Auto & Truck Salvage will pay a fine to settle an
environmental matter with the state of West Virginia.
The East Meadow, N.Y.-based
company, which operates a salvage yard in Berkeley County,
W.Va., has signed a consent order with the West Virginia
Department of Environmental Protection to settle alleged
violations of the state Water Pollution Control Act.
The recycler was allegedly out
of compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System (NPDES) permit, issued in 2009 when several hundred
tires, rubbish and auto parts were observed on property,
according to an inspection conducted by the agency in June
2011. The agency claims that in April 2012, a review of records
from 2009 to 2012 indicated that on five separate occasions,
the company didnt report stormwater sample results.
Shanes Auto will pay a
$7,340 civil penalty to the agencys water quality
management fund within 30 days. The recycler has agreed to
submit a corrective plan within 20 days and remove all trash
and tires within 60 days.
The company could not be reached