Coffeyville refinery to pay $300,000 to settle EPA claim

Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Coffeyville refinery.

Under a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Wichita, the company agreed to a series of audits and reviews of its risk management procedures at the refinery, according to a news release from the EPA.

The proposed settlement addresses deficiencies in the Coffeyville refinery’s risk management program, which is intended to prevent and reduce the severity of accidental releases of harmful substances into the air.

This is the third environmental settlement for the company since 2012, according to the news release.

“This third settlement with CRRM illustrates the extent of environmental problems the facility needed to fix,” EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said in a statement. “Together these settlements will result in sustained environmental improvement at the facility, making Coffeyville a safer place to live and CRRM a safer place to work.”