United States v. Mobil Oil Guam, Inc.

1:10-cv-00006 | D. Guam | Jul 27, 2010

IGNACIA S. MORENO Assistant Attomey General ROBERT D. MULLANEY Trial Attorney Environment and Natural Resources Division United States Department of Justice 301 Howard Street, Suite 1050 San Francisco, Califomia 94105 Telephone: (415) 744-649] LEONARDO M. RAPADAS Um`ted States Attorney MIKEL W. SCI-IWAB Assistant United States Attorney Sirena Plaza, Suite 500 108 Heman Cortez Avenue Hagatna, Guam 96910 Telephone'. (671) 472-7332 Attorneys for Plaintiff United States of America F|LED °'STRICTcouRroFGuAM ,- 35 JuL 2 7 zmn c¥f> JEANNEG.oulNArA cLERK oF couRT IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF GUAM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plajmiff, V. MOBIL OIL GUAM, INC., and MOBIL OlL MARIANA ISLANDS, INC., Defendants. \_/\-/\_/\./\_/\_/V\-/\_/\`/ CIVIL ACTION NO. 10 ' 00 0 0 6 CONSENT DECREE ORlG|NAL 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. JURISDICTION AND VENUE .............................................. -l- II. APPLICABILITY ......................................................... -2- III. DEF[NITIONS .......................................................... -3- IV. CIVIL PENALTY ........................................................ -4- V. COMPLIANCE REQUIREI\/[ENTS .......................................... -5- V]. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ...................................... _ ..... -9- VII. STIPULATED PENALTIES .............................................. -11- VIII. FORCE MAJEURE .............................. 7 ...................... -14- lX. DISPUTE RESOLUTION ................................................ -15- rX. INFORMATION COLLECT[ON AND RETENTION ........................... -I 8~ XI. EFFECT OF SETYLEN{ENT/RESERVATION OF RIGHTS ..................... -19- XII. M ............................................................... -21- _i_ \D®-JO‘\ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17_ 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 XIII. NOTICES ............................................................ XIV. EFFECTIVE DATE .................................................... XV. RETEN`HON OF IURISDICTION ........................................ XVI. MODlFICATION ...................................................... XVII. TERMINATION ...................................................... XVIH. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ............................................ XIX. SIGNATORIES/SERVICE .............................................. XX. INTEGRAHON ....................................................... XXI. FINAL JUDGN[ENT ................................................... _ii_ _21_ _22_ _22_ _22_ -23_ _24_ _24_ _24_ _25_ \DOO--_IO\ 10 ll 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiff United States of America, on behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), has filed a complaint in this action concurrently With this Consent Decree, alleging that Defendants Mobil Oil Guam, Inc., and Mobil Oil Mariana lslands, Inc., violated Sections 111 and 112 of the Clean Air Act (“Act”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 7411, 7412. The Complaint alleges that Defendants are liable under Section 113(b) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7413(b), for injunctive relief and the assessment of civil penalties for violations of the Act, and the regulations promulgated thereunder, at their bulk gasoline terminals located in Guam and Saipan. Defendants do not admit any liability to the United States arising out of the transactions or occurrences alleged in the Complaint, and do not admit any issues of law or fact related to or arising from the matters alleged in the Complaint, except as set forth in Section 1 (Jurisdiction and Venue) and in Paragraphs 4 and 5 in Section ll (Applicability) of this Consent Decree. By entering into this Consent Decree and complying with its terms, Defendants do not admit any inference of wrongdoing that could be used against Defendants in any other proceeding with any party not a signatory to this Consent Decree. The Parties recognize, and the Court by entering this Consent Decree finds, that this Consent Decree has been negotiated by the Parties in good faith and Will avoid litigation between the Parties and that this Consent Decree is fair, reasonable, and in the public interest NOW, THEREFORE, before the taking of any testimony, without the adjudication or admission of any issue of fact or law except as provided in Section I, and with the consent of the Parties, IT IS HEREBY ADJUDGED, ORDERED, AND DECREED as follows: I. .TURISDICTION AND VENUE l. This Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of this action, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331, 1345, and 1355, and Section 113(b) ofthe Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7413(b), and over the Parties. Venue lies in this District pursuant to Section 113(b) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7413(b), and 28 U.S.C. §§ 139l(b) and (c), and 1395(a), because the violations alleged in the 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 Complaint have occurred and are occurring in this judicial district, or Defendants conduct business in this judicial districtl For purposes of this Decree, or any action to enforce this Decree, Defendants consent to the Court’s jurisdiction over this Decree, any such action, and over Defendants, and consent to venue in this judicial district. 2. For purposes of this Consent Decree, Defendants agree that the Complaint states claims upon which relief may be granted pursuant to Section ll3(b) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7413(b). 3. Notice of the commencement of this action has been given to the Guam Environmental Protection Agency and the Cornmonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Division of Environmental Quality in accordance with Section ll3(b) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7413(b). II. APPLICABILITY 4. The obligations of this Consent Decree apply to and are binding upon the United States, and upon Defendants and any successors, assigns, or other entities or persons otherwise bound by law. 5. No transfer of ownership or operation of the Facilities, whether in compliance with the procedures of this Paragraph or otherwise, shall relieve Defendants of their obligation to ensure that the terms of the Decree are implemented At least 30 Days prior to such transfer, Defendants shall provide a copy of this Consent Decree to the proposed transferee and shall simultaneously provide written notice of the prospective transfer, together with a copy of the proposed written agreement, to EPA and the United States, in accordance with Section X[ll (Notices) of this Decree. Any attempt to transfer ownership or operation of either of the Facilities without complying with this Paragraph constitutes a violation of this Decree. 