Natural Resource Consent Decrees/Settlements

NOAA's Office of General Counsel participates in the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP). Formally created in 1992, the DARRP is administered by three offices within NOAA, who collaborate on the natural resource damage assessment process. Within the Office of Response and Restoration is the Assessment and Restoration Division which handles scientific assessments; the Office of General Counsel Natural Resources provides legal counsel; and the Restoration Center implements restoration projects.

Below is the list of Natural Resource Consent Decrees/Settlements for DARRP. Additional DARRP case records can be found in the Case Documents section of the DARRP website. Also listed are settlements related to natural resource damages within the U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries.

Rocks oiled by the spill.
Photo 2: Industrial pollution in the Duwamish River

Credit: NOAA

68th STREET DUMP (Maryland) - U.S., the State of Maryland v. AAI Corp. et al.. C iv Case No. 17-cv-2909-RBD. Consent Decree Entered 11/29/2017

102nd St. LANDFILL (New York) - U.S. and the State of New York v. Occidental Chemical Corp; Olin Corp; and City of Niagara Falls, NY.  CV 79-987C. Consent Decree 7/19/1999

ADAK PETROLEUM DIESEL SPILL (Alaska) Consent Decree, United States of America and the State of Alaska vs. Adak Petroleum LLC , Entered. September 5, 2013

AMERICAN CYANAMID (New Jersey) United States and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Wyeth Holdings LLC, Civ. No. 3:16-cv-07219, Consent Decree entered 02/01/2017.

AMERICAN TRADER OIL SPILL. (Calif.). Consent Decree and Attachments, incl. State and City Settlement Agreement. United States v. BP America, Inc., BP Oil Supply Co., and BP Oil Shipping Co., Civ. No. CV 95-1229-RJK (CD Ca.), March 5, 1997. [OPA]

APEX GALVESTON. (Texas). Golnoy Barge Co. and Apex R.E. & T, Inc. vs. M/T Shinoussa et al. Joint Stipulation and Rule 54(b) Final Judgment. Civil Action Nos. H-90-2414, H-90-2476, H-90-2488, H-91-180 (S.D. Texas, Aug. 9, 1994).

APEX HOUSTON OIL SPILL. (Calif.). United States v. Apex Oil Co., Civ. No. C89-0246 WHO (N.D. Cal., Aug. 3, 1994). Consent Decree and Settlement Agreement. Note that Attachment 1 describes the proposed restoration projects.

APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (New York) - The State of New York, et al. v. Shore Realty Corp., et al. CV-84-0864, CV-85-2750 Consent Judgement. 6/18/1992. CERCLA

ASHLAND / NSP LAKEFRONT SITE (Wisconsin) U.S., State of Wisconsin v. Northern States Power Co. Consent Decree Case No. 3:17cv00016 Entered 1/10/2017.

ASHTABULA RIVER AND HARBOR. United States of America v. Cabot Corp. et al., Case No. 1:12-cv-01097-DCM (N.D.Ohio), ASHTABULA RIVER AND HARBOR (Ohio) U.S. v. Cabot Corp. et al., Case No. 1:12cv1097-DCN Consent Decree Entered 7/12/2012. Complaint for Natural Resource Damages (Entered May 3, 2012).

ATHOS [M/T] (New Jersey) MOA between NOAA, U.S. Dept of the Interior, State of Delaware, State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

ATLANTIC WOOD INDUSTRIES INC., (Virginia), United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia v. Atlantic Wood Industries, Inc., Atlantic Metrocast, Inc., Consent Decree 2:19 CV109, entered April 30, 2019

BAILEY WASTE DISPOSAL NPL SITE. (three miles SW of Bridge City, Texas). United States and Texas v. Browning-Ferris Industries Chemical Services, Inc. et al., No. 1-00CV386 (E.D. Tex.), Entered 09/05/2000. Consent Decree-File 1, CD-File 2,CD-File 3. ($605,000.00 for planning and implementation of estuarine marsh restoration projects and past assessment costs) [CERCLA]

BARGE BERMAN (Puerto Rico) Settlement Agreement between the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, MetLife Capital Corp., Caribbean Petroleum Corp., and Water Quality Insurance Syndicate. Final Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment for the Morris J. Berrman Oil Spill, San Juan, Puerto Rico

BAYOU D'INDE - CALCASIEU ESTUARY (LA), United States, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for the State of Lousiana v. Citgo Petroleum Corp., Occidental Chemical Corp., Oxy USA Inc., and PPG Industries, Inc., Consent Decree, 2:18-cv-00402, 10/15/2018.

BAYOU VERDINE (Louisiana) - U.S. and the State of Louisiana v. Conoco, Inc. Civ. Case No. 97-8445. Consent Decree Entered June 30, 1997.

BEAN STUYVESANT. United States set al. v. Bean Stuyvesant, LLC et al., Civ. No. 3:03-cv-5694 (N.D.Cal. Oct. 2, 2006). In Admiralty. Oil spill: 2,000 gallons of intermediate fuel oil, approx. Humboldt Bay, CA.

