Case No. 2020-26969-U





MAcs convenience stores llc,















Complainant and Respondent desire to settle and compromise this action without hearing or adjudication of any issue of fact or law, and consent to the entry of the following Findings of Fact and Order. Pursuant to Indiana Code (“IC”) 13-30-3-3, entry into the terms of this Agreed Order does not constitute an admission of any violation contained herein. Respondent’s entry into this Agreed Order shall not constitute a waiver of any defense, legal or equitable, which Respondent may have in any future administrative or judicial proceeding, except a proceeding to enforce this order.




1.            Complainant is the Commissioner (“Complainant”) of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (“IDEM”), a department of the State of Indiana created by Indiana Code (“IC”) 13-13-1-1.


2.         Respondent, Macs Convenience Stores LLC, owns a service station with Facility ID # 40042, located at 1700 Veterans Parkway in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, Parcel # 10-19-03-300-128.000-009 (the “Site”). UST systems are installed at the Site.


3.         Owner as defined in IC 13-11-2-150(a)(1)(A) means, for an UST that was in use on November 8, 1984 or brought into use after November 8, 1984 for the storage, use, or dispensing of regulated substances, a person who owns the UST or the real property that is the UST site, or both.  According to the Clark County Assessor’s Office, Respondent is the owner of the Site.


4.         A Violation Letter was issued to Respondent on January 29, 2020, which required Respondent to submit a Notification form within seven (7) days of receipt of the Violation Letter. Respondent failed to respond to the Violation Letter.


5.         IDEM has jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter of this action.


6.         Pursuant to IC 13-30-3-3, IDEM issued a Notice of Violation (“NOV”) to:


Darrell Davis, President

Corporation Service Company, Registered Agent

Macs Convenience Stores LLC

Macs Convenience Stores LLC

4080 W. Jonathan Moore Pike

135 N. Pennsylvania Street, Suite 1610

Columbus, Indiana 47201

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204



Kathy Cunnington


Senior Vice President


Macs Convenience Stores LLC


1130 W. Warner Road


Tempe, Arizona 85284



7.         Pursuant to 329 Indiana Administrative Code (“IAC”) 9-3-1:

(a)       The owner and operator of an UST system shall cooperate fully with inspections, monitoring, and testing conducted by the agency, as well as requests for document submission, testing, and monitoring by the owner or operator under Section 9005 (42 U.S.C. 6991d) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 6901, et seq., in effect on September 30, 1996.

(b)       The owner and operator shall submit the following information to the agency:

(1)       Notification for all UST systems under 329 IAC 9-2-2 that includes the following:

(A)       Certification of installation for new UST systems under 40 CFR 280.20(e).

(B)       Locational information within an accuracy of 1:24,000, plus or minus forty (40) feet, or plus or minus twelve and two-tenths (12.2) meters in any of the following formats, if known:

(i)         Universal transverse mercator (UTM) coordinates.

(ii)        Latitude and longitude coordinates.

(iii)       UTM coordinates and latitude and longitude coordinates.

As noted during the record review, a Violation Letter issued to Respondent on January 29, 2020 required Respondent to fill out and submit to IDEM, a Notification for Underground Storage Tank Form, within seven (7) days of receipt of the Violation Letter.  To date, a notification form has not been submitted to IDEM.


8.         Pursuant to 329 IAC 9-2-2(c), an owner required to submit a notification under this section shall provide:

(1)       a notification for each UST owned;

(2)       complete information required on the form for each UST owned; and

(3)       if applicable, a separate notification form for each separate place of operation at which the USTs are located.


To date, a notification form has not been submitted to IDEM.


9.         Orders of the Commissioner are subject to administrative review by the Office of Environmental Adjudication under IC 4-21.5; however, in recognition of the settlement reached, Respondent acknowledges notice of this right and waives any right to administrative and judicial review of this Agreed Order.




1.            This Agreed Order shall be effective (“Effective Date”) when it is approved by Complainant or Complainant’s delegate, and has been received by Respondent. This Agreed Order shall have no force or effect until the Effective Date.


2.            Respondent shall comply with the rules listed in the findings above.


3.            Within fifteen (15) days of the Effective Date, Respondent shall download and submit the “Notification Form for Underground Storage Tanks,” (State Form 45223) from IDEM webpage:, under “Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program.”  Once downloaded the form may be completed on-line or by hand and emailed to  The completed form will not be accepted by mail.


