Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Air Quality Violations at Benicia Refinery in 2012
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) settled with Valero Oil Co. – California for $196,000 in civil penalties for air quality violations at its refinery in Benicia. The settlement covered 23 notices of violation that BAAQMD issued for incidents that occurred in 2012. The two most significant violations involved errors in an inspection database that resulted in missed leak inspections for valves omitted from the database; eight were brief violations of emission limits as measured by monitors that continuously measure emissions from refinery equipment; six were hydrocarbon vapor leaks from valves or seals on storage tanks; and seven involved late reports or other minor administrative violations. All of the violations were corrected as soon as they were discovered.
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