BOSTON — EPA announced that two companies, operating under the control of Cascades USA Inc., have agreed to settle EPA allegations of federal Clean Water Act (CWA) violations, according to a press release.

The two companies are Cascades Auburn Fiber in Auburn, Maine, and Norampac New England Inc. located in Thompson, Connecticut, stated the release.

The release reported that Cascades Auburn Fiber agreed to pay a fine of $65,000 for alleged CWA violations at its Auburn-based pulp mill, and Norampac New England agreed to pay a $100,000 fine for alleged CWA at its Thompson-based corrugated cardboard manufacturing facility.

Allegations in the complaints filed by EPA this past summer stated that both companies violated the conditions of their stormwater permits, reported the release.

Cascades Auburn Fiber also allegedly violated the federal Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations by failing to prepare and implement a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan, and Norampac New England also violated these regulations by failing to fully implement the plan, noted the release.

Read the entire release here.