Timeline and Background of U.S. EPA/ Orrville Utilities Settlement Agreement

Orrville Utilities has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding Clean Air Act issues. Since 1999, the EPA has worked with coal- red power plants across the country to address air quality issues. Orrville Utilities is the latest of about 30 utilities across the nation to come under review as part of the EPA Coal-Fired Power Plant Enforcement Initiative. The EPA began this process in November 1999, when the United States Department of Justice, on behalf of the EPA, charged seven utilities with violation of the New Source Review (NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) The EPA asserted that these utilities had made major modifications to their plants without installing proper