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Pine Tree ISD fined for violations at bus barn

Pine Tree ISD fined for violations at bus barn
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 3:57pm

Pine Tree ISD is being fined by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for violations at a district bus barn.

The district will spend $14,800 on a local erosion project to offset all but $4,000 of the fine levied essentially for a technical violation regarding a fuel tank at the Birch Street bus refueling station, the state reported today.

According to an agreed order approved Wednesday in Austin, the district failed to renew a certificate showing the underground tank can accept fuel delivery and failed to provide such a certificate to a vendor. The district also failed to provide required proof that piping to the tank is secure, the TCEQ decided Wednesday.

Continue reading this story from KETK newspaper the Longview News-Journal.

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