consent Decree   7/12/2001
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
Pro-Corn LLC Ethanol CAA Settlement In 2002, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating a suspected pattern of noncompliance with the Prevention of Serious Deterioration/ New Source Review (PSD/NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry.   Consent Decree   10/2/2002
Prospective Purchaser Agreement Promotes Cleanup and Redevelopment of Former Steel Mill on Sparrows Point in Maryland In September 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into a prospective purchaser agreement (PPA) with Sparrows Point Terminal LLC (SPT), regarding cleanup and redevelopment of a former steel mill located in the Sparrows Point area of Baltimore, Md.   Administrative Agreement   9/18/2014
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
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
QEPFS Facilities Services The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with QEP Field Services Co. (QEPFS), formerly Questar Gas Management Co., to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at five natural gas compressor stations on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Northeastern Utah.   Consent Decree   5/16/2012
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
Reinforcements Systems - Imports A shipment of “Grotan OK Plus” was denied entry/refused delivery. Pesticide product was deemed unregistered.   Import Refusal   1/25/2012
Renault Vehicules Industriels, s.a. Diesel Engines Settlement On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law. Under this settlement, seven major manufacturers of diesel engines will spend more than one billion dollars to resolve claims that they installed computer devices in heavy duty diesel engines which resulted in illegal amounts of air pollution emissions. This settlement will prevent 75 million tons of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions nationwide by the year 2025. The companies involved are Caterpillar, Inc., Cummins Engine Company, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar International Transportation Corporation, Renault Vehicules Industriels, s.a., and Volvo Truck Corporation.   Consent Decree   10/22/1998
Rhodia Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. - April 26, 2007) Acid manufacturer Rhodia Inc. will pay a $2 million penalty and spend approximately $50 million on air pollution controls at eight production plants in four states across the country, to resolve allegations that the company violated the Clean Air Act. The pollution controls are expected to reduce harmful emissions from its production plants in Texas, Louisiana, California and Indiana by 19,000 tons per year.   Consent Decree   4/26/2007
Rocky Mountain Pipeline Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department today announced a settlement with Rocky Mountain Pipeline System, LLC, Western Convenience Stores, Inc., and Offen Petroleum, Inc. to resolve claims that they illegally mixed and distributed more than 1 million gallons of gasoline that did not meet Clean Air Act emissions and fuel quality requirements.   Consent Decree   5/4/2011
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
Safeway, Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement In a settlement agreement with the United States, Safeway, the nation’s second largest grocery store chain, has agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty and implement a corporate-wide plan to significantly reduce its emissions of ozone-depleting substances from refrigeration equipment at 659 of its stores nationwide, estimated to cost approximately $4.1 million.   Consent Decree   9/4/2013
Saint-Gobain Containers (WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 21, 2010) The United States today filed two major Clean Air Act settlements to reduce air emissions from container glass and Portland cement plants throughout the country, announced Cynthia Giles, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. The settlements cover all 15 U.S. plants owned by Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc., the nation’s second largest container glass manufacturer, and all 13 U.S. plants owned by the Lafarge Company and two subsidiaries, the nation’s second largest manufacturer of Portland cement. These settlements are the first system-wide settlements for these sectors under the Clean Air Act and require pollution control upgrades, acceptance of enforceable emission limits, and payment of civil penalties.   Consent Decree   1/21/2010
Salt River Project Agriculture Improvement and Power District Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON— As part of the fifteenth settlement secured by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice to control harmful air pollution from coal-fired power plants, the owner and operator of a plant in St. Johns, Ariz., has agreed to install pollution controls at an estimated cost of $400 million to reduce harmful emissions and pay a $950,000 civil penalty. Today's settlement resolves alleged violations of the New Source Review requirements of the Clean Air Act.   Consent Decree   8/12/2008
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
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
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) Innovative Plastics, LLC Settlement SABIC Innovative Plastics US LLC, and its subsidiary, SABIC Innovative Plastics Mt. Vernon, LLC, have agreed to pay a $1,012,873 civil penalty and to improve leak detection and repair practices to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at chemical manufacturing facilities in Mt. Vernon, Ind. and Burkville, Ala., the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   5/31/2012
Savoia, Inc., BMX Imports, L.P., BMX Trading, L.L.C., and Terry Zimmer A Dallas-based group of companies and their owner must either stop importing vehicles or follow a comprehensive compliance plan to settle Clean Air Act (CAA) violations stemming from the alleged illegal import of over 24,167 highway motorcycles and recreational vehicles into the United States without proper documentation, announced the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The four parties are also required to pay a $120,000 civil penalty.   Consent Decree   1/6/2014
