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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 18:20:28 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: U.S. EPA REGION 5: AIR NEWS
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U.S EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE
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Legal Contact: Tom Turner
(312) 886-6613

Technical Contact: Michelle M. Farley
(312) 886-6778

Media Contact: William Omohundro
(312) 353-8254

For Immediate Release: May 12, 1998

No. 98-OPA130

EPA CITES STONECO FOR AIR POLLUTION; INCLUDES $88,500 FINE

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has recently filed
an administrative complaint against Stoneco, Inc., for alleged clean-air
violations at the company's limestone quarry, 4715 West Sterns Rd.,
Ottawa Lake, MI.  An $88,500 penalty is proposed.

EPA notified Stoneco of the alleged violations last December.  Stoneco
failed to notify the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality of
expected and actual startup dates for three new stone conveyors.

In addition, it began operating the new conveyors in violation of a State
construction waiver, issued under State permitting waiver regulations.

Federally enforceable State notification and permitting regulations are
designed to ensure compliance with emission limits before facilities begin
to operate emission sources.  EPA said failure of facilities to comply with
these notification and permitting regulations could expose the public to
unknown health risks.

Stoneco has 30 days from receipt of the complaint to file an answer and
request a hearing.  It may request an informal conference to discuss the
allegations anytime.

"EPA's goal is to protect public health and the environment, and we will
take all necessary steps to ensure compliance with clean-air
regulations," said David Kee, director of the regional Air and Radiation
Division.

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