Polluters: Environmental Criminals, Consent Decrees and Other Pollution Cases in 2011

2011 Environmental Polluter (and Other Violators) of the Week
(More like bi-weekly, actually)

*True cases of environmental criminals and other violators and violations of environmental laws, regulations, statutes and pollution standards from real court cases and consent decrees

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The EPA and its federal, state and local law enforcement partners investigate and prosecute significant and egregious violations of environmental laws. These investigations involve, but are not limited to, the illegal disposal of hazardous waste; the illegal discharge of pollutants to a water of the United States; the illegal importation of certain restricted or regulated chemicals into the United States; tampering with a drinking water supply; mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering relating to environmental criminal activities.

People often ask us, "It seems like companies get away with polluting all the time, just look at Exxon and the Valdez!"  While it may be true that some companies treat the environment, your community's well-being and your health like a doormat and act as though their crimes are nothing more than a public relations expense; individuals and companies are being caught all the time.  And the penalties are severe!  Follow Detective Joe Friday and read on to learn about the appalling gall of these jerks and their crimes.

It is EHSO's opinion that our society's obsession with money and instant wealth, combined with a generally apathetic public, and politicians more concerned with polls than pollution is leading to an increase in pollution and deliberate polluters.   If you suspect a persistent polluter in your area, email us (or click here to use the EPA's report a violator form) for instructions to assist the EPA in catching him!   To search a company's compliance history, click here!

Disclaimer: The following news stories are all taken verbatim from EPA releases, so don't even think of trying to sue us if you or your firm's name is here! We will WELCOME the publicity! Will your company?

