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 (https://bit.ly/1NxrszW) 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, https://www.mauinews.com
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