Facilities Throughout the Southeast Ordered to Comply with Clean Water Act and Pay Penalties Totaling More Than $200,000
(ATLANTA - July 15, 2009) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued Consent Agreements and Final Orders (CA/FOs) against six entities throughout the Southeast between Apr. 1 and Jun. 30, 2009, for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA). As part of the settlements, the responsible parties in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina agreed to come into compliance and pay a combined total of $207,500 in civil penalties.
Alaska Landowner Ordered To Restore Wetland Habitat
(Hoonah, Alaska - July 13, 2009) Clifford Walker, has been ordered by the Environmental Protection Agency to remove unauthorized fill material in wetlands and intertidal areas at his property in Southeast Alaska and to restore the site to its original pre-disturbance conditions. The site is adjacent to Game Creek, an important salmon bearing creek that flows into Port Frederick.
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Clean Drinking Water is Important
Date Notice Posted: July 13, 2009
Facility: Cedar Creek water reclamation facility; order issued to Athens Clarke County Unified Government(ACC)
Cause of Order: Violations of NPDES Permit/continuous effluent limitation exceedances Requirement(s) of Order: Submit evaluation results to EPD, regarding Cedar Creek Sewer Basin interceptor lines, including identified problems, repairs completed and correction action plan and schedule for remaining repairs; continue to provide Capital Improvement Plan updates until further notice; bi-annually, submit status reports addressing sewer system inspection/evaluation program, completed repairs identified in corrective action plan and construction of 4.0 MGD facility upgrade; 4.0 MGD activiated sludge plant shall be completed by February 1, 2012; stipulated penalties
Settlement Amount: $22,876
Valleywood Drive project site/Athens; order issued to Dr. Charles B. BurchLocation:
Clarke CountyOrder Number:
EPD-WQ-5107Date of Issue:
July 06,2009Cause of Order:
Buffer encroachment; redirection of stream channel
Requirement(s) of Order: Submit proper Stream Buffer Remediation Plan, including referencing Athens Clarke County Tree Management Document; remove rock patio located within 25-ft buffer; only land disturbing activities meeting definition of minor land disturbance may be conducted on site, without buffer variance from Director Settlement Amount: $2,500 _______________________________________
EPA Orders Mike McClure Farms to Stop Discharge of Poultry Litter
Release date: 07/13/2009
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has
issued an administrative order to Mike McClure Farms for violating the federal Clean Water Act.
The facility is a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO). Mike McClure Farms is a poultry broiler facility situated on the north side of County Road 3310, in Hopkins County. On May 19 and 29, and June 12, 2009, EPA inspectors observed an unauthorized discharge of chicken litter from the farms' poultry litter staging area.