Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Temple Inland
Current Parent Company: 
International Paper
Penalty: 
$2,700,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
May 30, 2012
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Temple was charged with violating the CWA {33 U.S.C. 1319(c)(1)(A) - negligently causing the discharge of a pollutant and violating the Conservation Act 16 U.S.C. 668(c) - negligently taking of fish from the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge. Temple Inland was sentenced to 24 months probation, ordered to pay a federal fine in the amount of $1.5 million and restitution totaling $1.2 million as follows: $900,000 to the Trust for Public Land, $200,000 to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and $100,000 to the Nature Conservancy.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Louisiana
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Tennessee
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
paper and packaging
Specific Industry of Parent: 
paper & packaging
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Parent company note: 
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