2011 Polluter and environmental enforcement cases


12/29/2011 EPA Reaches Settlement on Groundwater Cleanup at the Davis Liquid Waste Superfund Site in Smithfield R.I.
12/20/2011 Idaho, Oregon, and Washington manufacturers failed to notify authorities about chemical releases
12/20/2011 R.I. Army National Guard Installs Corrosion Control System to Comply with EPA Order
12/16/2011 Texas Oil Company Sentenced to Pay $12 Million for Clean Air Act Violations and Obstruction Crimes in Louisiana / Sentence is the largest ever criminal fine in Louisiana for air pollution
12/16/2011 EPA Reaches Agreement with Hotel Developers to Settle Violations of Clean Water Act; Developers of the Condado Duo Hotel Complex to Expand Artificial Reef in Condado Lagoon
12/15/2011 EPA orders Douglas drinking water system to reduce arsenic
12/15/2011 California Building Materials Manufacturer Agrees to Pay $1.4 million to Settle Clean Air Act Violations
12/14/2011 U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement in Chicago to Reduce Sewage Overflows
12/14/2011 U.S. Clean Water Act Settlement in Chicago to Reduce Sewage Overflows / Settlement with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff and protect public health
12/12/2011 Tennessee Construction Company and Georgia Department of Transportation Agree to Pay $1.5 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations
12/08/2011 EPA Region 6 Enforcement and Compliance Results for 2011
12/08/2011 EPA Enforcement Cuts 300 Million Pounds of Pollution in Great Lakes Region
12/08/2011 EPA Awards More Than $1 Million in Environmental Justice Grants to Protect People’s Health / Also announces solicitation for 2012 grants
12/08/2011 EPA Annual Enforcement Results Highlights Commitment to Address Largest Pollution Problems with Greatest Community Impact / Focused effort on high-impact cases leads to increases in pollution reduced and investments in pollution controls
12/08/2011 Southeast Facilities Ordered to Comply with Clean Water Act; Costs of Restoration and Civil Penalties Total Nearly $1 Million
12/07/2011 Fertilizer Company Agrees to Pay $1.8 Million Penalty
to Resolve Hazardous Waste Violations
12/06/2011 Southeast Facilities Ordered to Comply with Clean Water Act; Penalties Total More Than $180,000
11/29/2011 Oregon Construction Equipment Manufacturer Exceeds Federal Air Pollution Limits Pays Penalty
11/29/2011 Kent hazardous waste company sparks fires, pays EPA penalty
11/29/2011 Lafarge North America Inc. Agrees to Pay $740,000 Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations in Five States / Ready-mix concrete producer agrees to invest an estimated $8 million to improve environmental compliance at 189 facilities in the U.S.
11/29/2011 BP to Pay $426,500 Penalty and Secure Funds to Properly Close Facilities and Clean Up Contaminated Sites
11/23/2011 Eldo W.R.M.S., Inc., to Pay $23,900 Civil Penalty for Hazardous Waste Violations at Salvage Goods Facility in Grandview, Mo.
11/21/2011 Douglas Products and Packaging of Liberty, Mo., to Pay $6,237 Civil Penalty for Failure to File Notice of Imported Pesticide
11/18/2011 Danbury Conn. Reaches Settlement for Clean Water Violations
11/18/2011 Columbus Steel Castings to Pay $825,000 and Install Monitoring Equipment as Sentence for Violating Clean Air Act
11/17/2011 November 2011 SPCC Compliance Deadline Extended to May 2013 for Agricultural Facilities; EPA Providing Compliance Assistance to Farms for SPCC Rule
11/16/2011 Ag Processing Inc to Pay $96,588 Penalty for Failure to Develop Facility Response Plan for Operations in Mason City, Iowa
11/16/2011 Cheshire, Connecticut Company to Pay Fine for Clean Air and Chemical Reporting Violations
11/16/2011 Nevada gold mine pays $105,000, corrects reporting violations
11/15/2011 California Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Illegally Storing Toxic and Explosive Hazardous Waste in His Backyard
11/15/2011 Work to Begin This Week on Removal and Replacement of Security Fencing at Carter Carburetor Site in St. Louis, Mo.
11/15/2011 Former Lupton, Ariz. truck stop owners to pay $80,000 penalty for violating hazardous waste laws
11/15/2011 Mobile Completes All Work Required Under a 2002 Consent Decree to Address Sewer Problems
11/10/2011 EPA Orders Developer and Construction Company to Address Discharges of Turbid Stormwater
11/09/2011 Oregon pesticide vendors violated laws aimed at protecting consumers from mishandling products
11/09/2011 PM Resources, Inc., of Bridgeton, Mo., to Pay $44,623 Civil Penalty for Community Right-to-Know Violations
11/09/2011 EPA Region 7 to Begin Issuing Orders to Obtain Access to Residential Properties in Omaha for Environmental Sampling
11/02/2011 Agreements with Williams and ConocoPhillips resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations on Southern Ute Reservation
11/01/2011 EPA Order Requires Companies to Investigate Environmental Contamination at Frontier El Dorado Refinery in El Dorado, Kan.
10/31/2011 EPA Settles Case Alleging PCB Violations at Office Building in Philadelphia
10/28/2011 EPA Develops New Planning Approach to Improve Water Quality in U.S. Cities
10/27/2011 New Hampshire School Bus Company Pays Penalty for Violating Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations
10/25/2011 Tetra Micronutrients to Pay $70,000 Penalty for Risk Management Program Violations at Fairbury, Neb., Facility
10/19/2011 Charles River Pollution Control District Pays Penalty for Clean Water Violations
10/19/2011 International Award Recognizes Successful Ongoing Work to Clean the Charles River
10/18/2011 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., to Pay $300,000 Civil Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations at St. Joseph, Mo., Facility
10/17/2011 Oregon Seafood company fined for failing to track ozone-depleting refrigerants
10/17/2011 Tillamook Dairy Owner to Preserve Hoquarten Slough Wetlands
10/13/2011 U.S. EPA Fines Tucson Facility $30,000 for Hazardous Waste Violations
10/12/2011 Oil Company Pleads Guilty to Clean Air Act and Obstruction Crimes in Louisiana
10/12/2011 Dominion Settles Clean Water Act Violations at Equestrian Estates
10/12/2011 Connecticut Electric Distribution Company Pays Fine for PCB Violations
10/12/2011 John Morrell Company to pay penalty and improve management of ammonia at Sioux Falls meat processing plant
10/11/2011 Massachusetts Company Faces Fines for Oil Pollution Prevention Violations
10/11/2011 Vermont Oil Distributor Settles Clean Water Act Violations
10/11/2011 Pharmaceutical Chemical Manufacturer in Coventry, RI Faces Fines for Violating Hazardous Waste Laws
10/11/2011 Massachusetts Tool Maker Will Pay $227,500 for Clean Water Act Violations
10/11/2011 Massachusetts and Japanese Companies Settle with EPA for Pesticide Violations
10/07/2011 Homebuilder Ryland Group Inc., To Pay $625,000 Penalty and Implement Company-Wide Stormwater Controls
10/06/2011 EPA Announces Public Comment Period on Proposal to Ban Dumping Sewage from Boats Into Lake Ontario
10/06/2011 EPA Launches New Website to Protect Wetlands; Urges Public to Report Any Violations of the Law
10/05/2011 EPA Approves New Performance Standards for D. C. Stormwater
10/05/2011 Portsmouth N.H. Scrap Metal Company Faces Fine for Polluted Water Discharges
10/03/2011 Osage County, Mo., Landowner Agrees to Pay $24,500 Civil Penalty for Unpermitted Dredging and Filling of Bailey’s Creek
09/30/2011 Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation Join CBP Import Safety Center / Agreements with Customs and Border Protection will protect Americans’ Health
09/30/2011 Owner of ‘Davy Crockett’ Barge Indicted for Oil Spill on Columbia River
09/30/2011 EPA Launches New Mapping Tool to Improve Public Access to Enforcement Information / Mapping feature supports the White House Regulatory Compliance Transparency Initiative and improves public access to information
09/30/2011 Vermont Ski Area Pays Penalty for Wetlands Violations
09/29/2011 EPA and partners unveil state's first WaterSense home in Colorado Springs
09/29/2011 United States Files Lawsuit Against MotorScience, Inc. for Alleged Violations of the Clean Air Act / Complaint claims that more than 24,000 uncertified vehicles were imported into the U.S.
09/28/2011 Trident Seafoods Corp. to Pay $2.5 Million to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations and Spend More Than $30 Million to Upgrade Processing Plants
09/28/2011 Food Manufacturing Company in Ward Hill, Mass. Cited for Clean Air Act Violations

