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Lazy J Oil Company Penalized for Violating the Clean Water Act

Release Date: 03/11/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – March 11, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has penalized Lazy J Oil Company of Hallett, Oklahoma, $2,100 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 Heyburn Lake Road, Kellyville, Creek County, Oklahoma, on December 29, 2008, revealed the facility had no SPCC plan and personnel working at the site had no training on general facility operations, no training on the operation and maintenance of equipment to prevent discharges, no training on discharge procedure protocols, and no training on applicable pollution control laws, rules and regulations. The inspection also found containers, foundation and supports were not periodically inspected for deterioration and maintenance needs, and above ground valves and pipelines were not examined periodically for general condition. As part of an Expedited Settlement Agreement with EPA, the facility has provided certification that all identified deficiencies have been corrected.

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