BEAVER CREEK. United States and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon v. American Energy Inc., Civ. No. 04-CV-164-AA. Consent Decree (D. Ore., May 16, 2006)

BEAZER EAST, INC. Administrative Settlement Agreement (Dec. 23, 2008). Three administrative settlement agreements: Honeywell International, National Grid NE Holdings 2 LLC, and Beazer East, Inc. resolving natural resource damage claims pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 USC 9607 et seq

BERMUDA ISLANDER (M/V). Settlement Agreement Among U.S. Department of the Interior (USFWS), U.S. Department of Commerce (NOAA), Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; M.S. Elegance ScheepVartbedrjf C.V. (Elegance Shipping); and JR Ship Management B.V. for damages for injuries to natural resources resulting from the oil release from the M/V Bermuda Islander into the marine waters and shoreline habitats of Delaware Bay, Delaware on April 25, 2006. (Dec. 23, 2008).

BLACKBIRD MINE (Idaho). Consent Decree Amendments to Consent Decree; Orders Approving Amendments [CERCLA]

BOUCHARD BUZZARD'S BAY. United States et al. v. Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., et al., Order of Dismissal, Civil No. 1:10-cv-11958 (D. Mass., May 19, 2011).

CALCASIEU ESTUARY SUPERFUND SITE. (Louisiana). United States and the State of Louisiana v. CONOCOPHILLIPS CO. AND SASOL NORTH AMERICA, INC., Case 2:10-cv-01556-PM-KK (W.D.La., March 24, 2011)[CERCLA]: Consent Decree. Appendix A: Implementation Plan for Sabine Unit 1999 Restoration Project. Appendix B. Addresses for Notices Pursuant to Section XVI (Notices). Appendix C. Map of Calcasieu Estuarine Superfund Site. Appendix D. Bayou Verdine Site. Administrative Record. Appendix E. Special Use Permit issued by Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. Order approving entry of Consent Decree.

CALCASIEU ESTUARY BAYOU D'INDE (Louisiana) - The United States, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for the State of Lousiana v. Citgo Petroleum Corp., Occidental Chemical Corp., Oxy USA Inc. and PPG Industries, Inc. Consent Decree, Case 2:18-cv-00402-RRS-KK entered October 15, 2018.

CALHOUN PARK. Consent Decree. South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, Civ. No. 2:11-cv-1110-CWH (D.S.Car., Aug. 10, 2011).

CAPE FLATTERY. Consent Decree, United States and the State of Hawaii v. Cape Flattery Limited et al., Civil Action No. 12–00693JMS–BMK (D. Hawaii, Entered March 19, 2013); Order Granting Plantiffs' Motion to Enter Consent Decree; Notice of Lodging

[SS] CAPE MOHICAN OIL SPILL. Partial Consent Judgment and Decree, Civ. No. C-97-1380JSB (ND Cal., Sept. 15, 1998). [OPA, NMFS, Park Service Resources Protection Act (PSRPA)]

[R/V] CASITAS (Hawaii), United States of America v. F/V North Wind, Inc., in personam, Consent Decree 1:06-cv-00272-DAE-BMK entered February 2, 2009.

CASTRO COVE. United States et al. v. Chevron USA, Inc., Civ. No. C10-00375EMC (N.D.Ca., March 18, 2010) Consent Decree, Entry order, and Complaint.

CHALK POINT/PEPCO. (Potomac Electric Power). United States and State of Maryland v. Potomac Electric Power Co., Support Terminals Operating Partnerhsip,L.P., and Support Terminal Services, Inc., Consent Decree, Civ. No. AW 0230V4013 (D.C. MD, Jan. 7, 2003).

Aerial view of USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, on the shoreline of East Loch, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii (Courtesy of NOAA).
Photo 3: Aerial view of USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, on the shoreline of East Loch, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii.
(NOAA web site)

CHEVRON PIPELINE PEARL HARBOR (HAWAII). Consent Decree, No. CV99-00410 DAE-LEK (D.Hawaii, Sept. 13, 1999).

CHILTIPIN CREEK. (Texas). Chiltipin Creek Spill Agreement. (302KB). San Patricio County, Texas. Entered June 23, 1993.

CIBA-GEIGY (Alabama) U.S., Alabama DNR, Geological Survey of Alabama v. BASF Corp. Consent Decree Case No. 13-00372-KD-M Entered 10/2/2013

CIBRO SAVANNAH. In the Matter of the Complaint of Montauk Oil Transportation, as Owner of the Barge "CIBRO SAVANNAH," 90 Civ. 5702 (KMW)(SDNY)(1999). Consent Decree (1165KB) and Memorandum of Agreement (617KB) Concerning Natural Resource Damages. Between the United States of America Acting Through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the State of New Jersey, the State of New York, and the City of New York. [CERCLA]

COLONIAL PIPELINE COMPANY. (Reston, Virginia). United States et al. v. Colonial Pipeline Co., Civ. No. 97-1680A (E.D.VA, Jan. 13, 1998). United States and the State of Texas v. Equilon Pipeline Company, LLC, f/d/b/a Texaco Pipeline, Inc. and Colonial Pipeline Co., Civ. No. H01-3171 (S.D.Tx), entered 03/13/02. Consent Decree Addressing Natural Resource Damages. [OPA]. The Trustees in this case are: the U.S. Dept. of the Interior (US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service), Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality, District of Columbia. NOAA is not a party to this NRDA Consent Decree. The Consent Decree consists of five files, with File 5 containing Appendix A (Sugarland Run Oil Spill Restoration Project List) and Appendix B (Work Plan Outline). File 1 of 5, File 2 of 5, File 3 of 5, File 4 of 5, and File 5 of 5.

