Tosco Cases Settled - $45,000
A case was opened for a failure of Tosco's Rodeo refinery to properly notify CARB of a change in the predictive model formulation they were using to manufacture CARBOB on March 3. 2001. While that case was being prepared, we learned that Tosco's Wilmington refinery had not been reporting CARBOB batches at all between December 2000 and April 2001. During an office conference with Tosco on October 10, 2001, we learned of another reporting violation that had occurred in May 2001.
Subsequently, routine verification of predictive model notifications submitted by Tosco's Rodeo refinery during December 2001 revealed that several of the models failed. Subsequent investigation indicates that Phase 3 gasoline was submitted under the Phase 2 model procedure.
After Tosco's refusal to settle the cases through mutual negotiations, they were referred to the Attorney General's (AG) office for resolution. The AG settled them jointly for $45,000 and the cases have now been closed.