09/28/2011 Food Manufacturing Company in Ward Hill, Mass. Cited for Clean Air Act Violations
09/28/2011 Trident Seafoods Corp. to Pay $2.5 Million to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations and Spend More Than $30 Million to Upgrade Processing Plants / Settlement to reduce discharges of seafood processing waste by more than 100 million pounds annually
09/28/2011 Merck to Pay $1.5 Million Penalty for Environmental Violations at Two Pa. Pharmaceutical Plants
09/28/2011 Six New England Companies Settle with EPA for Pesticide Violations
09/27/2011 Kent-based trucking company fined over $46,000 for chemical reporting violations
09/27/2011 Texas Petroleum Investment Company Fined for a Second Time for Violating the Clean Water Act
09/26/2011 Oregon Export Company pays $17,000 for illegally exporting hazardous waste to Hong Kong
09/26/2011 Ready-Mix Concrete Producer Agrees To Resolve Clean Water Act Violations
09/26/2011 Sivyer Steel Corporation of Bettendorf, Iowa, to Pay $54,786 Penalty, Perform Oil Cleanup for Hazardous Waste Violations
09/26/2011 EPA Settles Complaint Against Camterra Resources, Inc. for Violations of the Clean Water Act
09/22/2011 Rochester, NY Asbestos Abatement Contractor Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Environmental Crimes and Making False Statements
09/22/2011 Cranston R.I. Company to Pay Fine for Chemical Reporting Violations
09/21/2011 St. Charles County, Mo., Public Water Supply District to Pay $5,696 Civil Penalty for Risk Management Program Violations
09/20/2011 Stratham N.H. Facility to Pay Fine for Environmental Reporting Violations
09/19/2011 Idaho oil distributor pays $15,000 penalty for inadequate spill prevention measures
09/19/2011 Ferndale wood treatment company fined over $25,000 for improperly reporting chemical use and releases
09/19/2011 Fort Wainwright fined over $79,000 dollars for banned motor vehicle waste disposal wells
09/19/2011 S. Portland Maine Facility faces EPA Sanction for Unsafe Storage of Hazardous Chemicals
09/19/2011 EPA Warns New York City Residents about Dangers of Illegal Pesticides; Agency Sweep of Businesses in Several City Neighborhoods Reveals Illegal Products Are Easy to Find
09/14/2011 EPA Releases Strategy to Protect People’s Health and the Environment in Communities Overburdened by Pollution
09/13/2011 Former EPA Fugitive Sentenced to More than Seven Years in Prison for Asbestos Training Scam
09/13/2011 Brand FX Body of Pocahontas, Iowa, to Replace Use of Solvent and Pay $11,021 Penalty for Hazardous Waste Violations
09/13/2011 Waste Management LampTracker, Inc., to Pay $118,800 Penalty for Hazardous Waste Violations at Kaiser, Mo., Facility
09/12/2011 EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Pennsylvania
09/08/2011 Hercules, Inc., to Pay $245,521 Civil Penalty for Violations of Clean Air Act’s Leak Detection and Repair Requirements
09/02/2011 Bannister Federal Complex Plan Represents Significant Step Forward in Resolving Environmental Issues
08/31/2011 Builder of The Links of Columbia, Mo., to Pay $430,000 Civil Penalty for Construction Stormwater Violations
08/31/2011 Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., to Pay Civil Penalty and Replace Windows for Failure to Disclose Lead-Based Paint Hazards
08/31/2011 Guam’s Ordot Dump closed, new landfill at Layon to open September 1
08/31/2011 Roanoke chemical distributor to pay $44,000 penalty for safety violations
08/24/2011 $1 Million EPA Enforcement Action Against Kettleman City Hazardous Waste Landfill
08/23/2011 More than 80 Tribal Schools in Arizona, Navajo Nation to improve environmental management
08/22/2011 Maine Oil Company Fined for Clean Water Violations
08/22/2011 Cranston R.I. Company Faces Fine for Chemical Reporting Violations
08/22/2011 EPA Announces Settlement with the Department of the Interior to Resolve Violations at DOI Schools in Indian Country/Comprehensive settlement to improve environmental conditions at 164 DOI schools in Indian Country, benefitting more than 40,000 students
08/22/2011 NEDAK Ethanol to Pay $3,600 Penalty, Purchase Radios, Install Leak Sensors, for Failure to Develop Risk Management Plan
08/22/2011 EPA Issues Compliance Orders to Six Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska
08/17/2011 Peter Martin Kuhn Added to EPA Fugitive List / Defendant failed to surrender after indictment in illegal mining waste dumping case
08/15/2011 Settlement Will Pay Clean Air Act Penalties and Repay Portion of Clean Up Costs from Danvers, Mass. Explosion in 2006
08/15/2011 Braintree, Mass. Waste Facility Agrees to Spend Over $1.7 Million to Settle Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations
08/11/2011 The City of Newport, RI Will Upgrade Facilities and Pay Fine to Settle Clean Water Violations
08/11/2011 EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Tennessee
08/11/2011 Texas Petroleum Investment Company Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
08/11/2011 EPA Issues Stop Sale Order to DuPont on Sale and Distribution of Imprelis Herbicide
08/10/2011 EPA Orders Battery Recycling Company to Reduce Air and Water Pollution at Arecibo, Puerto Rico Lead Smelting Facility
08/09/2011 Grant of $30,000 to Help Anhydrous Ammonia Facilities in Iowa Comply with Regulations
08/09/2011 Grant of $30,000 to Help Chemical Facilities in Missouri Comply with Regulations
08/09/2011 U.S. EPA fines Kama’aina Termite and Pest Control $17,000 for misuse of pesticide products
