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Valero Energy Corp.
Failure to Install Emission Monitors
Date: 02/18/1999 (Date of Revised Order)
Misconduct Type: Environment
Enforcement Agency: State/Local
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Administrative
Synopsis: On November 25, 1998, the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission initiated an enforcement action against Valero's Corpus Christi Refinery alleging violations of state and federal air regulations due to nitrous oxide emission monitors not being installed in two utility boiler stacks and certain recordkeeping deficiencies. On February 18, 1999 the TNRCC issued a revised Agreed Order for $111,000 in penalties.