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Company: Cenex Harvest States (CHS)
Current Parent CompanyCHS Inc.
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Penalty: $35,200
Year: 2011
Date: March 29, 2011
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: air pollution violation
Violation Description: Minnesota-based Cenex Harvest States (CHS), Inc has agreed to settle a series of alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its facilities in Garretson, SD for $35,200. This includes a $15,500 civil penalty and $19,700 which will be used to conduct several agricultural ammonia safety workshops in multiple states including North and South Dakota. These workshops will include information on how the EPA Risk Management Program requirements apply to agricultural ammonia facilities and how these facilities can meet these requirements. CHS will also remove large tanks of ammonia (a toxic substance) from the Garretson, SD city center.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: agency action
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: South Dakota
Facility City: Garretson
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Minnesota
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: cooperative
Major Industry of Current Parent: agribusiness
Specific Industry of Current Parent: agribusiness
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