EPA Orders Hovensa To Fix CAA Violations At Refinery

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it had ordered Hovensa LLC to remedy Clean Air Act violations by working harder to prevent chemical releases at its oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

According to the EPA, Hovensa violated a CAA requirement that plants that handle flammable and toxic chemicals have adequate procedures in place to manage risk.

The mandate comes about eight months after Hovensa agreed to spend more than $700 million on new pollution controls and a $5.3 million civil penalty to...
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