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EPA cites Wisconsin Veneer and Plywood for clean-air violations

Release Date: 09/29/2008
Contact Information: William Omohundro, 312-353-8254, omohundro.william@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 08-OPA149

(Chicago, Ill. - Sept. 29, 2008) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against Wisconsin Veneer & Plywood Inc. for alleged Clean Air Act violations at the company's wood veneer, plywood and lumber manufacturing plant at 610 Railroad St., Mattoon, Wis. EPA proposed a $96,041 penalty.

EPA alleges WV&P failed to comply with certain requirements of its state operating permit for its wood-fired boiler that emits air pollutants, including particulate matter (smoke, dust, ash) into the atmosphere.

WV&P has 30 days from receipt of the complaint to file an answer and request a hearing. It may request an informal conference with EPA at any time to discuss resolving the allegations.

Information about EPA Region 5?s air enforcement program is at http://www.epa.gov/region5/air/enforce/index.html.
Potential environmental violations may be reported at http://www.epa.gov/compliance/complaints/

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