COMMENCEMENT BAY:

[M/T] COMMAND. (San Francisco Bay, CA). United States et al. v. Pearl Shipping Corp. and Anax International Agencies, Inc., Civ. No. 99-CV-04359 (N.D. Cal.) Entered: 03/31/2000. Consent Decree and attachments in five files: Consent Decree: File 1 of 5, Exhibit B (Anax Intl. Agencies, Inc.: General Corporate Policy, Maritime Environmental Protection Policy, and Maritime Compliance Program: File 2 of 5, File 3 of 5, Aran Shipping & Trading S.A.: General Corporate Policy, Maritime Environmental Protection Policy, and Maritime Compliance Program: File 4 of 5, File 5 of 5.

CONOCO. (Louisiana). United States and the State of Louisiana v. CONOCO, INC., CV 97-8445 (W.D.La.)(1997)[CERCLA]: Consent Decree Addressing Natural Resource Damages; Exhibit I: (1822KB). Planned Restoration Activities at the Hippolyte-Coulee Site, dated Feb. 21, 1996; Compliance Order (403KB) Addressing Natural Resource Damages Louisiana Dept. Environmental Quality Compliance Order, No. WE-C-96-0011.

COOPER RIVER SPILL - (South Carolina) - U.S., the State of South Carolina DHEC and South Carolina DNR v. Evergreen International, S.A. Civ. No. 2:12-cv-02532-RMG. Entered 10/24/2012 . Consent Decree OPA

CORNELL DUBILIER (New Jersey) United States v. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc. Civ. No. 12-5407 (JLL) Consent Decree entered 10/03/2014.

COSCO BUSAN. 09/19/11. Press release announcing civil settlement with owners and operators of the M/V Cosco Busan, "Ship Owners and Operators to Pay $44 Million in Damages and Penalties for 2007 Bay Bridge Crash and Oil Spill" Consent Decree C 07-6045(SC) , 1/27/2012 and complaint. Draft Restoration Plan and Restoration Plan press release. Note that the draft plan and the associated appendices are available at the California Department of Fish and Game web site.

DALCO PASSAGE. (WA). United States et al. v. Polar Tankers, Inc., Civ. No. C10-0429-JCC (W.D. Wash., May 21, 2010). Also known as "Polar Tankers". Order Entering Consent Decree. Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment; Appendices continued; and Complaint.

DEEPWATER HORIZON - U.S., the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas v. BP Exploration & Production Inc. Civ. Case No. 2:10-cv-04536-CJB-Ss Consent Decree Entered 4/4/2016.

DIXON BAY. (Louisiana). Natural Resource Restoration Agreement (447 KB). Entered February 15, 1996. [OPA]. See also, Restoration Plan.

T/V DUBAI STAR (California) Settlement Agreement among the California Department of Fish and Game, The East Bay Regional Park District and Pioneer ship Management Services LLC, and South Harmony Shipping Inc. May 7, 2012.

DUPONT NEWPORT. United States and State of Delaware v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Co. and CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corp., Case No. 1:06-cv-612 (D. Del., Feb. 20, 2007). Consent Decree.

ELLIOTT BAY. United States v. City of Seattle and Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle (Metro) Consent Decree; Amended Consent Decree, 10/14/99. Consent Decree: File 1 of 2 and File 2 of 2. Attachment to Consent Decree(Program's Transition Management Plan): File 1 of 3, File 2 of 3, and File 3 of 3.

ELLIOTT BAY PACIFIC SOUND RESOURCES (PSR). United States v. Pacific Sound Resources, Civ. No. C94-687 (W.D. Wash., Aug. 29, 1994), Consent Decree (2,077KB).

ELPIS [M/V]. United States v. M/V Elpis et al., Civ. No. 9-10011-CIV-JLK (S.D.Fla., July 16, 1991). Settlement and Release.

ENBRIDGE (Michigan) U.S., State of Michigan, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi v. Enbridge Energy et al., Consent Decree Case No. 1:15cv00590 - GJQ Entered 12/3/2015

EQUILON PIPELINE (COLONIAL). United States and the State of Texas v. Equilon Pipeline Company, LLC, f/d/b/a Texaco Pipeline, Inc. and Colonial Pipeline Co., Civ. No. H01-3171 (S.D.Tx), entered 03/13/02. Consent Decree Addressing Natural Resource Damages. [OPA]

EQUINOX. In Re Equinox Oil Co., Alma Energy Corp., Debtors, Chapter 11 (E.Dist. LA). Settlement Agreement (01/05/06).

EXXON BAYWAY. United States v. Exxon Corporation, CV-91-1003 (EDNY)(June 14, 1991). Consent Decree Addressing Natural Resource Damages [CERCLA].

EXXON VALDEZ. Go to Exxon Valdez Trustee web site for additional information.

FORMOSA SIX [M/V]. (Louisiana). Spill Agreement. 5/11/99. Among NOAA, State of Louisiana (LDEQ, LDNR, LDWF), Formosa Plastics Tanker Corp., EFNAV Co., Ltd. and Segesta Shipping Co., Ltd.

FORTUNA REEFER Settlement Agreement. 09/11/97. Between NOAA, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Dept. of Natural and Environmental Resources) and Rama Shipping.

