Case No. 2019-25965-H





Textron Aviation inc,















Complainant and Respondent desire to settle and compromise this action without hearing or adjudication of any issue of fact or law, and consent to the entry of the following Findings of Fact and Order. Pursuant to Indiana Code (“IC”) 13-30-3-3, entry into the terms of this Agreed Order does not constitute an admission of any violation contained herein. Respondent’s entry into this Agreed Order shall not constitute a waiver of any defense, legal or equitable, which Respondent may have in any future administrative or judicial proceeding, except a proceeding to enforce this order.




1.            Complainant is the Commissioner (“Complainant”) of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (“IDEM”), a department of the State of Indiana created by IC 13-13-1-1.


2.            Respondent is Textron Aviation Inc., which owns and/or operates the company, with EPA ID No. INR 000 127 159, located at 6911 Pierson Drive, in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (“Site”).


3.            IDEM has jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter of this action.


4.            Pursuant to IC 13-30-3-3, IDEM issued a Notice of Violation (“NOV”) on via Certified Mail to:


Textron Aviation Inc.

CT Corporation System,

Attn: Scott Ernest, President

Registered Agent for

One Cessna Blvd.

Textron Aviation Inc.

Wichita, KS 67215

150 West Market Street, Suite 800


Indianapolis, IN 46204


5.            Respondent notified EPA of Large Quantity Generator hazardous waste activities


6.            Respondent’s business is an aircraft service center for Beechcraft and Cessna aircraft.


7.            At the Site in Building 137 aircrafts are prepped for painting by a process which includes primary stripping and sanding of aircraft.  The paint stripping process generates a paint strip waste which is characteristically hazardous for chromium (D007).  As part of the process, water is used to remove the stripper.  The generated paint strip waste (D007) drips onto the concrete floor.


8.            329 Indiana Administrative Code (“IAC”) 3.1 incorporates certain federal hazardous waste management requirements found in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (“CFR”) Parts 260 through 270 and Part 273, including those identified below.


9.            During an investigation including an inspection on January 15, 2019 conducted by a representative of IDEM, the following violation was found:


a.            Pursuant to 40 CFR 262.34(d)(4) referencing 40 CFR 265.31, facilities must be maintained and operated to minimize the possibility of a fire, explosion, or any unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of a hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents to air, soil, or surface water, which could threaten human health or the environment.


As noted during the inspection, Respondent failed to properly manage the paint stripper waste (D007) to minimize a release to the environment.  Specifically, Respondent generates paint stripper waste (D007), which drips onto the concrete floor where it is both gravity fed and squeegeed to the floor drains.  The concrete floor had numerous cracks allowing the potential for hazardous waste constituents to impact the soil underlying the concrete floor.  Respondent contends the floor has a thickness of 6 inches.


10.         Effective December 26, 2019, IDEM’s Hazardous Waste Updates final rule (LSA Document #18-481) amended 329 IAC 3.1, 329 IAC 10, 329 IAC 11, and 329 IAC 13 in response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, 81 Fed. Reg. 85732 (Nov. 28, 2016).  As a result, the requirements that now apply to Respondent might differ from the requirements that applied at the time of the alleged violations cited above.


11.         Orders of the Commissioner are subject to administrative review by the Office of Environmental Adjudication under IC 4-21.5; however, in recognition of the settlement reached, Respondent acknowledges notice of this right and waives any right to administrative and judicial review of this Agreed Order.




1.            This Agreed Order shall be effective (“Effective Date”) when it is approved by Complainant or Complainant’s delegate, and has been received by Respondent. This Agreed Order shall have no force or effect until the Effective Date.


2.            Respondent shall comply with the rules listed in the findings of fact above.


3.            Within One Hundred and Twenty Days (120) days of the Effective Date, Respondent shall submit an engineering assessment plan to IDEM for approval. The engineering assessment plan will address the integrity of the concrete floor as to the likelihood that cracks in the concrete would lead to releases of the paint stripper waste to the soil underneath. Within ten (10) days of approval the plan shall be implemented. If the assessment does not opine that such release was unlikely, then, within forty five (45) days, Respondent shall submit to IDEM a sampling plan for sampling the soil underlying any cracks within Building 137 for approval.  The sampling plan shall include a description and evaluation of the area, and specify the method of determining the number and location of samples to yield a representative assessment. Within ten (10) days of approval, Respondent shall implement the sampling plan.  Within thirty (30) days of completing the sampling Respondent shall submit the sampling results to IDEM for review.


4.            Within One Hundred and Twenty Days (120) days of the Effective Date, if Respondent discontinues using the pit/sump in Building 137 it shall be closed according to the applicable performance standards at 40 CFR 262.17(a)(2) referencing 40 CFR 265.197. Within ten (10) days of completing the tank closure activities, Respondent shall submit to IDEM a description of the closure activities conducted including but not limited to any sampling results and waste disposal documentation.


