09/25/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/25/2020 08:17
PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2020) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today a settlement with MarkWest Liberty Bluestone, L.L.C. to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at its natural gas processing plant in Evans City, Pennsylvania.
EPA cited MarkWest for violations that included:
These alleged violations increased the risk of excess fugitive volatile organic compound emissions from the facility.
EPA identified the alleged violations while reviewing the company's compliance with a previous administrative compliance order from March 2017 related to prior violations.
As part of the settlement, MarkWest did not admit liability for the alleged violations, but has agreed to pay a penalty of $150,000 and has certified that it is now in compliance with applicable Clean Air Act requirements.
For more information on the Clean Air Act, visit: https://www.epa.gov/clean-air-act-overview