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Valero Energy Corp.
EPA Region V v. Total Petroleum, Inc. (Violations of the Clean Air Act and RCRA)
Date: 03/27/2001 (Date of Consent Decree)
Misconduct Type: Environment
Enforcement Agency: EPA
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Administrative
Synopsis: An enforcement action began in September 1997 in response to various alleged environmental violations at the Alma, Michigan refinery of Valero subsidiary Total Petroleum, Inc. The Environmental Protection Agency identified Clean Air Act violations relating to emissions monitoring, reporting and inspection and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) violations relating to the maintenance of wastewater ponds and hazardous waste storage and disposal. In April 2000, TPI settled the matter, and agreed to pay $9.9 million for specific environmental and economic development projects and $4 million in penalties. A Consent Decree reflecting the settlement was entered by the court on March 27, 2001.