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EPA Settles Alleged Violations of Underground Storage Tank Regulations with Baltimore Company - Consent Agreement Covers 32 Maryland Facilities Owned by Carroll Independent Fuel Co.

Release Date: 11/14/2006
Contact Information: Donna Heron, 215-814-5113

PHILADELPHIA – In a consent agreement with EPA, Carroll Independent Fuel Co. has agreed to pay a $284,156 civil penalty and complete a special environmental project to settle an EPA complaint involving underground storage tanks at 32 of its facilities in Maryland.

EPA cited Carroll for a variety of underground storage tank (UST) violations including failure to perform release detection, failure to test the operation of the line leak detectors annually, failure to meet the new UST system performance standards for spill and overfill prevention, failure to provide corrosion protection on the metal piping, failure to investigate a suspected release, failure to report a suspected release, and failure to perform lint tightness testing.

These alleged violations were documented through multi-facility underground storage tank compliance audit reports submitted to EPA by Carroll’s auditor after Carroll entered into a consent agreement and final order in June 30, 2003 to perform a compliance audit of its facilities.

“This has been a win-win situation because Carroll Independent Fuel Co. recognized that shortcomings existed within its system and volunteered to perform a self audit at its 70 facilities,” said Donald S. Welsh, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.

As part of the settlement, Carroll Independent Fuel Co. has neither admitted nor denied liability for these violations. Carroll has also agreed to implement a $447,000 supplemental environmental project, to be determined, that is intended to secure significant environmental or public health protections.

With millions of gallons of gasoline, oil, and other petroleum products stroed in underground storage tanks throughout the U.S., leaking tanks are a major source of soil and groundwater contamination. EPA and state underground storage tank regulations aredesigned to reduce the risk of underground leaks, and thus avoid the costs of major cleanups. For more information on EPA’s underground storage tank program, visit:

Facilities covered by the Consent Agreement:

Fork Citgo
12601 Harford Road
Kingsville, MD 21087

Fort Smallwood Citgo 8845
Fort Smallwood Road
Pasadena, MD 21122

Green Valley Citgo
11791 Fingerboard Road
Monrovia, MD 21770

Guilford Citgo
316 W. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21210

Lothian Citgo
5423 Southern Maryland Blvd.
Lothian, MD 20711

Moore=s Mill Citgo
804 Conowingo Road
Bel Air, MD 21014

Woodbourne Mobil
5320 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212

Woodbrook Mobil
6207 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21212

Bel Air Mobil
28 E. Churchville Road
Bel Air, MD 21014

Carroll Island Shop
1 Carroll Island Road
Baltimore, MD 21220

Compass Road Mobil
1 Compass Road
Baltimore, MD 21220

Ferndale Mobil
7281 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
Ferndale, MD 21061

Margate Mobil
1545 York Road
Lutherville, MD 21093

Wabash Mobil
3300 W. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21215

Westview Mobil
5900 Johnnycake Road
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

Frederick Citgo
1111 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

t/a Bel Air Car Wash
328 Baltimore Pike
Bel Air, MD 21014

Dunkirk Citgo
9880 Southern Maryland Road
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Essex Citgo
143 Back River Neck Road
Essex, MD 21221

Long Gate Citgo
4132 Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

O=Donnell Street Citgo
4700 O=Donnell Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

Patapso Citgo
900 East Patapsco Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21225

Pointer Ridge Citgo
808 Crain Highway
Mitchellville, MD 20716

Wally=s Citgo
19200 Middletown Road
Parkton, MD 21120

25th Street Mobil
750 E. 25th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Brunswick Citgo
98 Souder Road
Brunswick, MD 21716

Erdman Mobil
4501 Erdman Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213

Lansdowne Mobil
3107 Hammonds Ferry Road
Baltimore, MD 21227

Towsontown Mobil
831 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21286

Security Mobil
1900 Rolling Road
Windsor Mill, MD 21244

Stadium Mobil
4000 Russell Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Benfield Service Center
8699 Veterans Highway
Millersville, MD 21108