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2017 Civil Cases and Settlements by Date

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
Sid Richardson Carbon and Energy Company Clean Air Act Settlement EPA and the Department of Justice announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Sid Richardson Carbon and Energy Company that will significantly reduce air pollution from three carbon black manufacturing plants in Louisiana and Texas. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) participated in the settlement.   Consent Decree   12/22/2017
Columbian Chemicals Company Clean Air Act Settlement EPA and the Department of Justice announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Columbian Chemicals Company that will significantly reduce air pollution from two carbon black manufacturing plants in Franklin, Louisiana and Hickok, Kansas. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) participated in the settlement.   Consent Decree   12/22/2017
Orion Engineered Carbons, LLC Clean Air Act Settlement PA and the Department of Justice announced a Clean Air Act (CAA) settlement with Orion Engineered Carbons, LLC that will significantly reduce air pollution from four carbon black manufacturing plants in Louisiana, Ohio and Texas. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) participated in the settlement.   Consent Decree   12/22/2017
The City of Lancaster, PA Clean Water Act Settlement The city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania has agreed to comprehensive measures to end discharges of untreated sewage and other pollutants to local waterways from the City’s combined storm and sewage system, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced today.   Consent Decree   12/20/2017
Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. (MSCG) has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1,119,000 to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) stemming from the production of gasoline that did not did not meet fuel standards.     12/18/2017
Husqvarna Ab and Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A., Inc., Clean Air Act Settlement Swedish company Husqvarna AB and its U.S. affiliate, Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A., Inc., have agreed to pay a $2.85 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced today.     12/5/2017
PDC Energy, Inc., Clean Air Act Settlement EPA, the Department of Justice, and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with PDC Energy, Inc., that will comprehensively identify and address issues with vapor control systems at PDC’s condensate storage tank batteries.   Consent Decree   10/31/2017
Exxon Mobil Corporation/Exxonmobil Oil Corporation Clean Air Act Settlement EPA, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality announced a settlement today with Exxon Mobil Corp. and ExxonMobil Oil Corp., (ExxonMobil) that will eliminate thousands of tons of harmful air pollution from eight of Exxon’s petrochemical manufacturing facilities in Texas and Louisiana.   Consent Decree   10/31/2017
EPA’s Lead-based Paint Enforcement Helps Protect Children and Vulnerable Communities The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 127 federal enforcement actions completed over the last year to protect the public, especially young children, from exposure to lead in paint.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   10/27/2017
EPA Transfers Cleanup Oversight to Florida for cleanup of former phosphate mining sites Oversight of the cleanup work at the Coronet Industries, Inc. Superfund Alternative Site, was transferred from EPA to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to support state regulatory consistency in the cleanup of former phosphate mining sites located in Florida   Settlement Agreement   10/1/2017
StarKist Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery and Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act Settlement StarKist Co. is also an operator of the facility and manages, directs, and controls environmental compliance and other decisions at the facility. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Korean company Dongwon Industries.   Consent Decree   9/12/2017
Settlement Clears Way for Purchase and Cleanup of Mine Tailing Piles An Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent (ASAOC) facilitates the sale of the Camp Bird Mine and provides for several million dollars of work at the site.   Settlement Agreement   9/1/2017
NCR Corporation Agrees to End Litigation and Complete PCBs Cleanup at Fox River Superfund Site Under the consent decree, NCR will perform and fund the remaining contaminated sediment cleanup work at the Fox River Superfund site in Green Bay, Wisconsin at an estimated cost of over $200 million.   Consent Decree   8/23/2017
