The Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment – Division of Environmental Quality and Jet Asphalt & Rock Company, Inc. (“Jet Asphalt”) entered into an October 12th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of a General Air Permit. See LIS No. 23-082.
The CAO provides that Jet Asphalt owns and operates a Hot Mix Asphalt Facility (“Facility”) in Washington County, Arkansas.
The Facility is stated to operate pursuant to a General Air Permit for Minor Source Hot Mix Asphalt Facilities (“General Permit”).
The Facility is subject to provisions of 40 C.F.R. Part 60, Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources, Subpart I-Standards of Performance for Hot Mix Asphalt Facilities.
DEQ personnel are stated to have conducted an evaluation of the emissions test report on June 16th. Such report is stated to have been submitted on June 9th for testing that was conducted on April 12th.
The emissions test report evaluation for the April 12th testing is stated to have indicated that Jet Asphalt exceeded the PM emission limits at SN-01, violating specific Condition 18 and Specific Condition 33 of the General Permit.
DEQ personnel performed an evaluation of the emissions test report on June 16th. This evaluation addressed the report submitted on June 9th for retesting conducted on May 18 and 19. The emissions test report evaluation determined that SN-01 was in compliance with the General Permit.
Jet Asphalt neither admits nor denies the factual and legal allegations contained in the CAO.
A civil penalty of $1,760 is assessed.
A copy of the CAO can be downloaded here.