MONTPELIER, Ind. (May 20, 2009)—BRC Rubber and Plastics Inc. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 to settle the agency's allegations of Clean Air Act violations at BRC's Montpelier plant.
BRC has agreed to pay a fine of $18,017 and complete an environmental project that will cost the company $82,450, the EPA said.
The project involves retrofitting two of the coating lines at Montpelier to improve adhesive transfer efficiency and reduce emissions from volatile organic compounds. BRC has agreed to operate the retrofit equipment for at least five years, the agency said.
BRC is a custom molder of rubber and plastics parts for the automotive and industrial markets. In January, the EPA cited BRC for alleged Clean Air Act violations and levied a fine of $109,784, which the company appealed.