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August 1, 2013

Covanta issued a notice of violation by DEC for smokestack, gas boiler work

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Niagara Gazette — Thursday's letter from the DEC appears to back up Covanta's claim that the DEC know construction was happening. The DEC's letter states that "Construction commencement (of new gas-fired boiler system) was documented in a DEC Bi-Weekly Monitoring Report dated May 13, 2013."

If imposed, Covanta could face a fine of up to $18,000 plus an additional penalty not to exceed $15,000 for each day that the violation continues. Failure to comply with Thursday's letter could also result in criminal charges, the letter states.

Leading up the release of Thursday's letter, DEC officials weren't saying much on the subject.

In response to requests for comment this week, Peter Constantakes, acting director of public information for the DEC, said the agency was limited it what it could say about the situation at this time due to the status of the project. 

The DEC is still in the process of reviewing the firm's application for a Title V permit renewal, with various updates to incorporate changes in regulatory requirements and interpretations to allow installation and operation of the new steam expansion project. The deadline for submission of public comments is Monday. 

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