Travel Centers of America Fined by State Water Board

Feb 26, 2014 8:43 PM

The State Water Resources Control Board has won a $4.8 million judgment against TravelCenters of America and its affiliates … allegedly violating regulations aimed at preventing underground storage tank leaks … at six of its facilities in Merced and Kern counties.

“TA” operates and franchises 243 travel centers located in 41 U.S. states and in Canada … featuring diesel and gasoline fueling stations, restaurants, truck repair and maintenance service centers, and convenience stores.

Under the terms of the judgment, which resulted from a settlement, TA will pay $1 million in civil penalties to the State Water Board. TA will also pay $800,000 to reimburse investigation and enforcement costs.

TA will receive up to $2 million in credit for environmental improvements that enhance compliance at its facilities. … including those in Shasta, and Tehama counties

The State Water Board was represented by the California Attorney General’s Office in this enforcement case. A copy of the complete judgment, which was filed with the Merced County Superior Court, can be found on the State Water Board’s website .##


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