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Polluters and Environmental Criminals - 2007 Enforcement of EPA Regulations and Laws - Envforcement Actions, Criminal and Civil casess

Polluters (and Other Violators) of the Week - 2007
(More like bi-weekly, actually)

*True cases of environmental criminals and other violators of environmental laws, regulations and statutes from real court cases


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?


 


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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Pollution 2007 Cases:

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March 2007

  • (03/29/2007) EPA Issues Property Access Order on Hudson Dredging Project - (New York, N.Y.) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an order to the New York State Canal Corporation requiring it to grant EPA and General Electric (GE) access to three parcels of land where construction needs to take place for the Hudson River cleanup to begin.
  • (03/28/2007) Rhode Island company fined $52,700 for clean air violations - The Providence Metallizing Company, Inc., of Pawtucket, R.I., has paid a fine and will undertake additional environmental projects to settle EPA allegations of Clean Air Act violations. Specifically, the company paid a cash penalty of $52,700, as well as completing a “supplemental environmental project” worth at least $96,198.
  • (03/27/2007) Department of Energy's Hanford operation penalized over $1 million - EPA's Northwest regional office has calculated stipulated penalties totaling $1,140,000 against the U.S. Department of Energy for violations of the Hanford cleanup agreement. EPA will allow DOE 30 days to commit to environmental projects acceptable to EPA which could be used to offset a portion of the penalty.
  • (03/27/2007) EPA fines two Suffolk County firms for selling off-spec, misbranded products - A pesticide producer and a telemarketer and distributor in Suffolk County, N.Y. will pay a total of $145,000 for violating the federal pesticide law. Both companies allegedly sold off-spec, misbranded products, with the second also making false claims, according to EPA The agency cited the Topaz Turf Corporation in Holtsville and its distributor, Southern Chemical Supply, Inc. in Bohemia.
  • (03/27/2007) EPA settlement with the UVI to benefit schools - A unique agreement between EPA and the University of the Virgin Islands promises a safer environment for students, faculty and workers not only at the university's campuses but at all the schools in the Territory. EPA has cited the university for multiple violations of rules under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act that govern how to handle hazardous waste. The settlement requires the schools to spend at least $99,000 to help all U.S. Virgin Islands' schools to comply with environmental rules. The university must also pay a penalty of $20,000.
  • (03/27/2007) McGee Industries settles Clean Water Act violations in Alaska - As part of EPA's ongoing effort to protect Alaska waters, EPA has reached a $6,000 settlement with McGee Industries, Inc. (McGee) for alleged construction storm water violations.
  • (03/14/2007) Williams Refining Clean Air Act Settlement - (Washington, D.C. - March 14, 2007) Williams Refining Co., the former owner and operator of a Memphis, Tenn., petroleum refinery, has agreed to pay $2.2 million in civil penalties to resolve allegations that the company violated the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced. The settlement agreement resolves several allegations including failure to comply with regulations intended to prevent benzene emissions, a chemical that Congress has labeled a hazardous air pollutant under the CAA. Williams Refining has also agreed to resolve all allegations that it failed to comply with CAA standards regarding leak detection and repair regulations on equipment in its refinery. The agreement also resolves assertions that it failed to properly store hazardous waste as required under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and one violation under the Clean Water Act for an oil pipeline rupture. “EPA is committed to ensuring that all people breathe healthier, cleaner air,” said Granta Nakayama, Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “This case shows that when a company violates the law by failing to control leaks of hazardous pollutants, EPA vigorously enforces the law.”  

March 2007 Region 1 News

  • (03/28/2007) Rhode Island company fined $52,700 for clean air violations - The Providence Metallizing Company, Inc., of Pawtucket, R.I., has paid a fine and will undertake additional environmental projects to settle EPA allegations of Clean Air Act violations. Specifically, the company paid a cash penalty of $52,700, as well as completing a “supplemental environmental project” worth at least $96,198.
  • (03/09/2007) Pawcatuck, Conn., facility faces EPA fine for PCB contamination - A facility in Pawcatuck Conn., owned by Whittaker Corp. of Delaware, faces a fine from EPA under an administrative complaint that details a PCB-contaminated oil spill that has not been properly cleaned up. EPA is seeking a fine of $8,000.

