HAWTHORNE, NJ - Two Hawthorne businesses, American Electroplating Company, Inc. and Premio Foods, Inc., were among those honored by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission for environmental compliance, according to the Commission Thursday. 

"For the 25th consecutive year," a statement from the Commission read, "the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (“PVSC”) is recognizing companies that operated in the previous calendar year without having incurred a single effluent (wastewater discharge) or reporting violation.  PVSC service area companies who qualify as Significant Industrial Users are issued Sewer Use Permits that include limits for the quality of effluent the companies may discharge into the sewer system. These companies must also monitor and report on their discharges to PVSC on a monthly basis. Compliance violations occur when a company fails to file its monthly report on time or exceeds its permitted discharge limits."

 American Electroplating Company, Inc. joined with Honeywell International, Inc. (Bayfront Redevel) of Jersey City for the Eleven-Year Award.  These two companies "operated for the period 1/1/09-12/31/19 without a reporting or effluent violation."

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Premio Foods, Inc. was one of 31 companies awarded the One-Year Award for companies that "operated for the period 1/1/19 -12/31/19 without a reporting or effluent violation."

“These companies should be justifiably proud of their accomplishments,” said PVSC Chairman Thomas Tucci, Jr. “Achieving compliance is not easy and it comes with related costs, but these businesses do it, year after year, because they’ve made a commitment to their communities to operate in an environmentally responsible way. The Commissioners and I are very pleased to honor 100-plus companies in our service area that have put forth the effort and commitment to meeting their Sewer Use Permit requirements.”

“These award winners constantly adhere to strict discharge limits,” said PVSC Director of Inspection and Compliance Herbert Skinner. “That goes a long way in helping to protect public health and the environment.”

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