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EPA cites Wisconsin Veneer and Plywood for clean-air violations

Release Date: 09/29/2008
Contact Information: William Omohundro, 312-353-8254,

No. 08-OPA149

(Chicago, Ill. - Sept. 29, 2008) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against Wisconsin Veneer & Plywood Inc. for alleged Clean Air Act violations at the company's wood veneer, plywood and lumber manufacturing plant at 610 Railroad St., Mattoon, Wis. EPA proposed a $96,041 penalty.

EPA alleges WV&P failed to comply with certain requirements of its state operating permit for its wood-fired boiler that emits air pollutants, including particulate matter (smoke, dust, ash) into the atmosphere.

WV&P has 30 days from receipt of the complaint to file an answer and request a hearing. It may request an informal conference with EPA at any time to discuss resolving the allegations.

Information about EPA Region 5?s air enforcement program is at
Potential environmental violations may be reported at

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