FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is starting the 180-day public participation process for the renewal of the Class 1 Air Quality Approval to Operate for the Twin Rivers Paper Company pulp mill in Edmundston.

The mill produces about 700 tonnes per day of magnesium-based sulphite pulp and 100 tonnes per day of groundwood pulp.

The company's current approval expires on July 31. The public participation process is available online.

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.