The Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement December 3 with Owens-Brockway Glass Container for alleged air pollution violations at five of its 19 manufacturing facilities. The company did not obtain required permits or install pollution control equipment either when it was built or when it modified furnaces at some facilities. The company will pay a $1.45 million civil penalty and will spend $37.5 million to install emissions monitors and pollution controls for NOx, particulate matter, and SO2. The company will also close the Clarion, Pennsylvania, facility and two furnaces in Atlanta and will spend $200,000 to retrofit Georgia diesel school buses or fleet vehicles.