Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Air Quality Violations at Benicia Refinery in 2011
The Valero Refining Company paid a $122,500 fine to settle air quality violations at its petroleum refinery in Benicia, California. The settlement covered 25 notices of violation that the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) issued to Valero for various incidents in 2011. Among the violation notices settled were: one for a public nuisance caused by odors from operations at the refinery wastewater treatment plant; 14 others for brief violations of emission limits as measured by monitors on refinery equipment; some others for minor leaks from pentane or butane tanks; and some for minor administrative violations.
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