FOSS MARITIME (Point Wells, WA) Consent Decree. United States, the State of Washington, and Suquamish Tribe v. Foss Maritime Co., Civil No. 08-cv-1364 (W.D. Wash., Nov. 3, 2008). (Point Wells)

FOX RIVER. United States v. Fort James Operating Co. No. 02-C-0602 Consent Decree 06/20/2002 (NRD settlement - DOI, Menomonee and Oneida tribes); United States and the State of Wisconsin v. Appleton Papers Inc. and NCR Corp., Consent Decree Case No. 01-C-0816, 08/01/2014. United States and the state of Wisconsin v. P.H. Glatfelter Co. and WTM I Co., Motion to Enter Consent Decree, Case No. 03-C-0949. Contact DOI/US FWS for additional information.

FRENCH LIMITED. United States v. French Limited, Inc., Civ. No. H-89-2544 (SD Tex, March 17, 1993). File 1 of 3: Consent Decree; File 2 of 3: Addendum No. 1 to Exhibit A; File 3 of 3: continuation (signature pages).[CERCLA]

GRAND CALUMET (Indiana) LTV Steel Co., Inc. Bankruptcy Joint Notice of Lodging of Proposed Settlement Agreement Entered 7/1/2003. U.S., State of Indiana v. Atlantic Richfield; Arco Environmental Remediation, LLC; BP Products North America, et al. Consent Decree Case No. 2:04cv248RL Entered 1/31/2005.

GREAT LAKES - CMT United States v. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company and Coastal Marine Towing. Case No. 97-2150-CIV-Davis/97-10075-CIV-Davis (S.D. Fla.). Consent Decree with Coastal Marine Towing. Lodged 8/29/99. Consent Decree and Notice of Lodging, Between US, Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. 2003 Consent Decree: United States v. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. CD

GREENHILL. (Louisiana). Natural Resource Restoration Agreement (453KB). Well blowout. Entered January 18, 1994.

GREENS BAYOU (Texas). United States and the State of Texas v. GB Biosciences Corp., ISK Magnetics, Inc. and Occidental Chemical Corp., Civ. No. 4:13-cv-00151 (S.D.Tex), Entered 01/22/13. Consent Decree, Att. 1: Conservation Easement, Att. 2: Conservation Easement, Restoration Plan, Complaint, Notice of Lodging (78 Fed. Reg., Jan. 29, 2013).

GULF-CHEVRON TERMINAL FACILITY (Maine) - U.S., the State of Maine v. Chevron USA Inc., Texaco Inc., Chevron Environmental Management Company, Cumberland Farms, Inc., Gulf Oil Limited Partnership. Consent Decree Entered 7/7/2016.

HIGH ISLAND. High Island Spill Agreement, 10/19/92 [OPA]

HOLYOKE GAS WORKS (Massachusetts) - U.S. and Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Holyoke Water Power Co. and City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Dept. Civ. Case No. 04-30119.  Consent Decree Entered 11/5/2004

INDUSTRI-PLEX SUPERFUND SITE. United States et al. and Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Civ. No. 1:12-cv-10849) v. Bayer Cropscience, Inc. and Pharmacia Corp., Civ. No. 1:12-cv-10847-WGY (D. Mass. Jan. 17, 2013). Industri-plex Superfund Site, Woburn, Mass. [CERCLA}

INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION. In the Matter of: International Petroleum Corporation Oil Spill, Consent Decree, Civil No. 09M-02-077 (Sup. Ct. Del., March 4, 2009). Proceeding under Delaware Hazardous Substance Cleanup, 7 Del. C. Chapter 91.

IRON MOUNTAIN MINES. United States v. Iron Mountain Mines, Inc.; T.W. Arman; and Aventis Cropscience USA Inc., Civ. No. S-91-0768 DFL/JFM (E.D. Ca., Dec. 8, 2000); and State of California v. Iron Mountain, et al., Civ. No. C-91-1167 DFL/JFM (consolidated). [CERCLA] In one file or in smaller files (each approx. 600KB): [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

JACQUELYN L.[M/V] Grounding, Western Sambo Reef on 07/7/91. United States et al. v. M/V Jacquelyn L. et al., Civ. No. 91-10067-Civ-Nesbitt (Admiralty)(S.D. Fla., 9/10/97). Settlement (252 KB). See also, Restoration and Monitoring Plan.

JAHRE SPRAY/Coastal Eagle Point. Jahre Spray Oil Spill (7/22/95). Settlement Agreement, 10/31/96. Pennsylvania/New Jersey [OPA]

JULIE N. OIL SPILL. (09/27/96). Julie N., United States v. Amity Products Carriers, Inc.; and State of Main v. Amity Products, Civ. No. 00-11-P-H (consolidated)(D. Maine, May 2, 2000) [OPA]

M/T KENTUCKY. M/T Kentucky, Paulsboro NJ, Oil Spill (7/22-24/94) Agreement(12/6/95).

KALAMAZOO RIVER (Michigan) Plainwell Inc. and Plainwell Holding Co. Bankruptcy Settlement Agreement Case No. 00-4350. Bankruptcy Settlement Agreement in re: Lyondell Chemical Co. et al., Allied Paper

KERR-MCGEE CHEMICAL CORP. (North Carolina) U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Southern District of New York in Red. Tronox Incorporated, et al., Debtors. Case No. 09-10156 (ALG). Motion to Approve Consent Decree and Environmental Settlement Agreement CERCLA

KOPPERS Charleston Plant NPL Site (South Carolina), the United States; South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources v. Beazer East, Inc., 2:18-cv-3051 DCN Consent Decree entered 01/07/2019, Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C.

