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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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2015 Civil Cases and Settlements by Date

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
$22 million cleanup settlement for Cooper Drum Superfund Site in California EPA and the Department of Justice announced that a group of 40 parties agreed to conduct the cleanup of the Cooper Drum Superfund site in South Gate, 10 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, Calif.   Consent Decree   12/29/2015
James C. Justice, II and James C. Justice Companies, Inc., and High Mountain Living, LLC Clean Water Act Settlement Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection filed a settlement withJames C. Justice II, the James C. Justice Companies, Inc. and High Mountain Living LLC resolving violations of state and federal environmental laws designed to protect the health of wetlands and waterways.   Consent Decree   12/10/2015
Stop Sale, Use, or Removal Order issued to Earth Science Laboratories, Inc. On December 4, 2015, EPA issued an order to Earth Science Laboratories, Inc. directing the company to immediately stop the sale, use, or removal of EarthTec (EPA Reg. No. 64962-1), PristineBlue (EPA Reg. No. 64962-1), and Cleanwater Blue (EPA. Reg. No. 64962-1-82043). These are registered pesticide products marketed as algicides and bactericides for lakes, ponds, reservoirs, canals, lagoons, pools, spas, hot tubs, and other water systems.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   12/4/2015
J.R. Simplot Company Clean Air Act (CAA) Settlement The J.R. Simplot Company (Simplot) has agreed to upgrade and operate emissions controls, and implement improved emissions monitoring, at each of its five sulfuric acid plants across facilities in Lathrop, California (one plant), near Pocatello, Idaho (two plants), and in Rock Springs, Wyoming (two plants).   Consent Decree   12/3/2015
Settlement Provides for Aggressive Investigation at Site in Montana EPA) announced an agreement with Columbia Falls Aluminum Company to investigate contamination at the Anaconda Aluminum Co Columbia Falls Reduction Plant, also known as the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company (CFAC) Plant, in Flathead County, Mont.   Settlement Agreement   11/20/2015
HollyFrontier Refining & Marketing Company LLC et al Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice today announced a settlement with HollyFrontier Corporation subsidiaries (HollyFrontier Refining & Marketing LLC, Frontier El Dorado Refining, LLC, Holly Refining & Marketing Company-Woods Cross, LLC, and Navajo Refining Company, L.L.C.) that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations regarding fuel quality emissions standards and testing requirements at three HollyFrontier facilities.   Consent Decree   11/19/2015
ASARCO LLC Settlement Today, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with ASARCO requiring the company to spend $150 million to install new equipment and pollution control technology to reduce emissions of toxic heavy metals at a large smelter located in Hayden, Ariz.   Consent Decree   11/3/2015
Rhode Island Department of Transportation Settlement The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) operates a Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) that serves RIDOT roadways and facilities across the State of Rhode Island.   Consent Decree   10/15/2015
The City of Rockford, Illinois Clean Water Act Settlement The City of Rockford, Illinois owns and operates a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4). The city is authorized under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to discharge stormwater to waters of the United States through its MS4 provided it complies with all provisions of the permit.   Consent Decree   10/8/2015
Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Settlement EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC that will ensure the proper treatment, storage, and disposal of an estimated 60 billion pounds of hazardous waste at six Mosaic facilities in Florida and two in Louisiana.   Consent Decree   10/1/2015
$19 Million Cleanup Settlement for Blair Waterway in Tacoma, Washington EPA announced that it had entered into an administrative settlement agreement and order on consent (ASAOC) with the Port of Tacoma for the performance of a time-critical removal action in connection with the Blair Waterway TBT Site Tacoma, Wash.   Administrative Order on Consent   9/30/2015
$55 Million Settlement with Shell Oil and GSA for Del Amo Cleanup EPA announced a settlement valued at $55 million with Shell Oil Company and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for the cleanup of contaminated soil at the Del Amo Superfund Site in Los Angeles, Calif   Consent Decree   9/30/2015
Agreement reached for past costs and clean up at Capitol City Plume Superfund Site EPA, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), and the Downtown Environmental Alliance (Alliance) held a signing ceremony that included EPA’s agreement to defer listing of this Site on the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).   Administrative Order on Consent   9/30/2015
Tractor Supply Company Inc. Settlement Tennessee-based Tractor Supply Company Inc. and Tractor Supply Company of Texas, L.P. (collectively, “Tractor Supply Company” or “TSC”) have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $775,000 to resolve Clean Air Act (CAA) violations stemming from the illegal importation and sale of about 28,000 uncertified vehicles and engines.   Consent Decree   9/30/2015
$194 Million Settlement for Cleanup Work at the American Cyanamid Superfund Site EPA and DOJ announced a remedial action consent decree valued at nearly $194 million with Wyeth Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of the Pfizer Corporation. Wyeth Holdings will perform cleanup work at the American Cyanamid Superfund Site in Bridgewater Township, N.J.   Consent Decree   9/29/2015
