Clean Air Act Felony Charges
Posted: November 2nd, 2008Author: All4 Staff
The Hershey Creamery Company, located in Central Pennsylvania, pled guilty to a Clean Air Act (CAA) felony charge involving its failure to develop and implement a Risk Management Program (RMP) for two (2) of its Pennsylvania facilities. The CAA charge was a result of the company’s apparent failure to develop and implement an RMP for the storage and use of a refrigerant (anhydrous ammonia) after certifying to U.S. EPA that it had developed an RMP plan. The company was sentenced to pay a $100,000 fine and was placed on one (1) year of probation. Each facility has been subsequently inspected by U.S. EPA and found to be operating in compliance with the RMP requirements.