Refinery Wastes I
SEA served as a RCRA/CERCLA/CWA regulatory and cost expert to several coverage groups during negotiations on a major claim brought by a refinery for all closure, compliance and remedial costs incurred at all refinery sites to date. SEA’s research revealed that over 75% of the claim was attributable to equipment age and compliance obligations with RCRA’s closure, retrofitting, monitoring, and site assessment requirements. Costs for compliance with these requirements would be incurred even in the absence of releases from the waste management units in question. Case was settled in a manner highly favorable to the coverage group.