6. Defendants shall provide a copy of this Consent Decree to all offlcers, employees, and agents whose duties might reasonably include compliance with any provision of this Decree, as well as to any contractor retained to perform work required under this Consent _2- 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 Decree. 7. ln any action to enforce this Consent Decree, Defendants shall not raise as a defense the failure by any of their ofticers, directors, employees, agents, or contractors to take any actions necessary to comply with the provisions of this Consent Decree. III. DEFINITIONS 8. Terms used in this Consent Decree that are defined in the Act or in regulations promulgated pursuant to the Act shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Act or such regulations, unless otherwise provided in this Decree. Whenever the terms set forth below are used in this Consent Decree, the following definitions shall apply: a. “Act” shall mean the Clean Air Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401-767lq; b. “C.F.R.” shall mean the Code of Federal Regulations; c. “Complaint” shall mean the complaint filed by the United States in this action', d. “Consent Decree” or “Decree” shall mean this Decree; e. “Day” shall mean a calendar day unless expressly stated to be a business day. In computing any period of time under this Consent Decree, where the last day would fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday, the period shall run until the close of business of the next business day; f. “Defendants” shall mean Mobil Oil Guam, lnc., and Mobil Oil Mariana lslands, Inc.; g. “Effective Date” shall have the definition provided in Section XIV; h. “EPA” shall mean the United States Environmental Protection Agency and any of its successor departments or agencies; i. “Facilities” shall mean Mobil Oil Guarn, Inc.’s bulk gasoline terminal located at 1189 Cabras Highway on Cabras Island in Piti, Guam (“Cabras Terminal”), and Mobil Oil Mariana lslands, lnc.’s bulk gasoline terminal located at Puerto Rico Port Drive in _3_ L,».} --JO\ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 the Lower Base area of Saipan (“Saipan Terminal”); j. “Final Title V Permit” shall mean a permit issued under Title V of the Act and 40 C.F.R. Part 70 or 71, whichever is applicable, that (i) meets the requirements of this Consent Decree; (ii) has completed all permit procedures required by 40 C.F.R. Part 70 or 71, whichever is applicable; and (iii) is no longer subject to any judicial review procedures; k. “Lodging” or “Date of Lodging” shall mean the date on which the Plaintiff lodges this Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the purpose of seeking public comment on the Consent Decree; l. cch-ESHAP A and R” shall mean (i) the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 63, Subpart R; (ii) the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 63, Subpart A, as indicated in Table 1 to 40 C.F.R. Part 63, Subpart R; and (iii) the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 60, Subparts A, Kb, and XX that are incorporated by reference in 40 C.F.R. Part 63, Subpart R; m. “NSPS A and Kb” shall mean the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 60, Subpart Kb, as well as the applicable requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 60, Subpart A; n. “NSPS A and )Q(” shall mean the requirements of 40 C.F.R. Part 60, Subpart XX, as well as the applicable requirements of 40 C.F .R. Part 60, Subpart A; o. “Paragraph” shall mean a portion of this Decree identified by an Arabic numeral; p. “Parties” shall mean the United States and Defendants; q. “Plaintiff" shall mean the United States; r. “Section” shall mean a portion of this Decree identified by an upper-case Roman numeral; and s. “United States” shall mean the United States of America, acting on behalf of EPA. IV. CIVIL PENALTY 9. Within 30 Days after the Effective Date of this Consent Decree, Defendants shall pay the sum of 52,400,000 as a civil penalty, together with interest accruing _4- ".).) --JO\ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 nom the Date of Lodging, at the rate speciHed in 28 U.S.C. § 1961 as of the Date of Lodging. 10. Defendants shall pay the civil penalty due by FedWire Electronic Funds Transfer (“EFT’) to the U.S. Department of Justice in accordance with written instructions to be provided to Defendants, following Lodging of the Consent Decree, by the Financial Litigation Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Guam, 108 Hernan Cortez Avenue, l-lagatna, Guam 96910, Tel: (671) 472-7332. At the time of payment, Defendants shall send a copy of the EFT authorization form and the EFT transaction record, together with a transmittal letter, which shall state that the payment is for the civil penalty owed pursuant to the Consent Decree in United Smtes v. Mobil Or'l Guam, Inc., et al., and shall reference the civil action number and DOJ case number 90-5-2-1-09320, to the United States in accordance with Section Xlll (Notices) of this Decree; by e-mail to acctsreceivable.CINWD@epa.gov; and by mail to: EPA Cincinnati Finance Office 26 Martin Luther King Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45268 l 1. Defendants or any other person or entity, including, but not limited to, any parent company of the Defendants, shall not deduct any penalties paid under this Decree pursuant to this Section or Section VII (Stipulated Penalties) in calculating their federal income tax. V. COl\/lPLIANCE REOUIREMENTS 12. Storage Vessel Reguirements for Cabras Terminal Area A Tanks l, 2, 3, 4, and 6. and Area C Tanlc 20. All of the Cabras Terminal tanks included in this Paragraph are subject to NESHAP A and R. In addition, Cabras Terminal Area A Tank 2 and Area C Tank 20 are also subject to NSPS A and Kb. Except as provided in Paragraph 15.a., Defendant Mobil Oil Guam, Inc., Shall not operate any of these tanks after the dates set forth below unless the tanks comply with the requirements of NESHAP A and R and, where noted, the requirements of NSPS A and l{b: Tanks Compliance Date Cabras Area A Tanks 1, 3, and 6 Date of Lodging Cabras Area A Tank 2 Deccmber 31, 2011 (including NSPS A and Kb) _5_ 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 Cabras Area A Tank 4 December 31, 2011 Cabras Area C Tank 20 Date of Lodging (including NSPS A and Kb) 13. Storage Vessel Reguirements for Cabras Terminal Area C Tanks 23 and 24 and Saipan Terminal Tanks l, 2, 3, 7, and 10. All of the Cabras Terminal and Saipan Terminal tanks included in this Paragraph are subject to NESHAP A and R. ln addition, Cabras Terminal Area C Tanks 23 and 24 and Saipan Terrninal Tanks 7 and 10 are also subject to NSPS A and Kb. Except as provided in Paragraph 15.a_, for Cabras Terminal Area C Tanks 23 and 24 and Saipan Terminal Tanks 1, 2, 3, 7, and 10, Defendants shall either: (i) demolish these tanks, or (ii) not operate these tanks, unless the tanks comply with the requirements of NESHAP A and R (as well as, for Cabras Terminal Area C Tanks 23 and 24 and Saipan Tenninal Tanks 7 and 10, the requirements of NSPS A and Kb), in accordance with the following schedule: a. By December 31, 2009, Defendants shall demolish two tanks and comply with the requirements of NESHAP A and R (as well as the requirements of NSPS A and Kb where applicable) at two additional tanks; and b. By December 31, 2010, Defendants shall comply with the requirements of NESHAP A and R (as well as the requirements of NSPS A and Kb where applicable) at three additional tanks. 