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EPA Reaches Settlement with Two Idaho Developers for Storm Water Violations

Release Date: 08/08/2006
Contact Information: Margo Young, (206) 553-1603, young.margo@epa.gov Chae Park, (206) 553-1441, park.chae@epa.gov Tony Brown, (206) 553-1465, brown.anthony@epa.gov

(Boise, ID – Aug. 8, 2006) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached settlements with Primeland Development Company, LLP, and GM Development, LLC, for violations of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction General Permit (CGP).

Primeland Development Company, LLP settled for a penalty in the amount of $2,550 for violations at its construction site in Meridian, Idaho. The violations consisted of deficiencies in the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

EPA also settled with GM Development, LLC for a penalty in the amount of $12,900. The violations included operating without coverage under the CGP, deficiencies in the SWPPP, failure to conduct all required inspections and failure to maintain Best Management Practices for stabilizing its construction site in Post Falls, Idaho.

“Improper management of storm water runoff can have a significant impact on water quality," said Kim Ogle, Manager of EPA's Permit Compliance Unit in Seattle. "Developers and construction companies need to comply with EPA's regulations or face enforcement."

For more about EPA’s storm water discharge permitting program, visit:
http://cfpub1.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=6

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