Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Air Quality Violations at Benicia Refinery, December 2010

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) announced that Valero Refining Company agreed to pay $183,000 to settle air quality violations at its petroleum refinery in Benicia, California. The settlement covered seven notices of violation issued to Valero in 2011 for incidents that occurred in December of 2010, when an upset of a fluid catalytic cracking unit resulted in intermittent violations of opacity and particulate standards at Valero’s main stack over a ten-day period, as well as violations of carbon monoxide and sulfur standards at other affected equipment.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Valero Energy Corp. $183,000
Further Information Released
BAAQMD Press Release 3/28/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database