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Clean Air Act Enforcement Violations

A natural gas and oil company has violated several air pollution regulatory requirements, including New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) that require facilities to minimize emissions during operations and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) that requires control devices to be installed in facilities to prevent emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) from exceeding thresholds. As a result of failure to comply with the above requirements, the facility will install air pollution control devices and conduct monitoring. The company will pay approximately $2.5 million dollars for violating the Clean Air Act requirements.

A sand and gravel company will pay approximately $120,000 for NSPS violations that included emitting HAPs over its permitted threshold. The company will replace the combustion equipment that emitted HAPs in order to reduce emissions.

A company that processed scrap aluminum violated NESHAP standards for failure to conduct performance testing for the facility’s furnaces that release HAPs and for not having proper recordkeeping and reporting records. The facility was fined approximately $230,000.

A facility in the seafood industry stored hazardous chemicals used for food refrigeration failed to have a risk management and emergency action plan that is required under the Clean Air Act. The company had to pay approximately $220,000 in fines.

If you or your facility are required to or may be required to follow any of the Clean Air Act requirements as mentioned above and you would like assistance in order to achieve compliance and avoid these hefty fines, please contact Baron Environmental at or call us at 908-508-9000.

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