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Press Release

May 14, 2002
A.R. Sandri, Inc., J.W. Sandri of Vermont, Inc., W.A. Sandri, Inc.

WATERBURY- Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Johnstone today announced that the Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving A.R. Sandri, Inc., J.W. Sandri of Vermont, Inc., and W.A. Sandri, Inc. (Sandri et al). These companies own numerous gasoline dispensing stations throughout Vermont. The settlement includes a $16,250 penalty and $16,250 supplemental environmental project.

Through the Agency's investigation, it was discovered that Sandri et al, in the course of doing business, violated numerous Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Rules. Additionally, at two stations, underground storage tank inspections revealed the failure to conduct adequate tank and piping release detections as well as failures to investigate and report a suspected release.

The matters came to light as a result of routine Agency inspections. After the investigation was completed, Sandri et al was notified of the violations and agreed to settle the matter.

The settlement was reduced to an assurance of discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court on May 10, 2002. In it, Sandri et al agreed to design and implement policies to prevent further violations. They agreed to assess leak detection systems at two locations, conduct an environmental assessment at three locations, and perform any necessary corrective action. It was also agreed that a civil penalty of $16,250 will be paid to the State of Vermont for the violations and a $16, 250 supplemental environmental project will be funded.

Involved Program: Hazardous Materials Program, Waste Management Division of the Department of Environmental Conservation

For Further Information please contact:
Attorney Catherine Gjessing at 802-241-3820 or email to catherine.gjessing@state.vt.us


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