Guardian Industries Corp. Clean Air Act Settlement EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Michigan-based Guardian Industries Corp., a manufacturer of flat glass used in automobiles and buildings, which is also known as float glass, has agreed to install pollution control equipment to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), sulfuric acid mist (H2SO4), and particulate matter (PM) by nearly 7,500 tons per year, implement a $150,000 mitigation project, and pay a $312,000 penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at the company’s glass manufacturing plants.   Consent Decree   9/29/2015
The Town of Swampscott, Massachusetts Clean Water Act Settlement The Town of Swampscott entered into a Consent Decree today agreeing to pay a $65,000 civil penalty and to take critical remedial measures to address pollution the Town discharged into the ocean near local beaches.   Consent Decree   9/18/2015
Insurance Settlement and a Favorable Court Decision Positively Impact Cleanup at the Centredale Manor Superfund Site In fiscal year 2015, an insurance settlement and a federal district court decision holding a company responsible for cleanup under the Superfund law provided significant progress at the Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site in Providence, R.I.   Consent Decree   9/17/2015
Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, et al. Clean Water Act Settlement Under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) has agreed to make major upgrades, improve inspections and cleaning of existing facilities within the Puerto Nuevo system and continue improvements to its systems island-wide.   Consent Decree   9/15/2015
Stop Sale, Use, or Removal Order issued to sBioMed, LLC The order was issued after sample products that were provided by a hospital were tested by EPA, and the results showed that the products were ineffective against C. diff.   Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order   9/11/2015
Duke Energy Corporation Clean Air Act (CAA) Settlement EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announces a consent decree with Duke Energy Corporation involving coal-fired power plants in North Carolina for violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) in North Carolina. The settlement includes $4.4 million for mitigation projects to benefit local communities.   Consent Decree   9/10/2015
Bangor, Maine Clean Water Act (CWA) Settlement Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged today in federal court to address noncompliance with the Clean Water Act, the City of Bangor, Maine, will take action to prevent sewer overflows and contaminated stormwater from entering the Penobscot River and Kenduskeag Stream.   Consent Decree   8/26/2015
Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority 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 Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA) resolving alleged Clean Water Act violations involving combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Delaware River and its tributaries.   Consent Decree   8/17/2015
Teck Agrees to Clean Up Lead-contaminated Residential and Allotment Properties Cleanup agreement with Teck Metals Limited and Teck American Inc. to begin removing lead and other contaminants from 15 properties in northeast Washington State.   Administrative Order on Consent   8/13/2015
Arch Coal, Inc. and International Coal Group Subsidiaries Settlement EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice the announced today that Arch Coal Inc., one of the nation’s largest coal companies, and 14 of its subsidiaries under the International Coal Group Inc. have agreed to conduct comprehensive upgrades to their operations to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act.   Consent Decree   8/6/2015
Interstate Power and Light Company Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) today announced a global Clean Air Act settlement with Interstate Power and Light Company, (IPL) that will cover seven coal-fired power plants located in Allamakee, Clinton, Des Moines, Dubuque, Linn, Marshall, and Wapello counties in Iowa.   Consent Decree   7/15/2015
Modifications to Settlement with Alabama Power Company Will Reduce Harmful Air Pollution EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice today lodged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama a proposed modification of a prior 2006 consent decree with Alabama Power Company that will secure further reductions of harmful air pollutants, primarily sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx), from three of the company’s coal-fired power plants in Alabama.   Consent Decree   6/25/2015
Four Corners Power Plant Clean Air Act Settlement EPA and the Department of Justice announced today a consent decree with Arizona Public Service Company (APS), Southern California Edison (SCE), El Paso Electric Company (El Paso Electric), Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (Salt River Project), and Tucson Electric Power Company (Tucson Electric Power), (collectively Defendants).   Consent Decree   6/24/2015
Millard Refrigerated Services, LLC Clean Air Act (CAA) Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Millard Refrigerated Services, LLC to address three accidental releases of anhydrous ammonia at its Mobile Marine Terminal located in Theodore, Alabama.   Complaint   6/2/2015
District of Columbia of Water and Sewer Authority, District of Columbia Clean Water Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia (District) and DC Water today announced an agreement to modify a 2005 federal consent decree (CD) allowing DC Water to incorporate green infrastructure in its long-term strategy for curtailing combined sewer overflows (CSOs).   Consent Decree   5/20/2015
Marathon Petroleum Corporation Clean Air Settlement EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Marathon Petroleum Corporation today that resolves various alleged Clean Air Act violations at 10 Marathon facilities and requires Marathon to take steps to reduce harmful air pollution emissions at facilities in three states.   Consent Decree   5/19/2015
Cleanup Order for Lockheed West Seattle/Shipyard 2 will help Puget Sound EPA issued a unilateral administrative order (UAO) for remedial design/remedial action (RD/RA) to Lockheed Martin Corporation for the cleanup of their property on Seattle’s Elliott Bay.   Unilateral Administrative Order   4/28/2015
