In 2012 and 2013, the EPA and the Department of Justice negotiated numerous settlement agreements associated with cleanup activity at the Rockets, Fireworks, and Flares (RFF) (formerly B.F. Goodrich) Superfund Site in Rialto, Calif. The settlement agreements are all remedial design/remedial action (RD/RA) consent decrees and were files with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The settlement agreements are as follows:
October 10, 2012 settlement agreement with Pyro Spectaculars Inc (PSI) and the other settling defendants, produced an agreement for the parties to pay $4.3 million to the EPA and $1.3 million to the cities of Rialto and Colton and San Bernardino County. Case summary of PSI settlement agreement.
December 4, 2012 settlement agreement with Emhart Industries, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the other settling defendants, produced an agreement for the parties to spend $43 million over the next 30 years to cleanup contaminated groundwater at the site. The cities of Rialto, Colton, and the county of San Bernardino will receive $8 million. Case summary of the Emhart, DOD and other parties settlement agreement.
March 26, 2013 settlement agreements with Goodrich Corporation to investigate and clean up contaminated soil and groundwater at the site and a settlement agreement with KTI, Incorporated regarding cleanup at the site. As part of its settlement with the Goodrich Corporation, the EPA is proposing to rename the B.F. Goodrich Superfund Site to the Locust Avenue Superfund Site. Case summary of the Goodrich Corp. and KTI settlement agreements.
These settlements will result in a comprehensive cleanup of the site totaling as much as $100 million.
Additional information is available from the Rockets, Fireworks, and Flares Superfund Site web page.
- Consent Decree: City of Colton versus American Promotional Events (Pyro CD) (PDF) (62 pp, 5 MB)
- Consent Decree in City of Colton versus American Promotional - Emhart CD (PDF) (413 pp, 22 MB)
- RD/RA CD for BF Goodrich Superfund site cleanup - agreement with Goodrich Corporation (PDF) (207 pp, 4 MB)
- Consent decree with KTI regarding case summary of cleanup of the BF Goodrich Superfund Site (PDF) (52 pp, 1 MB)