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
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Settlement Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (Scotts) will pay over $6 million penalty and spend $2 million on environmental projects under a settlement that resolves violations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Scotts distributed or sold unregistered, canceled, or misbranded pesticides, including products with inadequate warnings or cautions. This is the largest civil settlement under FIFRA to date.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   9/7/2012
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
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
Seaboard Settlement Washington, D.C. - Under two related settlements, Seaboard Foods LP and PIC USA Inc., will take significant steps at many of their facilities to ensure future compliance with environmental laws and to resolve allegations that the companies contaminated groundwater and surface waters near several of their facilities, the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.     9/15/2006
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
Settlement Agreement Addressing Uranium Mine Cleanup at Four Sites in Navajo Nation Under an administrative order on consent, Homestakes Mining Company will assess contamination and address safety hazards at four abandoned uranium mines in the Mariano Lake and Smith Lake areas on the Navajo Nation.   Administrative Order on Consent   8/27/2014
Settlement Agreements Reached with Goodrich Corp. and KTI, Inc. Regarding Cleanup at B. F. Goodrich Superfund Site On March 26, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that two settlements were filed with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California associated with clean up of contaminated soil and ground water at the B.F. Goodrich Superfund Site in Rialto, Calif. These settlements, along with previously filed settlement agreements, will result in a comprehensive cleanup of the site totaling as much as $100 million.   Consent Decree   3/26/2013
Settlement Approved to Complete Cleanup at Alternate Energy Resources Superfund Site in Ga. On February 9, 2012, a consent decree between EPA, the State of Georgia, and Airgas Carbonic, Inc., et al., was approved by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Augusta Division, to complete cleanup work at the Alternate Energy Resources (AER) Superfund site in Augusta, Ga. Pursuant to the agreement, 73 parties, comprised of 68 private parties, four federal agencies and one state agency, will perform the cleanup work at the site at an approximate cost of $7.3 million.   Consent Decree   2/9/2012
Settlement Approved to Complete Cleanup at Cabot/Koppers Site in Florida A RD/RA consent decree between the United States and Beazer East, Inc. was approved by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Gainesville Division, to complete cleanup work at the Cabot/Koppers Superfund site in Gainesville, Fla. at an estimated cost of $55 million.   Consent Decree   7/9/2013
Settlement Reached at Facemate Superfund Site Clears Way for Redevelopment This settlement agreement concludes litigation between the City of Chicopee and EPA stemming from cleanup actions performed by EPA from 2003-2004. Most importantly, the settlement enables the City to move forward with clear title to redevelop the property into a safe, useful resource for the Chicopee community.   Consent Decree   6/20/2011
Settlement Reached at Middlefield-Ellis-Whisman (MEW) Study Area to Address TCE Contamination in Residential and Commercial Buildings On December 21, 2011, a consent decree amendment between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Intel Corporation, and Raytheon Company was filed with U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California. Construction of the treatment system is the first step in the cleanup of groundwater contaminated by chemicals used to manufacture DDT and synthetic rubber over three decades.   Consent Decree   3/6/2012
Settlement Reached at Newtown Creek Superfund Site On September 7, 2011, an agreement was reached to begin work at the Newtown Creek Superfund Site with the start of a remedial investigation and feasibility study (RI/FS). The agreement also addresses the recovery of costs relating to liabilities under Superfund.   Administrative Order on Consent   9/7/2011
Settlement Reached at Plymouth Wood Treating Plant Site On April 4, 2011, EPA and Domtar Paper Company LLC (Domtar) entered into a consent decree to address cleanup at the Plymouth Wood Treating Plant Site near Plymouth, North Carolina, at an expected cost of $1.959 million.   Consent Decree   4/4/2011
Settlement Reached at State Marine of Port Arthur Superfund Site in Texas A consent decree for reimbursement of past response costs for cleanup work at the State Marine of Port Arthur Superfund Site was entered in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division. The settlement provides for reimbursement from several parties in excess of $1 million for past response costs.   Consent Decree   6/21/2013
Settlement Reached at Sutton Brook Disposal Area Site in Massachusetts The settlement in this case totals $30 million and includes forty-nine different parties, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).   Consent Decree   11/9/2010
Settlement Reached at the Ashland/NSP Lakefront Superfund Site in Wisconsin Under a settlement agreement between the federal government, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Northern States Power Wisconsin (NSPW, d/b/a Xcel Energy) was approved by the U.S. District Court of Wisconsin, NSPW will perform soil and groundwater cleanup at the former NSPW gas plant and Kreher Park for an estimated cost of $40 million.   Consent Decree   10/19/2012
