STATE OF INDIANA ) BEFORE THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT

) SS: OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

COUNTY OF MARION )



COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT )

OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, )

)

Complainant, )

)

v. ) CASE NO. 2000-9043-A

)

INDIANAPOLIS POWER & )

LIGHT COMPANY, )

)

Respondent. )



AGREED ORDER



The Complainant and the 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 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.





I. FINDINGS OF FACT



1. Complainant is the Commissioner (hereinafter referred to as "Complainant") of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, a department of the State of Indiana created by IC 13-13-1-1.



2. Respondent is Indianapolis Power & Light Company (hereinafter referred to as "Respondent"), which owns and operates a generating station located at 4040 Blue Bluff Road in Centerton, Indiana.



3. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management ("IDEM") has jurisdiction over the parties and subject matter of this action.



4. Pursuant to IC 13-30-3-3, IDEM issued a Notice of Violation via Certified Mail to:



Bryan G. Tabler, Registered Agent Terry M. Hogan, Manager

Indianapolis Power & Light Company Environmental Affairs

1 Monument Circle Indianapolis Power & Light Co.

Indianapolis, IN 46204 1 Monument Circle

Indianapolis, IN 46204



5. Pursuant to 326 IAC 3-5(c)(2), fossil fuel-fired steam generators of greater than one hundred million (100,000,000) British thermal units (Btus) per hour heat input capacity shall continuously monitor opacity.



6. A representative of IDEM reviewed the quarterly opacity monitor reports for the generating station located at 4040 Blue Bluff Road in Centerton, Indiana. According to these reports, the continuous opacity monitor ("COM") for stack No. 3 was not in operation for approximately 4.07% (84.5 hours) of the first operating quarter of 1999, a violation of 326 IAC 3-5(c)(2).



7. In recognition of the settlement reached, Respondent waives any right to administrative and judicial review of this Agreed Order.



II. ORDER



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



2. Respondent is assessed a civil penalty of Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000). Said penalty amount shall be due and payable to the Environmental Management Special Fund within thirty (30) days of the Effective Date of this Agreed Order.



3. Civil penalties are payable by check to the Environmental Management Special Fund. Checks shall include the Cause Number of this action and shall be mailed to:



Cashier

IDEM

100 N. Senate Avenue

P. O. Box 7060

Indianapolis, IN 46207-7060



4. In the event that the civil penalty required by paragraph 2 is not paid within thirty (30) days of the Effective Date of this Agreed Order, Respondent shall pay interest on the unpaid balance at the rate established by IC 24-4.6-1-101. The interest shall continue to accrue until the civil penalty is paid in full.



5. This Agreed Order shall apply to and be binding upon the Respondent, its successors and assigns. The Respondent's signatories to this Agreed Order certify that they are fully authorized to execute this document and legally bind the parties they represent. No change in ownership, corporate, or partnership status of the Respondent shall in any way alter its status or responsibilities under this Agreed Order.



6. In the event that any terms of the 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 the Agreed Order did not contain the invalid terms.



7. The Respondent shall provide a copy of this Agreed Order, if in force, to any subsequent owners or successors before ownership rights are transferred. Respondent shall ensure that all contractors, firms and other persons performing work under this Agreed Order comply with the terms of this Agreed Order.



8. This Agreed Order shall remain in effect until Respondent has complied with all terms and conditions of this Agreed Order.





TECHNICAL RECOMMENDATION: RESPONDENT:

Department of Environmental Management Indianapolis Power & Light Company



By: _________________________ By: _________________________

David P. McIver

Chief, Air Section

Office of Enforcement Printed: ______________________

Title: ________________________

Date: ________________________ Date: ________________________





COUNSEL FOR COMPLAINANT: COUNSEL FOR RESPONDENT:

Department of Environmental Management



By: _________________________ By: ________________________

Office of Legal Counsel

Department of Environmental Management



Date: _______________________ Date: ______________________





APPROVED AND ADOPTED BY THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT THIS _____ DAY OF ____________________, 20___.



For the Commissioner:



_(Signed on September 12, 2000)__

Felicia A. Robinson

Assistant Commissioner

Office of Enforcement