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Motiva Enterprises (2719), Convent

Releases of None

LDEQ Accident Number
Accident Date
Point Source(s) Notes Amount of Release

Steam Boiler
Cause: LDEQ states that steam boiler was shut down due to excessive noise.

Followup: No

Notes: Steam boiler was shut down. LDEQ included. No Refinery Letter.
No LDEQ Reported

Tank 37T-315
Cause: STORMS. Excess rainwater accumulated at site during severe rainstorm causing Surge Tank (37T-315) to fill. Tank level gauge malfunctioned indicating level was lower than actual water level causing secondary seal to breach, but letter states that no material was released.

Followup: No

Notes: Upon discovering malfunction, operations were shutdown to drain water to another surge tank, which then lowered the level in Tank 37T-315 within an hour and primary seal remained intact. There was no spill nor were there any other emissions exceedances related to this event. They claim that the apparent excursion of the secondary seal general requirement did not cause an emergency condition as defined in LAC 33:I:3905. In addition, Motiva upholds the claim that the incident was due to the occurrence of an upset.