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From: Jeff Kelley@EPA on 11/04/99 04:47 PM CST


To:   eparegion5news@unixmail.rtpnc.epa.gov
cc:
Subject:  EPA CITES WOODLAND PAVING; INCLUDES $21,250 FINE

U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE
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Legal Contact: Cynthia Kawakami
(312) 886-0564

Technical Contact: Jeffrey L. Gahris
(312) 886-6794

Media Contact: William Omohundro
(312) 353-8254

For Immediate Release: November 4, 1999

No. 99-OPA318

EPA CITES WOODLAND PAVING; INCLUDES $21,250 FINE

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has
recently filed an administrative complaint against Woodland
Paving Co. for alleged violations of federally enforceable
State clean-air regulations at the company's asphalt plant,
3566 Millcreek Ave., Comstock Park, MI.  A $21,250 penalty
was proposed.

EPA said stack emissions testing in June 1998 showed that
Woodland violated carbon monoxide emission limits in its
installation permit.

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

"EPA's mission is to protect public health and the
environment," said Margaret Guerriero, acting director of
the regional Air and Radiation Division.  "We will take
whatever steps are necessary to ensure compliance with the
Clean Air Act."

When carbon monoxide enters the bloodstream, it reduces
delivery of oxygen to the body's organs and tissues.
Exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide can impair
vision, hand movement, learning ability, and performance of
complex tasks.  Persons with heart disease have the
greatest risk when exposed to this pollutant.

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