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News Releases issued by the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance


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10/01/2015Major Fertilizer Producer Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC to Ensure Proper Handling, Storage and Disposal of 60 Billion Pounds of Hazardous Waste / Manufacturer committing close to $2 billion in funding to address environmental impacts from fertilizer production
09/30/2015Tractor Supply Company Agrees to Implement Company-Wide Compliance Program to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations
09/29/2015Guardian Industries Corp. to Cut Harmful Air Pollution at Flat Glass Manufacturing Plants in Seven States
09/25/201510:00 AM EDT TODAY: EPA To Provide Update Following Recent Volkswagen Announcement
09/25/2015EPA Update on Recent Volkswagen Announcement
09/24/2015EPA Finalizes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting
09/21/2015Bayer Cropscience to Enhance Safeguards at Chemical Facilities in Four States to Settle Violations at W.V. Plant
09/18/2015EPA, California Notify Volkswagen of Clean Air Act Violations / Carmaker allegedly used software that circumvents emissions testing for certain air pollutants
09/18/201512:00 PM EST: EPA To Make Announcement Today Regarding Major Automaker
09/10/2015Duke Energy Corp. to Reduce Emissions from Power Plants in North Carolina, Fund Environmental Projects
08/17/2015Pennsylvania Water Utility to Reduce Sewage Discharges to Delaware River and Local Creeks
08/06/2015Arch Coal Subsidiaries to Make System-Wide Upgrades to Reduce Pollution Entering U.S. Waters
07/15/2015Settlement with Interstate Power and Light to Reduce Emissions from Iowa Power Plants, Fund Projects to Benefit Environment and Communities
06/25/2015Modifications to Settlement with Alabama Power Company Will Reduce Harmful Air Pollution
06/24/2015U.S. Requires Arizona and New Mexico Plant Owners to Reduce Emissions at Navajo Nation Four Corners Power Plant
06/17/2015EPA Selects Three Universities to Help Find New Uses for Toxics Data
06/16/2015Biodiesel Fuel Company Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Clean Air Act Crimes Connected to Renewable Fuels Scheme /
Philip J. Rivkin faces more than 10 years imprisonment and $51 million in restitution
06/10/2015EPA Releases EJSCREEN, An Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool
06/02/2015U.S. Finalizes Settlement with Georgia-Based Millard Refrigerated Services over Ammonia Release that Sickened Workers Responding to BP Oil Spill
05/19/2015U.S. Settles with Marathon Petroleum Corporation to Cut Harmful Air Emissions at Facilities in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio
05/14/2015Remarks of Cynthia Giles, EPA Assistant Administrator for Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance on
Duke Energy Subsidiaries Guilty Plea and Sentencing for Clean Water Act Crimes
**Remarks as Prepared for Delivery**
05/14/2015Duke Energy Subsidiaries Plead Guilty and Sentenced for Clean Water Act Crimes/The companies will pay a fine and conduct community service and wetlands mitigation
04/22/2015U.S. Settles with ExxonMobil over Violations Stemming from 2013 Oil Spill in Mayflower, Arkansas
04/22/2015Noble Energy Inc. Agrees to Make System Upgrades and Fund Projects to Reduce Air Pollution in Colorado
04/15/2015EPA Seeks Public Comments on Draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda Framework
04/13/2015Major Egg Producer to Reduce Water Pollution Discharges at Mississippi Facility
04/07/2015EPA Releases New Website Enabling the Public to Track Compliance Status of Public Water Systems
04/07/2015Four Texas-Based Recreational Vehicle Importers and an Affiliated Chinese Manufacturer Settle with EPA Over Illegal Imports of Off-Road Vehicles
03/24/2015MTU America Inc., Agrees to Conduct Proper Testing to Ensure Engines Meet Air Pollution Standards
03/23/2015Settlement with Continental Carbon Company to Reduce Air Pollution at Manufacturing Facilities in Three States
03/19/2015Utah-Based Washakie Renewable Energy, LLC Settles Renewable Fuel Standard Violations
01/20/2015Three Shell Oil Company Affiliates Settle with EPA Over Violations of Vehicle Fuel Standards
01/05/2015Fort Smith, Arkansas Agrees to Upgrade Sewer System to Reduce Discharges of Raw Sewage into Local Waterways / City will also develop a program to help low income communities improve sewer infrastructure
12/22/2014XTO Energy, Inc. to Restore Areas Damaged by Natural Gas Extraction Activities
12/19/2014EPA Takes Action to Protect Public from Harmful Lead Exposure
