The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced it has signed a settlement agreement with the Delaware City Refining Company, LLC
Delaware City Refining is part of PBF Energy, the operator of five refineries, with plans to acquire a sixth.
Terms of the settlement agreement call for the refiner to pay an administrative penalty of $950,000, while DNREC through the agreement will provide public notice of proposed changes to the Regulation 1102 permits under appeal by DCRC. Once DNREC issues revised air permits, DCRC has agreed in the settlement to dismiss its permit appeals.
This settlement agreement covers air quality violations at the Delaware City refinery from the June 2010 restart through October 31, 2018, including the violations addressed in the July 24, 2013 Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order (2013-A-0022).
PBF restarted the idled refinery after acquiring it from Valero during the recession.
The agreement also covers air quality violations through July 2019 related to the refinery’s coke storage and handling complex.
The settlement agreement can be found on the DNREC website at https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/secretarys-orders/enforcement/.