State fines Hertz Corp. for lack of storage tank records
The state Department of Health has fined the Hertz Corporation more than $60,000 for missing records related to violations of an underground storage tank on Kaua'i.
The department yesterday said it has issued a "notice of violation and order" against the company because rules require that owners and/or operators of underground storage tanks have all documents immediately available for inspection and be maintained at the site. The health department said that rule is an important part of assuring proper leak prevention and response.
Citations for violations in 2004, 2006 and 2008 were issued to the company before the department cited the Hertz Rent-A-Car facility $63,562.50 for the following missing records:
• Release detection at least every 30 days ($59,062.50).
• Third-party performance certifications for currently installed leak detection equipment ($1,000).
• Annual maintenance reports ($1,250).
• Operating manuals for currently installed leak detection equipment ($1,000).
• Assurance of financial responsibility ($1,250).
Hertz Corporation may request a hearing to contest the allegations or order.