State points air high quality allow to World Cat Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Regardless of the corporate working with out a allow for a yr, a state environmental company has granted World Cat an air high quality allow for its Greenville plant.

The North Carolina Division of Environmental High quality’s Division of Air High quality introduced this morning it gave the fiberglass boat manufacturing facility the allow.

Final month, residents voiced their considerations concerning the firm being situated close to their properties.

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Following an unannounced inspection in July 2022, the state realized the corporate was working with out an air high quality allow since July 2021.

The Division of Air High quality stated it promptly opened an investigation and on July 28 they issued a discover of violation/discover of really helpful enforcement for working with out a allow and failing to submit a 15-day discover of preliminary startup.

The ultimate allow consists of situations that guarantee ambient ranges of all pollution past the ability’s fence line adjust to health-based requirements. It additionally requires the ability to observe particular operational requirements and set up air air pollution controls to cut back particulate matter emissions.

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The ability will probably be categorized as Title V due to its potential to emit greater than 100 tons per yr of unstable natural compounds, and it’s categorized as main for hazardous air pollution as a result of emissions of styrene are anticipated to be greater than 10 tons per yr.

WITN is instructed that workers continues to analyze whether or not another violations of federal or state air high quality rules occurred and can submit a advice for enforcement to the director for the issuance of a civil penalty. Presently, obtainable data exhibits World Cat Greenville complied with all relevant air emission requirements whereas working with out a allow.

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