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Dolberry Energy Resource Corp. Fined for Violating the Clean Water Act

Release Date: 03/12/2010
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – March 12, 2010) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Dolberry Energy Resource Corp. of Dallas, Texas, $1,000 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act.

A federal inspection of an onshore oil production facility located near Brookshire in Waller County, Texas, found no evidence of an SPCC plan for the facility. SPCC regulations require certain onshore oil production and bulk storage facilities provide oil spill prevention, preparedness and responses to prevent oil discharges. As part of an Expedited Settlement Agreement with EPA, the facility has provided certification that an SPCC plan has been prepared for the facility and certified by a professional engineer.

The SPCC program helps protect our nation’s water quality. A spill of only one gallon of oil can contaminate one million gallons of water.

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/mar2010.html

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