Details of Regulatory Actions
Reportable releases in the past 12 months
Letters of Noncompliance (LON), Notices of Violation (NOV), etc. in the past 12 monthsMarch 2022 – Carrollton, GA – A proposed Consent Order was placed in Public Comment by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to extend the compliance schedule to comply with the new copper discharge limits at the Copper Rod Mill Waste Water Treatment Plant by 30 months.
February 2022 – Lafayette, IN - A Notice of Violation (NOV) was received from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for installing a compounding unit in 2012 under the previous owner prior to getting a minor permit revision. Southwire discovered the issue during a routine audit in 2019 and reported to IDEM and filed a minor permit revision and a revised minor permit was issued. A monetary penalty of $3,400 was assessed.
October 2021 – Starkville, MS - A Notice of Violation (NOV) was received from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The NOV was issued for a late submittal of a semi-annual air emissions monitoring report for the first half of 2020. The report was required for a generator that had been taken out of service. The reporting failure was discovered by Southwire and the report was immediately developed and submitted. There is no fine associated with the NOV.