Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
Current Parent Company: 
General Dynamics
Penalty: 
$390,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
March 28, 2012
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Coltec Industries Inc. and National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $280,000 and spend approximately $500,000 on an environmental project to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA's marine diesel engine air rules, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. The project will significantly reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from a testing stack at Coltec's Beloit, Wis., engine manufacturing facility, improving air quality for residents. Coltec and NASSCO also agreed to attach the required EPA engine labels to 40 ship engines that were previously unlabeled or improperly labeled. (The Justice Department did not indicate how the payments would be divided between the two companies. Here the total is split equally.)

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: 
Virginia
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
aerospace and military contracting
Specific Industry of Parent: 
aerospace & military contracting
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Parent company note: 
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