The culmination of the validation process sent a clear message about the beneficial impact of the Plastic2Oil process on the environment.
Through every step of this process the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) worked closely with JBI.
The support JBI received from the NYSDEC was particularly significant. New York State is one of the two most rigorous jurisdictions in the United States with respect to the permitting process required to secure an industrial process permit, second only to California.
The final permitting for the Plastic2Oil process was issued in June 2011.
In December 2011, JBI received another favorable assessment by the environmental protection agency in the state where the initial RockTenn P2O site is being constructed. The environmental permit authority made the determination that this facility does not need an air permit and that the proposed project will comply with all applicable local, state and federal air pollution regulations. Additionally, the Company will not require a waste permit, because the plastic being processed is already located on-site.