4.         Within fifteen (15) days of notification from IDEM that the submitted Form 45223, required in Order Paragraph 3, is inadequate, Respondent shall submit a corrected form to be approved by IDEM.  Stipulated penalties, as described in Order Paragraph 7, may be assessed for continued submittal of inadequate forms.


5.         All submittals required by this Agreed Order, unless Respondent is notified otherwise in writing by IDEM, shall be sent to:


Linda McClure, Enforcement Case Manager

Office of Land Quality

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

100 North Senate Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251


6.         Respondent is assessed and agrees to pay a civil penalty of Eight Hundred Dollars ($800). Said penalty amount shall be due and payable to the “Underground Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund” within thirty (30) days of the Effective Date; the 30th day being the “Due Date.”


7.         In the event the terms and conditions of the following paragraphs are violated, Complainant may assess and Respondent shall pay a stipulated penalty in the following amount:




Order paragraph #3

$250 per week late

Order paragraph #4

$100 per week late


8.         Stipulated penalties shall be due and payable no later than the thirtieth day after Respondent receives written notice that Complainant has determined a stipulated penalty is due; the thirtieth day being the “Due Date.” Complainant may notify Respondent at any time that a stipulated penalty is due. Failure to notify Respondent in writing in a timely manner of a stipulated penalty assessment shall not waive Complainant’s right to collect such stipulated penalty or preclude Complainant from seeking additional relief against Respondent for violation of this Agreed Order. Neither assessment nor payment of stipulated penalties shall preclude Complainant from seeking additional relief against Respondent for a violation of this Agreed Order; such additional relief includes any remedies or sanctions available pursuant to Indiana law, including, but not limited to, civil penalties pursuant to IC 13-30-4.


9.            Civil and stipulated penalties are payable by check to the  “Underground Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund” Checks shall include the Case Number of this action and shall be mailed to:


Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Accounts Receivable

IGCN, Room 1340

100 North Senate Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46204


10.       In the event that the monies due to IDEM pursuant to this Agreed Order are not paid on or before their Due Date, Respondent shall pay interest on the unpaid balance at the rate established by IC 24-4.6-1. The interest shall be computed as having accrued from the Due Date until the date that Respondent pays any unpaid balance. Such interest shall be payable to the “Underground Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund,” and shall be payable to IDEM in the manner specified in Paragraph 9, above.


11.         This Agreed Order shall apply to and be binding upon Respondent and all successors and assigns. Respondent shall provide a copy of this Agreed Order, if in force, to any subsequent owners, successors, or assigns before ownership rights are transferred.


12.         No change in ownership, corporate, or partnership status of Respondent shall in any way alter the Respondent’s status or responsibilities under this Agreed Order.


13.         Respondent shall ensure that all contractors, firms, and other persons performing work under this Agreed Order comply with the terms of this Agreed Order.


14.         In the event that any terms of this Agreed Order are found to be invalid, the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect and shall be construed and enforced as if this Agreed Order did not contain the invalid terms.


15.         This Agreed Order is not and shall not be interpreted to be a permit or a modification of an existing permit. This Agreed Order, and IDEM’s review or approval of any submittal made by Respondent pursuant to this Agreed Order, shall not in any way relieve Respondent of the obligation to comply with the requirements of any applicable permits or any applicable Federal or State laws or regulations.


16.         Complainant does not, by its approval of this Agreed Order, warrant or aver in any manner that Respondent’s compliance with any aspect of this Agreed Order will result in compliance with the provisions of any permit, order, or any applicable Federal or State law or regulation. Additionally, IDEM or anyone acting on its behalf shall not be held liable for any costs or penalties Respondent may incur as a result of Respondent’s efforts to comply with this Agreed Order.


17.         Nothing in this Agreed Order shall prevent or limit IDEM’s rights to obtain penalties or injunctive relief under any applicable Federal or State law or regulation, except that IDEM may not, and hereby waives its right to, seek additional civil penalties for the violations specified in the NOV.


18.         Nothing in this Agreed Order shall prevent IDEM or anyone acting on its behalf from communicating with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) or any other agency or entity about any matters relating to this enforcement action. IDEM or anyone acting on its behalf shall not be held liable for any costs or penalties Respondent may incur as a result of such communications with the U.S. EPA or any other agency or entity.


19.       This Agreed Order shall remain in effect until IDEM issues a Resolution of Case letter to Respondent.




Department of Environmental Management








Jennifer Reno, Section Chief





Land Enforcement Section




Office of Land Quality






























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For the Commissioner:





**Signed June 12, 2020**


Peggy Dorsey


Assistant Commissioner


Office of Land Quality