Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.
DNREC issues penalty order to The H&K Group and River Asphalt, LLC
(a/k/a River Asphalt II, LLC) of Delmar for air quality violations
DOVER (Nov. 25, 2013) – DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order to The H&K Group and River Asphalt, LLC (a/k/a River Asphalt II, LLC) for violations of federal and state air quality regulations and its air permit. The order calls for a cash penalty of $13,680 and an additional $2,052 as cost recovery reimbursement to DNREC for expenses associated with the department’s investigation.
The H&K Group owns and operates several facilities located in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey that provide construction materials, landscaping materials, recycling services as well as contracting and demolition services. One of The H&K Group’s companies is River Asphalt, LLC (a/k/a River Asphalt II, LLC), which operates a 300-ton per hour hot mix asphalt plant located at 36393 Sussex Highway in Delmar, Del.
The Secretary’s Order addresses air quality violations that occurred at the Delmar facility during stack testing conducted on November 7 and 8, 2011. The stack test results showed particulate matter emissions exceeded federal and state air regulations as well as the facility’s permit. River Asphalt II, LLC has since performed maintenance activities and conducted stack tests again on March 27 and 28, 2012 and was able to demonstrate compliance. Each violation is cited in the penalty order, which can be found on the DNREC website at http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Info/Pages/SecOrders_Enforcement.aspx.
The H&K Group and River Asphalt, LLC (a/k/a River Asphalt II, LLC) has 30 days to request a public hearing.
Vol. 43, No. 450