Settlement Reached for Groundwater Contamination Cleanup at Harcros Chemicals Site in Davenport, Iowa On May 29, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 7003 Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) for cleanup work at the Harcros Chemicals Inc. site in Davenport, Iowa. Groundwater contamination at levels above “unrestricted use” cleanup levels still exists in onsite and offsite groundwater. The cleanup work is expected to address over 1.2 million cubic yards of groundwater contamination.   Administrative Order on Consent   5/29/2012
Settlement Reached on Requiring Monitoring and Testing at Schott Metal Facility in Ohio EPA and Schott Metal Products, Inc. agreed to a settlement resolving claims for alleged violations of section 3013 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which calls for completion of activities under and approved work plan for monitoring and testing of soil and groundwater contamination at the Schott Metal facility and for payment of a $375,000 civil penalty.   Consent Decree   7/22/2013
Settlement Reached with Formosa Plastics Corporation to Obtain Site-Wide Corrective Actions at Point Comfort, Texas Facility On June 14, 2012, a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 3008(a) Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Formosa Plastics Corporation, Texas (Formosa) was filed with the Regional Hearing Clerk for the EPA Region 6. This new Order complemented the existing 3008(h) AOC to obtain site-wide corrective measures for remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater and closed negotiations regarding a site-wide RCRA 3008(h) Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO).   Unilateral Administrative Order   6/14/2012
Settlement reached at the Chemetco Superfund Site Under the settlement reached between EPA, DOJ, the State of Illinois, the bankruptcy trustee for the estate of defendant Chemetco, Inc., and Paradigm, the trustee and potential purchaser of the site, will implement a Superfund removal action to address existing contamination at the Chemetco Superfund site at an estimated cost of $20 million and cleanup.   Consent Decree   9/13/2013
Settlements Reached at B. F. Goodrich Superfund Site with Pyro Spectacular Industries and Emhart Industries EPA and DOJ announced that two settlements have been filed, one in October and the other in December, 2012, with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. These settlements result in a combined total of nearly $50 million to clean up contamination at the B. F. Goodrich Superfund Site in San Bernardino County.   Consent Decree   12/5/2012
Seventy Companies Agree to Remove Highly Contaminated Mud from Lyndhurst Section of the Passaic River On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached agreement with 70 companies to remove approximately 16,000 cubic yards of highly contaminated sediment from a half-mile long area of the Passaic River in Lyndhurst, N.J. at their expense.   Administrative Order on Consent   6/18/2012
Sewage District No. 1 of Iberia Parish (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree for the Sewage District No. 1 of Iberia Parish   Consent Decree   12/20/2007
Sharda USA, LLC - Imports EPA issued a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) for the distribution (importation) of a misbranded product, “Sharda Fomesafen Technical Herbicide” (EPA Reg. No. 82633-5). The imported product was illegal because the correct EPA Registration Number was not on the product’s label. The SSURO was lifted in February 2012 after the importer provided verification that the product had been appropriately relabeled at an EPA registered establishment.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   1/27/2012
Shell Chemical LP/Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. (WASHINGTON, DC - March 31, 2010) Shell Chemical LP/Shell Chemical Yabucoa have agreed to install pollution reduction equipment on two petroleum refining facilities at an estimated cost of $6 million as part of two comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced today. The two companies will also pay a combined $3.3 million civil penalty to the United States as well as to Alabama and Louisiana, and $200,000 to Louisiana organizations for environmental education and emergency operations.   Consent Decree   3/31/2010
Shell Deer Park Settlement (Flaring) The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Shell Oil and affiliated partnerships (Shell) have agreed to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at a large refinery and chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas by spending at least $115 million to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and other processes, and by paying a $2.6 million civil penalty.   Consent Decree   7/10/2013
Silgan Containers, LLC Settlement Washington, D.C. – June 14, 2010) The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with Silgan Containers that will resolve alleged Clean Air Act (CAA) violations of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration/New Source Review (PSD/NSR) programs at 18 Silgan can manufacturing facilities across the United States. In October 1999, Silgan commenced a national air audit ("NAA") of the company's compliance with the CAA under an audit agreement with EPA and conducted a review of each facility (originally, a total of 28) on a Region-by-Region basis. Silgan disclosed noncompliance with PSD/NSR and other CAA requirements and voluntarily corrected noncompliance. Silgan disclosed the potential violations to Regions 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 10.   Consent Decree   6/14/2010
Sinclair Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with two subsidiaries of Sinclair Oil Corporation to resolve alleged violations of air pollution limits established in a 2008 consent decree at refineries in Casper and Sinclair, Wyo. Sinclair Casper Refining Co. and Sinclair Wyoming Refining Co. will pay stipulated penalties totaling $3,844,000 and spend approximately $10.5 million on additional pollution control equipment and other projects to resolve the allegations.   Amended Consent Decree   8/20/2012
