U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Public Meeting – Crossett, Arkansas: Proposed Settlement with Georgia-Pacific

February 07, 2019

By: Walter G. Wright

Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a February 6th news release stating that a joint public meeting will be held with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) to discuss a proposed settlement with Georgia-Pacific regarding facilities in Crossett, Arkansas.

The settlement addresses alleged Clean Air Act violations by Georgia-Pacific. (See previous post here.)

EPA states that representatives from the federal agency, ADEQ, and Georgia-Pacific will attend. The attendees will discuss both the settlement and how to submit comments.

EPA, along with ADEQ and Georgia-Pacific had previously entered into a proposed settlement addressing alleged Clean Air Act violations. Such violations are alleged to have involved:

  • Section 111 of the Clean Air Act New Source Performance Standards

  • Section 112 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

  • Chemical and Accident Provisions for Air Programs

The meeting will be held on February 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Crossett Middle School.

A copy of the news release can be found here.

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