Friday, February 26, 2021

DEP/U.S. Dept. Of Justice Invite Comments On Proposed American Zinc Consent Decree For Facility In Palmerton, Carbon County

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the February 27 PA Bulletin inviting comments on a proposed U.S. Department of Justice
consent decree with American Zinc Recycling covering their facility in Palmerton, Carbon County. (PA Bulletin page 1082)

The proposed consent decree requires American Zinc to address air quality, waste and water quality issues arising from the operation of the facility.

The consent decree also requires American Zinc to pay a civil penalty of $3.3 million which will be evenly split between DEP and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Click Here for a copy of the consent decree.

Comments are due March 29.  Read the entire PA Bulletin notice for more information on how to submit comments. (PA Bulletin page 1082)

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[Posted: February 26, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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