Soco West, Inc. to cleanup portion of Lockwood Solvent Ground Water Plume Site in Billings, Mont. On October 3, 2011, the United States District Court, District of Montana, Billings Division approved a remedial design/remedial action consent decree (RD/RA CD) between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State of Montana, and Soco West, Inc. The settlement addresses cleanup work and payment of past and future costs (totaling more than $7 million) at the lower half (operable unit 2) of the Lockwood Solvent Ground Water Plume Site, located in Billings, Mont.   Consent Decree   10/3/2011
Solutia Incorporated (Boston, Mass. – Dec. 20, 2012) – Two companies operating a chemical plant in Springfield, Mass. will pay a penalty of $970,000 and take other actions, under a settlement announced today between Solutia Inc. and INEOS Melamines LLC, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice.     12/20/2012
South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) Consent DecreeOn March 16, 2004, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency, along with the State of South Carolina, announced a major Clean Air Act settlement with the South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper).   Consent Decree   3/16/2004
South Haven Sewer Works (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree for South Haven Sewer Works   Consent Decree   12/20/2007
Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company (SIGECO) F.B. Culley Plant Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced on June 6, 2003 a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with the Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, Inc. (SIGECO) to resolve Clean Air Act violations at SIGECO's F.B. Culley coal-fired power plant (Culley Station). Under the settlement, SIGECO will spend approximately $30 million between now and 2007 to install state-of-the-art pollution controls to meet stringent pollution limits.   Consent Decree   6/6/2003
Southern Ute Reservation Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced agreements with two gas production companies resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act on the Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado’s San Juan Basin. The agreements, outlined in separate consent decrees with Williams and ConocoPhillips, will reduce emissions of air pollutants from a gas plant and compressor stations.     11/2/2011
Southern Wood Piedmont Financial Assurance Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Southern Wood Piedmont Company and its parent company, Rayonier Inc., have agreed to pay a $317,000 penalty to resolve violations of hazardous waste financial assurance requirements and have obtained more than $41.7 million in financial assurance.   Consent Agreement   1/23/2012
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
St. Louis Developers to Pay $590,000 Penalty for Polluting Waterways with Runoff from Three Construction Sites WASHINGTON – 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. “This consent decree contains both strong requirements for future construction sites that will reduce pollution as well as a hefty penalty, and also demonstrates the important role that the federal, state and local government each play in reducing the pollution of our lakes and waters,” said Ronald J. Tenpas, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division.   Consent Decree   7/12/2007
St. Marys Cement Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON— Two companies that own and operate a Portland cement manufacturing facility near Dixon, Ill., have agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution controls to reduce harmful air emissions and pay an $800,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   9/8/2008
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
SunCoke Energy, Inc. (SunCoke) and Haverhill North Coke Co. (Haverhill) Settlement SunCoke Energy Inc. and two of its subsidiaries have agreed to pay $1.995 million to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations of emission limits at the Gateway Energy and Coke plant in Granite City, Ill., and the Haverhill Coke plant in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department.   Consent Decree   6/26/2013
Sunoco Petroleum Refinery Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a comprehensive Clean Air Act settlement with petroleum refiner Sunoco that is expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 24,000 tons per year from four refineries in three states. The agreement will bring nearly 65 percent of domestic refining capacity into compliance with the law.   Consent Decree   6/16/2005
Superfund penalties and punitive damages awarded for Dico, Inc. noncompliance with response order The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) $1.62 million in penalties and more than $1.447 million in punitive damages for noncompliance with a cleanup order associated with the Dico, Inc. facility in Des Moines, Iowa.     2/24/2014
Sussex IM - Imports 72 cartons of “OFF! Repellant Pad” (EPA Reg. No. 4822-469) and 120 cartons of “OFF! Insecticide Pad” were denied entry/refused delivery. The “OFF! Repellant Pad was misbranded and “OFF! Insecticide Pad contained false and misleading statements.   Import Refusal   1/25/2012
Suzuki Motor Corporation and American Suzuki Motor Corporation The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with recreational vehicle manufacturer, American Suzuki Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation, to pay an $885,000 penalty for allegedly importing and selling 25,458 uncertified all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road motorcycles in the United States.   Settlement Agreement   9/6/2012
Syngenta Consent Agreement (Washington, D.C. - Dec. 21, 2006) Syngenta Seeds, Inc. of Golden Valley, Minn., has agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty to EPA for selling and distributing seed corn that contained an unregistered genetically engineered pesticide called Bt 10.   Consent Agreement   12/21/2006
