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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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2018 Civil Cases and Settlements by Date

Respondent Description Type of Order Date
MarkWest Clean Air Act Settlement The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced a settlement today with MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resources, LLC and Ohio Gathering Company, LLC (MarkWest), which is expected to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) by more than 700 tons per year from company facilities in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.   Consent Decree   4/24/2018
MFA Incorporated and MFA Enterprises Incorporated, Settlement Information Sheet The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have entered into a consent decree with MFA Incorporated, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, and its wholly owned subsidiary MFA Enterprises, Incorporated (collectively, “MFA”), to address alleged chemical accident prevention and preparedness violations under the Risk Management Program of the Clean Air Act.   Consent Decree   7/2/2018
Anchor Glass Container Corporation Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement agreement with Anchor Glass Container Corporation today that will resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at all six of Anchor’s container glass manufacturing facilities located in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, New York and Oklahoma and improve the company’s compliance with federal [and state] clean air laws.   Consent Decree   8/3/2018
Chevron Settlement Information Sheet The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced a national settlement with Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Chevron), that requires safety improvements at all its domestic refineries.   Consent Decree   10/24/2018
Evangeline Enterprises LLC Settlement Information Sheet Racehorse training-center operator Evangeline Enterprises LLC has agreed to pay $300,000 in civil penalties and to make changes in its handling of polluted wastewater at its Louisiana facility to settle Clean Water Act claims filed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), the Department of Justice and EPA announced today.   Consent Decree   10/31/2018
Aux Sable Liquid Products Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement that requires Aux Sable Liquid Products LP (Aux Sable) to strengthen air pollution controls and reduce air pollution at its natural gas processing facility, located southwest of Chicago.   Consent Decree   10/29/2018
Chevron Settlement Information Sheet The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced a national settlement with Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Chevron), that requires safety improvements at all its domestic refineries.   Consent Decree   10/24/2018
MPLX LP Clean Air Act Settlement Information Sheet The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the State of Oklahoma, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the State of West Virginia announced a settlement agreement with MPLX LP (MPLX) and 11 of its subsidiaries that will strengthen air pollution controls at 20 natural gas processing plants located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Texas and Oklahoma.   Consent Decree   11/1/2018
Shell Chemical LP - Norco, Louisiana Clean Air Act Settlement The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) announced a settlement today with Shell Chemical LP that each year will eliminate more than 150 tons of excess emissions of harmful air pollutants from Shell’s chemical plant located in Norco, Louisiana, in St. Charles Parish.   Consent Decree   2/12/2018
$80 Million Mixed Funding Settlement for Lead Contamination Cleanup of Residential Properties Settlement agreement to address the cleanup of approximately 4100 residential yards contaminated by lead from former mining operations at the Big River Mine Tailings/St. Joe Mineral Corp. Superfund Site in Missouri. The agreement is valued at over $80 million and involves a mixed funding arrangement where the Agency would pay for approximately 40% of specific response costs incurred by Doe Run.   Consent Decree   4/4/2018
Alon USA, LP Settlement Alon USA, LP (Alon) has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $372,611 to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) stemming from the production of gasoline that did not did not meet fuel volatility standards.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   1/25/2018
Amazon Services LLC FIFRA Settlement Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Amazon Services LLC to protect the public from the hazards posed by unregistered and misbranded pesticide products.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   2/15/2018
Magnolia Clean Water Act Settlement Information Sheet Magnolia Valley Planation, LLC, Magnolia Hills, LLC, and Magnolia Valley, LLC own a 50-acre development site located in Evans, Georgia. The Magnolia site addressed by the complaint and lodged consent decree is a residential construction site that is an expansion of an existing residential area.   Consent Decree   3/23/2018
Middletown, Ohio Clean Water Act Settlement The City of Middletown, Ohio owns and operates approximately 342 miles of sewer pipe that convey sewage and other pollutants to the wastewater treatment plant.     2/9/2018
Third Party Settlement to Secure Wastewater Treatment and Remove a Barrier to New Mining Operations A settlement package consisting of an administrative settlement agreement and order on consent and a concurrent consent decree presents and opportunity to cleanup the site, ensure continued operation of a wastewater treatment plant, and possible reuse of a dormant mine.   Settlement Agreement   3/12/2018
EPA Issues Order for Groundwater Investigation at Mining Site in Colorado EPA issued a unilateral administrative order to Sunnyside Gold Corporation to conduct groundwater investigation activities at the Sunnyside Mine and surrounding area in the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund Site in San Juan County, Colorado.   Unilateral Administrative Order   3/15/2018
Magnolia Waco Properties, LLC Residential Property Renovation Rule Settlement Information Sheet EPA and Magnolia Waco Properties, LLC, which does business as Magnolia Homes, have reached a settlement to resolve alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), related to home renovations conducted without adequate lead paint protections as depicted on the television program Fixer Upper. Under the terms of the settlement, Magnolia will take steps to ensure compliance with lead-based paint regulations in future renovation projects, address lead-based paint hazards at high-risk homes in Waco, Texas, and educate the public to lead-based paint hazards and appropriate renovation procedures   Consent Agreement and Final Order   6/5/2018
New York City Housing Authority Settlement The Complaint alleges that NYCHA for years has violated and continues to violate basic federal health and safety regulations, including regulations requiring NYCHA to protect children from lead paint and otherwise to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing. The Complaint further alleges that NYCHA has repeatedly made false statements to HUD and the public regarding its lead paint compliance, and has intentionally deceived HUD inspectors.   Consent Decree   6/11/2018
Decostar Settlement Information Sheet The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a settlement agreement with Decostar Industries, Inc. (Decostar) to address violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Under the terms of the settlement, Decostar will take steps to control levels of hazardous air emissions from their facility in Carrollton, Ga., in order to protect workers and the surrounding community and improve overall air quality.   Consent Agreement   6/13/2018
CSX Transportation, Inc. Settlement Information Sheet U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State of West Virginia announced a settlement with CSX Transportation Inc. to resolve its liability for state and federal water pollution violations related to a 2015 oil spill caused by a train derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia.   Consent Decree   7/24/2018
Derive Systems Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Derive Systems (Derive) addressing the sale of approximately 363,000 aftermarket products which the United States alleges were designed, in part, to defeat the emissions control systems of cars and trucks in violation of the Clean Air Act.   Consent Decree   9/24/2018
NGL Crude Logistics, LLC Clean Air Act Settlement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a settlement with NGL Crude Logistics, LLC that resolves allegations that the company entered into a series of transactions in 2011, that resulted in the generation of more than 36 million invalid renewable fuel credits. NGL will pay a civil penalty of $25 million and retire 36 million valid renewable fuel credits.   Consent Decree   9/27/2018
EPA’s Lead-based Paint Enforcement Helps Protect Children and Vulnerable Communities - 2018 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) announced its federal enforcement actions completed from October 2017 through September 2018 to protect the public, especially young children, from exposure to lead in paint.   Consent Agreement and Final Order   10/24/2018

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