By Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The agency that measures air quality from pollutant-producing businesses is fining Maui County along with seven businesses and two Kauai agencies for failing to pass air quality tests.

The Maui News reports ( the Hawaii Department of Health’s Clean Air Branch announced the fines Tuesday as a result of violations discovered between 2012 and 2014.

Maui’s Department of Environmental Management failed a gas source performance test at its Central Maui Landfill in December 2013, resulting in a $6,800 fine from the health department.

A hearing has been requested.

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. is negotiating with state health officials over $1.3 million it owes for violating air quality and reporting rules between 2009 and 2013.

The Kauai Humane Society and the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative are also facing fines.


Information from: The Maui News,

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