Removal Settlement Addresses Discharge of High pH Water into the North Fork Holston River Settlement agreement implements a removal action that is intended to abate an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and the environment from high pH water discharging into the river.   Settlement Agreement   8/10/2017
Harcros Chemicals, Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced that Harcros Chemicals Inc. has entered into a consent decree that settles claims that Harcros violated provisions of the Clean Air Act that impose requirements regarding prevention of chemical releases from certain facilities.   Consent Decree   7/31/2017
Third-Party Agreement Supports Cleanup and Redevelopment at MEW Study Area in Calif EPA and DOJ entered into a BFPP agreement with Warmington Fairchild Associates, LLC at the Middlefield-Ellis-Whisman (MEW) Study Area in Mountain View, California to conduct cleanup actions at three parcels within the MEW Study Area, which will significantly and rapidly reduce subsurface contamination at the properties.   Settlement Agreement   7/27/2017
Rocky Mountain Bottle Company, LLC Settlement The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the State of Colorado announced a settlement with Rocky Mountain Bottle Company, LLC, that will improve air quality by strengthening air pollution controls and compliance with federal and state clean air laws at Rocky Mountain Bottle Company’s glass manufacturing facility in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver, Colorado.   Consent Decree   6/30/2017
NVR, Inc. Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has reached an agreement with home developer NVR, Inc., where NVR will implement a program to improve compliance with federal clean water laws at its sites nationwide.   Consent Decree   6/15/2017
$600 Million Settlement to Clean up 94 Abandoned Uranium Mines on the Navajo Nation Settlement agreement between EPA, the Navajo Nation, and two affiliated subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. for the cleanup of 94 Abandoned Uranium Mines on the Navajo Nation valued at over $600 million.   Settlement Agreement   5/22/2017
Vopak North America Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement Agreement The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today announced an agreement with Vopak Terminal Deer Park Inc. and Vopak Logistics Services USA, Inc., that will improve air quality in the Houston area by strengthening air pollution controls and compliance with federal and state clean air laws at Vopak’s chemical storage terminal and wastewater treatment facility in Deer Park, Texas.   Consent Decree   5/17/2017
Atlantic Trading & Marketing, Inc., Clean Air Act Settlement ATMI is a Houston-based company that engages in trading and shipping of crude oil and refined products. As a part of those operations, ATMI is a refiner that produces gasoline by adding blendstocks to previously certified gasoline at third-party bulk liquid storage terminal facilities.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   5/12/2017
Corrective Action Order to address lead and VOCs impacts to soil and groundwater an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC or order) under Section 3008(h) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to Exide Technologies, Inc. for its facility in Frankfort, Indiana.   Administrative Order on Consent   5/9/2017
Settlement Addresses Soil, Sediment and Groundwater Contamination at Site in Rhode Island $40 million between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Protection (RIDEM) and nearly 100 settling defendants at the Peterson/Puritan, Inc. Superfund Site, in Rhode Island addresses contaminated soils, sediments, and groundwater at Operable Unit 2 at the site   Consent Decree   5/3/2017
Gulfstream Park Racing Association, Inc. Clean Water Act Settlement Gulfstream Park Racing Association, Inc. is a privately owned corporation that includes a year-round thoroughbred racing venue on approximately 243 acres located in Hallandale Beach, Florida.     5/1/2017
$143 Million Settlement for Cleanup Work to Prevent Future Contamination of Red River in New Mexico Consent decree between the United States, the state of New Mexico, and Chevron Mining, Inc. (CMI), requiring $143 million in cleanup work at the Chevron Questa Mine Superfund site near the village of Questa, New Mexico.   Consent Decree   5/1/2017
Alon USA, LP Clean Air Act Settlement Alon USA, LP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alon USA Energy, is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products operating primarily in the southwest and western United States. The Alon refinery is located in Big Spring TX, and has a refining capacity of 73,000 barrels per day (bbl/day), less than 1 percent of total U.S. domestic refining capacity.   Consent Decree   4/19/2017
Sunoco Pipeline, L.P. Clean Water Act Settlement - 2017 EPA, and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Sunoco Pipeline, L.P. (Sunoco) has agreed to pay a civil penalty for alleged violation of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2012 gasoline discharge near Wellington, Ohio.   Consent Decree   3/31/2017
