Calif. Air District To Ramp Up Oversight After Chevron Fire

Law360, San Diego (October 18, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT) -- Prompted by the August fire at Chevron Corp.’s refinery in Richmond, Calif., a regional air quality watchdog has approved a new plan to improve how it monitors pollution following refinery incidents, it said Wednesday.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board of Directors voted in favor of a work plan that aims to step up its regulatory response and communications systems in order to help other agencies that are responding to inadvertent emission releases from industrial facilities.

The plan includes developing a system that would...
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