The Massachusetts Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a facility permit for
Routhier to operate a state-of-the-art tire recycling facility at
an 18-acre site located in Ayer, Massachusetts. The Routhier facility
is the only permitted facility of its kind in the New England region.
This DEP permit was issued in accordance with the procedures
and regulations set
forth in 310 CMR 16.00 and 310 CMR 19.000. Both the town of Ayer
and the DEP were involved in an extensive application review and
approval process. In addition, Routhier has received several Beneficial
Use Determinations (BUDs) for approval for specific uses of recycled
tire products. See the section on Tire Derived Products.