$78 Million Clean Up Settlement will address Groundwater Contamination at California Superfund Site EPA and the Department of Justice announced that a group of 66 companies have agreed to clean up contaminated groundwater at the Omega Chemical Corporation Superfund Site in Whittier, Calif. The settlement requires the companies to spend an estimated $70 million to install wells and operate a groundwater treatment system.   Consent Decree   3/31/2017
Settlement with Sherwin-Williams results in Lead and Arsenic Cleanup Work An agreement to clean up lead and arsenic contaminated soil and sediment at the Route 561 Dump site in Gibbsboro, N.J. Sherwin-Williams will pay an estimated $14 million to clean up the site, and pay EPA’s expenses in overseeing the work   Settlement Agreement   3/28/2017
Contaminated sediments removal work to foster redevelopment at Michigan Lakefront and Marina Northern States Power Company agreed to dredge contaminated sediments in Chequamegon Bay in Lake Superior. The cleanup work constitutes Phase II of the site cleanup work and is expected to be completed in 2018 at an estimated cost of $42 million.   Consent Decree   3/1/2017
EMD Millipore Corporation Clean Water Act Settlement EMD Millipore, known as Merck Millipore outside of the United States and Canada, is the American subsidiary of Merck, and was formed when Merck acquired the Millipore Corporation in 2010.   Consent Decree   2/6/2017
Hammond Sanitary District Clean Water Act Settlement U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management have reached an agreement with the Hammond Sanitary District in Hammond, Ind., that will resolve long-standing violations of the Clean Water Act involving discharges of untreated sewage into the Grand and Little Calumet Rivers.   Consent Decree   2/3/2017
Whole Foods Market Group, Inc. Nationwide RCRA Administrative Settlement Whole Foods Market owns and operates hundreds of retail grocery stores throughout the United States. These grocery stores are organized and managed by region.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   1/23/2017
Magellan Pipeline Company, L.P. Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice today announced a settlement with Magellan Pipeline Company, L.P., for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act related to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel spills in Texas City, Texas, Nemaha, Neb. and El Dorado, Kan.   Consent Decree   1/19/2017
Meadowvale Dairy Clean Water Act Settlement Meadowvale Dairy, LLC, has agreed to pay a civil penalty and take actions to prevent illegal discharges to Iowa streams in compliance with the Clean Water Act, officials of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today. Meadowvale Dairy operates multiple concentrated animal feeding operations in Rock Valley, Iowa.   Consent Decree   1/19/2017
Tauber Oil Company Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with Tauber Oil Company, resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations stemming from the company's sale of a fuel additive that was not registered with the EPA. Tauber stopped selling the unregistered fuel additive and will pay a $700,000 civil penalty.     1/18/2017
Bandit Industries, Inc. Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with Bandit Industries, Inc., for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for selling non-road diesel engines and equipment used to process wood and waste that do not meet federal standards. Bandit, based in Remus, Michigan, will pay a $3 million civil penalty.   Agreement   1/18/2017
City of Tyler, Texas Clean Water Act Settlement Today the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the city of Tyler, Texas, agreed to significantly upgrade its sanitary sewer system to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The city will also undertake extensive operational improvements to its sanitary sewer system and pay a total of $563,000 in civil penalties.   Consent Decree   1/17/2017
Innophos Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Settlement EPA today announced that Innophos has agreed to cease sending hazardous waste from the company’s chemical processing facility in Geismar, Louisiana to an unpermitted facility for disposal to resolve alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Innophos will also pay a $1,398,000 civil penalty.     1/12/2017
Greer Industries, Inc., Deckers Creek Limestone Co., Pikewood, Inc. Clean Water Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced today that the owners and operators of the Pikewood National Golf Club in Morgantown, WV, have settled alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act related to the unpermitted filling of wetlands and waterways.   Consent Decree   1/10/2017

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