08/08/2011 Chilkoot Lumber Company and owner fined $9,500 for leaking PCB transformers in Haines, Alaska
08/08/2011 EPA R8 Enforcement News: Candle Development to pay penalty and restore wetlands at Sioux Falls housing development
08/04/2011 Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District in Missouri to Pay $4.7 Billion to Cut Sewer Overflows
08/03/2011 U.S. Department of Justice, EPA to Hold News Conference Related to St. Louis Area Water Quality on Thursday, Aug. 4
08/03/2011 EPA Announces Public Comment Period on Proposal to Ban Dumping Sewage from Boats Into Jamaica Bay
08/01/2011 EPA enters into agreement with Chevron to investigate soil contamination at uranium mine on the Navajo Reservation
07/29/2011 Miami Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Smuggling Refrigerant
07/29/2011 Dow Chemical Agrees to Pay $2.5 Million to Resolve Air, Water and Waste Violations at its Midland, Michigan Complex
07/29/2011 Miami Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Smuggling Refrigerant
07/29/2011 EPA Report Illustrates Serious Sewage Pollution Problem in New York and New Jersey
07/28/2011 Caterpillar Inc. to Pay $2.55 Million to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations
07/27/2011 Martin Operating Partnership, LP, Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
07/27/2011 Monitoring finds air toxics near Concord Elementary School below levels of concern
07/26/2011 Trivestco Energy Company Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
07/26/2011 Veterans Administration Medical Center in Wichita, Kan., to Pay $17,979 Civil Penalty to Settle Hazardous Waste Issues
07/26/2011 CHEVRON PUERTO RICO, LLC, AGREES TO IMPROVE LEAK DETECTION AT PUERTO RICO GAS STATIONS
07/20/2011 National Chemical Company will Upgrade Facilities and Pay Fine to Settle Clean Air Violations  
07/20/2011 EPA and DEC Report Progress at Tonawanda Coke Corporation; Announce New Commitments in Tonawanda Community -- Benzene Emissions Cut by at least Two-thirds
07/19/2011 JERSEY CITY, N.J. TO UPGRADE AND REPAIR SEWER SYSTEM TO RESOLVE CLEAN WATER ACT VIOLATIONS
07/19/2011 Company Fined $38,000 for Filling Wetlands in White Lake, North Carolina
07/18/2011 Tenaris Global Services, (USA) Corp. to Pay $717,324 for Environmental Reporting Violations
07/18/2011 Denbury Onshore, LLC, Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
07/14/2011 Cheshire, Conn. Company Faces Fine for Environmental Reporting Violations
07/14/2011 Northbridge, Mass. Foam Manufacturer Agrees to Reduce Air Emissions and Pay A $127,500 Penalty to Settle Clean Air Violations
07/13/2011 Manchester NH Laundry to Reduce Air Emissions and Fund Cleaner Burning Wood Stove Purchases
07/12/2011 Oregon pesticide company agrees to pay $54,000 for using outdated labeling on pesticide products
07/11/2011 Dyno Nobel to pay penalty and improve accident prevention and preparedness planning at Cheyenne facility
07/11/2011 Safety-Kleen Systems Branch Facility in St. Charles, Mo., to Pay $26,782 Penalty for Community Right-to-Know Violations
07/08/2011 Companies in Vermont and Massachusetts face sanctions for failing to prevent oil spills
07/06/2011 Agreement Ensures Removing Contaminated Buildings from Nuclear Metals Superfund Site in Concord, Mass.
07/06/2011 Vice President and General Manager of Louisiana Refinery Pleads Guilty to Clean Air Act Violations
07/06/2011 EPA Review Finds Coal Ash Ponds at Alliant Energy Corporation in Burlington, Iowa, Meet Safety Standards
07/06/2011 New Jersey Forest and Farmland To Be Preserved Under EPA Settlement with Home Builder
06/30/2011 EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Clinton Landfill to Aug. 14
06/29/2011 Gandomcar Properties ordered to restore impacted section of Plum Creek (Douglas County, Colo.)
06/29/2011 U.S. EPA fines Van Nuys metal plater $100,000 for hazardous waste violations
06/27/2011 EPA, Coast Guard Announce Agreement to Enforce Air Pollution Requirements for Vessels Operating in U.S. Waters
06/24/2011 Federal Agencies to Improve Coordination to Support Energy Development and Safeguard Air Quality
06/23/2011 U.S. addresses sewage discharge violations in Unalaska
06/23/2011 Klamath Falls Mini Marts pay $30,000 penalty for failing to check tanks for leaks
06/22/2011 Iowa Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Violate the Clean Air Act
06/21/2011 Oregon dairy pays $12,000 for alleged animal waste discharges
06/16/2011 City and Port of Seattle commit to $33 million cleanup of Terminal 117 on Lower Duwamish Waterway
06/15/2011 EPA Identifies Areas in Iowa and Kansas That Would Not Meet Tighter Lead Air Standards
06/15/2011 Community Provided Sewer Line Connections Due to EPA Settlement with Ponce Landfill Owner
06/15/2011 EPA Finds Area in Arecibo, Puerto Rico Does Not Meet Stricter Air Standards for Lead
06/13/2011 Hecla Mining Company to Pay $263 Million in Settlement to Resolve Idaho Superfund Site Litigation and Foster Cooperation
06/09/2011 Owner and Operator of Wastewater Treatment Facilities Sentenced for Violating the Clean Water Act / Jeffrey Pruett to serve 21 months in prison
06/09/2011 EPA Takes Action on Lead Problems at Arecibo, Puerto Rico Battery Recycling Facility
06/07/2011 Prospect, Conn. Company will pay $102K to Settle Clean Air Violations
06/06/2011 EPA responds to crude release near Rawlins, WY
06/04/2011 At Annual Swim Event in Charles River, Yearly Water Quality Remains Good; EPA Grade from 2010 Monitoring: B+


