- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
Major storms in January and April exposed a number of unprepared entities. The EPA in late May issued a statement reminding enterprises that they are still responsible for releases, even if caused by something as unforeseeable as a snowstorm in Alabama.
Seven entities were cited for alleged stormwater-related violations of the CWA. The entities cited and their associated violations include:
- Alabama Department of Transportation, for violations at the Buttermilk Road Project construction site in Tuscaloosa, Ala.;
- Burns Construction Company, Inc., for violations at the Jamestown Villas in Tuscaloosa, Ala.;
- City of Memphis, for violations at the Applying/I-40 Northwest Planned Development in Memphis, Tenn.;
- Hillside, LLC, for violations at the Hillside Terrace subdivision in Louisville, Ky.;
- Outdoor Properties, LLC, for violations at the Woburn Place Section 1 in Radcliff, Ky.;
- Salt River Development Company, LLC, for violations along the Cedar Grove Phase 3 Park Loop Road in Shepherdsville, Ky.; and
- Shelby County, for violations at the Houston Levee Road Improvements in Memphis, Tenn. The agency will require the violators to revise and implement their Construction Pollution Prevention Plans, install and maintain Best Management Practices, conduct adequate self-inspections, cease discharging and address areas where sediment had been discharged.
Another company, Pharr Yarns, LLC, was cited for the discharge of pollutants from its wastewater treatment plant in violation of its effluent limits included in its North Carolina National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The agency issued an order requiring the company to submit and implement a Comprehensive Performance Evaluation Plan to remedy its effluent violations.