- Associated Press - Saturday, May 27, 2017

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The owner of a Mississippi asphalt plant is paying a $36,000 civil fine for violations of environmental record-keeping rules.

WG Construction of Booneville agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

The regulator cited WG Construction for four violations in 2016, saying the company didn’t notify regulators of its startup date, didn’t submit emission test results, didn’t submit annual production reports and didn’t keep records of when pressure dropped in the plant.

The agency says WG Construction has since submitted the required records and proved the plant is complying with emission limits.

President Thomas J. Walter signed the March 10 order, agreeing to waive hearing rights and pay the fine. WG Construction will pay the fine in three installments through July.

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