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TCEQ Approves Fines Totaling $875,769

Friday, July 7, 2017 — Includes fines of $142,979 against Exxon Mobil Corporation for air emissions violations
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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $727,287 against 49 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.

Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: seven air quality, one industrial hazardous waste, three industrial wastewater discharge, two municipal solid waste, seven municipal wastewater discharge, nine petroleum storage tank, 16 public water system, three water quality, and one waste disposal well.

Default orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: one air quality, two municipal solid waste, and two petroleum storage tank.

Included in the total are fines of $142,979 against Exxon Mobil Corporation in Kleberg County for air emissions violations in 2008 through 2014. Of the total, as part of a Supplemental Environmental Project, $57,192 will be paid to the Texas PTA for the Texas Clean School Bus Replacement Program, to replace older diesel buses with newer buses that meet more stringent emissions standards.

In addition, on June 20, the executive director approved a total of 50 penalties, totaling $148,482.

The TCEQ’s next agenda meeting is scheduled for July 20, 2017. Agenda items from today’s meeting can be viewed on the TCEQ website. All agendas are webcast live for free, and archived meetings are available on TexasAdmin.com.

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