March 2007 Region 2 News

  • (03/29/2007) EPA Issues Property Access Order on Hudson Dredging Project - (New York, N.Y.) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an order to the New York State Canal Corporation requiring it to grant EPA and General Electric (GE) access to three parcels of land where construction needs to take place for the Hudson River cleanup to begin.
  • (03/27/2007) EPA fines two Suffolk County firms for selling off-spec, misbranded products - A pesticide producer and a telemarketer and distributor in Suffolk County, N.Y. will pay a total of $145,000 for violating the federal pesticide law. Both companies allegedly sold off-spec, misbranded products, with the second also making false claims, according to EPA The agency cited the Topaz Turf Corporation in Holtsville and its distributor, Southern Chemical Supply, Inc. in Bohemia.
  • (03/27/2007) EPA settlement with the UVI to benefit schools - A unique agreement between EPA and the University of the Virgin Islands promises a safer environment for students, faculty and workers not only at the university's campuses but at all the schools in the Territory. EPA has cited the university for multiple violations of rules under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act that govern how to handle hazardous waste. The settlement requires the schools to spend at least $99,000 to help all U.S. Virgin Islands' schools to comply with environmental rules. The university must also pay a penalty of $20,000.
  • (03/09/2007) EPA settles Clean Water Act violations with village of Gowanda - The Village of Gowanda, which spans Cattaraugus and Erie Counties in New York, has spent more than $38,000 to improve how it handles waste from its municipal sludge composting facility and paid a penalty of $1,500 for past violations of the federal Clean Water Act, thanks to a settlement with EPA.
  • (03/05/2007) EPA settlement with dry cleaner on St. Thomas pushes business into the here and now - In a settlement with EPA, the owner of the largest laundry and dry cleaning operation in the U.S. Virgin Islands agreed to revamp operations to ultimately eliminate the use of a hazardous chemical at the facility in Charlotte Amalie. The owner of Island Laundries Ltd. on St. Thomas will also pay a penalty of $10,000 for past violations of federal rules requiring him to identify and properly handle and dispose of hazardous waste. Under the terms of the agreement, McCoy Webster, who is also the operator, agreed to permanently switch to less toxic solvents for dry-cleaning and will spend at least $20,000 to replace and upgrade equipment at the facility.

March 2007 Region 5 News

March 2007 Region 9 News

March 2007 Region 10 News

  • (03/27/2007) Department of Energy's Hanford operation penalized over $1 million - EPA's Northwest regional office has calculated stipulated penalties totaling $1,140,000 against the U.S. Department of Energy for violations of the Hanford cleanup agreement. EPA will allow DOE 30 days to commit to environmental projects acceptable to EPA which could be used to offset a portion of the penalty.
  • (03/27/2007) McGee Industries settles Clean Water Act violations in Alaska - As part of EPA's ongoing effort to protect Alaska waters, EPA has reached a $6,000 settlement with McGee Industries, Inc. (McGee) for alleged construction storm water violations.
  • (03/26/2007) Snug Harbor Seafood settles permit violations with a fine and “fish and chips” plan - EPA and Snug Harbor Seafood, Inc., an Alaskan seafood processor located in Kenai, Alaska, have agreed to settle Snug Harbor's past violations of its Clean Water Act NPDES permit. Under the terms of the settlement, Snug Harbor will pay $8,016 in penalties and an estimated $26,000 for an innovative pollution reduction project.

February 2007

Headquarters News

  • (02/06/2007) Ohio plant fined $750,000 for air pollution violations - A Cincinnati-area nitric acid production facility will pay $750,000 in civil penalties to settle violations of the New Source Review provisions of the Clean Air Act uncovered by EPA. The parent companies also agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution control equipment at the facility that will reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by more than 200 tons per year. EPA issued Notices of Violation to Agrium US Inc. and Royster-Clark Inc. in October 2006 for making construction modifications to a North Bend, Ohio, facility in the mid-1990s without first obtaining necessary federal pre-construction permits and installing the required pollution control equipment. The un-permitted modifications caused the facility to emit more NOx than allowed by federal law.
  • (02/01/2007) 2nd highest penalty for worker safety assessed against Puerto Rico company - Martex Farms, a Puerto Rico company, has been ordered to pay a total penalty of $92,620 for violating the worker protection provisions of U.S. pesticide laws. It is the second highest penalty ever assessed under EPA's worker protection standard, which is authorized by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

