Ingersoll-Rand Agrees to Pay Fines for Air Pollution Violations
Concord, NH - Commissioner Thomas S. Burack of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services announced today the execution of an Administrative Fine by Consent Agreement with Ingersoll-Rand Energy Systems Corporation of Portsmouth. The Agreement resolves alleged violations of the State’s Air Pollution Control Act that occurred at the facility.
Under the terms of the agreement, the company has not admitted liability for the alleged violations but will pay administrative fines totaling $5,750 to the State. The fines resolve allegations that the company exceeded permit limits for carbon monoxide and volatile organic compound emissions in 2007, failed to notify DES of these exceedances within 24 hours of their discovery, failed to renew its air permit in a timely manner, and failed to submit the annual emissions report for calendar year 2007 by April 15, 2008.
“The DES air program was established to control the emissions of air pollutants that might harm the health of the state’s residents,” said DES Commissioner Burack. “Permit limits are established with that in mind, which is why it is very important that companies keep their air permits current and comply with their requirements.”
For information on the settlement with Ingersoll-Rand Energy Systems Corporation or on New Hampshire’s air permitting program, contact Pam Monroe, DES Compliance Bureau Administrator, at 271-0882.
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