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DNREC, Delaware City Refining Company, LLC agree to penalty settlements on refinery’s outstanding air violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019


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DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced today that it has signed a settlement agreement with the Delaware City Refining Company, LLC (DCRC) over pending air quality permit appeals and violations concerning the company’s Delaware City refinery. Terms of the settlement agreement call for DCRC to pay an administrative penalty of $950,000, while DNREC through the agreement will provide public notice of proposed changes to the Regulation 1102 permits under appeal by DCRC. Once DNREC issues revised air permits, DCRC has agreed in the settlement to dismiss its permit appeals.

This settlement agreement covers air quality violations at the Delaware City refinery from the June 2010 restart through October 31, 2018, including the violations addressed in the July 24, 2013 Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order (2013-A-0022). The agreement additionally covers air quality violations through July 2019 related to the refinery’s Coke Storage and Handling Complex.

The settlement agreement can be found on the DNREC website at https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/secretarys-orders/enforcement/.

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

Vol. 49, No. 190

 

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DNREC, Delaware City Refining Company, LLC agree to penalty settlements on refinery’s outstanding air violations

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Office of the Secretary | Date Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019


DNREC Logo

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced today that it has signed a settlement agreement with the Delaware City Refining Company, LLC (DCRC) over pending air quality permit appeals and violations concerning the company’s Delaware City refinery. Terms of the settlement agreement call for DCRC to pay an administrative penalty of $950,000, while DNREC through the agreement will provide public notice of proposed changes to the Regulation 1102 permits under appeal by DCRC. Once DNREC issues revised air permits, DCRC has agreed in the settlement to dismiss its permit appeals.

This settlement agreement covers air quality violations at the Delaware City refinery from the June 2010 restart through October 31, 2018, including the violations addressed in the July 24, 2013 Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order (2013-A-0022). The agreement additionally covers air quality violations through July 2019 related to the refinery’s Coke Storage and Handling Complex.

The settlement agreement can be found on the DNREC website at https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/secretarys-orders/enforcement/.

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

Vol. 49, No. 190

 

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