Violation Tracker Individual Record
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it reached an agreement with Cemex Concretos, Inc. and Cemex de Puerto Rico, Inc. (CEMEX) to settle the companies' alleged violations of requirements to control stormwater discharges under the Clean Water Act. The EPA inspected various CEMEX facilities and found that the companies violated the Clean Water Act at nearly all of their cement mixing facilities across the island. The agreement required CEMEX to establish an environmental management structure that included an Environmental Director, Environmental Coordinator and on-site managers to ensure compliance with stormwater requirements of the Clean Water Act. As part of the settlement, the companies agreed to provide more than 400 acres of land to be turned over to the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources to manage and preserve. The land had an estimated market value of over $2.3 million. The companies also agreed to pay a penalty of $360,000.