June 21, 2004

Public review process begins for AV Cell pulp mill permit renewal

FREDERICTON, NB-The New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government recently launched a 180-day public review process to renew the air quality operating approval for AV Cell's pulp mill in Atholville. The facility's current five-year air quality operating approval expires Dec. 31, 2004. Written comments will be accepted until October 5, 2004. The public review process addresses air quality-related issues including questions or comments regarding air emissions, pollution control equipment, conditions proposed in the draft approval, monitoring and reporting requirements, and enforcement and compliance information. Non-air related inquires received during the process are directed to staff of the Department of the Environment and Local Government, or to other government agencies or facilities for response. More information is available on-line at www.gnb.ca/0009/0355/0005/ or at Environment and Local Government offices in Bathurst, 506/547-2092, or Fredericton, 506/444-4599.
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