EPA alleged that the facility improperly received air emission permits for new paint spray booths on the basis of incorrect information, failed to apply pollution controls and provide emission offsets for the new spray booths, and violated permit emission limits for an existing spray booth. Under the settlement, Brownwood will substantially reduce emissions of smog-forming volatile organic compounds from each of its two new furniture coating spray booths.
Furniture firm to pay $115, 000 to settle air pollution case
April 24, 2000
Brownwood Furniture, Inc., will pay a $115,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act at the company's Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., furniture factory, according to EPA.