On May 13, 2019, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in the lawsuit entitled United States, State of Indiana, and State of
Ohio v. ArcelorMittal USA LLC, ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor LLC, and ArcelorMittal Cleveland LLC, Civil Action No. 2:19–cv–00179.
The proposed Consent Decree resolves a complaint filed against ArcelorMittal USA LLC, et. al. as the owners and operators of the three steel plants in Indiana and one plant in Ohio that are the subject of the action. The complaint asserts 18 claims pursuant to the Clean Air Act.
Under the proposed Consent Decree, ArcelorMittal USA et. al. , shall pay a total aggregate civil penalty of $5,002,158. Additionally, the proposed Consent Decree provides for the transfer of five acres of Lake Michigan beachfront property, appraised at $350,000, from ArcelorMittal USA LLC to the City of East Chicago, Indiana, for community benefit as a State of Indiana Supplemental Environmental Project.