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Robinowitz Oil Company Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

Release Date: 06/10/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas - June 10, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Robinowitz Oil Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma, $3,300 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A federal inspection of the company’s Big Eagle oil production facility located in Osage County, Oklahoma, on February 17, 2009, revealed the company had failed to inspect and provide documentation of required inspections of tanks, piping, valves, supports and other facility equipment as required by SPCC regulations. The inspection also found the company had failed to provide required training and discharge prevention procedures for oil handling personnel and failed to adequately describe the physical layout of the facility, also required by SPCC regulations. The EPA proposed and the company agreed to a $3,300 fine.

Additional information on SPCC regulations is available at http://www.epa.gov/oilspill

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/jun2009.html

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