EPA Reaches Settlement with Acme Foundry for Industrial Stormwater Violations

EPA Region 7 reached an administrative settlement with Acme Foundry, Inc to resolve industrial stormwater violations under the Clean Water Act. Under the settlement, Acme Foundry must comply with its industrial stormwater permit, pay a penalty of $28,975, and implement a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP).

EPA investigations in March 2015 found that Acme Foundry, Inc., failed to comply with its industrial stormwater permit due to unauthorized discharges containing pollutants. The company failed to:

  • develop and update an adequate stormwater pollution prevention plan
  • implement best management practices to reduce the amount of pollutants in stormwater
  • perform facility inspections
  • conduct annual comprehensive site compliance evaluations
  • conduct visual stormwater monitoring
  • conduct employee training

Under this settlement, Acme Foundry must complete a SEP by Jan. 1, 2017, estimated at $600,000, to replace the existing wet scrubber air emissions control with a fabric filter. The settlement is subject to a 40-day public comment period before it becomes final. The public comment period began on May 19, 2016. Information on how to submit comments is available at www.epa.gov/ks/region-7-table-clean-water-act-public-notices.


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