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Civil Cases and Settlements by Date

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

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2014 Civil Cases and Settlements by Date

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
Alpha Natural Resources Inc. Settlement Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (Alpha), one of the nation’s largest coal companies, Alpha Appalachian Holdings (formerly Massey Energy), and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to spend an estimated $200 million on installing and operating wastewater treatment systems and implementing comprehensive, system-wide upgrades to reduce discharges of pollution from coal mines in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.   Consent Decree   3/5/2014
American Lifan Industry, Inc. An Ontario, California-based vehicle and engine importer has agreed to ensure that future imports meet environmental standards after illegally importing and selling nearly 28,000 highway motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and engines manufactured in China that did not comply with emission limits for harmful pollution required by the Clean Air Act (CAA).   Consent Agreement and Final Order   3/27/2014
American Lifan Industry, Inc. The settlement agreement in this matter resolves an administrative enforcement action in which the EPA alleged American Lifan Industry, Inc. violated the Clean Air Act (Act) by importing and selling over 6,700 highway motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and engines manufactured in China that do not comply with environmental requirements.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   3/26/2014
Anadarko Fraud Case Results in Billions for Environmental Cleanups EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an agreement to resolve fraudulent conveyance claims against Kerr-McGee Corporation and related subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Of the environmental-related recovery in this settlement, nearly $2 billion will be paid for cleanup work associated with numerous EPA-lead sites, resulting in the largest bankruptcy-related award that EPA has ever received for environmental claims and liabilities.   Consent Decree   4/3/2014
CFMOTO Powersports, Inc., CFMOTO America, Inc., Zhejiang CFMOTO Power Co., Ltd., and Chunfeng Holding Group Co., Ltd. (Collectively “CFMOTO”) Clean Air Settlement A Chinese powersports company and its related U.S. distributor have agreed to recall and replace fuel tanks that will better control gasoline vapors in approximately 1,000 vehicles and take other steps to control pollution stemming from the illegal import of over 12,000 recreational vehicles and highway motorcycles.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   3/4/2014
City of Great Falls, Montana and Malteurop North America, Inc. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the City of Great Falls, Mont., and Malteurop North America, Inc. (Malteurop) have agreed to control wastewater discharges that generate high levels of toxic gas in the City’s sewer system.   Consent Decree   3/3/2014
City of Mishawaka Settlement United States Attorney David Capp and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that the City of Mishawaka, Indiana has agreed to make an estimated $132.1 million worth of improvements to its combined sewer system to completely eliminate overflows of raw sewage to the St. Joseph River during a typical year of rainfall.   Consent Decree   2/12/2014
EPA Receives over $54 Million from W.R. Grace Bankruptcy W.R. Grace & Co., under its bankruptcy plan of reorganization, paid over $63 million to the U.S. government to resolve claims for environmental cleanups at approximately 39 sites in 21 states, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. The payment includes approximately $54 million for the EPA.   Agreement   2/5/2014
El Dorado Chemical Co. et al. Clean Air Act Settlement LSB Industries, Inc. (LSB), the largest merchant manufacturer of concentrated nitric acid in North America, and four of its subsidiaries have agreed to reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by meeting emission limits that are among the lowest for the industry in the nation at plants in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced today.   Consent Decree   3/19/2014
Flint Hills Resources, Port Arthur The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Flint Hills Resources of Port Arthur has agreed to implement innovative technologies to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and leaking equipment at the company’s chemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas.   Consent Decree   3/20/2014
Gasco Energy, Inc. Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Gasco Energy, Inc., a Denver-based company, has agreed to permanently close a natural gas production well and fully restore approximately 2.3 acres of damaged wetlands in a floodplain adjacent to the Green River in Utah’s Uintah Basin.   Consent Decree   2/4/2014
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule - February 2014 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced enforcement actions that will require 35 home renovation contractors and training providers to take additional steps to protect communities by minimizing harmful lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Standards.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   2/18/2014
Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC Settlement Lowe’s Home Centers, one of the nation’s largest home improvement retailers, has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at its over 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that the contractors it hires to perform work minimize lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the federal Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   4/17/2014
Minnesota Power Settlement In a settlement with the United States, Minnesota Power, an ALLETE company based in Duluth, has agreed to install pollution control technology and meet stringent emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from the company’s three coal-fired power plants located in Cohasset, Hoyt Lakes, and Schroeder, Minnesota, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.   Consent Decree   7/16/2014
Phillips 66 Takes Steps Toward Reducing Pollution from Vehicles The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Houston, Texas-based Phillips 66 Company recently agreed to retire over 21 billion sulfur credits that could have been used in the production of gasoline, which could potentially lead to significantly less pollution from vehicles. The company will also pay a $500,000 penalty for violations of the Clean Air Act.   Administrative Agreement   3/24/2014
Savoia, Inc., BMX Imports, L.P., BMX Trading, L.L.C., and Terry Zimmer A Dallas-based group of companies and their owner must either stop importing vehicles or follow a comprehensive compliance plan to settle Clean Air Act (CAA) violations stemming from the alleged illegal import of over 24,167 highway motorcycles and recreational vehicles into the United States without proper documentation, announced the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The four parties are also required to pay a $120,000 civil penalty.   Consent Decree   1/6/2014
TIMET Settlement Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET), one of the world’s largest producers of titanium parts for jet engines and other industrial applications, has agreed to perform an extensive investigation and cleanup of potential contamination stemming primarily from the unauthorized manufacture and disposal of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) at its Black Mountain Industrial Complex manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nev., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced today.   Consent Decree   5/14/2014
TIMET Settlement Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET), one of the world’s largest producers of titanium parts for jet engines and other industrial applications, has agreed to perform an extensive investigation and cleanup of potential contamination stemming primarily from the unauthorized manufacture and disposal of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) at its Black Mountain Industrial Complex manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nev., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced today.   Consent Decree   5/14/2014

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