TIMET Settlement Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET), one of the world’s largest producers of titanium parts for jet engines and other industrial applications, has agreed to perform an extensive investigation and cleanup of potential contamination stemming primarily from the unauthorized manufacture and disposal of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) at its Black Mountain Industrial Complex manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nev., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced today.   Consent Decree   5/14/2014
TIMET Settlement Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET), one of the world’s largest producers of titanium parts for jet engines and other industrial applications, has agreed to perform an extensive investigation and cleanup of potential contamination stemming primarily from the unauthorized manufacture and disposal of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) at its Black Mountain Industrial Complex manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nev., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced today.   Consent Decree   5/14/2014
TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Inc. Hazardous Waste Settlement In agreements with the U.S. Government and the State of Arizona that were announced on January 18, 2001, TRW 's Vehicle Safety Systems Inc. resolved charges that it violated hazardous waste laws at its airbag manufacturing plant in Queen Creek, AZ under a civil settlement and criminal plea agreement. The Criminal Plea Agreement and Consent Decree call for payment of $17.6 million in fines for failure to manage hazardous wastes in accordance with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulatory requirements.   Consent Decree   11/18/2001
Talisman Energy Talisman Energy USA Inc. will pay a $62,457 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous chemical reporting requirements at 52 hydraulic fracturing facilities throughout Pennsylvania that include natural gas well sites and compressor stations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Talisman discovered the violations and self-disclosed them to the EPA.     7/25/2012
Tampa Electric Company (TECO) Clean Air Act Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to a settlement of a major Clean Air Act enforcement action against the Tampa Electric Company (TECO) that requires the company to significantly reduce harmful air pollution from its power plants. This agreement is the first to result from a national enforcement action aimed at cutting emissions from coal-fired power plants.   Consent Decree   2/29/2000
Tanknology - NDE, International, Inc. Criminal Plea On October 30, 2002, Tanknology - NDE, International, Inc. was sentenced in federal district court in Austin, Texas to pay a criminal fine of $1 million and pay restitution of $1.29 million to the United States for the costs of the potential retesting of underground storage tanks that the company had falsely tested. In addition, Tanknology will serve five years probation. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Tanknology will implement a quality management system to ensure that false and improper testing practices do not occur again.     10/30/2002
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
Tennessee Valley Authority Clean Air Act Settlement This agreement will save lives and prevent billions of dollars in health costs. Modernizing these plants and encouraging clean energy innovation means better health protections and greater economic opportunities for the people living near TVA facilities,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Investments in pollution control equipment will keep hundreds of thousands of tons of harmful pollutants out of the air we breathe, and help create green job opportunities that will reduce pollution and improve energy efficiency.   Consent Decree   4/14/2011
Terra Industries Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced Terra Industries Inc., one of the nation’s largest producers of nitric acid and nitrogen fertilizers, has agreed to pay $625,000 in civil penalties to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act at nine of its plants in Iowa, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. As part of the settlement, Terra will also spend an estimated $17 million to install and implement new controls and technologies that are expected to reduce harmful nitrogen oxide emissions at its facilities by at least 1,200 tons per year.   Consent Decree   4/19/2011
Tesoro Corporation The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Tesoro Corporation, Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC, and Tesoro Alaska Company have agreed to pay a $1.1 million penalty to resolve claims that Tesoro failed to comply with requirements under the Clean Air Act (CAA) at four of its refining facilities that produce conventional gasoline.   Consent Decree   5/30/2013
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. has agreed to pay a $2.25 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the State of Missouri’s Air Conservation Law, Clean Water Law, and Hazardous Waste Management Law at the company’s facility in Mexico, Mo., the Justice Department, EPA and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced today.     3/14/2013
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
The ATP Infrastructure Partners, LP Clean Water Act Settlement Under a settlement agreement with the United States, ATP Infrastructure Partners, LP (ATP-IP) will pay a $1 million civil penalty and perform corrective measures to resolve claims by the U.S. under the Clean Water Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) of unauthorized discharges of oil and chemicals from an oil platform into the Gulf of Mexico, announced the Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Consent Decree   10/16/2014
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
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
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