06/04/2011 At Annual Swim Event in Charles River, Yearly Water Quality Remains Good; EPA Grade from 2010 Monitoring: B+
06/01/2011 U.S. EPA orders Mecca, Calif. tire recycling facility to immediately reduce risk of fire
06/01/2011 EPA Begins Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters and New York/New Jersey Harbor
05/26/2011 Beef Feedlot in Underwood, Iowa, to Pay $20,000 Civil Penalty to Settle Discharge Violations Affecting Mosquito Creek
05/18/2011 Texas Egg Producer to Pay $1.9 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations
05/16/2011 U.S. Silver Corporation pays EPA $87,000 to settle Clean Water Act violations in Idaho’s Silver Valley
05/16/2011 Maine Renovator Faces Penalty for Violations of Lead Renovation Rule
05/16/2011 EPA Releases Searchable Website for Drinking Water Violations / Agency to host webinar to show how to use the public health data
05/16/2011 EPA Issues Compliance Orders to Seven Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska
05/15/2011 Mystic River Water Quality Score Downgraded to D-
Despite ongoing efforts, analysis shows more work needed
05/12/2011 EPA Orders Smith and Smith Petroleum to Stop Discharging
05/12/2011 EPA Takes Action to Protect Ground Water from Petroleum Contamination
05/11/2011 Prem Kumar Added to EPA Fugitive List / Defendant failed to surrender after indictment in illegal vessel pollution case
05/11/2011 EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Release Draft Guidance to Clarify Waters Covered by Clean Water Act
05/09/2011 U.S. EPA orders Western Environmental to stop noxious odors coming from its Mecca, Calif., facility
05/09/2011 Holyoke, Mass. Landlords Face Fines for Failing to Notify Tenants about Lead Paint
05/05/2011 EPA Taking Necessary Steps to Ensure Safety of Alliant Energy Corporation's Coal Ash Impoundments at Burlington, Iowa
05/05/2011 Poulsbo, Wash. gas station agrees to pay over $11,000 for failure to monitor underground fuel tanks
05/05/2011 Dredging Firm to Pay $105,000 Fine for Ocean Dumping Violations in Mass.
05/04/2011 Colorado Petroleum Distributors to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Clean Air Act Allegations of Illegal Mixing and Distribution of Gasoline / Action ensures that gasoline meets fuel quality and performance standards, protects people’s health by reducing harmful VOC emissions
05/03/2011 Springfield, Mass. Landlord Fined for Failing to Notify Tenants about Lead Paint
05/03/2011 Connecticut Company to Pay $78,000 for Environmental Reporting Violations
05/03/2011 BP Alaska to Pay $25 Million Penalty for Alaskan North Slope Oil Spill
05/03/2011 TODAY: Federal Officials to Announce Pipeline Oil Spill Settlement with BP Alaska
05/02/2011 Puma Energy Caribe Agrees to Clean Up Caribbean Petroleum Site Under an Agreement with EPA; Will Also Address Environmental Problems at Gas Stations Across Puerto Rico
04/27/2011 Federal Jury Finds that Massachusetts Cranberry Growers’ Filling Wetlands was Subject to Clean Water Act
04/27/2011 Town of Greenwich, Conn. to Pay Penalty and Fix Wastewater Infrastructure
04/27/2011 U.S. EPA Reaches Settlement With Company for nearly $1 Million at Anaconda Copper Mine Superfund Site
04/26/2011 Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. pays over $3,000 for failure to report ammonia release
04/25/2011 EPA Directs Company to Supply Information in PA Gas Well Incident
04/25/2011 Dubuque, Iowa, to Pay $205,000 Penalty, Spend $3 Million on Sewer Improvements to Settle Violations of Clean Water Act
04/22/2011 Five eastern Washington gas stations fined over $8,000 for violating federal air rules on tribal land
04/21/2011 Window World of Omaha to Pay $3,976 Penalty for Failure to Notify Owners, Residents of Lead Risks Before Renovation
04/20/2011 Idaho mining company agrees to pay $1.4 million penalty to settle alleged clean water act violations
04/19/2011 Terra Industries, Inc., to Pay $625,000 Civil Penalty for Air Violations at Acid Plants in Iowa, Mississippi and Oklahoma
04/19/2011 Terra Industries Inc. to Pay Clean Air Act Penalty and Spend $17 Million to Install Pollution Controls
04/15/2011 APRIL 16-17: Join EPA for Earth Day on the National Mall
04/14/2011 EPA Landmark Clean Air Act Settlement with TVA to Modernize Coal-Fired Power Plants and Promote Clean Energy Investments / State-of-the-art pollution controls and clean energy technology to provide up to $27 billion in annual health benefits
04/14/2011 TODAY: EPA Administrator to Host Conference Call to Discuss Landmark Clean Air Act Settlement with Tennessee Valley Authority
04/13/2011 Lady Bug Oil Company Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
04/12/2011 Maine Property Management Company Settles EPA Claims of Lead Paint Notification Violations
04/12/2011 Federal Court approves $700,000 settlement to resolve EPA claim at Circle DE Lumber site in Klamath Falls
04/12/2011 APRIL 16-17: Join EPA for Earth Day on the National Mall
04/08/2011 Arnette Limited of Richmond, Mo., to Pay $90,591 Civil Penalty for Hazardous Waste and Community Right-to-Know Violations
04/07/2011 Bangor-based Railway Company Fined for Clean Water Violations
04/06/2011 College Works Painting pays $32,508 EPA penalty for failing to inform homeowners or residents of possible lead hazards
04/06/2011 Portsmouth N.H. Scrap Yard Ordered to Address Polluted Water Discharges
04/04/2011 Vice president, two managers of waste treatment facility sentenced for Clean Water Act felonies
