Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining LLC
Current Parent Company: 
HollyFrontier
Penalty: 
$4,000,000
Year: 
2020
Date: 
May 28, 2020
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

EPA and the state of Kansas announced a settlement with HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining LLC to address alleged Clean Air Act violations resulting from exceedances of emission limits and failure to comply with chemical accident prevention statutory and regulatory safety requirements at its El Dorado, Kansas refinery. Under the terms of the agreement, HollyFrontier agreed to pay a $4 million civil penalty and make improvements to the refinery that will greatly reduce harmful air emissions of sulfur dioxide and particulate matter; two pollutants which can cause serious respiratory problems, as well as improve its risk management practices.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Kansas
Facility City: 
El Dorado
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
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: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.