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All American Asphalt - Compliance & Enforcement Activity

A Notice of Violation (NOV) issued by South Coast AQMD is used to inform a business that it is out of compliance with applicable South Coast AQMD rule requirements, permit conditions or legal requirements, or with applicable state or federal air pollution regulations.

South Coast AQMD issued five odor nuisance NOVs to All American Asphalt’s (AAA) Irvine facility from September 2019 through October 2020.  These violations, along with others, were settled for $53,500 on February 26, 2020. In addition to the penalty, the settlement requires additional actions at the Irvine facility. First, the facility will be evaluating the effect of its carbon adsorption unit under a research permit. If the evaluation shows a decrease in odor or emissions, AAA will be required to use the carbon adsorption unit when operating its crumb rubber / asphalt blending system. Second, the facility is required to instruct drivers to cover any loads of asphalt prior to leaving the facility and must provide drivers with information on current City of Irvine truck routes. 

This settlement also resolves NOVs issued to three other AAA facilities in Corona, Westminster and Irwindale.

The table below lists compliance actions related to the AAA Irvine facility.  Details for AAA’s Irvine NOVs as well as NOVs issued to AAA’s other facilities are available in F.I.N.D.

All items are listed in reverse chronological order by issue date

(all NOVs are in PDF format)

 NOV Issue
Date
Violation Date  Description of Violation
P68592 10/19/2020  10/19/2020 Discharging such quantities of air contaminants which cause nuisance to a considerable number of persons or to the public
P69600  5/14/2020  5/7/2020 Discharging such quantities of air contaminants which cause nuisance to a considerable number of persons or to the public
P68583  10/31/2019  11/7/2018 1) Operating a portable crumbrubber/asphalt blending system and a portable process heater without a valid stationary permit to operate
2) Operating an asphalt batch plant without venting screen S-2 to an air pollution control device
3) Failing to conduct source tests on two thermal fluid heaters between 5 and 10 million BTU every 5 years
4) Failure to conduct weekly visible emissions checks on baghouses
P69581  9/27/2019  9/21/2019 Discharging such quantities of air contaminants which cause nuisance to a considerable number of persons or to the public
P69580  9/27/2019  9/20/2019 Discharging such quantities of air contaminants which cause nuisance to a considerable number of persons or to the public
P69725  9/19/2019  9/12/2019 Discharging air contaminants which caused a nuisance to a considerable number of persons, specifically odors

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