State regulators announced today that a Newton company has been fined for failing to maintain records in compliance with air quality construction permit requirements.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issued the administrative order against Thombert, Inc., that calls for the plastic molding and fabrication facility to pay a $7,351 penalty.
The order states that record-keeping at the Newton plant "has not been adequately performed" as required for period of over six years.
"Since record-keeping is the main proof of compliance with permit requirements for this facility, failure to follow record-keeping requirements undermines the construction permitting and air quality compliance program for the State of Iowa, the administrative order states. "Thombert has a duty to remain knowledgeable of DNR's requirements and to be alert to the possibility that its conduct is subject to DNR's requirements. Thombert and its related facilities have a long history of air quality program non-compliance."