CHARLESTON, WV - The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection issued an Order for Compliance on Thursday to Intercontinental Export Import, Inc., demanding information on what materials were stored in the plastics recycling facility that caught fire, and how that material will be properly disposed of.
The order, from the Environmental Enforcement (EE) section of the WVDEP’s Division of Water and Waste Management (DWWM), also recounts the inspection of and enforcement action taken against the site since 2011.
Thursday's order from the DEP directs the company to:
1. Immediately take measures to comply with all terms and conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
2. Immediately provide WVDEP a detailed inventory of all materials that were burned at Plant 1.
3. Within 30 days to submit any remaining information requested by WVDEP for issuance of the NPDES permit modification to incorporate regulated activity at IEI’s Plant No. 2 (this facility did not burn).
4. Within ten days to submit a plan of corrective action (POCA) outlining completion dates for how and when the company will achieve compliance with all terms of its NPDES permits. The POCA must include proof of proper disposal of the material burned and provisions for providing detailed inventories of all other sites in West Virginia that are owned by companies associated with IEI.
You can download and view the WV DEP's Order for Compliance, which also includes details on actions the WV DEP has taken against Intercontinental Export Import, Inc. since 2011, in the .PDF documents under the "Related Documents" section of this article.