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Cook Inlet Pipeline Co. Settles Complaint

Release Date: 11/25/1997
Contact Information: Chae Park
(206) 553-1441 or 1-800-424-4EPA

November 25, 1997 - - - - - - - - 97-71

For Immediate Release

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it had settled the 1997 Complaint filed against the Kenai, Alaska based Cook Inlet Pipeline Company for violations of the Clean Water Act.

In April of 1997, the EPA issued an administrative penalty complaint against the Cook Inlet Pipeline Company for violations of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.  The water discharge from the facility, which treats ship ballast water, exceeded the permit limits for total hydrocarbon, pH, oil/grease, Total Suspended Solids and BETX on 35 occasions, spanning a period from 1992 to 1996.  A penalty of $120,000 was proposed.

EPA and Cook Inlet Pipeline, Co. agreed to settle the complaint through a Consent Order.  The facility agreed to pay a penalty of $98,000.

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