Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | June 14, 2010

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says US EPA region 4 is charging 7 entities with stormwater violations, including three in the Commonwealth.

US EPA issued Administrative Orders (AOs) against eight entities in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee between January and April for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

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.

 EPA issued AOs requiring 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.

Polluted stormwater runoff is a leading cause of impairment to the nearly 40 percent of surveyed U.S. water bodies which do not meet water quality standards. Over land or via storm sewer systems, polluted runoff is discharged, often untreated, directly into local water bodies.

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