ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
P O Box 301463 (Zip 36130-1463)
1400 Coliseum Boulevard (Zip 36110-2400)
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463
(334) 271-7700

PROPOSED CONSENT ORDER

Account Code:  421

 

DeKalb County

Pursuant to the provisions of the Alabama Environmental Management Act, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management is proposing to issue a Consent Order to Plasman ALA, LLC (EPA Identification Number ALR000049379), which operates an automotive part manufacturing facility located at 403 Airport Road West in Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Alabama.

The violations consisted of the following:  failure to perform leak detection and repair monitoring of ancillary equipment, failure to mark ancillary equipment, failure to perform leak detection and repair monitoring of tank vents, failure to provide hazardous waste manifests for review, failure to post “No Smoking” signs, failure to maintain an impervious coating in the central hazardous waste accumulation area, failure to keep on file an engineer’s written assessment of a tank system’s integrity, failure to mark or label containers of hazardous waste with the words “Hazardous Waste”, failure to mark or label containers of hazardous waste with an accumulation start date, failure to provide for review job titles of employees that manage hazardous waste, failure to include all required information in written job descriptions, failure to provide for review records that hazardous waste management training has been provided to employees, failure to prevent unknowing entry into the hazardous waste storage area, failure to post “Danger – Unauthorized Personnel Keep Out” signs, failure to provide for review a description of the hazardous waste management training program, failure to provide a quick reference guide for review, failure to provide a contingency plan for review, failure to maintain adequate aisle space, and failure to inspect hazardous waste storage tanks daily.

The Department is proposing a civil penalty in the amount of $35,160.  The Order, if issued, would require Plasman ALA, LLC to comply with all applicable requirements of Division 14 of the ADEM Administrative Code.

Interested persons may submit written comments, including request for a hearing, within 30 days of the publication date of this notice, to:

Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Attention: Stephen A. Cobb, Chief of the Land Division
P.O. Box 301463
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463

  The comment period shall end at the close of business 30 days from the publication date of this notice.  A copy of the proposed order is available on the ADEM web page at http://adem.alabama.gov/compInfo/adminOrders.cnt or may be obtained by written request to the above address.  A nominal fee for copying may be charged.

This notice is hereby given this 1st day of November, 2023, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

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Lance R. LeFleur
Director

Nondiscrimination Statement:  The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.