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Valero Energy Corp.
EPA Region VIII vs. Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation (Underground Storage Tank Violations)
Date: 11/01/2001 (Date of Settlement - approximate)
Misconduct Type: Environment
Enforcement Agency: EPA
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Administrative
Synopsis: In 2000, the EPA and state regulators inspected certain retail facilities [of Valero subsidiary Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation] for compliance with federal and state rules and regulations at such facilities. On April 3, 2001, UDS received an administrative complaint from the EPA seeking penalties in connection with alleged violations and non-compliance issues arising primarily prior to October 1999. This matter was settled in November 2001 upon payment of $126,764 in penalties."