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In re Century Oil Acquisition Corp.

09/17/2007

ELR Citation:37 ELR 47888

An administrative law judge (ALJ) ordered the owner of two gasoline station facilities and underground storage tank (UST) systems to comply with all the regulatory requirements set forth in the compliance order contained in a complaint filed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In its complaint, EPA proposed a $193,538 civil administrative penalty be assessed against the owner for failing to provide certain USTs with corrosion protection, failing to provide release detection for USTs, and failing to provide certain USTs with a line leak detector and annual line tightness testing or monthly monitoring. Because the respondant chose not to appear at the scheduled hearing and did not show good cause for doing so, the ALJ found the owner to be in default, assessed the $193,538 civil penalty, and ordered it to comply with all the regulatory requirements set forth in the compliance order.