Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
J.R. Simplot Company
Current Parent Company: 
J.R. Simplot
Penalty: 
$42,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
December 3, 2015
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with the J.R. Simplot Company that resolved alleged Clean Air Act violations related to modifications made at Simplot's five sulfuric acid plants near Lathrop, California, Pocatello, Idaho, and Rock Springs, Wyoming. Under the settlement, Simplot agreed to spend an estimated $42 million on pollution controls that will significantly cut sulfur dioxide emissions at all five plants and fund a wood stove replacement project in the area surrounding the Lathrop plant.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Idaho
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
agribusiness
Specific Industry of Parent: 
agribusiness
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Parent company note: 
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