Summary of the matter addressed in the submission:
The Submitter asserts that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has failed to enforce the 1990 Clean Air Act (CAA) and its amendments.
In particular, the Submitter asserts that the US failed to enforce 42 USC § 7401 (c), by not issuing “an Administrative Order mandating that corrective actions [be] taken by Calumet Lubricants, LLC” following an inspection of the facility that revealed violations. The Submitter further asserts that the US “has failed to produce any kind of results in pursuance to the environmental laws and regulations that were violated.”
The Submitter requests that the Secretariat produce and publish a factual record on their assertions.
Names and citations of the environmental laws in question:
US Clean Air Act
Residents for Air Neutralization
The Secretariat received a submission and began a preliminary analysis of it under the guidelines.
Submission - Submission authored by Submitter(s) on 08/07/2013
Annex - Other document authored by United States on 20/10/2011
Annex - Other document authored by United States on 17/08/2012
Annex - Other document authored by United States on 03/04/2013
Annex - Other document authored by United States on 06/03/2013
The Secretariat began reviewing the submission under Article 14(1)
Acknowledgement - Communication to Submitter(s) authored by Secretariat on 09/07/2013
The Secretariat notified the submitter(s) that the submission did not meet all of the Article 14(1) criteria and that the submitter(s) had 60 days to provide the Secretariat with a revised submission that conforms with Article 14(1).
Determination - Secretariat Determination under Article 14 (1) authored by Secretariat on 19/08/2013
The sixty-day term expired without the Secretariat receiving a submission that conformed to Article 14(1). In accordance with guidelines 6.2 and 6.3, the process was therefore terminated.