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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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2004 Civil Cases and Settlements by Date

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
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
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
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
Cambridge CWA Consent Decree (PDF) This is the Clean Water Act consent decree to Cambridge   Consent Decree   11/17/2004
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
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
CWA Public Notice: Virginia Department of Corrections EPA Region III proposes to assess a Class I administrative civil penalty of six thousand dollars ($6,000) against the Virginia Department of Corrections, 6900 Atmore Drive, Richmond, VA 23225, pursuant to Section 309(g) of the Act, 33 U.S.C.� 1319(g).     7/27/2004
Wal-Mart II Storm Water Settlement On Wednesday, May 12, 2004, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the U.S. Attorney''s office for the District of Delaware and the States of Tennessee, and Utah reached a Clean Water Act settlement for storm water violations at Wal-Mart store construction sites across the country.     5/12/2004
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

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