MATHESON PAYS PENALTY FOR ALLEGED ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and received
via e-mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.) 
Matheson Tri-Gas Pays $73,790 Penalty For Alleged Environmental
Violations 
PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2013) -- Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. has paid
a $73,790 penalty for not submitting a required risk management
plan for a facility at 1401 Stauffer Road, Palm, Pa. (Montgomery
County), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced
today. 
Under the federal Clean Air Act, facilities that maintain
certain quantities of regulated substances must submit a risk
management plan to EPA that explains steps the facility would
take to reduce the risk of accidental releases of flammable
substances. The plan must also explain how the facility would
minimize the consequences of any accidental releases that might
occur. 
Regulated substances at the Matheson Tri Gas facility in Palm
included methane, propylene and isobutane.  EPA alleged that the
company did not submit a risk management plan to EPA until 20
months after it acquired the company. 
Matheson Tri Gas manufactures and supplies gas products to a
wide range of industries. 
As part of its settlement with EPA, Matheson Tri-Gas did not
admit liability for the alleged violations, but has certified
that its facility is now within the risk management provisions
of the Clean Air Act. 
For more information on the risk management provision in the
Clean Air Act see http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/rmp/. 
Contact: Bonnie Smith, smith.bonnie@epa.gov, 215-814-5543 
(sgp) NY 
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