04/04/2011 Edinger Incorporated Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
04/04/2011 Bar One Ranch to complete restoration of wetlands and pay $275,000 penalty for violations of Clean Water Act at Ninemile Creek (Montana)
04/01/2011 EPA Issues Order on Asbestos Cleanup at the Arsenal Business Center in Philadelphia
03/31/2011 Window World of St. Louis to Pay $19,529 Penalty for Failure to Notify Owners, Residents of Lead Risks Before Renovation
03/31/2011 EPA Proposes to Grant Clean Air Act Petition to Improve Air Quality in New Jersey
03/31/2011 Martin Operating Partnership, LP Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
03/30/2011 EPA Signs Action Memorandum, Announces Plans for Off-Site Sampling for Contaminants at Carter Carburetor Site
03/29/2011 Cenex Harvest States, Inc. to pay EPA penalty and conduct safety workshops
03/29/2011 City of Toppenish fined more than $134,000 for excess wastewater discharges
03/28/2011 Gervais, Oregon-based Fiber-Fab pays $17,000 for failing to report on-site chemical use and releases
03/28/2011 Spokane cold storage company pays $67,000 EPA penalty for failure to report ammonia release
03/25/2011 Doe Run Resources, Missouri DNR Agree to Address Lead Contamination at St. Joe State Park in St. Francois County, Mo.
03/24/2011 EPA Updates Web Tool Providing Clean Water Violation Trends and State Enforcement Response
03/23/2011 Refrigeration Company Pays Penalty for Environmental Violations in 3 Mass. Facilities
03/23/2011 Milford, Conn. Window and Siding Company to Pay Fine for Lead Notification Violations
03/21/2011 EPA fines Mariana Acquisition Corp. for air pollution violations in Saipan
03/17/2011 Tewksbury-based Supermarket Chain Agrees to EPA Penalty to Settle Environmental Reporting Violations
03/17/2011 Connecticut Chemical Distributor Agrees to Pay $164,000 for Clean Air and Right-to-Know Violations
03/15/2011 Bay Area Municipalities Ordered to Protect San Francisco Bay from Sewage Discharges
03/15/2011 TVA to Pay $450,000 Civil Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations at the Widows Creek Fossil Plant in Stevenson, Ala.
03/14/2011 Consol Energy to Pay $5.5 Million to Settle Clean Water Act Violations
03/11/2011 Honeywell Pleads Guilty in Illinois to Illegal Storage of Hazardous Waste / Corporation sentenced to pay $11.8 million criminal fine
03/11/2011 EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks to Host March 15 Regulatory Reform Listening Session in Springfield, Mo.
03/11/2011 City of Yonkers Launches Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Program
03/10/2011 EPA seeks public input on presidential order to review federal regulations
03/10/2011 EPA Regulatory Reform “Listening Session” Scheduled for Monday, March 21, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
03/09/2011 Eastern Oregon farm and trucking company face $34,000 fine for diesel spill
03/09/2011 City of Farmington, Mo., to Pay $61,566 Civil Penalty for Issues Related to Sewage Sludge Applications, Ammonia Discharges
03/09/2011 Maine Company fined for Hazardous Waste Violations
03/09/2011 Three Phoenix area firms fined for hazardous waste violations
03/08/2011 New Haven Chemical Manufacturer and Distributor Pays Penalty for Environmental Violations
03/08/2011 EPA proposes North Ridge Estates near Klamath Falls for National Priorities List
03/08/2011 EPA proposes Astoria Marine Construction Company site for National Priorities List
03/08/2011 New Haven Chemical Manufacturer and Distributor Pays Penalty for Environmental Violations
03/08/2011 EPA Seeks Public Input on Cleanup Options for Lead-Contaminated Site in Staten Island, N.Y.
03/07/2011 Hohn Manufacturing, Inc., of Fenton, Mo., to Pay $23,776 Penalty for Selling Canceled Disinfectant with Incomplete Labeling
03/03/2011 Former EPA Fugitive Sentenced for Violating Clean Air Act
03/02/2011 GSA and Construction Firms Pay $100,000 Penalty for Mishandling Asbestos at Building Renovation
03/01/2011 Albaugh, Inc., to Pay $64,804 Civil Penalty for Hazardous Waste, Risk Management Program Violations at St. Joseph, Mo.
03/01/2011 Arch Coal to Pay $4 Million to Settle Clean Water Act Violations in Appalachian Mining Operations
02/28/2011 Alaska placer miner settles EPA Clean Water Act discharge violations
02/28/2011 PowerTrain to Pay $2 Million for Selling Thousands of Engines that Failed to Meet Clean Air Act Standards / Settlement will reduce emissions that cause smog and respiratory issues by more than 4,500 tons
02/28/2011 U.S. EPA files complaint against Kama’aina Termite and Pest Control for misuse of pesticide products
02/28/2011 Pennsylvania Company Settles Hazardous Release Reporting Requirements at Sparrows Point, Md., Facility
02/25/2011 EPA Orders Dona Ana County and Las Cruces to Clean Drinking Water Aquifer
02/24/2011 Shreveport, LA Wastewater Manager and Supervisor Indicted By Grand Jury for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations
02/23/2011 EPA Completes Cleanup of Mercury Spill in Santurce, Puerto Rico
02/22/2011 Southeast Missouri Farm Supply Retailer to Pay $54,922 Civil Penalty for Chemical Risk Management Program Violations
02/22/2011 Central Elevator, Inc., Agrees to Pay $12,480 Penalty for Failure to Have Proper Authorization to Repackage DuPont Herbicide
02/17/2011 Saco, Maine Metal Finishing Company to Pay Fine for Hazardous Waste Violations
02/17/2011 Saugus, Mass. Company to Pay Fine for Environmental Notification Violations
02/16/2011 Ayer, Mass. Developer Protects Wetlands to Settle Clean Water Violations

