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EPA cites Certainteed for clean-air violations

Release Date: 09/08/2006
Contact Information: William Omohundro, (312) 353-8254,

No. 06-OPA156

CHICAGO (Sept. 8, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has filed an administrative complaint against CertainTeed Corp. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's roofing materials manufacturing plant at 3303 E. Fourth St., Shakopee, Minn. EPA proposed a $272,140 penalty.

EPA alleges that CertainTeed failed to include two units of its manufacturing processes in its state operating permit application and operated those units without a permit. EPA also alleges that another portion of its processes was operated without the emission control efficiency required in the company's state operating permit.

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

Information on EPA Region 5's air enforcement program is at . Potential environmental violations may be reported at .

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