Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
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.
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