02/16/2011 Ayer, Mass. Developer Protects Wetlands to Settle Clean Water Violations
02/16/2011 Leominster Dye Company to Pay Fine for Environmental Violations
02/15/2011 EPA orders proper disposal of intercepted electronic waste shipment destined for Vietnam
02/15/2011 Central Valley Biomass Power Plants Fined More Than $830,000 For Clean Air Act Violations
02/15/2011 Tewksbury-based Supermarket Chain Faces EPA Penalty for Environmental Disclosure Violations
02/14/2011 EPA’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal Reflects Tough Choices Needed for the Nation’s Fiscal Health
02/14/2011 Large fine for Marukai Corporation for pesticide violations
02/11/2011 EPA and U.S. Coast Guard Step Up Efforts to Protect U.S. Waters / Memorandum of understanding outlines enhanced coordination of enforcement and compliance activities
02/10/2011 Devil’s Slide Quarry owners to pay $50,000 for unpermitted discharges to the Weber River (Utah)
02/10/2011 Cement Manufacturer to Pay $1.4 Million for Clean Air Act Violations
02/09/2011 EPA Acts to Strengthen Stormwater Pollution Controls in Guam
02/08/2011 Meetings This Week in South Sioux City and Macy, Neb., to Discuss Solid Waste, Drinking Water, Wastewater Issues with Omaha Tribe
02/08/2011 Former Detroit Lead Inspector Sentenced for Fraud
02/07/2011 TOMORROW: Expected Sentencing of Donald M. Patterson
02/07/2011 EPA Cites Wire Coating Company in Shelburne, Vt., for Clean Air Violations
02/03/2011 Mt. Tom Power Station Will Pay Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations
02/01/2011 U.S. Oil and Refining Co. in Tacoma, Wash. settles with federal and local air authorities for Clean Air Act violations
01/31/2011 Orval Kent Food Company, Inc., to Pay $390,000 Civil Penalty for Industrial Wastewater Discharges at Baxter Springs, Kan.
01/31/2011 Iowa Department of Transportation and Three Contractors to Pay $60,000 Civil Penalty for Construction Stormwater Violations
01/28/2011 EPA allows Waimanalo Gulch Landfill to reopen
Agency approval required as part of recent order
01/26/2011 Nation’s Second Largest Refinery to Pay More Than $5.3 Million Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations / Smog- and asthma-causing emissions to be cut by 8,500 tons per year
01/25/2011 U.S. EPA orders immediate cleanup and needed controls at Waimanalo Gulch Landfill
01/21/2011 EPA Region 7 and 8 Host Meeting with State Agriculture Directors in Denver
01/20/2011 Thatcher Chemical to pay penalty and reduce air emissions for failing to implement risk management program (Utah)
01/20/2011 Usibelli Coal Mine, near Healy, Alaska, agrees to pay $60,000 EPA penalty for Clean Water Act violations
01/18/2011 U.S. Takes Action to Protect Public Health and Enforce EPA Imminent and Substantial Endangerments Order in Southern Parker County
01/13/2011 Two New England Shipyards Cited for Environmental Violations
01/13/2011 Billerica, Mass. Company Fined for Pesticide Violations
01/13/2011 U.S. Announces Clean Air Act Settlement to Protect Indiana Public Health / Northern Indiana Public Service Co. to reduce emissions by more than 64,000 tons annually
01/13/2011 Facilities Across the Southeast Ordered to Stop Discharging and Comply with Clean Water Act
01/12/2011 EPA issues order to Alyeska Pipeline Service in response to Alaska Pipeline leak
01/12/2011 EPA Issues Order to NJ Hospital Group
01/10/2011 City of Evansville, Indiana, agrees to upgrade sewer systems to comply with Clean Water Act
01/06/2011 Washington fertilizer distributors fined over $33,000 for failing to properly plan for chemical releases at eight facilities
01/06/2011 United States Files Clean Air Act Complaint Against Homer City Power Plant
01/05/2011 City of Bonners Ferry pays over $12,000 for Federal Clean Water Act violations
01/05/2011 City of Keokuk, Iowa, Agrees to Address Discharges of Untreated Sewage to Soap Creek and Mississippi River
01/04/2011 Highway Construction Company Agrees to Pay $60,000 Civil Penalty for Impacting Stream, Wetlands in Clarke County, Iowa
01/03/2011 Gasco to pay $350,000 penalty, install air emissions controls for violations at compressor facility on Uintah and Ouray Reservation
12/30/2010 Beef Feedlot in Sioux County, Iowa, to Pay $30,000 Civil Penalty for Unpermitted Wastewater Discharges into Otter Creek

