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Valero (26003), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #142365
State Police #12-05734
Accident Date2012-08-27
Report Date 2012-09-10
Follow-up Date 0000-00-00
Follow-up: No

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Weather

On Monday September 27, 2012 at approximately 08:30 hrs, we made notification. that we will experience a controlled shutdown due to the proximity of Hurricane Isaac. Any emissions associated with this controlled shutdown were within the allowable permit limits.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

There is no list of pollutants released/calculations table (there should be even when it is within permit limits). Without this there is no proof that the release was within permit limits. From the EPA Facility Report: Storm water collected within diked areas. Some electrical motors got wet; motors were operationally checked prior to startup. Facility is undergoing startup. There was a power outage due to Hurricane Isaac.