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Rhode Island Company Pays $198,500 to Settle Clean Air Violations at Brattleboro, VT Facility

Release Date: 05/02/2013
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – May 2, 2013) – The Moore Company, based in Providence R.I., has paid a civil penalty of $198,500 to resolve Clean Air Act violations at its Fulflex facility in Brattleboro, Vermont. The Brattleboro facility manufactures and distributes natural and synthetic rubber and elastic tapes, threads, and sheets for use in a broad range of products.

EPA’s complaint alleged that the Fulflex facility violated various conditions of a federally enforceable air permit issued by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) pertaining to the operation and maintenance of its emissions control system and record keeping, as well as an emission limitation established by the permit for particulate matter. Additionally, the complaint states that the facility violated federal regulations encouraging the recapture and recycling of ozone-depleting refrigerants during the service, maintenance, and repair of covered appliances.

The alleged violations resulted in a release of particulate matter above the permitted limit and made compliance monitoring difficult for VTDEC and EPA. The Fulflex facility has since come into compliance with the requirements of its permit and has taken steps to reduce its use of chlorofluorocarbons.

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05/03/2013 - Minor edits were made to this press release for clarity and to correct a typographical error.