SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A metal plating facility in Springfield has been assessed a $10,700 fine by the state Department of Environmental Protection for allegedly violating toxic use and wastewater regulations.

ApMar USA Metal Finishing has agreed to develop a new management system for its facility to help them stay on top of environmental obligations.

“ApMar has agreed to develop an Environmental Management System for this facility, which should help them stay on top of their environmental obligations in the future,” said Michael Gorski, Director of MassDEP’s Western Regional Office in Springfield.

The company will pay $4,000 of fine and the rest will be suspended if they comply with the state’s order to develop an Environmental Management System, which is a plan that incorporates environmental practices into a company’s daily operations, management principles, and worker training.