14. Loading Rack Reguirements for the Facilities. All of the loading racks at the Facilities are subject to NSPS A and XX and NESHAP A and R. Except as provided in Paragraph 15.a., Defendants shall not operate any loading rack at the Facilities after the dates set forth below unless all of the loading racks at the Facilities comply with the requirements of NSPS A and XX and NESHAP A and R: a. By December 31, 2009, Defendants shall (i) obtain continuous monitoring systems for both the Cabras 'l`erminal and Saipan Terrninal loading racks, and _(ii) begin preliminary installation of controls for both the Cabras Terminal and Saipan Terminal loading racks; and b. By December 31, 2010, Defendants shall comply with the _6_ thth \DOO---`|O`\ 10 ll 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 requirements of NSPS A and XX and NESHAP A and R (including, but not limited to, the completion of performance tests) at all of the loading racks at the Facilities. 15. Notification Requirements and Cabras Terminal Area C Tank 20 Compliance Certification. a. For (i) all of the loading racks at the Facilities', (ii) Cabras Tenninal Area A Tanks 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, and Area C Tanks 20, 23, and 24; and (iii) Saipan Terminal Tanks l, 2, 3, 7, and 10, entry of this Consent Decree shall satisfy the following NSPS A and NESHAP A and R notification requirements: 40 C.F.R. §§ 60.7(a); 60.15(d); 63.5(1))(1), (d), (e), and (D; 63.9(b) and (c); and 63.428(a). This provision does not apply to any modifications or reconstructions of these loading racks or tanks that occur after entry of this Consent Decree. b. Not later than 90 Days after the Effective Date, Mobil Oil Guam, Inc., shall provide a report to EPA, in accordance with Section XIII (Notices) of this Decree and Paragraph 22 of the Decree, with a written certification that Cabras Terminal Area C Tank 20 is in compliance with the requirements of NSPS A and Kb and NESHAP A and R. 16. Additional Facili§y-Wide Reguirements. In addition to the requirements in Paragraphs 12 through 15, Defendants shall not operate the Facilities alter the dates set forth below unless the Facilities comply with the requirements of NSPS A and XX and NESHAP A and R, including, but not limited to, the following: a_ By December 31, 2010, Defendants shall provide to EPA, in accordance with Section Xlll (Notices) of this Decree, both a written startup, shutdown, and malfunction plan and a written equipment in gasoline service report for each of the Facilities, as required by NESHAP A and R; h. By December 31, 2010, Defendants shall comply with all other applicable requirements of NSPS A and Kb, NSPS A and XX, and NESHAP A and R not specifically referenced in Paragraphs 12 through 15 above at the Facilities (including, but not limited to, tank truck requirements and leak inspection requirements); c. By July 30, 2011, Defendants shall commence submission of semi- _7_ .LL»JI\J ‘-JO\ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 1 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 annual excess reports to EPA as required by NESHAP A and R for each of the Facilities; and d. By July 30, 2011, Defendants shall provide a report to EPA, in accordance with Section Xlll (Notices) of this Decree and Paragraph 22 of the Decree, with a written certification that the Facilities, including all of the tanks and loading racks at the Facilities, are in compliance with the requirements of NESHAP A and R (as well as the requirements of NSPS A and Kb where applicable). 17. Title V Permitting. Not later than 90 Days after the Effective Date, Defendants shall submit to EPA’s permitting oHice a Title V Permit application for each of the Facilities in accordance with the procedures of Title V of the Act and 40 C.F.R. Part 70 or 71, whichever is applicable At a minimum, the Title V Permit applications shall include the following conditions (tanks that are demolished do not need to be included in the Title V application): a. For Cabras Terminal Area A Tanks 1, 2, 3, 4J and 6, Cabras Terminal Area C Tanks 20, 23, and 24, and Saipan Tenninal Tanks 1, 2, 3, 7, and 10, (i) all of these tanks are subject to NESHAP A and R; (ii) Cabras Terminal Area A Tank 2, Cabras Terminal Area C Tanks 20, 23, and 24, and Saipan Terminal Tanks 7 and 10 are also subject to NSPS A and Kb; (iii) if any of these tanks are currently shut down or will be shut down in accordance with the compliance schedule in Paragraphs 12 and 13 above, such tanks must comply with the requirements of NESHAF A and R (as well as the requirements ofNSPS A' and Kb for Cabras Terminal Area A Tank 2, Cabras Terminal Area C Tanks 20, 23, and 24, and Saipan Terrninal Tanks 7 and 10) prior to reactivation and commencement of operation; b. All loading racks at the Facilities are subject to NSPS A and XX and NESHAP A and R; and c. The Facilities are subject to NSPS A and Kb, NSPS A and XX, and NESHAP A and R. Defendants agree not to oppose in any forum the incorporation of any or all of these conditions into their Title V Permits. OQ--~]O\ 10 ll 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 18. m. Where any compliance obligation under this Section requires Defendants to obtain a federal, state, or local permit or approval, Defendants shall submit timely and complete applications and take all other actions necessary to obtain all such permits or approvals. Defendants may seek relief under the provisions of Section VIII (Forcc Majeure) of this Consent Decree for any delay in the performance of any such obligation resulting nom a failure to obtajn, or a delay in obtaining, any permit or approval required to fulfill such obligation, if Defendants have submitted timely and complete applications and have taken all other actions necessary to obtain all such permits or approvals. Vl. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS 19. Defendants shall submit the following reports: a. Within 30 Days after the end of each calendar-year half (i.e., by July 30 and January 30) after the Effective Date of this Consent Decree, until termination of this Decree pursuant to Section XVII, Defendants shall submit a semi-annual report for the preceding calendar-year half that shall include the status of any constructions, tank deactivations or demolitions, or compliance measures; completion of milestones; problems encountered or anticipated, together with implemented or proposed solutions; and status of permit applications b. Each semi-annual report shall also include a description of any noncompliance with the requirements of this Consent Decree that are not specific NSPS or NESHAP regulatory requirements (hereinafter, the “Non-regulatory Requirements”), and an explanation of the violation’s likely cause and of the remedial steps taken, or to be taken, to prevent or minimize such violation. If Defendants violate, or have reason to believe that they may violate, any Non-regulatory Requirement of this Consent Decree, Defendants shall notify the United States of such violation and its likely duration, in writing, within ten working Days of the Day Defendants first become aware of the violation, with an explanation of the violation’s likely cause and of the remedial steps taken, or to be taken, to prevent or minimize such violation lf the cause of a violation cannot be fully explained at the time the report is due, Defendants shall so state in the report. Defendants shall investigate the cause of the violation and shall then _9_ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 submit an amendment to the report, including a full explanation of the cause of the violation, within 30 Days of the Day Defendants become aware of the cause of the violation. Nothing in this Paragraph or the following Paragraph relieves Defendants of their obligation to provide the notice required by Section Vlll (Force Majeure) of this Consent Decree. c. Each Semi-annual report shall also include as an attachment a copy of each NSPS or NESHAP notification or report regarding the Facilities that the Defendants submitted to EPA or to the delegated local agency during the reporting period (i.e., the preceding calendar-year half). 20. Whenever any violation of this Consent Decree or any other event affecting Defendants’ performance under this Decree, or the performance of their Facilities, may pose an immediate threat to the public health or welfare or the environment, Defendants shall notify EPA orally or by electronic or facsimile transmission as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours after Defendants first knew of the violation or event This procedure is in addition to the requirements set forth in the preceding Paragraph. 21. All reports shall be submitted to the persons designated in Section XIII (Notices) of this Consent Decree. 22. Each report submitted by a Defendant under this Section shall be signed by an official of the submitting party and include the following certification: y l certify under penalty of law that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision in accordance with a system designed to assure that qualified personnel properly gather and evaluate the information submitted. Based on my inquiry of the person or persons who manage the system, or those persons directly responsible for gathering the information, the information submitted is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true, accurate, and completel I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations This certification requirement does not apply to emergency or similar notifications where compliance would be impractical 23. The reporting requirements of this Consent Decree do not relieve _10_ -lh-W -..`|O\§}\ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Defendants of any reporting obligations required by the Act or implementing regulations, or by any other federal, state, or local law, regulation, permit, or other requirement 24. Any information provided pursuant to this Consent Decree may be used by the United States in any proceeding to enforce the provisions of this Consent Decree and as otherwise permitted by law. VII. STIPULATED PENALTIES 25. Defendants shall be liable for stipulated penalties to the United States for violations of this Consent Decree as specified below, unless excused under Section Vlll (Force Majeure). A violation includes failing to perform any obligation required by the terms of this Decree, including any work plan or schedule approved under this Decree, according to all applicable requirements of this Decree and within the specified time schedules established by or approved under this Decree. 26. Late Payment of Civil Penalty. If Defendants fail to pay the civil penalty required to be paid under Section fV (Civil Penalty) of this Decree when due, Defendants shall pay a stipulated penalty of $5,000 per Day for each Day that the payment is late. 27. Failure to Comr)lv with Section V. With the exception of notification and reporting requirements subject to Paragraph 28 below, the following stipulated penalties shall accrue per violation per Day for each violation of a requirement of Paragraphs 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 or 13, including but not limited io, any requirement ostPs A, NSPS Kb, NSPS xx', NESHAP A, or NESHAP R applicable to Defendants’ Facilities, storage vessels, or loading racks in accordance with the schedule set forth in Section V (Compliance Requirements): Penaltv Per Violation Per Dav Period of Noncompliance $ 3,000 lst through 14th Day $ 6,000 15th through 30th Day 8 15 ,000 3 l st Day and beyond 28. F ailure to Comply with the Notification or Re@rting Reguirements of Section V or Section VI. The following stipulated penalties shall accrue per violation per Day _11_ OO---\O\ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 for each violation of: (i) the notification or reporting requirements of Paragraphs 12, 13, 14, 15, j 16, 17 or 18, including, but not limited to, any notification or reporting requirement of NSPS A, NSPS Kb, NSPS XX, NESHAP A, or NESHAP R applicable to Defendants’ Facilities, storage vessels, or loading racks in accordance with the schedule set forth in Section V (Compliance Requirements); -or (ii) the notification or reporting requirements of Section Vl (Reporting Requirements) of this Consent Decree; Penaltv Per Violation Per Dav Period of Noncomn]iance 8 1,000 lst through 14th Day $ 2,500 15th through 30th Day $ 5,000 3 l st Day and beyond 29. Other Consent Decree Requirements. If Defendants fails to comply with any other requirement of this Consent Decree not specifically referenced in Paragraphs 27 or 28 above, Defendants shall pay a stipulated penalty of $1,000 per violation per Day for each violation of this Consent Decree. 30. Stipulated penalties under this Section shall begin to accrue on the Day alter performance is due or on the Day a violation occurs, whichever is applicable, and shall continue to accrue until performance is satisfactorily completed or until the violation ceases. Stipulated penalties shall accrue simultaneously for separate violations of this Consent Decree. 31. Defendants shall pay any stipulated penalty within 30 Days of receiving the United States’ written demand Stipulated penalties shall accrue regardless of whether the United States has notified Defendants of a violation of the Consent Decree or issued a written demand for the payment of stipulated penalties. 32. The United States may, in the imreviewable exercise of its discretion, reduce or waive stipulated penalties otherwise due it under this Consent Decree. 