DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health fines Aloha Petroleum, LTD., $200,000 for fuel tank violations

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in Latest News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health Underground Storage Tank (UST) Section has issued a Notice of Violation against Aloha Petroleum, Ltd., the registered owner and operator of four 10,000-gallon underground storage tanks at its fuel service station located at 3203 Monsarrat Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Aloha Petroleum has been cited for failing to notify the department of a suspected fuel release within 24 hours of discovery, failing to conduct a timely investigation of the release, and deficiencies related to its release detection monitoring and recordkeeping system.

Aloha Petroleum has been assessed a $200,000 penalty and may request a hearing to contest the allegations and order.

DOH regulates USTs that hold petroleum or hazardous substances. Failure on the part of UST owners and operators to timely report suspected releases, unusual operating conditions and the loss of product may result in increased clean-up costs for petroleum contamination to the environment.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Steven Chang

Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch

Hawaii State Department of Health

Phone: (808) 586-4226