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Simplot Fertilizer Facility Reaches Agreement

Published on February 08 2021


The J.R. Simplot Company has reached agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a settlement around practices related to phosphate ore processing, land reclamation and process materials and waste management related to beneficiating phosphate mineral ore at the Company’s Rock Springs, Wyoming site. This settlement was entered by the Federal District Court for the District of Wyoming on September 4, 2020. The agreement will provide waste management practices that reduce overall waste volumes and ensures that taxpayer dollars will not be required for future closure of the facility.


As part of this agreement, Simplot will make the Consent Decree and other specified documents available to the public.
The Consent Decree and supporting documents may be viewed using the links below:

Consent Decree - Part 1
Consent Decree - Part 2
Consent Decree - Part 3
Consent Decree - Part 4
Consent Decree - Part 5
Consent Decree - Part 6

This consent decree was generated in accordance with Simplot’s settlement with the United States in U.S. v. J.R. Simplot Co., Civ. No. 20-CV-125-F (D. Wyo.) and may not have been reviewed or verified by U.S. EPA prior to posting. If you have questions about the information in this submission, please contact Alan Prouty, Vice President Environmental & Regulatory Affairs, 1099 W. Front St. Boise, ID 83702; 208-780-7365, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Consent Decree Quarterly Report No 1, July-Sept 2020
Quarterly Report: 4th Qtr. 2020
Quarterly Report: 1st Qtr. 2021