33. Stipulated penalties shall continue to accrue as provided in Paragraph 30, during any Dispute Resolution, but need not be paid until the following: a. lf the dispute is resolved by agreement or by a decision of EPA _12_ -~]O\U‘l-DL)J[\) 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 that is not appealed to the Court, Defendants shall pay accrued penalties determined to be owing, together with interest to the United States within 30 Days of the effective date of the agreement or the receipt of EPA’s decision or order. b. If the dispute is appealed to the Court and the United States prevails in whole or in part, Defendants shall pay all accrued penalties determined by the Court to be owing, together with interest, within 60 Days of receiving the Court’s decision or order, except as provided in subparagraph c., below. c. If any Party appeals the District Court’s decision, Defendants shall pay all accrued penalties determined to be owing, together with interest, within 15 Days of receiving the final appellate court decision. d. No stipulated penalties shall accrue or be assessed and no stipulated penalties shall be due and owing for a disputed violation if Defendants prevail on the disputed violation that is the subject of the Dispute Resolution. 34. Defendants shall pay stipulated penalties owing to the United States in the manner set forth and with the confirmation notices required by Paragraph 10, except that the transmittal letter shall state that the payment is for stipulated penalties and shall state for which violation(s) the penalties are being paid. 35. If Defendants fail to pay stipulated penalties according to the terms of this Consent Decree, Defendants shall be liable for interest on such penalties, as provided for in 28 U.S.C. § 1961, accruing as of the date payment became due. Nothing in this Paragraph shall be construed to limit the United States from seeking any remedy otherwise provided by law for Defendants’ failure to pay any stipulated penalties 36. Subject to the provisions of Section X] (Effect of Settlement/Reservation of Rights) of this Consent Decree, the stipulated penalties provided for in this Consent Decree shall be in addition to any other rights, remedies, or sanctions available to the United States for Defendants’ violation of this Consent Decree or applicable law. Where a violation of this Consent Decree is also a violation of the Act, Defendants shall be allowed a credit, for any _13_ \OQO*-~.IO"\ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Stipulated penalties paid, against any statutory penalties imposed for such violation. Vlll. FORCE MAIEURE 37. “Force majeure,” for purposes of this Consent Decree, is defined as any event arising from causes beyond the control of Defendants, of any entity controlled by Defendants, or of Defendants’ contractors, that delays or prevents the performance of any obligation under this Consent Decree despite Defendants’ best efforts to fulfill the obligation. The requirement that Defendants exercise “best efforts to fulfill the obligation” includes using best efforts to anticipate any potential force maj cure event and best efforts to address the effects of any such event (a) as it is occurring and (b) after it has occurred to prevent or minimize any resulting delay to the greatest extent possible. “Force Majeure” does not include Defendants’ financial inability to perform any obligation under this Consent Decree. 38. If any event occurs or has occurred that may delay the performance of any obligation under this Consent Decree, whether or not caused by a force majeure event, Defendants shall provide notice orally or by electronic or facsimile transmission to the Chief of the Air Enforcement Office, Air Division, EPA Region 9, within 72 hours of when Defendants first knew that the event might cause a delay. Within seven Days thereafter, Defendants shall provide in writing to EPA an explanation and description of the reasons for the delay; the anticipated duration of the delay; all actions taken or to be taken to prevent or minimize the delay; a schedule for implementation of any measures to be taken to prevent or mitigate the delay or the effect of the delay; Defendants’ rationale for attributing such delay to a force majeure event if they intend to assert such a claim; and a statement as to whether, in the opinion of Defendants, such event may cause or contribute to an endangerment to public health, welfare or the environment Defendants shall include with any notice all available documentation supporting the claim that the delay was attributable to a force majeure. Failure to comply with the above requirements shall preclude Defendants from asserting any claim of force majeure for that event for the period of time of such failure to comply, and for any additional delay caused by such failure. Defendants shall be deemed to know of any circumstance of which Defendants, any _14_ 10 ll 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 entity controlled by Defendants, or Defendants’ contractors knew or should have known. 39. If` EPA agrees that the delay or anticipated delay is attributable to a force majeure event, the time for performance of the obligations under this Consent Decree that are affected by the force maj cure event will be extended by EPA for such time as is necessary to complete those obligations An extension of the time for performance of the obligations affected by the force majeure event shall not, of itself, extend the time for performance of any other obligation. EPA will notify Defendants in writing of the length of the extension, if any, for performance of the obligations affected by the force maj cure event 40. If EPA does not agree that the delay or anticipated delay has been or will be caused by a force majeure event, EPA will notify Defendants in writing of its decision. EPA’s failure to respond to a request for a delay shall be deemed a denial of that request 41. If Defendants elect to invoke the dispute resolution procedures set forth in Section lX (Dispute Resolution), they shall do so no later than 15 Days after receipt of EPA's notice. ln any such proceeding, Defendants shall have the burden of demonstrating by a preponderance of the evidence that the delay or anticipated delay has been or will be caused by a force majeure event, that the duration of the delay or the extension sought was or will be warranted under the circumstances, that best efforts were exercised to avoid and mitigate the effects of the delay, and that Defendants complied with the requirements of Paragraphs 37 and 38, above. If Defendants carry this burden, the delay at issue shall be deemed not to be a violation by Defendants of the affected obligation of this Consent Decree identified to EPA and the Court IX. DISPUTE RESOLUTION 42. Unless otherwise expressly provided for in this Consent Decree, the dispute resolution procedures of this Section shall be the exclusive mechanism to resolve disputes arising under or with respect to this Consent Decree. Defendants’ failure to seek resolution of a dispute under this Section shall preclude Defendants from raising any such issue as a defense to an action by the United States to enforce any obligation of Defendants arising _15_ QO"--IO'\ \D 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 under this Decree. 