12/18/2014Two Texas Companies and Four Chinese Manufacturers Found to Be in Violation of Clean Air Act for Selling More than 11,000 Uncertified Motorcycles and ATVs/
EPA has also denied applications for certificates to these companies for sale of model year 2015 vehicles in the US
12/18/2014EPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results
11/06/2014Three Subsidiaries of the World’s Largest Fertilizer Producer to Reduce Harmful Air Emissions at Eight Production Plants
11/03/2014United States Reaches Settlement with Hyundai and Kia in Historic Greenhouse Gas Enforcement Case
11/03/2014EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Attorney General Eric Holder to Announce Historic Clean Air Act Settlement
10/16/2014Offshore Oil Platform Owner to Improve Safety and Operations in Gulf of Mexico Following Unauthorized Oil Discharges / EPA and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement secure settlement in first joint judicial enforcement action under Clean Water Act and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
09/16/2014US Settlement with Michigan Utility to Reduce Emissions at Its Coal-Fired Power Plants, Fund Projects to Benefit Environment and Communities
09/16/2014EPA Awards 2014 Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements
09/15/2014EPA Settles with DuPont over Violations of Federal Pesticide Laws that Led to Widespread Tree Deaths and Damage/ DuPont to pay $1,853,000 penalty to resolve alleged violations of pesticide reporting and distribution laws
09/03/2014US settles with Costco to cut ozone-depleting and greenhouse gas refrigerant emissions nationwide
09/02/2014Trans Energy Inc. to Restore Streams and Wetland Damaged By Natural Gas Extraction Activities in West Virginia/
Company will also pay $3 million civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations
08/27/2014US Settles With DuPont to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations and Protect Communities and Kanawha River Near West Virginia Facility
08/26/2014ExxonMobil Pipeline Company to Pay Civil Penalty Under Proposed Settlement for Torbert, Louisiana Oil Spill/ Settlement Resolves Clean Water Act Violation Stemming from 2012 Spill
07/25/2014EPA Issues Policy Supporting Tribal and Indigenous Communities
07/16/2014US Settlement with Minnesota Coal-fired Utility to Reduce Emissions, Fund Projects to Benefit Environment and Communities
06/06/2014EPA Ensures Company Discloses Pesticide Hazards
05/14/2014EPA Requires Global Titanium Manufacturer to Investigate and Clean Up PCB Contamination in Nevada / Titanium Metals Corporation to pay record $13.75 million civil penalty for TSCA violations at single facility
04/17/2014Corporate-wide Settlement with Lowe’s Protects Public from Lead Pollution During Home Renovations
04/17/2014EPA and DoJ To Hold Briefing on Home Renovation Settlement
03/27/2014EPA Agreement with Vehicle and Engine Company Requires Imports to Meet Federal Emission Limits
03/20/2014Texas Chemical Plant Agrees to Cut Harmful Air Pollution in Overburdened Community
03/19/2014North America’s Largest Acid Manufacturer and Its Subsidiaries Agree to Slash Emissions and Reduce Air Pollution
03/05/2014Coal Companies and Subsidiaries to Spend Estimated $200 Million on Treatment and System-wide Upgrades to Reduce Water Pollution
03/04/2014EPA Stops Illegal Import of Vehicles That Fail to Meet Pollution Standards
02/11/2014EPA Administrator Reaffirms Commitment to Environmental Justice on 20th Anniversary of Executive Order
02/07/2014Annual EPA Enforcement Results Highlight Focus on Major Environmental Violations
02/05/2014W.R. Grace Pays Over $63 Million Toward Cleanup and Restoration of Hazardous Waste Sites in Communities Across the Country
01/06/2014Dallas-based Companies Agree to Pay Civil Penalty to Settle Clean Air Act Violations Stemming From Illegal Import of Vehicles
12/20/2013Florida Pesticide Producer to Pay $1.7 Million Penalty for Selling Misbranded Pesticides
12/19/2013Energy Company to Pay $3.2 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Violations in West Virginia / Chesapeake Appalachia LLC to spend estimated $6.5 million to restore areas damaged by natural gas extraction activities
12/19/2013Following Fatal Blast, Metal Recycler Required to Invest in Modern Technology and Company-Wide Protections to Prevent Future Accidental Chemical Releases
11/19/2013Cabot Corporation Agrees to Spend Over $84 Million to Control Harmful Air Pollution at Texas, Louisiana Facilities
11/14/2013Chemical Company Failed to Disclose Public Health Risks, Judge Rules in Favor of EPA
