A citizen suit accuses the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport of violating the Clean Air Act (CAA) through its use of deicing fluids and other regulated pollutants. Nguyen v. City of Cleveland, Ohio, No. 09-492 (N.D. Ohio 05/19/10). The complaint alleges that the defendant (i) did not obtain a Title V air permit, (ii) has not paid annual emission fees or environmental penalties, (iii) has not complied with Ohio’s State Implementation Plan (SIP), and (iv) falsely told the Federal Aviation Administration that it had complied with environmental laws so it could receive $103 million in federal funding. The complaint seeks a court declaration that defendant has violated the CAA and civil penalties of up to $32,500 per day of violation, as well as damages.
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