State of Vermont
Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Compliance & Enforcement Division
Press Release

October 11, 2006
Springfield Electroplating, Inc.

WATERBURY- Agency of Natural Resources Acting Secretary Canute Dalmasse today announced that the Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving Springfield Electroplating, Inc. in Springfield, which formerly owned and operated an electroplating facility. The settlement includes a $9,000 penalty.

As a result of routine Agency inspections, it was discovered that Springfield Electroplating, Inc., violated its Air Pollution Control operating permit, by failing to maintain required records and conduct necessary emissions control tests on the chrome electroplating tank. The company also violated the Hazardous Waste Management regulations by failing to maintain a training program for employees, failing to maintain required records, and failing to properly manage hazardous materials.

These matters came to light as a result of Agency inspections. After the inspections were completed, Springfield Electroplating, Inc. was notified of the violations and agreed to settle the matter.

The settlement was reduced to an Assurance of Discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court on September 28, 2006. In it, Springfield Electroplating, Inc. agreed to pay a civil penalty of $9,000 to the State of Vermont for the violations.

Involved Program: Air Pollution Control and the Waste Management Divisions of the Department of Environmental Conservation

For Further Information please contact:
Laura Pelosi at 802-241-3820 or email to laura.pelosi@state.vt.us