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 .##