Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Mahard Egg Farm Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Mahard Egg Farm
Penalty: 
$5,400,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
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: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
food products
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Parent company note: 
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