P O Box 301463 (Zip 36130-1463)
1400 Coliseum Boulevard (Zip 36110-2400)
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463
(334) 271-7700


Account Code: 350



Pursuant to the provisions of the Alabama Environmental Management Act, Ala. Code §§22-22A-1 to 22-22A-17, as amended, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management is proposing to issue a Consent Order to Escambia Operating Company (EOC), the owner/operator of the Big Escambia Creek (BEC) oil and natural gas production and processing facility currently operating in Atmore, Alabama.

The violations consisted of failure to comply with the smokeless flare requirement for the main process flare (FL02), failure to inform the Department of the VRC unit breaking down, and failure to minimize emissions.

The Department is proposing a civil penalty in the amount of $40,000.  The Order, if issued, would require Escambia Operating Company to pay the Alabama Department of Environmental Management within 45 days of the effective date, and to comply with the terms, limitations, conditions of ADEM Admin. Code Div. 335-3.

Interested persons may submit written comments, including request for a hearing, within 30 days of the publication date of this notice, to:

Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Attention: Ronald W. Gore
Chief, Air Division
PO Box 301463
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463

The comment period shall end at the close of business 30 days from the publication date of this notice.  A copy of the proposed Order is available on the ADEM web page at, or may be obtained by written request to the above address.  A nominal fee for copying may be charged.

This notice is hereby given this 27th day of September, 2023, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

Lance R. LeFleur

Nondiscrimination Statement:  The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.