43. informal Dispute Resolution. Any dispute subject to Dispute Resolution under this Consent Decree shall first be the subject of informal negotiations The dispute shall be considered to have arisen when Defendants send the United States a written Notice of Dispute. Such Notice of Dispute shall state clearly the matter in dispute. The period of informal negotia- tions shall not exceed 20 Days from the date the dispute arises, unless that period is modified by Written agreement If the Parties cannot resolve a dispute by informal negotiations, then the position advanced by the United States shall be considered binding unless, within 20 Days after the conclusion of the informal negotiation period, Defendants invoke formal dispute resolution procedures as set forth below. 44. Forrnal Dispute Resolution. Defendants shall invoke formal dispute resolution procedures, within the time period provided in the preceding Paragraph, by serving on the United States a written Statement of Position regarding the matter in dispute. The Statement of Position shall include, but need not be limited to, any factual data, analysis, or opinion supporting Defendants’ position and any supporting documentation relied upon by Defendants. 45. The United States shall serve its Statement of Position within 45 Days of receipt of Defendants’ Statement of Position. The United States’ Statement of Position shall include, but need not be limited to, any factual data, analysis, or opinion supporting that position and any supporting documentation relied upon by the United States. The United States’ Statement of Position shall be binding on Defendants, unless Defendants file a motion for judicial review of the dispute in accordance with the following Paragraphl 46. Defendants may seek judicial review of the dispute by filing with the Court and serving on the United States, in accordance with Section Xlll (Notices) of this Consent Decree, a motion requesting judicial resolution of the dispute. The motion must be filed within 10 Days of receipt of the United States’ Statement of Position pursuant to the preceding Paragraph, The motion shall contain a written statement of Defendants’ position on the matter in dispute, including any supporting factual data, analysis, opinion, or documentation, and shall set _16_ OO--.}O\L)'l-D~L).)[\.) 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 forth the relief requested and any schedule within which the dispute must be resolved for orderly implementation of the Consent Decree. 47. The United States shall respond to Defendants’ motion within the time period allowed by the Local Rules of this Court. Defendants may file a reply memorandum, to the extent permitted by the Local Rules. 48. Standard of Review a. Disputes Concerning Matters Accorded Record Review. Except as otherwise provided in this Consent Decree, in any dispute brought under Paragraph 44 pertaining to the adequacy or appropriateness of plans, procedures to implement plans, schedules or any other items requiring approval by EPA under this Consent Decree; the adequacy of the performance of work undertaken pursuant to this Consent Decree; and all other disputes that are accorded review on the administrative record under applicable principles of administrative law, Defendants shall have the burden of demonstrating, based on the administrative record, that the position of the United States is arbitrary and capricious or otherwise not in accordance with law. b. Other Disputes. Except as otherwise provided in this Consent Decree, in any other dispute brought under Paragraph 44, Defendants shall bear the burden of demonstrating that their position complies with this Consent Decree and better furthers the objectives of the Consent Decree. 49. The invocation of dispute resolution procedures under this Section shall not, by itself, extend, postpone, or affect in any way any obligation of Defendants under this Consent Decree, unless and until final resolution of the dispute so provides Stipulated penalties with respect to the disputed matter shall continue to accrue from the first Day of noncompliance, but payment shall be stayed pending resolution of the dispute as provided in Paragraph 33. If Defendants do not prevail on the disputed issue, stipulated penalties shall be assessed and paid as provided in Section Vll (Stipulated Penalties). If Defendants prevail on a disputed violation that is the subject of the Dispute Resolution, no stipulated penalties shall accrue, be assessed or be due and owing for that disputed violation. _17_ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 X. INFORMATION COLLECTION AND RETENTION 50. The United States and its representatives including attomeys, contractors and consultants shall have the right of entry into any of the Facilities covered by this Consent Decree, at all reasonable times, upon presentation of credentials, to: a. monitor the progress of activities required under this Consent Decree; b. verify any data or information submitted to the United States in accordance with the terms of this Consent Decree; c. obtain samples and, upon request, splits of any samples taken by Defendants or their representatives contractors, or consultants; d. obtain documentary evidence, including photographs and similar data; and e. assess Defendants’ compliance with this Consent Decree, the Act, and the regulations promulgated thereunder. 51. Upon request, Defendants shall provide EPA or its authorized representatives splits of any samples taken by Defendants Upon request, EPA shall provide Defendants splits of any samples taken by EPA. 52. Defendants shall retain all non-identical copies of all documents, records, or other information (including documents, records, or other information in electronic form) in their possession or control, or that come into their possession or control, and that relate in any manner to Defendants’ performance of their obligations under this Consent Decree. This information-retention requirement shall apply regardless of any contrary corporate or institutional policies or procedures At any time prior to termination of this Consent Decree, upon request by the United States, Defendants shall provide copies of any documents, records or other information required to be maintained under this Paragraph. 53. Defendants shall notify the United States at least 60 Days prior to the destruction of any documents records, or other information subject to the requirements of the ..]8- cnpr '-~]O\ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 preceding Paragraph and, upon request by the United States Defendants shall deliver any such documents records or other information to EPA. Defendants may assert that certain documents records or other information is privileged under the attorney-client privilege or any other privilege recognized by federal law. If Defendants assert such a privilege, they shall provide the following: (1) the title of the document, record, or inforrnation; (2) the date of the document, record, or information; (3) the name and title of each author of the document record, or information; (4) the name and title of each addressee and recipient; (5) a description of the subject of the document, record, or information; and (6) the privilege asserted by Defendants However, no documents records or other information created or generated pursuant to the requirements of this Consent Decree shall be withheld on grounds of privilege 54. Defendants may also assert that information required to be provided under this Section is protected as Confidential Business Information (“CBI”) under 40 C.F.R. Part 2. As to any information that Defendants seek to protect as CBI, Defendants shall follow the procedures set forth in 40 C.F.R. Part 2. 