The Pep Boys Manny, Moe and Jack and Baja, Inc. (WASHINGTON, DC - May 10, 2010) The Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack - have agreed to take corrective measures and pay $5 million in civil penalties to settle claims that it violated the Clean Air Act by importing and selling motorcycles, recreational vehicles and generators manufactured in China that do not comply with environmental requirements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced today. Baja, Inc., which supplied the non-compliant vehicles to Pep Boys, is also settling with the U.S.   Consent Decree   5/10/2010
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
Total Petrochemical USA, Inc. Total Petrochemical USA, Inc. (Total) will pay an $8.75 million penalty for failing to comply with the terms of a 2007 settlement with the United States that resolved alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Port Arthur, Texas refinery, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   9/20/2013
Total Petrochemicals U.S.A. Settlement WASHINGTON – Total Petrochemical USA Inc. (Total) will pay a $2.9 million penalty and upgrade pollution controls at its Port Arthur, Texas refinery, to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   4/30/2007
Town of Newburgh (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree for the Town of Newburgh   Consent Decree   12/11/2007
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Inventory Reporting Rule Settlements (Washington, DC - July 23, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued complaints seeking civil penalties against three companies for alleged violations of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).   Consent Agreement and Final Order   7/23/2012
Toyota Motor Corporation Settlement WASHINGTON, DC, March 7, 2003 --The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement of the government's lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corporation for Clean Air Act violations involving 2.2 million vehicles manufactured between 1996 and 1998.   Consent Decree   3/7/2003
Trans Energy Inc. Clean Water Act Settlement EPA, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), and the Department of Justice announced a settlement with Trans Energy Inc., requiring the oil and gas company to restore portions of streams and wetlands at 15 sites in West Virginia polluted by the company’s unauthorized discharge of dredge or fill material.   Consent Decree   9/2/2014
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
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
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
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
Tronox Bankruptcy Settlement Agreement Settlement Agreement to resolve Tronox Incorporated's environmental liabilities with EPA, other federal, state, and local agencies, and the Navajo Nation (collectively, the “Governments”) relating to numerous contaminated sites around the country. Pursuant to the settlement agreement, the Governments will receive, among other consideration, $270 million and 88 percent of Tronox’s interest in a pending fraudulent conveyance litigation.   Settlement Agreement   11/23/2010
Tyson Foods, Inc. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Tyson Foods, Inc. and several of its affiliate corporations to address threats of accidental chemical releases after anhydrous ammonia was released during incidents at facilities in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska, resulting in multiple injuries, property damage, and one fatality.   Consent Decree   4/5/2013
U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement in Lima, Ohio, to Reduce Sewage Overflows The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the State of Ohio today announced a Clean Water Act settlement with the City of Lima, Ohio, to resolve claims that untreated sewer discharges were released into the Ottawa River during wet weather.     11/20/2014
U.S. District Court Southern District New York Opinion & Order Issued for Anadarko Fraud Case U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) approves the historic settlement agreement that was announced by EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 3, 2014, resolving fraudulent conveyance claims against Kerr-McGee Corporation and related subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.     11/10/2014
U.S. Seeks Court Approval on Dredging Agreement with GE (Washington, DC) – In another significant step toward cleaning up polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Hudson River, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today asked the U.S. District Court in Albany, New York to approve the October 2005 consent decree with the General Electric Company (GE) for the river dredging called for in EPAs 2002 Record of Decision for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. The government made its written request to the court after carefully considering the public comments submitted during the comment period, eventually concluding that the settlement reached last year by the government and GE remains appropriate. The submission to the court includes detailed and comprehensive responses to the public comments. “The settlement reached with GE was designed to meet the immediate and future needs of the people of New York—by removing a large amount of PCBs from the Upper Hudson River and expediting PCB cleanup to improve the health and safety of the environment and citizens,” said Sue Ellen Wooldridge, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. “We are pleased to seek the court’s approval of this settlement and we look forward to seeing the benefits of this landmark action.”   Consent Decree   5/16/2006
US EPA Clean Air Act Mobile Source Importation Settlement Information EPA enforces the vehicle and engine certification provisions of Title II of the Clean Air Act and regulations at 40 C. F. R. Parts 85, 86, 89 through 94, and 1039 through 1068. The Clean Air Act requires new engines and equipment sold or distributed in the United States to be certified to meet EPA-established emissions requirements to protect public health and the environment from air pollution. The certification and prohibition requirements apply equally to importers and manufacturers. There has been a recent and dramatic increase in imports of engines and equipment which do not meet these standards. These imports mostly involve tractors, lawn and garden equipment, motorcycles (both highway and off-road), ATVs, and electrical generators.     12/17/2007
