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2013 Civil Cases and Settlements by Date

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
EPA Issues $9 Million Order for Removal Work at the Columbia Nitrogen Superfund Site in S.C. 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
Delphi Corporation Bankruptcy Settlement Provides Funding for Cleanup Work at Michigan and Ohio Sites U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved a settlement agreement between EPA, the states of Michigan and Ohio, and DPH Holdings Corporation and its affiliates. Under the settlement, DPH Holdings agreed to establish and fund an environmental response trust valued at $23.1 million   Consent Decree   12/8/2013
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
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
EPA Receives $14 Million for Cleanup Costs at Oklahoma Refining Company Superfund Site he U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved a settlement agreement for APCO Liquidating Trust to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) $14 million in past and future response costs for cleanup activity at the Oklahoma Refining Company Superfund Site located in Cyril, Okla.   Consent Decree   11/1/2013
City of Starkville, Mississippi This is the consent agreement and final order for City of Starkville, Mississippi     10/29/2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
Agrium U.S., INC. Agrium U.S., INC. Consent Agreement and Final Order     9/18/2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
City of Vicksburg, Mississippi This is th Consent Agreement and Final Order for City of Vicksburg, Mississippi     7/23/2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
$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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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