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October 8, 2013 > Notice regarding Evergreen Oil, Inc.

Notice regarding Evergreen Oil, Inc.

Submitted By Alameda County Fire Department

Evergreen Oil is now a Division of Safety-Kleen Systems Inc., a Clean Harbors Company.

As a part of our renewed commitment to the local community, the management at Evergreen Oil, Inc. would like to provide notice of upcoming maintenance activities at our used oil re-refinery, in Newark, CA. We are performing these maintenance activities in keeping with our commitment to operate an efficient and compliant facility. We believe that pro-active, preventative maintenance significantly reduces facility upsets and compliance issues. We strive to be good neighbors within the Newark Community and our commitment to protection of human health and environment is and always will be our highest priority.

Here is a summary of the preventative maintenance activities:

One of the used oil processing lines at the re-refinery known as Train 2 was shut down at noon on Saturday, September 28th for routine maintenance. The shutdown will last 10-12 days.

Maintenance shutdowns are planned on a regular basis to improve operating efficiency and assure compliance with our Bay Area Air Quality Management Permit and our Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) Permit. This shutdown will allow for repairs, conduct preventative maintenance, inspect equipment and implement upgrades that cannot be installed while the processing unit is running.

Extensive inspection of processing equipment and piping will take place during the outage to ensure the mechanical integrity of the re-refinery process operations.

Equipment must be opened and cleaned to allow the inspections to take place. There is a possibility that when equipment and piping is first opened, localized nuisance odors may be detectable, until the equipment is thoroughly cleaned. This window will occur on Tuesday, October 1st, and Wednesday, October 2nd.

We will be employing odor mitigation activities to reduce the potential of nuisance odors. We will be neutralizing high odor threshold process liquids and vapors, before any equipment is opened to atmosphere and have found this step to be highly effective at reducing the potential for off-site odor issues.

A subsequent shutdown on the re-refinery process Train 2 will take place from October 13th through the 24th, 2013.

We will be available to respond to your questions or concerning regarding these preventative maintenance activities. If you do detect any odors and believe that the odors are coming from our Facility or have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Evergreen Oil Newark refinery on-site Supervisor at 510-608-0180.

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