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Driscoll, Paul

DEQ, Sun Mountain Lumber, Resolve Air Quality Act Violations

Helena-The Montana Department of Environmental Quality announced Sun Mountain Lumber, Inc., (Sun Mountain) has resolved a violation of the Clean Air Act of Montana that occurred at the Sun Mountain Lumber facility in Deer Lodge.

Sun Mountain violated the CAA and Administrative Rules of Montana by failing to comply with emission limits for particulate matter during source emission testing

According to the Department’s John Rasmann, failure to comply with permit limits threatens public health. Sun Mountain paid a $6,325 administrative penalty for the violation and conducted additional source testing in 2015.  That testing was in compliance with the emission limits. For additional information about the Clean Air Act of Montana, or Montana Air Quality Permits, please call the Air Resources Management Bureau at (406) 444-3490.



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