Sea World San Diego Settlement
Sea World San Diego Settles For $13,740
In June 2022, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Sea World San Diego reached a settlement in the amount of $13,740 for the company’s violations of the Regulation for the Management of High Global Warming Potential Refrigerants for Stationary Sources, California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 95380 et seq. (RMP Regulation).
Sea World San Diego, with its principal location in San Diego, California, is an animal theme park that operates both medium and small-sized refrigeration systems having a full charge of greater than 200 and less than 2,000 pounds of refrigerant. They are subject to the requirements of the RMP Regulation because they self-reported to own and operate twenty-six stationary refrigeration systems.
In 2019, Sea World San Diegowas referred to the Enforcement Division for late reporting and lack of leak inspection records as specified in California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 95386(a). The investigation identified the following violations: 34 days of late annual reporting, late payment of implementation fees, and failure to perform a leak inspection.
Sea World San Diego came into compliance quickly, put into place policies and procedures to prevent similar issues in the future, and fully cooperated with the investigation. The penalty of $13,740 is over an unspecified number of days of violation. The total penalty amount will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality.