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Civil Cases and Settlements by Date

Currently available civil cases are listed below. Each case has a brief description and a link to detailed information about the case.

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2003 Civil Cases and Settlements by Date

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bradford CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to Bradford   Consent Decree   4/14/2003
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
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
Colonial Pipeline Company Clean Water Act Settlement The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on April 1, 2003, a settlement with Colonial Pipeline, resolving charges that the company violated the Clean Water Act on seven occasions by spilling 1.45 million gallons of oil from its 5,500 mile pipeline in five states.     4/1/2003
Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) Pollutant Discharge Settlement The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement on March 19, 2003, with the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) of charges the company unlawfully discharged untreated sewage into the environment of Puerto Rico and violated pollutant discharge permits issued by EPA under the Clean Water Act. The consent decree was lodged on Thursday, March 13 with the Federal District Court in San Juan.   Consent Decree   3/13/2003
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
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
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
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 Monroe CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to the City of Monroe   Consent Decree   1/1/2003

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