5.            All submittals required by this Agreed Order, unless IDEM notifies the Respondents otherwise in writing, shall be sent to:


Christina Halloran, Enforcement Case Manager

Office of Land Quality

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

100 North Senate Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251


6.            Pursuant to IC 13-30-4-1, Respondent is assessed and agrees to pay a civil penalty of Four Thousand ($4,000). Said penalty amount shall be due and payable to the Environmental Management Special Fund within thirty (30) days of the Effective Date; the thirtieth day being the “Due Date.”


In the event the terms and conditions of the following paragraphs are violated, Complainant may assess and Respondent shall pay stipulated penalties in the following amounts:



Stipulated Penalty

Order paragraph #3

$100 per week

Order paragraph #4

$100 per week


7.            Stipulated penalties shall be due and payable no later than the thirtieth day after Respondent receives written notice that Complainant has determined a stipulated penalty is due; the thirtieth day being the “Due Date.” Complainant may notify Respondent at any time that a stipulated penalty is due. Failure to notify Respondent in writing in a timely manner of a stipulated penalty assessment shall not waive Complainant’s right to collect such stipulated penalty or preclude Complainant from seeking additional relief against Respondent for violation of this Agreed Order. Neither assessment nor payment of stipulated penalties shall preclude Complainant from seeking additional relief against Respondent for a violation of this Agreed Order; such additional relief includes any remedies or sanctions available pursuant to Indiana law, including, but not limited to, civil penalties pursuant to IC 13-30-4.


8.            Civil and stipulated penalties are payable by check to the “Environmental Management Special Fund.”  Checks shall include the Case Number of this action and shall be mailed to:


Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Accounts Receivable

IGCN, Room 1340

100 North Senate Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46204


9.            In the event that the monies due to IDEM pursuant to this Agreed Order are not paid on or before their Due Date, Respondent shall pay interest on the unpaid balance at the rate established by IC 24-4.6-1. The interest shall be computed as having accrued from the Due Date until the date that Respondent pays any unpaid balance. Such interest shall be payable to the Environmental Management Special Fund, and shall be payable to IDEM in the manner specified in Paragraph 8, above.


10.         Signatories to this Agreed Order certify that they are fully authorized to execute this Agreed Order and legally bind the party they represent.


11.         This Agreed Order shall apply to and be binding upon Respondent and all successors and assigns. Respondent shall provide a copy of this Agreed Order, if in force, to any subsequent owners, successors, or assigns before ownership rights are transferred.


12.         No change in ownership, corporate, or partnership status of Respondent shall in any way alter the Respondent’s status or responsibilities under this Agreed Order.


13.         Respondent shall ensure that all contractors, firms, and other persons performing work under this Agreed Order comply with the terms of this Agreed Order.


14.         In the event that any terms of this Agreed Order are found to be invalid, the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect and shall be construed and enforced as if this Agreed Order did not contain the invalid terms.


15.         This Agreed Order is not and shall not be interpreted to be a permit or a modification of an existing permit. This Agreed Order, and IDEM’s review or approval of any submittal made by Respondent pursuant to this Agreed Order, shall not in any way relieve Respondent of the obligation to comply with the requirements of any applicable permits or any applicable Federal or State laws or regulations.


16.         Complainant does not, by its approval of this Agreed Order, warrant or aver in any manner that Respondent’s compliance with any aspect of this Agreed Order will result in compliance with the provisions of any permit, order, or any applicable Federal or State law or regulation. Additionally, IDEM or anyone acting on its behalf shall not be held liable for any costs or penalties Respondent may incur as a result of Respondent’s efforts to comply with this Agreed Order.


17.         Nothing in this Agreed Order shall prevent or limit IDEM’s rights to obtain penalties or injunctive relief under any applicable Federal or State law or regulation, except that IDEM may not, and hereby waives its right to, seek additional civil penalties for the violations specified in the NOV.


18.         Nothing in this Agreed Order shall prevent IDEM or anyone acting on its behalf from communicating with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) or any other agency or entity about any matters relating to this enforcement action. IDEM or anyone acting on its behalf shall not be held liable for any costs or penalties Respondent may incur as a result of such communications with the U.S. EPA or any other agency or entity.


19.         This Agreed Order shall remain in effect until IDEM issues a Resolution of Case letter to Respondent.




Department of Environmental Management

Textron Aviation Inc.



By: _________________________

By:  _________________________


Jennifer Reno, Section Chief



Enforcement Section

Printed: ______________________

Office of Land Quality



Title: ________________________




Date: _______________________












By: ________________________







Date: ______________________










For the Commissioner:




Signed 09/21/20 By:


Peggy Dorsey, Assistant Commissioner


Office of Land Quality