LAFAYETTE, La. - Cabot Corp. on Nov. 19 entered into an agreement in Louisiana federal court with the federal government and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality in which the company would pay a civil penalty of $975,000 and spend $84 million on state-of-the-art technology to upgrade its air pollution controls to resolve allegations that it was violating the New Source Review (NSR) provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) (United States of America v. Cabot Corporation, No. 13-cv-03095, W.D. La.).