KUROSHIMA. (03/18/02). (Alaska). United States and State of Alaska v. Kuroshima Shipping and Unique Trading Co. Ltd., Case No. A02-0057CV (JWS) (D. AK).

LAKE BARRE (EQUILON PIPELINE). (Louisiana). United States and the State of Louisiana v. Equilon Pipeline Company, LLC, f/d/b/a Texaco Pipeline, Inc., Civ. No. 99-2961 (E.D. La., Nov. 15, 1999). CD-#1, CD-#2, and the Exhibits: Exh. 1: Rest. Plan, Exh. 2: site access grant, Exh. 3: Monitoring Plan. Also available: Complaint and other Notices/Motions.

LAKE SALVADOR. (Louisiana). Lake Salvador, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana Oil Spill (2/4/91). Natural Resource Damages Agreement (10/24/91).

LAVACA BAY/ALCOA POINT COMFORT. (Texas). US and State of Texas v. Alcoa, Inc. and Alco World Alumina LLC, Civ. No. V-04-119 (S.D.Texas), 12/10/04 (Entered). CD, pp.1-30, CD, pp.31-end, Exhibits 1-3 1:Location map for project sites; 2: Description of Whitmire Property and Identification of Encumbrances; 3:Marsh Implementation Plan; Exhibits 4-6 4: Oyster Reef Implementation Plan; Implementation Plan for Recreational Projects; DOI/FWS Special Use Permit (for Marsh Project Implementation); Exhibits 7-8 7: TGLO Coastal Surface Lease (for Marsh Project Implementation); 8-TGLC Coastal Surface Lease (for Oyster Reef Project Implementation).

LIBERTY INDUSTRIAL FINISHING SUPERFUND SITE (New York) - U.S., State of new York, Denise M. Sheehan v. Coltec Industries, Inc; Goodrich Corp. 55 Motor Ave. Co. LLC, Cubbies Properties, Inc., Jefrey Rosmarin; J.Jay Tanenbaum; Jan Burman; Jerome Lazarus; Liberty Assoc.; William Heller; Koch-Glitsch, LP; Beazer East, Inc. and Liberty Aero, Inc. Civ. Case No. cv-06-3493. Consent Decree Entered 7/18/2006. CERCLA

LOWER DUWAMISH RIVER (Seattle, WA) Boeing Settlement: United States on behalf of NOAA, the Department of the Interior; the State of Washington through the Washington Department of Ecology; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe; Suquamish Tribe v. The Boeing Company Consent Decree 2:10-cv-00758-RSM Entered 12/14/2010, Notice of Lodging Appendix A of the Boeing Consent Decree: Boeing Scope of Work - Entered 5/4/2010; Notice of Lodging Appendix B of the Boeing Consent Decree Declaration of Conservation Easement - Entered 5/4/2010

MACALLOY CORPORATION (South Carolina)- U.S., the State of South Carolina DHEC and South Carolina DNR v. Macalloy Corporation and The Boc Group, Inc. Consent Decree CERCLA

MALONE SERVICE COMPANY INC. (Texas) - U.S. v. State of Texas v. Alcoa et al. Remedial Design/Remedial Action Consent Decree Entered 9/24/2012. Civ. Case 3:12-cv-00210. Consent Decree

Mattiace Petrochemical Company Superfund Site, Glen Cove, Nassau County, New York. April 23, 2007. [https://darrp.noaa.gov/hazardous-waste/mattiace-petrochemical]

MARITIME LOGISTICS United States v. Maritime Logistics, Inc., Alan Carpenter and Tracy Ragsdale Carpenter, and M/V Michael, Civ. No. C07-05172JSW (N.D. Cal., Oct. 11, 2007). Consent Decree.

MATTHEW (Puerto Rico) - United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Suez LNG Shipping North America LLC and Hoegh LNG Fleet Management, Civ. No. 3:17-cv-1741 Consent Decree Entered 08/30/2017. Final Restoration Plan with FONSI.

MISS BEHOLDEN [M/V]. United States et al. v. M/V Miss Beholden and Blue Fields Shipping, Inc. et al., Civ. No. 93-10024-CIV-KING (S.D. Fla.). Order Granting Partial Summary Judgment, 12/01/95. See also, Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan, M/V Miss Beholden Grounding Site, Western Sambo, Reef, FKNMS March 13, 1993, and its Technical Appendix. Plan dated 08/16/95.

MOBIL MINING. (Texas). United States and State of Texas v. Mobil Mining and Minerals Co., Civ. No. H96-0605 (S.D. Texas, 06/13/96). Consent Decree (884 KB) Addressing Natural Resource Damages. [CERCLA]. See also, Restoration Plan File 1 of 2, and File 2 of 2

MONTROSE. (California). United States and State of California v. Montrose Chemical Corp, et al., No. CV 90-3122-R (C.D.Cal.), Entered 03/15/2001. Partial Consent Decree with Montrose Chemical Corp., Aventis Cropscience USA, Chris-Craft Industries, and Atkemix Thirty-Seven Inc. (relating to offshore matters and Dept. of Justice costs). (NRDA portion=$30 million). [1], [2], [3]

