Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Taminco US Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Eastman Chemical
Penalty: 
$1,335,374
Year: 
2015
Date: 
November 20, 2015
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Taminco US, Inc. pleaded guilty to and was sentenced for six counts related to shipping monomethylamine (MMA) to customers in Mexico for whom required identification had not been obtained and failing to report the disappearance of shipments of MMA. The company was ordered to pay a criminal penalty of $860,374, including a criminal fine of $650,000 and forfeiture of $210,374.? The company also reached a civil settlement with the United States concerning the same conduct and agreed to pay a civil fine of $475,000.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Facility State: 
Pennsylvania
Facility City: 
Allentown
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Tennessee
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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