HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Clean Air Branch has issued Notices of Violations and Orders against Goodfellow Brothers, Inc. and PVT Land Company, Ltd., for air permit violations.

Goodfellow Brothers, Inc. was cited for failing to conduct monthly visible emissions observations on their 400 TPH Norberg Mobile Jaw Crusher and the Caterpillar Diesel engine.  Goodfellow Brothers, Inc. has mobile crushing and screening plants located throughout the state.  The violations were discovered on September 16, 2009 during an inspection; a penalty of $7,100 has been imposed in a consent decree for the violations.

PVT Land Company, Ltd. was cited for late submittal of their January to June 2009 semi-annual monitoring report.  The report was received on December 16, 2009, more than 3 months beyond the required date for submittal.  PVT Land Company, Ltd. operates a construction and demolition landfill in Nanakuli, O‘ahu. The violation was discovered on December 16, 2009 during an annual inspection; a penalty of $1,600 has been imposed for the violation.

The DOH Clean Air Branch issues air permits to minimize air pollution impacts on the public.  Through the permit process, the DOH ensures continuing compliance with applicable state and federal emission standards.  In general, penalties are assessed on violators to remove any economic benefit they may have gained from their noncompliance and put them in a worse situation than those who comply with the law.  Parties have the right to request a hearing to contest DOH orders.

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