Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Saint-Gobain Containers Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Saint-Gobain
Penalty: 
$114,250,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
January 21, 2010
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Saint-Gobain Containers Inc. of Muncie, Ind., agreed, in a consent decree filed in federal court in Seattle, to install pollution control equipment at an estimated cost of $112 million to reduce emissions of NOx, SO2 and PM by approximately 6,000 tons each year. The settlement covered 15 plants in 13 states. Two of the 15 plants had been closed by Saint-Gobain for independent business reasons. In addition, as part of the settlement, Saint-Gobain agreed to pay a $2.25 million civil penalty to resolve its alleged violations of the Clean Air Act's new source review regulations.

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: 
France
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
building materials
Specific Industry of Parent: 
building materials
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Parent company note: 
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