Buckeye Terminals Settlement
Buckeye Terminals Settles California Reformulated Gasoline Violation for $6,000
Buckeye Terminals (Buckeye), paid $6,000 in penalties for violating the California Reformulated Gasoline Regulations (CaRFG) as codified in California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 13, § 2250-2273.5 et seq. (13 CCR § 2250-2273.5).
Buckeye voluntarily disclosed the violation of the CaRFG Regulations to CARB. Subsequent investigations following the disclosure confirmed gasoline with ethanol content exceeding the allowable 10.0 percent by volume was supplied through 12 deliveries to 11 retail stations.
This settlement was reached in May 2019. Buckeye agreed to pay a total of $6,000 for 12 deliveries of non-compliant gasoline (per unit penalty of $500). Factors that influenced this penalty assessment included voluntary disclosure, full cooperation with CARB’s investigation, and Buckeye’s compliance history (this being their first violation with CARB’s Fuel Enforcement program).
Buckeye took immediate action to mitigate the incidents and bring the fuel back into compliance.