Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Honeywell Resins and Chemicals LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Honeywell International
Facility State: 
Virginia
Facility City: 
Hopewell
Penalty: 
$69,000,000
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Honeywell Resins and Chemicals LLC agreed to pay a $3 million civil penalty for alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Hopewell, Va., plant, and improve the facility's air pollution control equipment and processes. In addition to the $3 million civil penalty, Honeywell agreed to reduce harmful air pollutants, install selective catalytic reduction at four production trains at the facility, conduct a third-party benzene waste operations audit, and implement an enhanced leak detection and repair program at the facility. Honeywell also agreed to perform a mitigation project valued at approximately $1 million at the facility. The settlement reduced annual emissions of NOx by about 6,260 tons, and cut annual emissions of benzene, other VOCs and hazardous air pollutants by 100 tons. The estimated cost for injunctive relief to address these emissions was approximately $66 million.

Year: 
2013
Date: 
3/27/13
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
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