The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Globe Metallurgical, Inc. (“GMI”), entered into a December 20th Consent Agreement and Final Order (“CAFO”) addressing alleged violations of a Clean Water Act National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permit. See Docket No. CAA-05-2021-0004.
The CAFO provides that GMI operates a Beverly, Ohio, ferroalloy production plant (“Plant”).
GMI is also stated to own and/or operate a landfill located adjacent to the Plant.
The Plant is stated to have received from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency an NPDES permit. Such permit is stated to have only authorized the discharge of pollutants from certain designated outfalls. Those outfalls are designated Outfalls 001, 002 and 601.
The CAFO alleges the following violations:
- Unlawful Discharge of Pollutants through Outfall 001
- Unlawful Discharge of Pollutants through Outfall 002
- Unlawful Discharge of Pollutants through Outfall 601
A civil penalty of $55,300 is assessed.
A copy of the CAFO can be downloaded here.