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Ethanol Producer in Jefferson County Settles Air Pollution Violations


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that his office has settled an action with Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC, a Jefferson County ethanol production facility. The state's complaint alleges Valero violated Wisconsin's air pollution laws between February2010 and June 2010 when it operated the facility in violation of its air pollution permit and Wisconsin law.


When the company acquired the Jefferson County plant in early February 2010 from the former owner, a bankrupt company, the plant already had significant compliance issues and was operating in violation of its permit. The company has agreed to pay $17,000 in forfeitures and statutory surcharges. The stipulated settlement and order for judgment was approved by Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge William F. Hue on April 4, 2012.


Assistant Attorney General Cynthia R. Hirsch prosecuted the case.


A copy of the Stipulation and Order for Judgment and Judgment are available at the following links: