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Petco Petroleum Corporation Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

Release Date: 04/09/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Anthony Suttice at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas - April 9, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Petco Petroleum Corp. of Hinsdale, Illinois, $1,000 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 Hill Jones Lease Road, Drumright, Creek County, Oklahoma, on February 6, 2009, revealed written procedures developed for the facility were not followed, and accumulated oil on rainwater was not removed and returned to storage or disposed of properly. The inspection also found excessive vegetation, walls of the containment systems were slightly eroded or had low areas, and visual inspection 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 certified that all identified deficiencies have been corrected.

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/apr2009.html

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