Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | January 14, 2010

Kentucky environmental attorney says Oklahoma oil company lightly slapped on wrist for failing to comply with SPCC regulations.

U.S. EPA fined AEXCO Petroleum, Inc. of Edmond, Oklahoma, $800 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 at Country Road Hollow E 0080, Turpin, Oklahoma revealed the facility’s SPCC plan was not certified by a professional engineer and the plan had inadequate or no prediction of equipment failure which could result in discharges.

 The inspection also found the SPCC plan did not discuss and the facility did not implement appropriate containment and diversionary structures. As part of an Expedited Settlement Agreement with EPA, the facility has provided certification that all identified deficiencies have been corrected.

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