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Fulton sawmill agrees to pay $15,000 environmental fine

FULTON — An Itawamba County sawmill is paying a $15,375 civil fine because of its failure to submit environmental reports and monitor emissions.

Homan Industries agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The regulator cited Homan for three violations in operation of its Fulton facility. The regulator says Homan’s 2013 annual report was more than two months late, and that reports due every six months were also late in 2014. The department says Homan also failed to observe visible dust emissions from three components of the mill.

Homan Industries, which has five subsidiaries, is based in Fulton.

Larry Homan, the company’s president, signed the March 24 order, agreeing to waive hearing rights and pay the fine.

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