Release 99-37
October 19, 1999 
CONTACT: Jerry Martin
(916) 322-2990 
Richard Varenchik
(626) 575-6730


ARB Settles Air Quality Violations for the Month of September

       SACRAMENTO   The California Air Resources Board (ARB) today announced three settlements have been reached involving companies that violated California's air quality regulations.  The specifics of each case are as follows:

COMPANY:      Equilon Enterprises, LLC, Houston, TX.
VIOLATION:     Selling gasoline at a Texaco station in San Diego, CA that exceeds the state standard Reid vapor pressure of 7.00 pounds per square inch between April 1 and October 31.
WHEN:  May, 1998

COMPANY:  Shore Terminals, LLC, Martinez, CA.
VIOLATION: Improper shipment of CARBOB in violation of Title 13 California Code of Regulations section 2266.5.
WHEN:  February, 1999

COMPANY:  Southern Counties Oil Company, Long Beach, CA.
VIOLATION: Selling, offering for sale, and supplying vehicular diesel fuel having an aromatic hydrocarbon content exceeding 10 percent by volume.
WHEN:  July, 1998

        The Air Resources Board, one of six agencies of the California Environmental Protection Agency, is California's air pollution control agency.  The ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.  The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

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