Air Enforcement: Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality and Pontotoc Plastic Packaging Manufacturer Enter into Agreed Order

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

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The Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality (“MCEQ”) and Premiere Plastics, Inc. (“PPI”) entered into a March 30th Agreed Order (“AO”) addressing an alleged violation of an air permit. See Order No. 7104 21.

The AO provides that PPI operates a facility (“Facility”) in Pontotoc, Mississippi.

The Facility is stated to operate pursuant to a Title V Operating Permit. It is further alleged that PPI:

  • Failed to submit a certification of compliance by January 31, 2020, for the 2019 calendar year
  • Failed to submit a semi-annual report by January 31, 2020, for the second half of the 2019 calendar year

MCEQ is stated to have received the semi-annual report on March 17, 2020, and the certification of compliance on April 2, 2020.

A civil penalty of $5,170 is assessed.

A copy of the AO can be downloaded here.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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