FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government will issue a new Class 1 air quality approval for the Atlantic Wallboard Ltd. Partnership in Saint John.

The partnership operates a gypsum wallboard manufacturing plant. The facility uses both synthetic gypsum and natural gypsum to manufacture commercial-grade wallboard products for the construction industry.

The company's current approval expires on March 30, with the new approval taking effect on March 31. The approval follows a public consultation process that included a public review that ran from June 24, 2020 to Nov. 2, 2020.

The information, along with approval conditions, can be viewed on the Department of Environment and Local Government website or at any regional office of the department.

Class 1 major industries are required to comply with the Air Quality Regulation under the Clean Air Act, and to operate under the terms and conditions established in the approval to operate.