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Company: Univar Solutions USA Inc.
Current Parent CompanyApollo Global Management
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Penalty: $800,000
Year: 2023
Date: January 5, 2023
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: The settlement addresses violations of the General Duty Clause (GDC) and Risk Management Program (RMP) under Clean Air Act (CAA) Sections 112(r)(1) and 112(r)(7), which make owners and operators of facilities that have regulated hazardous substances responsible for ensuring that their chemicals are managed safely and that steps are taken to reduce the risk of accidental releases of chemicals, which can have serious consequences for public health and safety. Also resolved are violations of Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) recordkeeping requirements under Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313 at the Colorado facility. TRI reports inform the community about certain chemical usage and releases that may affect public health and the environment. Univar will pay $600,000 in penalties and spend no less than $200,000 to implement a Supplemental Environmental Project that will provide emergency response equipment to enhance the capabilities of two fire departments: the Denver Fire Department in Colorado and the Bunola Fire Department in Pennsylvania.
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 Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New York
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: private equity (including portfolio companies)
Specific Industry of Current Parent: private equity (including portfolio companies)
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