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Tick-Tock: Companies Have Twelve Months to Use the EPA’s New Oil and Gas Audit Program for Existing Owners of Upstream Facilities

On December 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a limited-time opportunity for existing owners of upstream oil and gas facilities to discover, correct, and self-disclose violations of the Clean Air Act. Companies that decide to perform compliance audits and self-disclose to the EPA have until December 18, 2020, to inform the EPA of their intentions.

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  • November
  • 2019

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Good Air Pollution Control Practice Enforcement—It’s a Real Thing

In September 2019, a federal district court in Massachusetts ordered  the owner of a fuel storage terminal to pay $1.2 million in civil penalties for violations of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. The principal claims in the case were that the R.M. Packer Company caused excess emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) by failing to operate its fuel storage tanks and vapor control systems consistent with good air pollution control practices.

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