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WILMINGTON, Del. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Allied Properties, Inc. of Wilmington, Del. has agreed to pay a $30,000 penalty for alleged Clean Water Act violations at a Wilmington construction site.
According to EPA, Allied discharged stormwater runoff and sediment into Eagle Run from the 65-acre site on State Road 273, between Eagle Run Road and Brown Lane. EPA’s administrative complaint alleged that from May through September 1998, Allied did not implement required pollution control measures or comply with the stormwater permit requirements.
In the settlement announced today, Allied has certified that it is now in compliance with applicable Clean Water Act regulations.
Allied Properties has been cited for similar violations at this location by state and local officials. In May 1998, New Castle County officials issued two violation notices and a Astop work@ order citing Allied Properties for failure to implement stormwater and erosion controls. On May 28, 1998, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources issued a Anotice to comply@ with Clean Water Act permit and sediment and erosion controls.
Sediment accumulation in waterways eventually destroys aquatic habitat by filling in stream beds.
In the settlement, Allied Properties neither admitted nor denied liability for the alleged violations.