February 2007 Region 1 News

  • (02/26/2007) Everett, Mass., metal finisher fined and settles environmental violations - Bay State Galvanizing, Inc., of Everett, Mass., will pay a cash penalty of $40,000 to settle EPA claims that the metal finisher violated the terms of its permit to discharge storm water under the Clean Water Act.
  • (02/20/2007) Rhode Island wastewater utility and five municipalities ordered to stop harmful raw sewage overflows - EPA's New England regional office ordered five Rhode Island municipalities and a wastewater utility to take steps to stop harmful raw sewage overflows from seeping from city pipes and wastewater systems into the state's waterways. EPA's issuance of administrative compliance orders is part of an ambitious new effort to combat the serious water quality problems caused by sanitary sewer overflows in the state. The EPA Orders were issued to: the Narragansett Bay Commission and the cities of Providence, Barrington, Smithfield, Cranston and Bristol.
  • (02/12/2007) Multiple EPA enforcement cases show need to follow chemical management and accident prevention laws in New England - Over the past several months, EPA has taken aggressive enforcement actions against New England facilities that have violated federal chemical emergency response and prevention laws. Under this effort, EPA has taken legal action against 18 separate facilities throughout New England, including six municipalities that store bulk chemicals at their water treatment facilities. As a result of these cases, the facilities either face or have paid penalties, and have spent millions of dollars in safety improvements. In one case, EPA's enforcement action against NOVA Chemicals, of Indian Orchard, Mass., will result in nearly $3 million in safety improvements to the facility's polystyrene processes.
  • (02/09/2007) Connecticut oil firm agrees to pay fine to EPA for lack of adequate oil spill plan - A Connecticut oil storage and delivery company will pay a fine of $22,500 under the terms of a settlement with EPA for failing to plan adequately for and guard against oil spills at a bulk storage facility in Essex and its offices in Westbrook. The penalty for the Pennywise Oil Company, Inc., of Westbrook, resulted because the company did not fully implement "Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure" plans for a tank farm it operated in Essex and at an office location it owns in Westbrook, as required by the federal Clean Water Act

February 2007 Region 2 News

  • (02/21/2007) EPA fines local contractor for destroying wetlands outside Rochester - A local utility contractor working outside Rochester, N.Y., will be required by EPA to restore wetlands it filled illegally, and pay a $5,000 penalty for the violation of federal law. Under the settlement with EPA, the former owner of Rochester Utility Contractors, Michael Maier, must restore the wetlands to their previous condition. Mr. Maier has removed the illegal fill as ordered. The case was referred to EPA by the Buffalo District office of the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • (02/01/2007) EPA settles with Infineum on notification rules for new chemicals - EPA has reached a $950,000 settlement with a Linden, N.J. company for using a new chemical in its auto products before the chemical had undergone a required review. The settlement with Infineum USA, L.P. involves alleged violations of the Toxic Substances Control Act, which requires companies to notify EPA before they introduce new chemicals into commerce. Infineum produced and sold a new chemical in an auto product for several years without notifying EPA. When the company discovered the error, it informed the agency.

February 2007 Region 3 News

February 2007 Region 5 News

  • (02/15/2007) EPA and DOJ reach agreement with WCI Steel on wildlife protection; $620,000 penalty assessed - EPA and DOJ have reached an agreement with WCI Steel Inc., Warren, Ohio, on measures to protect migratory birds and other wildlife from oily waste found in impoundments (ponds, sludge containment areas or lagoons) on its property. The company will also pay a $620,000 penalty through a related bankruptcy proceeding.
  • (02/15/2007) Hazardous chemical release reporting roundup: EPA settles 4 Illinois, Michigan cases, files new Wisconsin case - EPA Region 5 has recently settled four cases involving late notification of hazardous chemical releases. The facilities cited are located in Alsip, Chicago Heights and Dwight, Ill., and River Rouge, Mich. EPA also announced a new case, citing a Kansasville, Wis., company for late notification of a chemical release. Hondo Inc. (doing business as Coca-Cola Bottling of Chicago), Alsip, Ill., paid a $10,478 civil penalty. Alpharma Inc., an animal feed facility [in] Chicago Heights, Ill., paid a $5,000 cash penalty and will complete a $24,737 environmental project. Aldi Inc., which operates a refrigerated food warehouse [in] Dwight, Ill., paid a $23,150 civil penalty and will complete a $23,150 environmental project. Detroit Edison's electrical power generation plant [in] River Rouge, Mich., paid a $52,333 civil penalty. In the new case, EPA proposed a $80,596 civil penalty against Conserve FS Inc., doing business as Lake-Cook Farm Supply, Kansasville, Wis.
  • (02/07/2007) EPA settles with Port Stop Citgo on underground storage tank violation - EPA Region 5 has reached an agreement with Port Stop Citgo [in] LaPorte, Ind., on an alleged violation of federal underground storage tank regulations. A $25,000 penalty will be paid.

February 2007 Region 8 News

  • (02/01/2007) South Dakota contractor and land owner pay EPA $34,900 for storm water violations - EPA has reached a settlement with Gil Haugan Construction, Inc. and Bethany Lutheran Home for the Aged for violations of the Clean Water Act's storm water regulations. The settlement obtained penalties totaling $34,900, with Gil Haugan Construction, Inc. paying $29,900 and Bethany Lutheran Home for the Aged paying $5,000. In addition to paying a $29,900 penalty, Gil Haugan Construction, Inc. also agreed to pay penalties for the next year ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 per day for future violations of the storm water program the company incurs.

February 2007 Region 9 News

  • (02/28/2007) EPA files complaint against CEMEX Clean Air laws allegedly violated in Victorville cement plant - EPA, through the Department of Justice, filed a complaint on Feb. 26 in federal district court against CEMEX California Cement LLC, alleging that the company violated federal air regulations at its Victorville, Calif., plant. In addition to obtaining proper permits and installing new controls, CEMEX California Cement LLC faces penalties of up to $32,500 per day per violation.
  • (02/14/2007) EPA settles with Burlingame company for allegedly selling improperly labeled pesticides - EPA has fined Garratt-Callahan, a Burlingame, Calif., company that manufactures disinfectants for use in cooling towers, boilers and water treatment equipment, $111,488 for selling pesticides that were missing critical label information.
  • (02/13/2007) EPA fines GWA for spill prevention violations - EPA fined Guam Waterworks Authority $1,450 for oil spill prevention violations at its Fujita Pump Station in Tumon. GWA will also need to develop a comprehensive spill prevention plan and implement procedures to prevent oil spills.
  • (02/08/2007) EPA orders Thomas Carpenter to restore impacts to the Sacramento River - EPA ordered Thomas Carpenter of Carpenter Excavation on Feb. 8 to stop dumping dredged and fill material – including concrete, soil and debris – into the Sacramento River, a violation of the Clean Water Act. Failure to comply with the order could result in fines of up to $32,500 per day, per violation.
  • (02/08/2007) Oakland company ordered to meet Clean Water Act requirements at its facility in San Jose - A recycling company ordered in December by EPA to comply with federal stormwater and pollution prevention regulations at its Oakland headquarters has been ordered to comply with the same regulations at its facility in San Jose. EPA has ordered California Wastes Solutions, Inc., to minimize and prevent the discharge of pollutants into the San Francisco Bay or any other body of water, perform a daily inspection of its industrial activity areas and complete specific clean-up tasks. This new order applies to California Wastes Solutions' recycling facility on Timothy Street in San Jose. The prior order, issued Dec. 5, was for the company's Tenth Street facility in Oakland.
  • (02/07/2007) Imperial County Historical Society pays $5,390 for asbestos violations - The Imperial County Historical Society has agreed to pay $5,390 for moving a historic Heber College structure in Imperial, Calif., without notifying EPA as required by federal Clean Air Act asbestos regulations.

February 2007 Region 10 News

  • (02/28/2007) Discovery Construction, Inc., settles with EPA for federal Clean Water Act violations - As part of EPA's ongoing effort to protect Alaska waters, the agency has reached a $9,500 settlement with Discovery Construction, Inc., for alleged violations of EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Construction Storm Water Discharges.
  • (02/12/2007) EPA reaches storm water settlement with Dependable Contracting, Inc. - Dependable Contracting, Inc., located in Priest River, Idaho, has reached a $7,500 settlement with EPA for violating federal storm water permitting requirements. Note: Dependeable complained to us about the title of the page "Polluters of the week" pointing out that they didn't actually pollute the environment. Fair enough, but we think they're picking nits. It's just the title of the page, we could call it "violators of the week" for all it mattered. For details click on the link and read their specific case at the EPA.
  • (02/08/2007) EPA and Anchorage developer settle storm water case - As part of EPA's ongoing effort to protect Alaska waters, the agency has reached a $8,500 settlement with Hallmark Investments, LLC), an Anchorage developer, for Clean Water Act violations.
  • (02/08/2007) EPA issues city of Tacoma $358,000 penalty for missing Commencement Bay cleanup deadline - EPA has issued a $358,000 stipulated penalty to the City of Tacoma, Wash. The Feb. 8 action stems from the city's failure to meet a key deadline as part of the cleanup activities in the Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood Waterways cleanup. The site lies within greater Commencement Bay Nearshore/Tideflats Superfund Site in Tacoma. [For more information]
  • (02/05/2007) Seven eastern Washington facilities face EPA penalties for risk management program violations - Six food-processing and storage facilities and one wastewater treatment facility in Eastern Washington have been issued EPA penalties for federal Clean Air Act Risk Management Program violations. The penalties, ranging from $2,208 to $7,488, were levied against facilities that utilize toxic chemicals. The facilities are: Zirkle Fruit Co. Prosser, $3,690 penalty; Inland-Joseph Fruit Co. $7,488 penalty; Twin City Foods, Inc., $4,356 penalty; Valley Fruit III, LLC, $2,208 penalty; Welch's Foods, Inc., $6,544 penalty; Yakima Fruit and Cold Storage, $4,455 penalty; City of Yakima, $4,575 penalty.
  • (02/01/2007) City of Ketchikan agrees to pay $39,000 settlement to resolve federal Clean Water Act violations - The city of Ketchikan, Alaska, has reached a $39,000 settlement for alleged Clean Water Act violations related to the city's discharge of wastewater. The city owns and operates a wastewater treatment facility that discharges treated wastewater into the Tongass Narrows. The wastewater treatment plant is part of a sanitary sewer system that receives domestic wastewater from residential and commercial sources.

January 2007

January 2007 Region 1 News

  • (01/31/2007) Great Barrington oil facility to pay fine for clean water and chemical inventory violations - John B. Hull, Inc., a Massachusetts fuel supply company, has agreed to pay $60,000 in penalties to resolve alleged violations of environmental laws at its oil storage and distribution facility in Great Barrington, Mass. EPA cited the firm for a 2004 oil spill, for allegedly failing to adequately plan for and guard against oil spills at its facility, and for late filing of a “Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemicals Inventory” form with state and local authorities.
  • (01/31/2007) Worcester construction company pays EPA penalty for Clean Water Act violations - Valente Construction Company, Inc. of Worcester, Mass., has paid $7,150 to settle EPA claims that it violated the federal Clean Water Act at a construction site located on Brooks Station Road in Princeton, Mass. Specifically, an EPA investigation concluded that the company failed to obtain proper storm water permits, perform routine documented inspections, and implement structural “Best Management Practices” at the residential construction site.
  • (01/29/2007) EPA files complaint against Maine dairy farm to require compliance with clean water standards - EPA's New England officehas filed a civil complaint in U.S. District Court in Bangor, Maine against Country Acres Farm, Inc., for violating federal Clean Water Act equirements while operating a dairy farm, in Dixmont, Maine. EPA is seeking penalties and an injunction requesting the court to enforce requirements to cease the farm's unlawful discharge of manure and contaminated wastewater into nearby waters.
  • (01/29/2007) EPA reaches over $10,000 Clean Water Act settlement with Deep Creek Custom Packing, Inc., of Ninilchik, Alaska - EPA has reached a $10,500 settlement with Deep Creek Custom Packing, Inc., an Alaskan seafood processor based in Ninilchik, Alaska, for violations of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.
  • (01/25/2007) Massachusetts textile company fined $480,000 for clean air and clean water violations - Duro Textiles LLC, a Massachusetts textile company, has agreed to pay a $480,000 fine to settle a federal case for Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act violations at its several manufacturing plants in Fall River, Mass.
  • (01/25/2007) Recent EPA enforcement in New England underscores need for careful waste handling - Five recent EPA enforcement actions against several New England companies illustrate the importance of understanding and following federal regulations regarding handling and disposal of toxic substances. Each case involves the mishandling of waste containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a highly toxic compound. The following enforcement actions involved mishandling wastes that contained PCBs: An Administrative Complaint seeking $32,500 in penalties against 1225 Connecticut Avenue, LLC, of Bridgeport, Conn.; Clean Harbors of Braintree, Inc., of Braintree, Mass., and Massachusetts Electric Company d/b/a/ National Grid USA, were held responsible for failing to adequately test and characterize PCB waste after an Oct. 2005 oil spill in Malden, Mass.; StoneHill Environmental Inc., of Portsmouth, New Hampshire will pay a $2,000 penalty under a settlement with EPA for having shipped 6.37 tons of PCB-contaminated “sandblast grit” to a Maine recycling facility.
  • (01/16/2007) EPA settles oil spill prevention law violations with four Maine lobstering facilities in Spruce Head - Four lobstering facilities in Spruce Head, Maine, have reached a settlement with EPA resolving violations of the federal Clean Water Act. Specifically, EPA alleged that the facilities did not have proper plans to prevent oil spills as required by the Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations and fined each facility $3,000. The facilities subject to EPA's actions are Maine Coast Seafood, McLoon's Wharf, LLC, Spruce Head Fisherman's Co-op and William Atwood Lobster Co.
  • (01/10/2007) Bus companies will pay more than $237,000, settling environmental violations in three New England states - Three bus companies in Conn., R.I. and Mass., jointly owned and operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, will pay $237,179 in penalties and will install new filters on most of their buses to settle violations of federal clean air and clean water rules. The settlement with EPA involves violations by Arrow Line Acquisition in Conn., Bonanza Acquisition in R.I., and Peter Pan Bus Lines in Mass. - all of which are owned by Peter Pan Bus Lines Trust of Springfield, Mass. All three companies violated Clean Water Act storm water permit requirements, and violated federal oil spill prevention regulations and associated spill prevention plan requirements. Further, Peter Pan violated Massachusetts' vehicle idling limitations.

