Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
BP West Coast Products
Current Parent Company: 
BP
Penalty: 
$81,000,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
March 17, 2005
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Officials with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and BP West Coast Products LLC jointly announced that they agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the AQMD against BP and its predecessor, Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), regarding past air quality rule violations at the company's Carson, Calif., refinery. Under the terms of the settlement, BP will pay the agency $25 million in cash penalties and $6 million in past emissions fees. As part of the agreement, BP also agreed to provide $30 million over ten years in community programs directed at asthma diagnosis and treatment, and $20 million in new refinery improvements aimed at reducing emissions.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
South Coast (CA) Air Quality Management District
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
United Kingdom
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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