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Manufacturer Settles State Air Pollution Enforcement Action for $235,000

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office recently settled an environmental enforcement action concerning a calcined coke plant located at 12187 East 950th Avenue in Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois.  Calcined Petroleum Coke is a critical ingredient in the production of aluminum.

The enforcement action sought civil penalties for alleged violations of the air pollution provisions of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act.  In People v. Rain CII Carbon, LLC, the State alleged eight violations: air pollution, permit condition violations, reporting and recordkeeping violations, maintenance and notification violations, other recordkeeping violations, operation and notification violations, failure to timely submit annual emissions reports, and failure to submit true and accurate compliance certifications for 2010 and 2011.

The settlement agreement stated that the defendant neither admits nor denies the alleged violations, and it agreed to pay a civil penalty of $235,000 and perform compliance activities specified in the stipulation.  Click here to view the settlement documents.


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