From staff reports
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that Clarion Boards, a subsidiary of Kronospan, has agreed to a consent assessment of civil penalty in the amount of $229,950 for operation violations that occurred between 2017 and February 2019 at the Clarion Boards facility in Paint Township, Clarion County.
DEP said in a press release it found violations of the facility’s hourly and yearly limits on the emission of volatile organic compounds.
In addition, Clarion Boards had data availability issues with the facility’s continuous emission monitoring system and operated plant equipment in a manner that was inconsistent with terms and conditions of the facility’s operating permit, the press release said.
“DEP appreciates Clarion Boards’ acknowledgment of the violations and efforts to correct and prevent similar violations in the future,” Miller added.
The payment will go into the Pennsylvania Clean Air Fund.