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NEWS: TCEQ fines Exide for repeated violations in effluent monitoring, reporting fluid toxicity at Frisco plant

The TCEQ fined Exide’s Frisco plant $32,940 in penalties for reporting violations regarding effluent monitoring and fluid toxicity it discovered during a late October 2010 investigation. The TCEQ found 27 violation events at the plant that occurred between March 31, 2009 through June 30, 2010. During the same time period, the Frisco Exide plant was in violation for 562 days, according to the TCEQ Executive Summary/Enforcement Matter/Agreed Order.

Specifically, the TCEQ investigation discovered that Exide failed to submit effluent monitoring results at intervals specified in its permit for monthly discharge monitoring  from-March 31 2009 through Aug. 31, 2010. It also failed to provide whole fluid toxicity testing reports for quarterly monitoring periods ending March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31, 2009, and March 31, and June 30, 2010. Exide also didn’t provide whole fluid toxicity testing reports for the semi-annual periods ending June 30 and Dec. 31, 2009, and June 30, 2010.

TCEQ ordered Exide to pay the penalty fine and to correct its reporting procedures.

You can download and read the full TCEQ Enforcement Matter/Agreed Order by clicking on the link below:

TCEQ Enforcement Matter Against Exide for Reporting Violations

And to read Exide’s repeated violations and compliance issues in other communities go here.






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