Cooper Marine & Timberlands Corporation


Industry: Transportation
Underlying Misconduct: Clean Water Act
Matter Type: Suspension & Debarment
Relevant Jurisdiction(s): Washington, DC
Penalties: Debarment, Fine, Suspension, Settlement Payment
Fine Amount: $200,000
Reporting Agencies: Environmental Protection Agency
Resolution Form: Administrative Agreement
Agreement Date: August 9, 2016
Monitor Reference Term: Independent Monitor
Monitor Identity: Unknown
Monitorship Term: 5 Years
Monitor Selection Process:

Host Organization to provide EPA with the Monitor's name, telephone number, email address, current position, resume, certification of independence and summary of qualifications. If any change in Monitor during Agreement term, Host Organization to provide same information for new Monitor within 14 days of engaging.

Time to Propose Monitors: 14 days
Time to Engage Monitor: 30 days
Time to First Report: 10 mos
Reporting Frequency: Annually
Monitor Required Qualifications:

Necessary education, training and experience to determine Host Organization's compliance with the Agreement. Shall be qualified to evaluate compliance with the terms of the Agreement, including the Plea Agreement, the Environmental Compliance Program, and the Self-Governance Program.

Summary of Monitor's Scope:

Review Host Organization's reports required under Agreement and certify whether or not Host Organization has complied with the Terms of the Agreement.

Summary of Monitor's Activities:

Certify Host Organization's compliance with Agreement. Perform an annual review of the Agreement and submit findings to Host Organization and EPA. Monitor will annually review Host Organization's reports, and supporting documents, and any other documents required in order to prepare annual report evaluating Host Organization's compliance with Agreement and recommending any changes that seem appropriate. Perform on-site audits. Shall issue reports directly to EPA without first discussing with Host Organization.

Monitor's Restrictions:

Could have no former business relationship with Host Organization, not an agent of the Host Organization or EPA. Work not subject to attorney client or work-product privilege. Monitor to provide certification of independent annually to EPA.

Documents Uploaded: Cooper-Marine-Timberlands-Corp-EPA-AA-9Aug2016.pdf