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CMI Coatings pays $12K fine for air quality violations at Hugo facility

CMI Coatings pays $12K fine for air quality violations at Hugo facility

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: June 30, 2020 02:37 PM
Created: June 30, 2020 01:24 PM

CMI Coatings Group, Inc., has paid a civil penalty of $12,100 to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for a series of air quality violations at its Hugo facility.

The MPCA said Tuesday that the violations occurred between 2014 and 2018 at the company's industrial and infrastructure equipment painting facility, which is known as Industrial Painting Specialists.

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The violations included failing to:

  • Regularly conduct daily visible emissions checks as required in its permit, from 2014 to 2018.
  • Operate parts of the facility within permitted pressure drop ranges and not correcting the problem when directed.
  • Conduct periodic inspections or maintain proper records.
  • Calibrate monitoring equipment annually.

In addition to the civil penalty, the company has also completed a series of corrective actions to ensure it won't happen again, the MPCA said.


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