Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
DNREC issues penalty to International Petroleum Corporation
of Delaware, Inc. for hazardous waste and air quality violations
DOVER (Jan. 20, 2012) – Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O’Mara has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Order to International Petroleum Corporation (IPC) of Delaware, Inc. for violations of Delaware’s laws and regulations governing hazardous waste management and its permit issued by the Division of Air Quality.
IPC operates a used oil recycling operation at 505 S. Market Street in Wilmington. DNREC conducted compliance assessments on April 4 and 8, and August 22, 2011 at the facility. The earlier compliance assessments revealed 32 violations of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste and the facility’s air permit. The second compliance assessment in August revealed 10 continuing and seven additional new violations.
Included among IPC’s violations was treating hazardous waste and other unpermitted wastes in the facility’s onsite used oil recycling process and operating a hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility without a permit by storing hazardous waste parts washer solvent that was not generated by IPC.
Other violations included failing to maintain secondary containment for used oil tanks and containers, failing to remedy a leaking container of hazardous waste, failing to properly complete hazardous waste manifests, and failing to provide adequate training for its employees.
Based on the compliance assessments, a Notice of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Order has been issued to IPC. The Order includes a penalty of $55,452 and $8,318 in cost recovery. IPC has 30 days to appeal the Order.
The order can be found online at http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Info/Pages/SecOrders.aspx
Vol. 42, No. 17