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TCEQ approves fines totaling $871,568

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TCEQ approves fines totaling $871,568

Penalty of $102,000 assessed against Frio LaSalle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Contact: Andrea Morrow

Phone: 512-239-5011 Pager: 512-896-3727

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today approved penalties totaling $871,568 against 50 regulated entities for violations of state environmental regulations.

Included in the total is a fine of $102,000 against Frio LaSalle Pipeline, L.P. in Frio County for air quality violations stemming from an emissions event that occurred from June 27-July 19, 2013 due to a failure of a seal in a compressor.

Agreed orders were issued for the following enforcement categories: nine air quality, two Edwards Aquifer, two multi-media, two municipal solid waste, six municipal waste discharge, 16 petroleum storage tank, seven public water system, and one water quality.

Default orders were issued in the following categories: one multi-media and, in the petroleum storage tank category, three default and shutdown orders were issued.

Penalties were also assessed in one multi-media case following hearings at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

The TCEQ’s next agenda meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Agenda items from all commission meetings and work session agendas can be viewed on the TCEQ website: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/agency/agendas/agenda.html. The meeting is also webcast live for free, and archived meetings are available, at: http://www.texasadmin.com/tceqa.shtml.