DNREC issues $85,000 penalty to Hylton’s Market, Inc. for failure to comply with underground storage tank regulations

DOVER – DNREC Secretary David S. Small has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order to Sal Dellomo and Hylton’s Market, Inc., for violations of Delaware’s underground storage tank rules and regulations. The Order includes a cash penalty of $85,000 and an additional $3,489 as cost recovery reimbursement for the Department’s Tank Management Section’s expenses associated with its investigation.

Mr. Dellomo and Hylton’s Market, Inc., are owners of the owners of Hylton’s Market in Camden-Wyoming, Del., where the violations occurred.

DNREC’s Tank Management Section conducted a compliance inspection of the underground storage tank (UST) systems at the facility on June 4, 2014. During the inspection the Tank Management Section recorded 17 violations and noted that Sal Dellomo/Hylton’s Market Inc. was not maintaining the facility’s UST system.

Following inspection, DNREC provided the owners several opportunities to correct the violations and prohibited deliveries of petroleum to the facility. On March 26, 2015, the Department issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) letter to Mr. Dellomo/Hylton’s Market Inc. for the seven violations that remained.

Since that time, three of the seven violations have been corrected. The penalty addresses the remaining four violations including Sal Dellomo and Hylton’s Market, Inc.’s failure to produce tank release detection records; failure to produce monthly reconciled inventory records; failure to provide monthly routine inspection records; and failure to provide daily vapor recovery inspection and maintenance records.

The Secretary’s Order can be found on the DNREC website at http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Info/Pages/SecOrders_Enforcement.aspx.

Mr. Dellomo and Hylton’s Market, Inc. have 30 days to request a public hearing regarding these matters.

Media Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 46, No. 107