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Company: Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Inc.
Current Parent CompanyBrookfield Asset Management
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Penalty: $43,350,000
Year: 2023
Date: January 24, 2023
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced a settlement with Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Inc. and numerous affiliated companies for violation of Clean Air Act locomotive regulations. The complaint alleged that GWRSI's locomotives with rebuilt engines failed to meet applicable EPA emission standards, and that GWRSI did not perform required emissions-related maintenance or keep records of maintenance performed. The locomotives at issue in this settlement burn diesel fuel which produces significant emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and fine particulate matter. GWRSI estimates that the company will spend approximately $42 million to comply with consent decree requirements which will reduce NOx emissions from its locomotives by approximately 469 tons per year and particulate matter emissions by 14 tons per year.The consent decree also requires GWRSI to pay a $1.35 million civil penalty.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
HQ Country of Current Parent: Canada
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: diversified
Specific Industry of Current Parent: diversified
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