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Category Press Release
Publish Date 1/5/2024
Author Paul Cochrane
Title $8 Million Settlement over Violations Involving Particulate Matter Emissions Announced by EPA
Introduction EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services, sampling supplies and real-time monitoring instruments to identify particulate matter from air samples to protect workers, the public and to help keep companies in regulatory compliance.

Indianapolis, Indiana, January 5, 2024

Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that a plant-based ingredient maker had agreed to a settlement with EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice, along with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, to settle claims that it violated the Clean Air Act (CAA) at its wet milling facility in Indiana.

The company will pay a civil penalty of $1,139,600 and implement measures at a cost of nearly $7 million to reduce and offset unpermitted emissions of particulate matter (PM) and to comply with lower future PM limits. A complaint filed with the consent decree states that the business violated CAA permit limits on PM emissions, including inhalable PMs with a diameter of 10 microns or less, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

“Particulate matter can pose a significant threat to anyone’s health because they are small enough to be carried by the air and travel deep into the lungs,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “It can be an exposure risk in both indoor and outdoor environments where it can cause a number of health concerns. This is why the industrial hygiene and environmental scientists at EMSL are dedicated to identifying particulate matter, VOCs and other airborne exposure risks. We have laboratories located across North America that provide air testing services, sampling supplies and the industry’s leading particle counters. These resources protect people and help to keep companies in compliance with health and safety regulations.”

EMSL has even sponsored an educational video about particulate matter and indoor air quality that can be seen at: https://youtu.be/_7n6l6oQUqQ

To learn more about testing for particulate matter or other airborne pollutants, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com.

 

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOCs, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.


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