The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection had initially inspected the facility in September 2011.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has reached an agreement with Remac Inc./Summit Point Salvage & Recycling, located in Summit Point, W.Va., on a plan to clean up its scrap metal site. Additionally, the company has agreed to pay an $8,130 penalty.
The fine is part of a proposed settlement reached by the company and the state to resolve state permit violations committed by the scrap metal processing firm.
The WVDEP says that the penalty stemmed from a departmental inspection in September 2011, which led to the discovery of Summit Point’s failure “to implement good housekeeping practices by not cleaning up petroleum-based spills,” according to the consent order’s findings of fact. The WVDEP also says that Summit Point allowed an open dump to exist on the property.
Along with paying the fine, Summit Point agreed to immediately take all measures to initiate compliance with all terms and conditions of its permit and pertinent laws and rules. Within 30 days of the order’s effective date, the company has agreed to submit for approval a proposed plan of corrective action and schedule, outlining action items and completion dates for how and when the company will achieve compliance with all terms and conditions of its permits and pertinent laws and rules.
The plan shall include, though it is not limited to, a delineation of all on-site and off-site areas contaminated as a result of spillage of petroleum-derived products.
To view the consent order, click here http://www.dep.wv.gov/pio/Documents/Settlements%20and%20Orders/Remac%20Summit%20Point.pdf