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Date:         Thu, 20 Dec 2001 15:58:15 -0500
Subject:      New DEQ Press Release - 12/20/01
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December 20, 2001

Contact: Ken Silfven  (517) 241-7397
         Dennis Drake  (517) 373-7023

State Approves Air Permit for Continental Aluminum

The Department of Environmental Quality today approved a consent order and 
an air-use permit for Continental Aluminum Co., a recycling facility in 
Oakland County's Lyon Township.

The consent order requires the payment of a civil penalty to resolve prior 
air quality violations at the facility.  The air-use permit provides 
emissions limits and operational restrictions to ensure compliance with air 
quality rules and regulations.

The DEQ's Air Quality Division completed an extensive evaluation of the 
facility before making a decision on the consent order and revised 
permit.  As a result of comments and concerns expressed during the public 
hearing and comment period, additional testing, monitoring, tighter 
emission limits, and stringent control measures were added to the permit to 
guarantee compliance beyond minimum state and federal requirements.

Air Quality Division Chief Dennis Drake determined that the Continental 
permit meets the requirements to protect air quality.

"I am confident that the operation of the facility in accordance with the 
consent order and revised permit requirements will not adversely affect 
neighboring residents," Drake said.  "These include the requirement to 
comply with national air quality standards to protect health with an 
adequate margin of safety as well as personal comfort and well-being."

Information regarding the consent order and permit is available from the 
DEQ Air Quality Division by visiting its Internet Web site at 
www.deq.state.mi.us/aqd and clicking on "Permits," or by writing to the Air 
Quality Division Permit Section at P.O. Box 30260, Lansing, MI 48909.


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