MONTROSE. (California). United States and State of California v. Montrose Chemical Corp., et al., No. CV 90-3122-AAH (C.D.Cal.), Entered 08/24/1999. Amended Consent Decree (Settling Local Governmental Entities, e.g., LACSD). [1[, [2], [3], [4]

MONTROSE. (California). United States and State of California v. Montrose Chemical Corp., et al., No. CV 90-3122-AAH (C.D.Cal.), Entered 08/24/1999. Consent Decree with CBS Corp. (formerly Westinghouse). [1], [2], [3]

MONTROSE. (California). United States and State of California v. Montrose Chemical Corp., et al., No. CV 90-3122-AAH (C.D.Cal.), Entered 08/24/1999. Amendment to the May 19, 1992 Consent Decree (Potlatch/Simpson). [1], [2], [3]

MOSAIC FERTILIZER (Florida) U.S., State of Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection; and Hershel T. Vinyard, Jr. v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC. Civ. Case No. 8:13-cv-00386-RAL-TGW Consent Decree Entered 2/11/2013.

MOTIVA ENTERPRISES, LLC. Motiva Acid Spill. Administrative Settlement Agreement between NRTS, State of Delaware, and NOAA. 06/20/05. (Note: Conservation Easement attached).

MULBERRY PHOSPHATES, INC. United States, et al. v. Mulberry Phosphates, Inc., No. 8-01-CV-692-T-23TGW (M.D.Fla.), June 6, 2002. Consent Decree (3109KB) (Att. A: Restoration section of DARP). Complete copy of Final Plan, Alafia Acidic Process Water Spill, 07/21/2000.

NAUTILIS. In the Matter of the Complaint of NAUTILUS Motor Tanker, Ltd., Owner of the M/T B.T. NAUTILUS, Civ. No. 90 CV2419 (D.N.J., April 8, 1994). Consent Decree (645KB). (New York/New Jersey) [CERCLA]

NEW BEDFORD SUPERFUND SITE. United States v. AVX. Civ. Nos. 83-3882-Y amd 83-3889-Y(D. Mass.), New Bedford, Mass. [CERCLA]. Consent Decree Defendant AVX Corporation; Consent Decree Defendants Aerovox Inc. and Belleville Industries; Settlement Agreement Between Plaintiffs United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Intervenor National Wildlife Federation; and Order Directing Deposit in Court Registry. See also, Restoration Plan section.

NEWTOWN CREEK BANKRUPTCY (New York) Case No. 11-15606 (SCC) Jointly Administered, In re: Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc., et al., Reorganized Debtors. Settlement Agreement entered 10/21/2014. Order Approving Settlement entered 12/17/2014.

NORTH CAPE OIL SPILL. United States and State of Rhode Island v. EW Holding Corp., Civ. No. 00332T (lodged July 6, 2000, entered Oct. 6, 2000). Notice of Lodging, 65 Fed. Reg. 44808 (July 12, 2000); Notice of Lodging; Complaint; Consent Decree; Appendix A: Trustee Memorandum of Agreement; Appendix B:Lobster Restoration Project; Appendix C: Use of Funds in North Cape Oil Spill Restoration Account. Restoration plan revisions.

NORTH PASS (Louisiana). North Pass Settlement Agreement Among US NOAA and FWS/DOI; Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, Office of the Governor; Louisiana Department of Natural Resources; Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality; and Devon Louisiana Corp. See also: Final DARP (May 2005) and Restoration Implementation and Monitoring Plan (RIMP)

PALMERTON ZINC SUPERFUND SITE. (Palmerton, Pennyslvania). United States v. Horsehead Industries, et. al., Civil No. CV-98-0654 (M.D.PA, Oct. 27, 2009). Consent Decree only. Adobe 9 portfolio file containing Consent Decree with Exhibits A-J (10MB)..

PEPCO/CHALK POINT (Potomac Electric Power). United States and State of Maryland v. Potomac Electric Power Co., Support Terminals Operating Partnerhsip,L.P., and Support Terminal Services, Inc., Civ. No. AW 0230V4013 (D.C. MD, Jan. 7, 2003), Consent Decree.

PEPCO Potomac River Substation Mineral Oil Spill (VA), Settlement Agreement among the U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Department of Commerce, the District of Columbia and the Potomac Electric Power Company.

PLATFORM IRENE. Torch Energy Co., Nuevo Energy Co., and Black Hawk Oil & Gas Co., CD announced by USDOJ. Parties settled: $2,397,000 for NRD claims. Contact parties for copy of CD: US: USFWS, DOI, USAF, EPA and CA: CDFG, CSLC, and CCC.

PORT GARDNER (Washington) - U.S., the State of Washington, Suquamish Tribe and Tulalip Tribes v. Jeld-Wen Inc., Kimberly Clark Corp., and Weyerhauser NR Company. Civ. Case No. 2:18-cv-00113. Consent Decree Entered 4/5/2018.

POLAR TANKERS. (WA). Consent decree. United States et al. v. Polar Tankers, Inc., Civ. No. 2:10-cv-429 (W.D. Wash.), entered May 21, 2010. (Also known as "Dalco Passage") Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment; Appendices continued; and Complaint

PORT STEWART [T/V] GROUNDING (Puerto Rico) United States v. Port Stewart GmbH&Co. Kg. of Germany, Civ. No. 3:17-cv-1742 Consent Decree.

