Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Oxy Vinyls, LP
Current Parent Company: 
Occidental Petroleum
Penalty: 
$1,270,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
June 8, 2006
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Oxy Vinyls agreed to significantly reduce vinyl chloride emissions at its plants in Pasadena, Texas; Deer Park, Texas; Louisville, Ky; and Pedricktown, N.J. and to perform three environmental projects at an estimated cost of $1.2 million that are expected to permanently decrease emissions of vinyl chloride by approximately 40,000 pounds per year within five years. The company also agreed to pay a civil penalty of $70,000 to the federal government.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Environment and Natural Resources Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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