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
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
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
Union Pacific Railroad and Gould Electronics Inc. Consent Decrees for Omaha Lead Superfund Site On June 1, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Justice Department, and the State of Nebraska lodged consent decrees with Union Pacific Railroad and Gould Electronics Inc., valued at $26.15 million, for cleanup at the Omaha Lead Superfund Site in Omaha, Nebraska.   Consent Decree   6/2/2011
United Industries - Imports A Notice of Warning was issued for failure to file a Notice of Arrival prior to the arrival of a pesticide device into the United States.   Notice of Warning   2/1/2012
United Park City Mines agrees to clean up mine waste at Richardson Flat Superfund Site an administrative order on consent (AOC) for engineering evaluation, cost analysis (EE/CA), removal, and restoration of more than 2,700 acres contaminated with historic mine waste at the Richardson Flat Superfund Site near Park City, Utah.   Administrative Order on Consent   3/7/2014
United Phosphorus, Inc. - Imports EPA issued two separate Stop Sale, Use or Removal Orders (SSUROs) to United Phosphorus, Inc. for the distribution (importation) of five shipments of a misbranded pesticide, “Asulox” (EPA Reg. No. 70506-139). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-approved label. United Phosphorus, Inc. took steps to re-label the product and obtained a release from the SSUROs. United Phosphorus, Inc. agreed to pay a total of $14,600 civil penalty to address the distribution of a misbranded pesticide.   Administrative Penalty Order   1/4/2012
United Phosphorus, Inc. - Imports EPA issued two separate Stop Sale, Use or Removal Orders (SSUROs) to United Phosphorus, Inc. for the distribution (importation) of five shipments of a misbranded pesticide, “Asulox” (EPA Reg. No. 70506-139). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-approved label. United Phosphorus, Inc. took steps to re-label the product and obtained a release from the SSUROs. United Phosphorus, Inc. agreed to pay a total of $14,600 civil penalty to address the distribution of a misbranded pesticide.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   12/12/2011
United Phosphorus, Inc. - Imports EPA issued two separate Stop Sale, Use or Removal Orders (SSUROs) to United Phosphorus, Inc. for the distribution (importation) of five shipments of a misbranded pesticide, “Asulox” (EPA Reg. No. 70506-139). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-approved label. United Phosphorus, Inc. took steps to re-label the product and obtained a release from the SSUROs. United Phosphorus, Inc. agreed to pay a total of $14,600 civil penalty to address the distribution of a misbranded pesticide.   Administrative Penalty Order   12/8/2011
United Phosphorus, Inc. - Imports EPA issued two separate Stop Sale, Use or Removal Orders (SSUROs) to United Phosphorus, Inc. for the distribution (importation) of five shipments of a misbranded pesticide, “Asulox” (EPA Reg. No. 70506-139). The imported product was illegal because the product label differed from the EPA-approved label. United Phosphorus, Inc. took steps to re-label the product and obtained a release from the SSUROs. United Phosphorus, Inc. agreed to pay a total of $14,600 civil penalty to address the distribution of a misbranded pesticide.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   11/21/2011
Valero (Premcor) Refinery Clean Air Act Settlement WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached an agreement with Valero Energy Corp. that provides for a $4.25 million penalty and $232 million in new and upgraded pollution controls at refineries in Tennessee, Ohio and Texas that were formerly owned by Premcor Inc. The state of Ohio and Memphis-Shelby County, Tenn. have also joined in today's consent decree and will receive a portion of the civil penalty.   Consent Decree   8/16/2007
Valero Eagle Petroleum Refinery Settlement The U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced comprehensive Clean Air Act settlements with petroleum refinery Valero that are expected to reduce harmful air emissions by more than 20,000 tons per year from 14 refineries in six states.   Consent Decree   6/16/2005
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
Violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced 16 enforcement actions for violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP).   Consent Decree   11/14/2012
Virbac - Imports A Notice of Warning was issued for failure to file a Notice of Arrival prior to the arrival of a shipment of EPA Reg. No. 2382-104 into the United States.   Notice of Warning   11/13/2011
Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) Clean Air Act Settlement The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on April 21, 2003 the largest Clean Air Act settlement of an enforcement matter against a utility. Virginia Electric and Power Co. (VEPCO) has agreed to spend $1.2 billion between now and 2013 to eliminate 237,000 tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions each year from eight coal-fired electricity generating plants in Virginia and West Virginia.   Consent Decree   4/17/2003
Volkswagen of America Clean Air Act Settlement On June 15, 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced a major Clean Air Act settlement with Volkswagen of America, Inc., to resolve Volkswagen's failure to promptly notify EPA and correct defective oxygen sensors on at least 329,000 of their 1999, 2000 and 2001 Golfs, Jettas and New Beetles.   Consent Decree   6/15/2005
