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DALLAS -- 7-Eleven 7-Eleven Latest from The Business Journals 7-Eleven to pay Missouri ,000 penaltyGet amped! It's National Coffee Day7-Eleven, Krispy Kreme celebrate National Coffee Day with free drinks Follow this company Inc., based here, will pay the state of Missouri a civil penalty of $25,000 for alleged violations of the state's Air Conservation Act at nine of its Missouri stores. Attorney General Chris Koster obtained a consent judgment against the convenience store operator that assessed the penalty, as well as court costs, the St. Louis Business Journal reported.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) found air conservation violations at 7-Eleven stores in St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County and Jackson County, according to Koster's office. The violations included failing to replace torn and cut hoses; removing "out-of-order" notices without DNR approval; failing to repair torn gaskets, loose bellows, loose dispenser spouts and torn faceplates; and failing to provide maintenance, certification, delivery and invoice records.
Businesses that sell gasoline are required to maintain vapor recovery systems according to manufacturer's specifications and to post "out-of-order" notices until any defects have been repaired and DNR has inspected the equipment and removed the notices, according to the newspaper's report. Such businesses also have to maintain records including DNR permits, inspection reports, enforcement documents and other documentation.