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UPDATE: Railroad says Crude Oil Shipments not Reportable in Maine - Yet
07/25/2013 02:02 PM ET  

A Pan Am official says the company is not filing reports because Maine law requires reports only for refined oil, but not crude oil.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The Department of Environmental Protection is telling a Massachusetts-based railroad to report how much crude oil it transports across Maine and pay the associated fees.

DEP spokesman Jessamine Logan says a notice of violation was sent to Pan Am Railways asking it to report its oil transports and pay the fees as required by law for April and May, or explain why it isn't doing so. The company has until Aug. 6 to respond.

Pan Am Executive Vice President Cynthia Scarano says the company's not filing reports because Maine law requires reports only for refined oil, but not crude oil.

Legislators this spring changed the law so it now includes crude oil, but the law doesn't go into effect until Oct. 1.



 

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