Environmental Protection

Seaway Marina Corrects SPCC Deficiencies, Pays Fine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Seaway Marina of Lafitte, La., $2,250 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act.

A federal inspection of a bulk storage facility in Lafitte on May 6, revealed the facility had no SPCC plan and inadequate secondary containment of bulk storage areas. In addition, containment bypass valves were not closed when not draining rainwater, and valves used for drainage from diked storage areas were not controlled to prevent a discharge of oil.

As part of an Expedited Settlement Agreement with EPA, the facility has provided certification that all identified deficiencies have been corrected.

SPCC regulations require onshore production and bulk storage facilities to provide oil spill prevention, preparedness and response to prevent oil discharges.

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