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EPA ISSUES NOTICES OF VIOLATIONS TO FOUR REFINERIES

Release Date: 12/21/2001
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FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2001

EPA ISSUES NOTICES OF VIOLATIONS TO FOUR REFINERIES

Cathy Milbourn 202-564-7824 / milbourn.cathy@epa.gov


EPA issued notices of violation on Dec. 20 to the Sunoco Corp. and the ExxonMobil Corp. for violations of the Clean Air Act at four refineries in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas and Louisiana. The notices of violation issued to Sunoco are for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act = s Prevention of Significant Deterioration Rules, New Source Performance Standards, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for benzene waste, and other requirements of the Act related to the control of emissions at refineries in Marcus Hook, Pa., Philadelphia, Pa., and Toledo, Ohio. The notices of violation issued to ExxonMobil are for alleged violations of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Rules at the company = s Beaumont, Texas, refinery and of New Source Performance Standards and Leak Detection and Repair Rules at the company = s Chalmette, La., refinery.

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