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EPA eases Texas enforcement actions for fuel operations in Harvey’s wake
WASHINGTON, September 27, 2017 - The Environmental Protection Agency has extended enforcement discretion for petroleum distribution facilities, gasoline storage facilities and bulk fuel terminals in Texas that were impacted or damaged by Hurricane Harvey. EPA issued additional “no action assurance” letters pertaining to damaged tanker trucks, infrastructure damage to refineries and operational issues at bulk fuel terminals in the state. Under EPA’s no-action assurance letters, the facilities must continue to exercise good air pollution control practices and comply with all other federal, state and local environmental laws. EPA says it believes that the exercise of enforcement discretion in these circumstances is in the public interest and will help address the emergency circumstances the storm left in its wake.