PRESIDENTE RIVERA [M/V]. In the Matter of the Complaint of ORIENTAL REPUBLIC OF URUGUAY...as Owner and Operator of the M/V PRESIDENTE RIVERA..., Civ. No. CA No. 90-404-SLR (D.Del., Dec. 1993). Consent Decree (New Jersey/Delaware) [CERCLA].

PUGET SOUND ENERGY (PSE). (Washington). United States et al. v. Consent Decree Civ. No. C08-5710RBL (W.D. Wash., Feb. 19, 2009).

QUINIPIAC RIVER. (Connecticut). In the Matter of Superior Block & Supply Co., Connecticut Oil Spill (10/15/95). Settlement Agreement (11/27/96). [OPA]

RAYMARK INDUSTRIES BANKRUPTCY. (Connecticut). In Re Raytech Corp., et al., Case No. 89-00293 (Bankruptcy Court, Dist. Conn.). Order Authorizing Laureen M. Ryan, Chapter 11 Trustee, to Compromise and Settle Claims of the United States of America, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and FMC Corporation, and APproving Certain Agreements with the Raytech Corporation Asbestos Personal Injury Trust. Individual settlements pending.

RIG MALLARD (Louisiana) - U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Louisiana, Elysium Energy, L.L.C a successor-in-interest to the Equinox Oil Company Inc., and Alma Energy Corporation, Debtors. Chapter 11 No. 99-12688, 99-13071 Jointly Administered, Settlement Agreement.

ROSE HILL SUPERFUND SITE. United States and State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations v. Town of South Kingstown, R.I. and Town of Narragansett, R.I., Civil No. CA02-535M (D. R.I.), Notice of Lodging: 68 Fed. Reg. 131 (01/02/03) and Notice of Lodging and Complaint. Consent Decree-pp. 1-40 and Consent Decree-pp.41-end. Note: Appendices not scanned. Contact EPA for copies and for additional information: EPA Region 1.

RTC 380 [T/B]. (Connecticut/New York). In the Matter of Barge RTC 380, Vessel Spill of December 21, 1992. Administrative Settlement Agreement (12/5/94). [OPA]

SANTA CLARA [M/V]. United States v. M/V Santa Clara and Kyriakopoulos Internacional et al., Order. CA No. 2:92-0389-8 (D.S.Car., Feb. 7, 1994).

SELENDANG AYU. (Alaska). See USFWS Trustee web site.

SHEBOYGAN RIVER (Wisconsin) U.S. and the State of Wisconsin v. Tecumseh Products Co., Thomas Industries Inc., and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. Consent Decree with Tecumseh Products Co. Entered 4/17/2018 and Consent Decree with Thomas Industries Inc. Entered 4/17/2018.

SHELL GREEN CANYON, United States and the State of Louisiana v. Shell Offshore Inc. Consent Decree Case 2:18-cv-06495-EEF-DEK Document 8 Filed 08/27/18

ShieldAlloy (New Jersey) - U.S. v. Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. Civ. Case No. 16-8418. Consent Decree Entered 4/17/2017. CERCLA

SPECTRON, INC. Superfund Site. United States et al. v. Agere Systems, Inc., et al., Civ. No. AMD07-CV0155 (D.Md., March 16, 2007). Remedial Design/Remedial Action Consent Decree.

ST LAWRENCE RIVER, NY – Alcoa Inc. and Reynolds Metal Co. . United States, State of New York and St. Regis Mohawk Tribe v.s Alcoa Inc. and Reynolds Metal Co., Civ. No. 7:13-cv-00337-NAM-TWD, Consent Decree (N.D.N.Y. entered July 17, 2013). Complaint

ST. LAWRENCE RIVER - ALCOA AGGREGATION SITE (New York) U.S., State of New York and St. Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Alcoa Inc. and Reynolds Metals Co. Consent Decree Case No. 7:13cv00337 - NAM-TWD Entered 7/17/2013. Settlement Agreement in re: Motors Liquidation Co., et al, f/k/a/ General Motors Corp., et al. signed 3/31/2011

ST. LOUIS RIVER INTERLAKE (Minnesota) U.S., State of Minnesota, and State of Wisconsin v. XIK, LLC; Domtar, Inc. and Honeywell International, Inc. Consent Decree Case No. 0:17cv02368 Entered 11/16/2017

TAMPA BAY OIL SPILL. (Florida). Consent Decree (845KB) [United States v. Tsacaba Shipping Co., et al., Civil No. 96-1556-CIV-T-17E (M.D. Fla., April 16, 1999)] [OPA]; Exhibit A (1804KB): "Restoration and Compensation Plan for Biological and Physical Natural Resource Injuries;" Exhibit B 1 of 2 files (3042KB): "Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment for the August 10, 1993 Tampa Bay Oil Spill" (Final Plan dated June 1997); Exhibit B 2 of 2 files (2875KB): Plan (cont.); Exhibit C (210KB): "Implementation of Cross Bayou Project and Salt Marsh Restoration Protocols and Procedures for Trustee Oversight." Supplement to RP/EA. Volume I: Ecological Injuries (04/23/03).

TENYO MARU. (Olympic Coast, WA). United States et al. v. Maruha Corp. et al., Civ. No. 94-1537 (W.D. Wash., Dec. 23, 1994). Consent Decree (1,519KB).