55. This Consent Decree in no way limits or affects any right of entry and inspection, or any right to obtain information, held by the United States pursuant to applicable federal laws regulations or permits nor does it limit or affect any duty or obligation of Defendants to maintain documents records or other information imposed by applicable federal or state laws regulations or permits XI. EFFECT OF SETTLEMENT/RESERVATION OF RIGHTS 56. This Consent Decree resolves the civil claims of the United States for the violations alleged in the Cornplaint filed in this action through the Date of Lodging. 57. The United States reserves all legal and equitable remedies available to enforce the provisions of this Consent Decree, except as expressly stated in Paragraph 56. This Consent Decree shall not be construed to limit the rights of the United States to obtain penalties or injunctive relief under the Act or implementing regulations or under other federal laws regulations or permit conditions except as expressly specified in Paragraph 56. The United _19_ '-JO\ m 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 States further reserves all legal and equitable remedies to address any imminent and substantial endangerment to the public health or welfare or the environment arising at, or posed by, Defendants’ Facilities, whether related to the violations addressed in this Consent Decree or otherwise Furthermore, nothing in this Consent Decree is intended to nor shall be construed to operate in any way to resolve any criminal liability. 58. ln any subsequent administrative or judicial proceeding initiated by the United States for injunctive relief, civil penalties other appropriate relief relating to the Facilities, Defendants shall not assert, and may not maintain, any defense or claim based upon the principles of waiver, res judicata, collateral estoppel, issue preclusion, claim preclusion, claim-splitting, or other defenses based upon any contention that the claims raised by the United States in the subsequent proceeding were or should have been brought in the instant case, except with respect to claims that have been specifically resolved pursuant to Paragraph 56 of this Section. 59. This Consent Decree is not a permit, or a modification of any permit, under any federal, State, or local laws or regulations Defendants are responsible for achieving and maintaining complete compliance with all applicable federal, State, and local laws regulations and perrnits; and Defendants’ compliance with this Consent Decree shall be no defense to any action commenced pursuant to any such laws regulations or permits except as set forth herein. The United States does not, by its consent to the entry of this Consent Decree, warrant or aver in any manner that Defendants’ compliance with any aspect of this Consent Decree will result in compliance with provisions of the Act or with any other provisions of federal, State, or local laws regulations or permits 60. This Consent Decree does not limit or affect the rights of Defendants or of the United States against any third parties not party to this Consent Decree, nor does it limit the rights of third parties not party to this Consent Decree, against Defendants except as otherwise provided by law. 61. This Consent Decree shall not be construed to create rights in, or grant any _29_ munth ‘~DOO--] 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 cause of action to, any third party not party to this Consent Decree. XII. (_IM 62. The Parties shall bear their own costs of this action, including attorneys’ fees except that the United States shall be entitled to collect the costs (including attorneys’ fees) incurred in any action necessary to collect any portion of the civil penalty or any stipulated penalties due but not paid by Defendants XIII. NOTICES 63. Unless otherwise specified herein, whenever notifications submissions or communications are required by this Consent Decree, they shall be made in writing and shall be sent by certified mail, express mail, or similar overnight mail delivery with return receipt requested, and addressed as follows: To the United States: Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section Environment and Natural Resources Division Attn: Robert Mullaney U.S. Department of Justice 301 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Re: DOJ No. 90-5-2-1-09320 and Thomas P. Mintz, 0RC-2 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 75 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94105 To EPA: Director, Air Division (AlR-l) Attn: Douglas McDaniel U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 75 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94105 and Thomas P. Mintz, ORC-2 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ..21.. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 Region 9 75 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94105 To Defendant! sl: Gennaro Ciof`fr Mobil Oil Guam, lnc. 342 East Marine Corps Drive Hagatna, Guam 96910 Christopher W. Armstrong Exxon Mobil Law Department 800 Bell Street (CORP-EMB-1805C) Houston, Texas 77252 64. Any Party may, by written notice to the other Parties, change its designated notice recipient or notice address provided above. 65 . Notices submitted pursuant to this Section shall be deemed submitted upon mailing, unless otherwise provided in this Consent Decree or by mutual agreement of the Parties in writing. XIV. EFFECTIVE DATE 66. The Effective Date of this Consent Decree shall be the date upon which this Consent Decree is entered by the Cotu't or a motion to enter the Consent Decree is granted, whichever occurs frrst, as recorded on the Court’s docket XV. RETENTION OF JURISDICTION 67. The Court Shall retain jurisdiction over this case until termination of this Consent Decree, for the purpose of resolving disputes arising under this Decree or entering orders modifying this Decree, pursuant to Sections IX and XVI, or effectuating or enforcing compliance with the terms of this Decree. XVI. MODIFICATION 68. The terms of this Consent Decree may be modified only by a subsequent written agreement signed by all the Parties. Where the modification constitutes a material change to this Decree, it shall be effective only upon approval by the Court 69. Any disputes concerning modification of this Decree shall be resolved _22_ '-~]O\ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 pursuant to Section lX (Dispute Resolution) of this Decree, provided, however, that, instead of the burden of proof provided by Paragraph 48, the Party seeking the modification bears the burden of demonstrating that it is entitled to the requested modification in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b). j 7{\/[L §§Elihdlhh&ll£lhi 70. After Defendants (i) have completed the requirements of Section V (Compliance Requirements) of this Decree; (ii) have received Final Title V Permits for the Facilities for which they submitted applications in accordance with Paragraph 17 of this Decree, and such Final Title V Permits include, but are not limited to, federally-enforceable terms and conditions that are at least as stringent as all of the terms and conditions included in Paragraph 17 of this Decree; (iii) have submitted at least one semi-annual excess emissions report in accordance with NESHAP A and R for the loading racks at each of the Facilities that includes 6 months of continuous monitoring system data and confirms that all of the loading racks at the Facilities are in compliance with NESHAP A and R; and (iv) have paid the civil penalty and any accrued stipulated penalties as required by this Consent Decree and no penalties or other monetaryobligations due under this Decree are outstanding or owed to the United States Defendants may serve upon the United States a Request for Terrnination, stating that Defendants have satisfied those requirements together with all necessary supporting documentation 71. Following receipt by the United States of Defendants’ Request for Termination, the Parties shall confer informally concerning the Request and any disagreement that the Parties may have as to whether Defendants have satisfactorily complied with the requirements for termination of this Consent Decree. lf the United States agrees that the Decree may be terminated, the Parties shall submit, for the Court’s approval, a joint stipulation terminating the Decree. 72. If the United States does not agree that the Decree may be terminated, Defendants may invoke Dispute Resolution under Section IX of this Decree. However, Defendants shall not seek Dispute Resolution of any dispute regarding termination, under _23- \DC¥$`~]O\ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Paragraph 44 of Section lX, until 60 Days after service of their Request for Termination. XVIII. PUBLIC PARTlCIPATlON 73. This Consent Decree shall be lodged with the Court for a period of not less than 30 Days for public notice and comment in accordance with 28 C.F.R. § 50.7. The United States reserves the right to withdraw or withhold its consent if the comments regarding the Consent Decree disclose facts or considerations indicating that the Consent Decree is inappro- priate, improper, or inadequate Defendants consent to entry of this Consent Decree without further notice and agree not to withdraw from or oppose entry of this Consent Decree by the Court or to challenge any provision of the Decree, unless the United States has notified Defendants in writing that it no longer supports entry of the Decree. XIX. SlGNATORlES/SERVICE 74. Each undersigned representative of Defendants and the Assistant Attomey General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice certifies that he or she is fully authorized to enter into the terms and conditions of this Consent Decree and to execute and legally bind the Party he or she represents to this document 75. This Consent Decree may be signed in counterparts and its validity shall not be challenged on that basis Defendants agree to accept service of process by mail with respect to all matters arising under or relating to this Consent Decree and to waive the formal service requirements set forth in Rules 4 and 5 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and any applicable Local Rules of this Court including, but not limited to, service of a summons XX. INTEGRATION 76. This Consent Decree constitutes the final, complete, and exclusive agreement and understanding among the Parties with respect to the settlement embodied in the Decree and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings whether oral or written, concerning the settlement embodied herein Other than deliverables that are subsequently submitted and approved pursuant to this Decree, no other document, nor any representation, inducement agreement understanding, or promise, constitutes any part of this Decree or the _24_ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 23 settlement it represents nor shall it be used in construing the terms of this Decree. BU(L ElhhiLsEBQ£EAEDII 77. Upon approval and entry of this Consent Decree by the Court, this Consent Decree shall constitute a final judginth of the Court as to the United States and Defendants The Court finds that there is no just reason for delay and therefore enters this judgment as a final judgment under Rules 54 and 58 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. SO ORDERED. Dated and entered this§ ;day of 94,@{\ FRANCES M. TYNDfNGéO- GYTEWOOD Chief ludge United States District Court District of Guam 'RECE|VED APR 16 2010 olsrmcr couRr oF sum HAGXTNA, cum -25_ 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 FOR PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: / /O Date Q@¢~\L ll,Zaio Date Date §4%¢4-@5-/&/¢%£#@ IGNACIA S. MORENO Assistant Attorney General Environment and Natural Resources Division U.S. Department of Justice MW.… ROBERT D. MULLANEY Trial Attorney Environment and Natural Resources Division U.S. Department of Justice 301 Howard Street, Suite 1050 San Francisco, California 94105 Telephone: (415) 744-6491 rame Assistant United States Attorney Sirena Plaza, Suite 500 108 Heman Cortez Avenue Hagatna, Guam 96910 Telephone: (671) 472-7332 _26_ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 FOR PLAINT]FF UNITED STATES OF Alv[ERICA (Continued): Date J.lé]) BLUl\/IEN§ELD Regional Adrrrinistrator United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 OF COUNSEL: 'I'HOMAS P. M]NTZ Assistant Regional Counsel U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region lX 75 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, California 94105 _27_ 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 FOR PLA]NTIFF UNTTED STATES OF AMERICA (Continued): djaj{O O/vtti§la (4@0 GILES Assis Administrator Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance United States Environmental Protection Agency Date ..28- FOR DEFENDANTS MOBIL OlL GUAM, INC., AND MOBIL OlL MARIANA ISLANDS, INC.. /`Z 7/¢/ 703 Date ;Al() CIOFFI Presi ent, Mobil Oil Guam, lnc. and Mobil Oil ana Qi:tf ~ Mariana lslands, lnc. sam ~ 6144227@4/ Date /$1//<%/0€7` Date CHRISTOPHER W. ARMSTRONG Exxon Mohil Law Department 800 Bell Street (CORP-EMB-1805C) Houston, Texas 77252 (713) 656-1722 /7)”322>3<2/%22@ }£;AXSLYHWE EN W ell, PLC Suite 2000, One Nashville Place 150 4th Avenue North Nashville, Tennessee 37219-2498 Counsel for Mobil Oil Guam, Inc, and Mobil Oil Mariana lslands, lnc. _29_