Exxonmobil Mayflower Clean Water Settlement EPA, the U.S. Department of Justice and the State of Arkansas announced that ExxonMobil Pipeline Company and Mobil Pipeline Company (ExxonMobil) have agreed to pay a civil penalty, fund an environmental project and implement corrective measures for an alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2013 crude oil spill from ExxonMobil’s “Pegasus” pipeline near Mayflower, Arkansas.   Consent Decree   4/22/2015
Noble Energy, Inc. Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice, and the State of Colorado announced a settlement with Noble Energy, Inc. (Noble) that comprehensively identifies and addresses issues with vapor control systems at Noble’s condensate storage tank batteries in the Denver-area 8-hour ozone marginal nonattainment area (nonattainment area).   Consent Decree   4/22/2015
$11 Million Agreement for Cleanup of Uranium Contaminated Mine Waste in New Mexico Under an April 2015 administrative order on consent (AOC) with EPA Regions 6 and 9, the United Nuclear Corporation (UNC) and the General Electric Company (GE) have agreed to design the remedy selected by EPA for removal of uranium contaminated mine waste.   Administrative Order on Consent   4/15/2015
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Clean Water Act Settlement EPA and Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division announced today a settlement with Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., one of the nation’s largest egg producers, that resolves Clean Water Act violations at the company’s poultry egg production facility in Edwards, Miss.   Consent Decree   4/13/2015
Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Missouri Department of Transportation Settlement The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has agreed to implement a statewide compliance program and to pay a $750,000 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at two road construction sites. The sites are Highway 54 in Osage Beach, and on Highway 67 between Coldwater and Silva.   Consent Decree   4/8/2015
Hammerhead Clean Air Act Settlement Four interrelated Dallas, Texas-based recreational vehicle importers and their Shanghai, China-based manufacturer have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $560,000 to resolve Clean Air Act violations stemming from the illegal importation and sale of about 4,000 uncertified recreational vehicles under the brand name “Hammerhead.”   Consent Agreement and Final Order   4/7/2015
MTU America Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement MTU America Inc. (MTU), a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, will implement an auditing program to ensure proper emissions testing and compliance with federal emission standards for its heavy-duty diesel non-road engines as part of a settlement to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice and announced today.   Consent Decree   3/24/2015
Continental Carbon Company Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Continental Carbon Company (Continental) that will significantly reduce air pollution from three carbon black manufacturing plants in Oklahoma, Alabama and Texas.   Consent Decree   3/23/2015
Washakie Renewable Energy, LLC Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a settlement with Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy, LLC, that resolves allegations that the company generated more than 7.2 million invalid renewable fuel credits worth more than $2 million. Washakie will pay a civil penalty of $3 million.   Consent Decree   3/19/2015
Settlement Addresses Cleanup Work at Orlando Gasification Superfund Site RD/RA consent decree was approved to address the cleanup of ground water and soil from coal tar and other contaminants at operable unit (OU) 1 of the Orlando Gasification Superfund Site in Orlando, Fla.   Consent Decree   3/18/2015
Western Operating Company The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Western Operating Company has agreed to pay $122,900 in penalties to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) at its gas plant in Morgan County, Colorado.   Consent Decree   3/5/2015
Order to Navy for Gorst Creek Landfill Cleanup EPA issued a RCRA 7003 order to the U.S. Department of the Navy to clean up contaminants at the Gorst Creek Landfill in Port Orchard, Wash.   Administrative Order on Consent   3/3/2015
City of Harrisburg Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposed partial settlement with co-plaintiff Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and the City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations involving sewer overflows and discharges of polluted stormwater to the Susquehanna River and Paxton Creek.   Consent Decree   2/11/2015
Newfield Production Company The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Denver, Colorado-based Newfield Production Company (Newfield) has agreed to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations and complete wetlands restoration and creation projects at production sites in Uintah and Duchesne counties in Utah’s Uinta Basin. The company will also pay a penalty of $175,000.     2/2/2015
Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing business as Shell Oil Products US, Motiva Enterprises LLC, and Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Equilon Enterprises LLC, doing business as Shell Oil Products US, Motiva Enterprises LLC, and Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership have agreed to pay a $900,000 civil penalty, in order to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at refining, distribution, and retail facilities around the country.   Administrative Agreement   1/20/2015
$92 Million Cleanup Agreement for Pohatcong Superfund Site EPA and DOJ announced a settlement with several companies to address the Pohatcong Valley Groundwater Contamination Superfund site in Warren County, N.J.   Consent Decree   1/13/2015
City of Fort Smith, Arkansas Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Arkansas announced that the city of Fort Smith, Ark. will spend more than $255 million plus the cost of routine operation and maintenance over the next 12 years on upgrades to its sewer collection and treatment system to reduce discharges of raw sewage and other pollutants into local waterways.   Consent Decree   1/5/2015

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