January 2007 Region 5 News

  • (01/31/2007) EPA settles with Crane Composites on hazardous- waste violations - EPA Region 5 has reached an agreement with Crane Composites Inc., [in] Channahon, Ill., on alleged violations of federal hazardous waste regulations. The company will pay a $50,000 penalty.
  • (01/12/2007) EPA cites Lesaffre for clean-air violations - EPA Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against Lesaffre Yeast Corp. for alleged clean-air violations at a yeast manufacturing plant [in] Milwaukee. EPA said the violations occurred before the plant was closed in December 2005.
  • (01/10/2007) EPA reaches agreement with Del's Metal on clean-air violations - EPA Region 5 has reached an agreement with Del's Metal Co. on alleged clean-air violations at the company's facility [in] Rock Island, Ill. The agreement includes a $40,000 penalty.
  • (01/05/2007) EPA orders Indiana dairy to comply with discharge permit - EPA Region 5 has ordered Vreba-Hoff Dairy Development LLC Wauseon, Ohio, and De Jong Dairy LLC Fremont, Ind., to stop all unauthorized discharges and meet all the requirements of the dairy's state-issued discharge permit. De Jong Dairy is a large concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) with approximately 900 mature dairy cows.

January 2007 Region 7 News

  • (01/26/2007) Developer cited for Clean Water Act violations in St. Charles County, Mo. - EPA Region 7 has reached a settlement with developer Johnson-Yust Investment Co., LLC, for numerous violations of federal stormwater regulations at its 90-acre mixed development in St. Charles County, Mo. The settlement requires Johnson-Yust to pay a $33,000 penalty.
  • (01/26/2007) Four feedlots in western Iowa ordered to comply with Clean Water Act - EPA Region 7 has issued administrative compliance orders to four cattle feedlots in western Iowa for illegally discharging pollutants into Iowa creeks in violation of the Clean Water Act. The orders require these cattle feedlots to comply with the Clean Water Act by eliminating discharges of manure that violate the law. The four feedlots are Pithan Feedlot in Anthon; Lowell Vos Feedlot in Kingsley; Marion J Rus Feedlot near Rock Valley; and A to Z Feeders in Atlantic. They discharge to Big Creek, Elliot Creek, Rock Creek, and Indian Creek, respectively.
  • (01/10/2007) M.G. Waldbaum Company will pay $1 million penalty to resolve Clean Water Act violations - M.G. Waldbaum Company, a subsidiary of Minnesota-based Michael Foods Inc., has agreed to pay a $1.05 million penalty to resolve allegations that the company violated the Clean Water Act. The settlement, which is a joint federal-state effort, involves a large egg processing facility and seven associated poultry farms near the city of Wakefield, Neb. The civil penalty will be divided equally between the state and the federal government.

January 2007 Region 9 News

January 2007 Region 10 News

 


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