January 19, 2021
Walter G. Wright
Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the Village of Oak Park, Illinois (“Oak Park”) entered into a January 8th Expedited Settlement Agreement (“ESA”). See R5-UST-21-001-AC.
The ESA addresses an alleged violation of the federal Underground Storage Tank Regulations.
The alleged violation of the UST regulations is stated to include:
Failure to conduct periodic walkthrough inspection every 30 days.
40 C.F.R. § 280.36(a) is cited.
Oak Park is stated to be the owner or operator of the UST.
The ESA assesses a civil penalty of $670.
A copy of the ESA can be downloaded here.
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