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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2004

Contact:  Patricia Spitzley
                 (517) 241-7397

DEQ Resolves Asbestos Violations with  Aspen Square Management, Inc.

Department of Environmental Quality Director Steven E. Chester today
announced that DEQ's Air Quality Division has entered a Stipulation
for Entry of a Final Order by Consent (Consent Order) with Aspen Square
Management (Company) to resolve allegations by the DEQ that the Company,
has violated the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), and the federal National
Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).

The Consent Order requires the Company to fully comply with the
asbestos NESHAP regulations, including adequately wetting Regulated
Asbestos Containing Material during renovation activities, and providing
the required notification accurately describing required asbestos
removal and waste handling emission control procedures to comply with
the asbestos NESHAP requirements.  In addition, the Consent Order
requires the Company to pay a total settlement amount of $42,000 to the
State of Michigan general fund with additional stipulated penalties of
$1,500 per violation, per day for failure to comply with the terms and
conditions of the Consent Order.

The violations occurred during the asbestos demolition/renovation of
residences to be resold to the public for private homes located at the
old Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda.  According to DEQ staff
investigations, the Company was remodeling and renovating housing units
without performing necessary asbestos surveys, inspections, or work
practices requirements.

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