The federally- and state-listed threatened Pacific green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)(=honu). (Courtesy of G. Siani©).
Photo 4: The federally- and state-listed threatened Pacific green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)(=honu)
(NOAA web site)

TESORO. (Hawaii). United States et al. v. Tesoro Hawaii Corp., Civ. No. CV01-00560 SOM LEK (D. Hawaii). Consent Decree with Exh. A and B.

TRONOX INC. BANKRUPTCY. In Re Tronix Inc., et al., Debtors. Case No. 09-10156 (ALG), U.S. Bankrupcy Court (S.D.N.Y., Feb. 14, 2011). First Amendment to the Consent Decree and Environmental Settlement Agreement, Litigation Trust Agreement, and Environmental Response Trustee Agreement. Other related agreements: Cimarron Environmental Response Trustee Agreement, Nevada Environmental Response Trustee Agreement, Savannah Environmental Response Trustee Agreement, West Chicago Environmental Response Trustee Agreement, and Order Approving the (A) Execution Versions of the Environmental Response Trust and Anadarko Litigation Trust Agreements and (B) First Amendment to Consent Decree and Environmental Settlement Agreement.

TULALIP LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE. See: United States et al. v.:

UNION OIL. United States v. UNION OIL Company of California, Civ. No. CV96-1997-RAP (RNBx) (C.D.Cal., April 17, 1996). Consent Decree (978KB) and file 2: cont. (842KB). (California) [OPA]

UNITED HECKATHORN  (Richmond, CA) Hazardous release from the former pesticide formulating and packaging facility now known as United Heckathorn NPL Site. Four settlements are associated with this matter:  U.S. v. Montrose Chemical Corp.[Levin Group RD/RA] 1996 Consent Decree; U.S. v. Montrose Chemical Corp.  [Parr Group] 1996 Consent Decree; U.S. v.   Montrose Chemical Corp. [Misc. Defendants Group 1996 Consent Decree;  U.S. v. Montrose Chemical Corp. [Montrose Group RD/RA] 1996 Consent Decree.

VOGETRADER [M/V] (Hawaii)- U.S.and the State of Hawaii v. Denak Ship Management and Vogetrader Shipping Inc. Civ. Case 1:14-cv-00529-ACK-KSC - Consent Decree, Entered 11/20/2014

WHATCOM CREEK, WA (Olympic Pipeline). Entered 11/12/04. Consent Decree, Orders Establishing Registry and transferring payments to bankruptcy COLB; Attachments to the CD: Final Restoration Plan, Sec. 1-3 Sec. 4-6 Sec. 7 figs/photosAtt. B, C -- Att. B: Monitoring Plan, Att. C: Agreement for Payment of Funds.

YEOMAN CREEK LANDFILL (Illinois) U.S v. USX Corp. et al., Consent Decree Case No. 1:98cv06389 Entered 4/10/2007.


 

National Marine Sanctuary Settlements

 

ALEC OWEN MAITLAND [M/V] (Florida). Settlement . United States v. M/V Alec Owen Maitland et al., Civ. No. 90-10081 (King)/No. 90-0125 (King) (S.D. Fla., 12/19/91). Stipulation of Settlement and Release/Order. [NMSA]

ANDROW. (Florida Keys) United States v. Hector Losada and the Androw, in rem, Case No. 07-10027-CIV-KING (S.D. Fla., Jan. 10, 2008). Consent Decree. [NMSA]

DL6236X. (Florida Keys). Natural Resource Damage and Restoration Settlement Agreement and Release [NMSA].

DREIFORT. (Florida Keys). United States v. David W. Dreifort and Denise Dreifort, Case No. 08-10106-CIV-MARTINEZBROWN (S.D. Fla., June 17, 2009). Consent Decree [NMSA]

EASY GOING. (Florida Keys). Natural Resource Damage and Restoration Settlement Agreement and Release. [NMSA]

GOLDEN LADY. (Florida Keys). Golden Lady Sanctuary Resource Administrative Settlement Agreement Entered June 1, 1998. [NMSA]

GREAT LAKES - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. United States v. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company and Coastal Marine Towing. Case No. 97-2150-CIV-Davis/97-10075-CIV-Davis (S.D. Fla., 9/27/99). Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. [NMSA]

GREENS BAYOU (Florida Keys) U.S. and the State of Texas v. GB Biosciences Corp., ISK Magnetics, Inc., and Occidental Chemical Corp. Consent Decree, Case No. 4:13-cv-00151 Field 1/22/2013

MAR VIDA. (Florida Keys) settlement [NMSA]

OAXACA [M/V] (aka CONTSHIP HOUSTON, ATLAS SHIPPING). Consent Decree and Attachments 1-3 (Att.1:design drawings, Att. 2:mod. of permit application, Att. 3: Racon info) and Attachments 4-6 (Att. 4: Racon placement, Att. 5: Summary of HEA, Att. 6: Data Products). United States' and the Board of Trustees of the Internal Trust Fund of the State of Florida v. Atlas Shipping, Ltd. and Transportacion Maritima Mexicana S.a. de C.V., Civ. No. 99-10062CIV (S.D. Fla.), Consent Decree entered August 3, 1999; case closed August 12, 1999. [NMSA, Florida Keys NMSA]

SALVORS, INC. (Florida Keys). United States v. Kane Fisher and Salvors, Inc., Case Nos. 92-10027-CIV-DAVIS and 95-10051-CIV-DAVIS (S.D. Fla., 9/3/97). Judgment (791 KB). See also, Restoration Plan. [NMSA]