Air Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment - Division of Environmental Quality and North Little Rock Fiberglass Whirlpool Bath Manufacturing Facility Enter into Consent Administrative Order

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

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The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and Jason International, Inc. (“JII”) entered into an April 4th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of an air permit. See LIS No. 21-029.

The CAO provides that JII owns and operates a fiberglass whirlpool bath manufacturing facility (“Facility”) in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Facility operates pursuant to an air permit.

DEQ personnel are stated to have conducted a routine compliance inspection on August 17, 2020, of the Facility. The compliance inspection is stated to have covered the reporting period of August 1, 2018, through July 31, 2020.

The inspection is stated to have indicated that JII failed to submit timely compliance reports that were due on July 31, 2019, and January 30, 2020. Such alleged failure violated plant wide Condition 31 and plant wide Condition 31(q)(iv) of the air permit and Section 63.5910(b)(4) of 40 C.F.R. Part 73, Subpart WWWW.

DEQ is stated to have informed JII of the alleged compliance issues in September 15, 2020, correspondence. JII is stated to have indicated in January 6th correspondence that the following corrective measures will be made:

  1. Respondent will update and revise company policy to prevent such errors from occurring in the future, and
  2. Respondent will implement training on updated policy for employees engaged in environmental compliance.

The CAO provides that JII neither admits nor denies the factual and legal allegations in the CAO.

A civil penalty of $1,440 is assessed.

A copy of the CAO can be found here.

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