Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Omega Protein, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Cooke Inc.
Penalty: 
$7,500,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
June 4, 2013
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Omega was charged with violations of the CWA and Oil Pollution Act {33 U.S.C. 1319(c)(2)(A) - knowingly discharging a pollution, in violation of 33 U.S.C. 1311; and 33 U.S.C. 1321(b)(3) - knowingly discharging oil}. Omega pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 36 months probation and ordered to pay $5.5 million in federal fines and $2 million in court ordered fines, totaling $7.5M.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Virginia
HQ Country of Parent: 
Canada
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
seafood
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Parent company note: 
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