09/19/2013CITGO Agrees to Reduce Air Pollution and Pay Penalty to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations at Refineries in Louisiana and Illinois
09/11/2013EPA Awards 2013 Environmental Justice Small Grants
09/05/2013EPA Launches New Online Mapping Tool for Environmental Impact Statements
09/04/2013United States Reaches Settlement with Safeway To Reduce Emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances Nationwide /
Largest case ever under Clean Air Act’s ozone protection requirements
08/29/2013Two California Firms and Owner Agree to Settle Clean Air Act Violations Stemming From Illegal Import of Vehicles
07/31/2013EPA Proposes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting / E-reporting initiative will increase efficiency, ease burden for states and improve public access to data
07/23/2013San Antonio Agrees to $1.1 Billion Upgrade Sewer Systems to Comply With Clean Water Act
07/18/2013United States Reaches an Agreement with XTO Energy to Prevent Waste Spills from Natural Gas Exploration and Production
07/17/2013Florida Man and His Corporation Sentenced for Wetlands Violations in Panama City
07/10/2013Shell Oil To Spend Over $115 Million to Reduce Harmful Air Pollution at Houston Area Refinery And Chemical Plant
07/01/2013EPA Warns Against Use of Refrigerant Substitutes That Pose Fire and Explosion Risk
06/26/2013EPA Reaches Agreement with SunCoke Energy for Clean Air Violations at Plants in Illinois and Ohio
06/19/2013Settlement with Ash Grove Cement Company to Reduce Thousands of Tons of Air Emissions
06/03/2013EPA Approves Plan to Control Sewer Overflows in Cincinnati Area / Will Reduce Releases of Sewage and Polluted Stormwater by More Than 1.5 Billion Gallons Each Year
05/30/2013Tesoro to Pay $1.1 Million to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations
05/28/2013Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty To Federal Environmental Crimes And Civil Violations And Will Pay More Than $81 Million / Retailer admits violating criminal and civil laws designed to protect water quality and to ensure proper handling of hazardous wastes and pesticides
05/23/2013United States Takes Action to Reduce Hazards from Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing at Louisiana Facility
05/02/2013EPA Takes Action Against Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
04/22/2013Clean Air Act Settlement with Wisconsin Utilities to Reduce Emissions by More Than 50,000 Tons Annually
04/19/2013Cement Manufacturer Agrees to Reduce Harmful Air Emissions at Colorado Plant
04/16/2013Seattle and King County, Wash. Agree to Upgrade Combined Stormwater Systems to Protect Local Waters from Raw Sewage Overflows / City and county combined sewer overflows expected to drop by up to 99% by 2030
04/05/2013Settlement with Tyson Foods to Address Multiple Releases of Anhydrous Ammonia / Settlement requires company to conduct third party audits to reduce threat of accidental chemical releases, purchase emergency equipment for first responders
04/01/2013Settlement with Dominion Energy Reduces Harmful Pollution in Three States and Downwind Communities
03/29/2013Bio-diesel Fuel Company Owner Sentenced to 188 Months in Federal Prison for Crimes Connected to Illegal Fuels Scheme / Jeffrey Gunselman also fined $175,000 and ordered to pay nearly $55 million in restitution
03/25/2013Michigan Computer Company Owner Sentenced for International Environmental, Counterfeiting Crimes
03/22/2013Agreement Reached with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas to Improve Sewer and Stormwater Systems / Settlement will ensure reductions in raw sewage overflows and stormwater flooding in the most impacted neighborhoods
02/28/2013CountryMark Refining and Logistics, LLC to Install $18 Million in Pollution Controls to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations at Indiana Refinery
02/22/2013Rodney Hailey Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Selling $9 Million in Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Credits / Owner of “Clean Green Fuel” falsely claimed his company produced 23 million gallons of renewable fuel
02/14/2013Transocean Pleads Guilty, Is Sentenced to Pay $400 Million in Criminal Penalties for Criminal Conduct Leading to Deepwater Horizon Disaster / Second Corporate Guilty Plea Obtained by Deepwater Horizon Task Force, Second-largest Criminal Clean Water Act Fines and Penalties in U.S. History
02/07/2013EPA Releases State Enforcement Performance Information and Comparative Maps / Agency to host webinar demonstrating new data features
02/06/2013EPA Requires Nevada Gold Mining Companies to Correct Reporting Violations

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