A little over a year after investigating odor complaints from area residents and finding vapor leaks at Adrian-area oil processing facilities, the Environmental Protection Agency has issued a notice of violation against Savoy Energy.
The news was reported on Monday by the Adrian Oil and Gas blog, and then given wider circulation in this morning’s edition of The Daily Telegram. (The story is not yet online; I’ll link to it when it is.) Violations of the Clean Air Act were found at two facilities: one at M-52 and Howell Highway, and one in the area of Shepherd Road and Pentecost Highway.
In a letter to Savoy dated May 29, George T. Czerniak of the EPA wrote: “Section 113 of the Clean Air Act gives us several enforcement options. These options include issuing an administrative compliance order, issuing an administrative penalty order and bringing a judicial civil or criminal action.” The letter asks for the facilities’ technical and management personnel to schedule a conference with the EPA to discuss compliance.
You can read the complete notice of violations here.
Hat tip to Tom Wassmer of the Adrian Oil and Gas blog for his pursuit of this story over the past year.