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MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that his office has filed and settled an environmental case with Wismarq Corporation in Waukesha County Circuit Court. The complaint alleged a series of air pollution permit violations at the defendant's metal coating facility in Oconomowoc. The violations included failing to conduct emissions tests; failing to submit semi-annual compliance reports; failing to meet recordkeeping requirements; and failing to submit annual compliance certifications. The settlement between the parties was approved on December 29, 2011, by the Honorable Ralph M. Ramirez, Waukesha County Circuit Court judge, and provides that Wismarq will pay the State forfeitures and costs totaling $60,000.
Wismarq has also agreed to implement an Environmental Management Plan no later than October 31, 2012.
The case was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Assistant Attorney General Steven Tinker prosecuted the case.
Copies of the complaint, stipulation and order for judgment, and judgment are available at the following links: