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Louisiana Facilities on EPA Watch List

Post: November 28 2011 in: Air

by Wilma Subra
Subra Company/Louisiana Environmental Action Network

The Environmental Protection Agency prepared separate "Watch List" for facilities in violation of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. According to the EPA, polluters on the "Watch Lists" may be serious or chronic offenders, alleged violators of regulations, and/or being tracked for compliance with a court order.

The latest "Watch Lists" available from the EPA are for September and October 2011. In September and October 2001, Louisiana had a total of 51 facilities on the Environmental Protection Agency "Watch List" for violations of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery (hazardous materials) Act.

Facilities on the Clean Air Act "Watch List"

On the September 2011 "Watch List," Louisiana had 29 facilities listed under the Clean Air Act. On the October 2011 "Watch List" Louisiana had 28 facilities listed under the Clean Air Act. The facilities in October 2011 were the same as those listed for September 2011, with two not appearing and one additional facilities.

On the Clean Air Act "Watch List" for September 2011 the facilities in Louisiana consisted of the following types of facilities:

8 Petroleum Refineries
6 Oil and Gas Facilities
4 Organic and Specialty Chemical Facilities
3 PVC Facilities
2 Sugar Cane Mills
2 Chemical Packaging Plants
1 Paper Mill
1 Power Plant
1 Chemical Coating Facility
1 Fabrication Facility

On the Clean Air Act "Watch List" for October 2011 the facilities in Louisiana consisted of the following types of facilities:

6 Petroleum Refineries
7 Oil and Gas Facilities
4 Organic and Specialty Chemical Facilities
3 PVC Facilities
2 Sugar Cane Mills
2 Chemical Packaging Plants
1 Paper Mill
1 Power Plant
1 Chemical Coating Facility
1 Fabrication Facility

The Clean Air Act "Watch List" Facilities for September 2011 consisted of the following:

Petroleum Refineries:
Alon Refining, Krotz Springs
Calcasieu Refining Co., Calcasieu Parish
Calumet Lubricants - Cotton Valley Refinery
Calumet Lubricants - Princeton Refinery
Lisbon Processing Refinery, Lisbon
Citgo Petroleum Refinery, Calcasieu Parish
Motiva Enterprises, Convent Refinery
Motiva Enterprises, Norco Refinery

Oil and Gas Facilities:
Bayou Sorrel Co-Mingling Facility
Gulf South Pipeline, Arnaudville
Gulf South Pipeline, Montpelier
Transcontinental Gas Pipeline, Gibson
International Matex Tank Terminal, St. Rose
Stream 25 #1 Tank Battery, Toomey

Organic and Specialty Chemical Facilities:
Union Carbide Corp., St. Charles Operation, Taft
Shell Chemical Co., Geismar Plant
Evonik Cyro, MMA Plant, Westwego
Galata Chemicals, Hahnville

PVC Facilities:
Formosa Plastics, Baton Rouge
Georgia Gulf Chemicals & Vinyls, Plaquemine
PPG Industries, Calcasieu Parish

Sugar Cane Mills:
Andino St. James Sugar Mill, St. James
M. A. Patout Sugar Mill, Jeanerette

Chemical Packaging Plants:
Greif USA, Harvey
Miller Production Facility, Westlake

Paper Mill:
International Paper Co., Pineville

Power Plant:
Entergy Arkansas, Entergy Gulf States, Sterlington

Chemical Coating Facility:
Specialty Application Services, Port Allen

Fabrication Facility:
Dymanic Industries-Topside Fabrication, New Iberia

The Clean Air Act "Watch List" Facilities for October 2011 consisted of the same facilities as those on the September 2011 list with the exception of the absence of the Alon Refining in Krotz Springs and the Calcasieu Refining Co, in Calcasieu Parish. In addition, the October list had the addition of CCS Midstream Services Shreveport.

Facilities on the Clean Water Act "Watch List"

On the September 2011 "Watch List," Louisiana had 9 facilities listed under the Clean Water Act list. On the October 2011 "Watch List" Louisiana had 8 facilities listed under the Clean Water Act list.

The Clean Water Act "Watch List" for September 2011 consisted of the following types of facilities:

8 Municipal Waste Water Treatment Facilities
1 Petroleum Refinery

The Clean Water Act "Watch List" for October 2011 consisted of the following types of facilities:

7 Municipal Waste Water Treatment Facilities
1 Petroleum Refinery

The Clean Water Act "Watch List" Facilities for September 2011 consisted of the following:

Municipal Waste Water Facilities for the cities of:
Bastrop-Main Plant
Baton Rouge-North Plant on Woodpecker
Franklin
Grambling
Oakdale
Rayville
St. Martinville
Sulphur

Petroleum Refinery:
Calumet Shreveport Refinery

The Clean Water Act "Watch List" Facilities for October 2011 consisted of the following:

Municipal Waste Water Facilities for the cities of:
Bastrop-Main Plant
Baton Rouge-North Plant on Woodpecker
Grambling
Oakdale
Springfield
St. Martinville
Sulphur

Petroleum Refinery:
Calumet Shreveport Refinery

Facilities on the Resource Conservation and Recovery "Watch List"

On the September 2011 "Watch List," Louisiana had 12 facilities listed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery list. On the October 2011 "Watch List" Louisiana had 8 facilities listed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery list.

The Resource Conservation and Recovery "Watch List" Facilities by location for September 2011 consisted of the following:

Geismar:
BASF Geismar Site
Innophos, Inc.
PCS Nitrogen (Hwy 3115)
PCS Nitrogen (Hwy 75)

St. James Parish:
Mosaic Fertilizer, St. James
Mosaic Fertilizer, Uncle Sam

Baton Rouge:
Clean Harbors Baton - Scenic Highway

Belle Chase:
Sun Drilling Products

Covington:
Freeland Environmental Services

Lisbon:
Lisbon refinery

Lockport:
Allied Shipyard

Shreveport:
CCS Midstream Services

The Resource Conservation and Recovery "Watch List" Facilities by location for October 2011 consisted of the following:

Geismar:
BASF Geismar Site
Innophos, Inc.
PCS Nitrogen (Hwy 3115)
PCS Nitrogen (Hwy 75)

St. James Parish:
Mosaic Fertilizer, St. James
Mosaic Fertilizer, Uncle Sam

Covington:
Freeland Environmental Services

Lockport:
Allied Shipyard

Facilities in Louisiana on the EPA "Watch List"

In September and October 2011, Louisiana had a total of 51 facilities on the EPA "Watch List." The major types of facilities on the EPA "Watch List" consist of the following:

9 Petroleum Refineries
9 Municipal Waste Water Treatment Facilities
8 Petrochemical Facilities
5 Phosphate Fertilizer Facilities

In September and October 2011, the following locations had the largest number of facilities on the EPA "Watch List":

6 facilities in Calcasieu Parish
5 facilities in St. Charles Parish
5 facilities in Geismar
4 facilities in St. James Parish


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