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Valero Energy Corp.
Air Emission Violations
Date: 04/18/2005 (Date of Consent Order)
Misconduct Type: Environment
Enforcement Agency: State/Local
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Administrative
Synopsis: On April 18, 2005, Valero Refining Company - New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection signed an Administrative Consent Order settling air emission violations at its Paulsboro refinery that occurred between 2001 and 2004. Under the agreement, Valero agreed to pay $793,000 in fines and install emission controls that will significantly reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds, oxides of nitrogen and sulfur dioxide. To that end, Valero will install a $3.5 million, state-of-the-art air pollution control at the Paulsboro refinery waste water treatment system.