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Star Idaho Developer and Construction Company Agree to Pay $20,000 to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations

Release Date: 01/10/2007
Contact Information: Margo Young, (206) 553-1287, Tony Brown, (206) 553-1203,

(Star, Idaho – Jan. 10, 2007) Pinewood Lakes, LLC and Superior Construction & Excavating, Inc. have agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty to settle alleged Clean Water Act violations. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the violations occurred at the Pinewood Lakes Subdivision construction site, which is located near State Highway 44 in Star, Idaho.

    The settlement resolves alleged Clean Water Act violations that include the failure to obtain permit coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction Storm Water General Permit and the failure to install adequate best management practices to prevent the discharge of sediment from the construction site into the Lawrence-Kennedy Canal which flows to the Lower Boise River.

    “Storm water runoff from construction sites can significantly harm water quality,” said Kim Ogle, Manager of EPA’s Northwest Regional Office’s NPDES Compliance Unit. “Managing storm water responsibly at construction sites should be a key part of every developer’s site plan.”

    The NPDES permit program, established under the federal Clean Water Act, controls water pollution by regulating sources that discharge pollutants to waters in the United States.

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