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2011 Civil Cases and Settlements by Date

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
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
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
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
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
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Settlement The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a Clean Water Act (CWA) settlement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to resolve claims that untreated sewer discharges were released into Chicago area waterways during flood and wet weather events.   Consent Decree   12/14/2011
Wright Brothers Construction Company and Georgia Department of Transportation Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced Wright Brothers Construction Co. and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have agreed to pay a $1.5 million dollar penalty and spend more than $1.3 million to offset environmental damages to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA).   Consent Decree   12/12/2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Links at Columbia, LP and Lindsey Construction Company, Inc. Settlement (Kansas City, Kan., Aug. 31, 2011) Lindsey Construction Company, Inc., of Fayetteville, Ark., and one of its associated limited partnerships have agreed to pay a $430,000 civil penalty to the United States to settle a series of construction stormwater violations that occurred during development of The Links of Columbia, a nine-hole golf course and 64-building apartment project in Columbia, Mo   Consent Decree   8/31/2011
Department of the Interior Indian Affairs Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) have reached an agreement to address alleged violations at schools and public water systems (PWSs) owned, operated, or otherwise the legal responsibility of DOI, Indian Affairs (IA). IA is comprised of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).   Consent Agreement   8/22/2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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