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Government seeks penalties from Genesis Petroleum, others over alleged violation of gas storage tank regulation

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By Carrie Bradon | Jun 19, 2019


CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The owners and/or operators of underground storage tanks for gasoline are alleged to have failed to comply with federal regulation.

United States of America, acting on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, filed a complaint on June 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against Genesis Petroleum Inc., Technic Management Inc. and others alleging failure to respond to EPA information requests and other counts.

The suit states the defendants operate underground storage tanks (USTs) for gasoline at 13 locations in New York. The plaintiff alleges the defendants have violated regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act by failing to install adequate overfill protection for the USTs, failed to respond fully and properly to requests for information and other issues.

The plaintiff seeks civil penalties and an order for the defendants to comply with UST regulation.

The plaintiff is seeking to enjoin the defendants to achieve and maintain compliance under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, costs of the action and other relief deemed fit. The plaintiff is represented by U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue in Brooklyn, New York.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Case number 2:19-CV-03340

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