Violation Tracker Individual Record

Mahard Egg Farm Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Mahard Egg Farm
May 18, 2011
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Mahard Egg Farm Inc., a Texas corporation operating in both Texas and Oklahoma, has agreed to pay a $1.9 million penalty to resolve claims that the company failed to comply with the Clean Water Act at its egg production facilities, announced the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The civil penalty is the largest ever to be paid in a federal enforcement action involving a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), and is in addition to approximately $3.5 million that Mahard will spend on remedial measures to bring the company into compliance with the law and protect the environment and people's health.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
HQ Country of Parent: 
HQ State of Parent: 
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
food products
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