02/16/2011 - Massachusetts developer protects wetlands to settle clean water violations

02/16/2011 - Massachusetts dye company to pay fine for environmental violations

02/15/2011 - California biomass power plants fined more than $830,000 for Clean Air Act violations

02/15/2011 - EPA orders proper disposal of intercepted electronic waste shipment destined for Vietnam

02/15/2011 - Massachusetts-based supermarket chain faces EPA penalty for environmental disclosure violations

02/14/2011 - Large fine for Hiawaian corporation for pesticide violations

02/10/2011 - Cement manufacturer to pay $1.4 million for Clean Air Act violations

02/10/2011 - Quarry owners to pay $50,000 for unpermitted discharges to a Utah river

02/08/2011 - Former Detroit lead iInspector sentenced for fraud

02/07/2011 - EPA cites Vermont wire cating cmpany for clean air violations

02/03/2011 - Massachusetts power station will pay penalty for Clean Water Act violations

02/01/2011 - Washington oil refiner settles with federal and local air authorities for Clean Air Act violations

01/31/2011 - Illinois food processing company to pay $390,000 civil penalty for industrial wastewater discharges at Kansas town

01/31/2011 - Iowa Department of Transportation and three contractors to pay $60,000 civil penalty for construction stormwater violations

01/26/2011 - Nation’s second largest refinery to pay more than $5.3 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations

01/20/2011 - Alaska coal mine agrees to pay $60,000 EPA penalty for Clean Water Act violations

01/20/2011 - Utah chemical company to pay penalty and reduce air emissions for failing to implement risk management program

01/18/2011 - U.S. takes action to protect public health and enforce EPA imminent and substantial endangerments order in Texas county

01/13/2011 - Facilities across Southeast ordered to stop discharging and comply with Clean Water Act

01/13/2011 - Massachusetts company fined for pesticide violations

01/13/2011 - Two New England shipyards cited for environmental violations

01/13/2011 - U.S. announces Clean Air Act settlement to protect Indiana public health

01/12/2011 - EPA orders NJ hospital group to stop misapplying pesticides in ambulances

01/06/2011 - U.S. files Clean Air Act complaint against Pennsylvania city power plant

01/06/2011 - United States Files Clean Air Act Complaint Against Homer City Power Plant

01/06/2011 - Washington fertilizer distributors fined over $33,000 for failing to properly plan for chemical releases at eight facilities

01/05/2011 - Idaho city pays over $12,000 for federal Clean Water Act violations

01/05/2011 - Iowa city agrees to address discharges of untreated sewage to creek and Mississippi River

01/04/2011 - Iowa highway construction company agrees to pay $60,000 civil penalty for impacting stream, wetlands

01/03/2011 - Energy company to pay $350,000 penalty, install air emissions controls for violations at compressor facility on Indian reservation

Don't know which EPA Region You are in?  City and County of Honolulu wastewater treatment plants’ exemptions not renewed / Sand Island and Honouliuli plants will be required to upgrade to full secondary treatment bullet01/05/2009 - See the news about the SEC indictment of Waste Management former senior officers - Dean Buntrock and Phil Rooney and others! These guys were doing "Enron" long before you ever heard of Enron!

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