Volvo Truck Corporation (Order and Consent Decree) Diesel Engine Settlement On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced an $83.4 million total penalty against diesel manufacturers, the largest civil penalty ever for violation of environmental law. Under this settlement, seven major manufacturers of diesel engines will spend more than one billion dollars to resolve claims that they installed computer devices in heavy duty diesel engines which resulted in illegal amounts of air pollution emissions. This settlement will prevent 75 million tons of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions nationwide by the year 2025. The companies involved are Caterpillar, Inc., Cummins Engine Company, Detroit Diesel Corporation, Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar International Transportation Corporation, Renault Vehicules Industriels, s.a., and Volvo Truck Corporation.   Consent Decree   10/22/1998
W.R. Grace & Co. Agrees to Bankruptcy Settlement at 32 Superfund Sites On December 20, 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced that W.R. Grace agreed to a $34 million bankruptcy settlement for cleanup costs at 32 Superfund sites across the country.   Settlement Agreement   12/20/2007
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
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Settlement Walmart has resolved civil violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Appeals Board has approved a Consent Agreement and Final Order between Walmart and EPA requiring the company to take significant actions to ensure future compliance and pay a civil penalty.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   5/28/2013
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
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
Washington State DOT Found Liable under CERCLA at the Commencement Bay Superfund Site Waterways On March 10, 2011, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington issued a bench ruling finding that Washington State Department of Transportation is jointly and severally liable for $9.3 million for response costs incurred in responding to releases and threatened releases of hazardous substances at the Thea Foss and Wheeler Osgood Waterways within the Commencement Bay Superfund Site.     3/10/2011
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
Westar Energy, Inc. Settlement (WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 25, 2010) Westar Energy has agreed to spend approximately $500 million to significantly reduce harmful air pollution from a Kansas power plant and pay a $3 million civil penalty, under a settlement to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. As part of the settlement, Westar will also spend $6 million on environmental mitigation projects. The agreement, filed in federal court in Kansas, resolves violations of the Clean Air Act’s New Source Review requirements at the company’s Jeffrey Energy Center, a coal-fired power plant near St. Marys, Kansas.   Consent Decree   1/25/2010
Western Refining Clean Air Act Settlement Information Sheet Western Refinery, owned by Western Refining L.P., is an 116,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery located in El Paso, Texas. Western Refining, with headquarters in El Paso, is an independent oil refiner and marketer operating primarily in the Southwestern and Mid-Atlantic parts of the United States.   Consent Decree   6/30/2011
Willamette Industries Wood Products Settlement Willamette Industries will spend more than $90 million to settle a major environmental suit alleging that it failed to control the amount of air pollution released from its wood product factories in four states, under an agreement reached with the Justice Department and the EPA.   Consent Decree   7/20/2000
Williams Refining Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. - March 14, 2007) Williams Refining Co., the former owner and operator of a Memphis, Tenn., petroleum refinery, has agreed to pay $2.2 million in civil penalties to resolve allegations that the company violated the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced.   Consent Decree   3/14/2007
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
Winchester Municipal Utilities (PDF) Winchester Municipal Utilities Clean Water Act Consent Decree   Consent Decree   4/10/2007
Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCO) Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice on April 29, 2003 announced the major Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCO), also known as We Energies, to resolve CAA violations of the New Source Review requirements at several of the company's coal-fired power plants. Wisconsin Electric is a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation, which operates five coal-fired power plants in Wisconsin and Michigan.     4/27/2003
Wisconsin Power and Light, et al. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Wisconsin announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) that will significantly reduce air pollution from three coal-fired power plants located near Portage, Sheboygan, and Cassville, Wis.   Consent Decree   4/22/2013
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation The Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS) will invest approximately $300 million in pollution control technology, pay a civil penalty of $1.2 million, and spend $6 million on environmental mitigation projects to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA), according to the terms of a settlement with the United States, announced today by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Consent Decree   1/4/2013
World Factory, Inc. - Imports 1,800 pieces of SunEnergy “Citronella Candle Sticks” were denied entry/refused delivery. Product was deemed an unregistered pesticide.   Import Refusal   3/19/2012
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
Wyoming Refining Clean Air Act Settlement (Washington, D.C. – Feb. 10, 2009) Two petroleum refiners have agreed in separate settlements to spend a total of more than $141 million in new air pollution controls at three refineries in Kansas and Wyoming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced today. The settlements are expected to reduce harmful emissions by 7,000 tons per year.   Consent Decree   2/10/2009
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

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