Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Silgan Containers LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Silgan
Penalty: 
$365,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
June 14, 2010
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with Silgan Containers that will resolve alleged Clean Air Act (CAA) violations of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration/New Source Review (PSD/NSR) programs at 18 Silgan can manufacturing facilities across the United States. In October 1999, Silgan commenced a national air audit ("NAA") of the company's compliance with the CAA under an audit agreement with EPA and conducted a review of each facility (originally, a total of 28) on a Region-by-Region basis. Silgan disclosed noncompliance with PSD/NSR and other CAA requirements and voluntarily corrected noncompliance. Silgan disclosed the potential violations to Regions 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 10.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Connecticut
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
paper and packaging
Specific Industry of Parent: 
packaging
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.