Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Air Quality Violations at Benicia Refinery in 2016

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) announced that Valero Refining Company agreed to pay $266,000 to settle air quality violations at its refinery in Benicia, California. The settlement covered 22 notices of violation for non-compliance with air quality regulations during refinery operations that occurred largely in 2016. The notices of violation included 11 for exceedances of emission limits, 7 for hydrocarbon leaks from storage tanks or lines, 2 for errors in an inspection database that resulted in missed valve leak inspections, 1 for a missed calibration on an emissions monitor, and 1 for a failed monitor accuracy test.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Valero Energy Corp. $266,000
Further Information Released
BAAQMD Press Release 10/9/2018

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database