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2012 Civil Cases and Settlements by Date

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
GSP Management Company Frank Perano and a series of his corporations and related entities own, operate, and/or manage mobile home parks in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia. After a joint multi-year investigation, EPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) found evidence of more than 4,300 Clean Water Act violations at 15 mobile home parks in Pennsylvania where the defendants treat waste water, and more than 900 Safe Drinking Water Act violations at 30 mobile home parks also in Pennsylvania.   Consent Decree   10/1/2012
Frederick W. Hertrich, III, et al. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Frederick W. Hertrich III and his project manager, Charles Ernesto, will jointly pay a $100,000 penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at a site in Federalsburg, Caroline County, Md.   Consent Decree   9/28/2012
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Boston Water and Sewer Commission Settlement Under the terms of a consent decree lodged in federal court today, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) will implement extensive remedial measures to minimize the discharge of sewage and other pollutants into the water bodies in and around Boston, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   8/23/2012
Gloucester WWTP (Boston, Mass. – Aug. 23, 2012) – Under the terms of a modified Consent Decree lodged in federal court today, the City of Gloucester will upgrade its sewage treatment plant and work to stem overflows from its sewer system. The modified Consent Decree stems from a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, on behalf of the Department of Environmental Protection.     8/23/2012
Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC Clean Water Act Settlement U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC will pay a civil penalty of $1.25 million to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its Suffolk Downs racetrack facility in Revere and East Boston, Mass. The company is also spending more than $3 million to prevent polluted water from entering nearby waterways and will perform three environmental projects worth approximately $742,000 that will provide water quality monitoring and protection efforts for more than 123 square miles of watershed. The terms of the settlement are contained in a consent decree lodged in federal court in Boston today.   Consent Decree   8/22/2012
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Blocean Imports A Notice of Warning was issued for filing a Notice of Arrival that contained inaccurate information.   Notice of Warning   3/15/2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BASF - Imports A Notice of Warning was issued for filing a Notice of Arrival that contained inaccurate information.   Notice of Warning   2/10/2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reinforcements Systems - Imports A shipment of “Grotan OK Plus” was denied entry/refused delivery. Pesticide product was deemed unregistered.   Import Refusal   1/25/2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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