Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Tuesday, 08.21.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Mar 06,2009
Redmond Quick Stop fined for alleged DEQ violation
by Bend Weekly News Sources

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a $5,580 penalty to Redmond Quick Stop LLC for violating state regulations for underground storage tank systems.

As permittee of the underground storage tank system at 1846 S. Highway 97 in Redmond, Redmond Quick Stop is responsible for maintaining the facility.

Specifically, Redmond Quick Stop failed to conduct the past two 3-year inspections of the facility’s corrosion protection system and failed to maintain records for the three most recent 60-day inspections of the facility’s current corrosion protection system. Additionally, Redmond Quick Stop failed to maintain release detection for the underground storage tank system by not keeping the automatic tank gauge in good working order, not maintaining adequate product volumes for valid tank testing results and not conducting line tightness and line leak detector tests. It also failed to employ a trained system operator for the facility.

Improper corrosion protection can lead to leaks from an underground storage tank system and petroleum releases into the environment. Properly functioning release detection equipment and properly completed release detection testing ensures the discovery of releases before contamination spreads beyond the immediate area of the underground storage tank and allows immediate response to any sign of a release. In addition, having a trained operator is imperative to properly maintaining an underground storage tank system by ensuring that the facility is aware of all required testing and monitoring.

In addition to the penalty, DEQ has ordered Redmond Quick Stop to have the corrosion protection system for the underground storage tanks inspected and tested in addition to maintaining a record of results of 60-day inspections of the impressed current corrosion protection system. It must conduct line tightness testing and line leak detector operational tests, repair or replace the automatic tank gauge for release detection monitoring and maintain adequate records of product volumes in the underground storage tanks. Additionally, it must designate an underground storage tank system operator who has completed underground storage tank system operator training.

Of the $5,580 penalty total, $1,555 represents the economic benefit Redmond Quick Stop gained by failing to test the corrosion protection system, test the line leak detectors, conduct line tightness testing, replace the automatic tank gauge probe and train a designated systems operator for the facility. If it completes these requirements, DEQ will consider recalculating the costs as delayed rather than avoided and will reduce the civil penalty accordingly.

Redmond Quick Stop has appealed the penalty.

DEQ previously issued a $1,224 civil penalty to Redmond Quick Stop in October 2007 for failing to conduct line tightness and line leak detector tests.
5453 times read

Related news
5 Tips On How To Save Money At The Gas Pump by Robert Smith posted on May 21,2006

DEQ fines Sisters farmer $4,400 for oil spills by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Mar 13,2007

BendBroadband upgrades data storage to improve customer service, reduce costs by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Mar 16,2007

NASA gives 'Go' for Space Shuttle launch by UPI posted on Feb 01,2008

Bend Roto-Rooter Fined $8,238 by DEQ for Operating without a License by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Nov 10,2006

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 36 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?