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Kelly Oil Company Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act
Release Date: 08/12/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or email@example.com
(Dallas, Texas – August 12, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined the Kelly Oil Company of Sherman, Texas, $1,550 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A federal inspection of an oil production facility located on Brazos Avenue, Rosharon, Brazoria County, Texas, on June 24, 2009, revealed the facility’s SPCC plan was not certified by a professional engineer, had inadequate or no description of the physical layout of the facility, and inspections and tests required by federal regulations were not in accordance with written procedures developed for the site. Personnel working at the site had no training on the operation and maintenance of equipment to prevent discharges, discharge procedure protocols, and applicable pollution control laws, rules and regulations. The inspection also found spill prevention briefings were not scheduled and conducted periodically and inspections of containers, foundation and supports were not conducted periodically for deterioration and maintenance needs. As part of an Expedited Settlement Agreement with EPA, the facility has provided certification that all identified deficiencies have been corrected.
Additional information on SPCC regulations is available at https://www.epa.gov/oilspill
More about activities in EPA Region 6: https://www.epa.gov/region6
EPA audio file is available at https://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/aug2009.html