Domtar Kingsport Packaging Mill fined for exceeding permit emissions

By Allison Winters
The TimesNews
April 16, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

KINGSPORT, Tennessee — Domtar was fined $64,650 for exceeding permit emission limits, failure to maintain treatment equipment and pollution. A Director’s Order was issued by the Division of Water Pollution Control to Domtar on April 8. The order states an upfront allocation of $25,954 is due by 31 days of the receipt of the order. The remaining penalty is determined based on further compliance with the order, including corrective actions. “The Order shall be considered closed one year following Division approval of the final report, provided all requirements of the Order have been met, any outstanding penalties have been paid, and the Respondent is in substantial compliance with the Act,” the order states. …“We have not yet received a formal notification,” said Jan Martin, director of communication and public affairs for Domtar. “When we do, we will thoroughly review it and respond appropriately. 

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