HARRISBURG – The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of Bellefonte, Centre County, $16,500 for air quality violations documented in October 2011 at its quarry in Burlington Township, Bradford County.
“Twice last October, following numerous complaints from area residents, our inspectors found dust coming from operations at the site and from dirt that had been dragged onto Route 6 by quarry traffic,” DEP North-central Regional Director Nels Taber said.
DEP inspectors also discovered that a water spray system was not being used while the crusher was in operation, which further contributed to the amount of dust leaving the site.
The department sent a notice of violation to the company that required Hawbaker to make the necessary changes to keep dust from escaping the property.
In response, the company resumed operation of the water spray system as required by its permit; paved areas of heavy truck traffic; and constructed a truck wash station to remove any dirt or mud from the vehicles before they left the quarry and entered Route 6.
DEP Air Quality staff later documented that all violations had been corrected.