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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Federal/State Air Pollution Violations at Hopewell Manufacturing Plant

Honeywell Resins and Chemicals LLC agreed to pay a $3 million civil penalty (split evenly between the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States) for alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Hopewell, Virginia plant, and improve the facility’s air pollution control equipment and processes. The Hopewell plant produces ingredients used in nylon and fertilizer. According to Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the facility violated Clean Air Act limits on emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx), benzene and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter. The plant also allegedly failed to comply with requirements to upgrade air pollution control equipment, to detect and repair leaks of hazardous air pollutants, and to develop safeguards on benzene waste. As part of the settlement, Honeywell did not admit liability but did certify that it was in compliance with applicable Clean Air Act regulations.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Consent Decree
3/28/2013
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Honeywell International Inc. $3,000,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 3/28/2013
DOJ Press Release 3/27/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database