Inspection Finds SPCC Violations at Robinowitz Oil

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined Robinowitz Oil Company of Tulsa, Okla., $3,300 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act.

A federal inspection of the company’s Big Eagle oil production facility located in Osage County, Okla., on Feb. 17, 2009, revealed the company had failed to inspect and provide documentation of required inspections of tanks, piping, valves, supports, and other facility equipment as required by SPCC regulations.

The inspection also found the company had failed to provide required training and discharge prevention procedures for oil handling personnel and failed to adequately describe the physical layout of the facility, also required by SPCC regulations. The EPA proposed and the company agreed to a $3,300 fine.

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