Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Orion Engineered Carbons, LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Orion Engineered Carbons
Penalty: 
$101,350,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
December 22, 2017
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The EPA and the Department of Justice announced a Clean Air Act settlement with Orion Engineered Carbons designed to significantly reduce air pollution from four carbon black manufacturing plants in Louisiana, Ohio and Texas. The settlement included a civil penalty of $800,000, spending of $550,000 on environmental mitigation projects, and the installation of pollution control equipment that the EPA estimated would cost more than $100 million.

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: 
Luxembourg
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
carbon black
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.