In accordance with Section 1423(c)(3)(B) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (“SWDA” or “Act”), 42 U.S.C. § 300h-2(c)(3)(B), and the “Consolidated Rules of Practice Governing the Administrative Assessment of Civil Penalties and the Revocation/Termination or Suspension of Permits” (“Consolidated Rules”) at 40 C.F.R. Part 22, notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement, recorded in a Consent Agreement and Proposed Final Order (“Proposed Consent Agreement”), between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 (“EPA”), and Group Investments, LLC (“Respondent”), to resolve the following civil administrative proceeding under Sections 1423(c)(3)(B) of the Act.
In the Matter of: Group Investments, LLC, Docket No. UIC- 09-2020-0003
Pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 22.13(b) and 22.18(b)(2) and (3), Complainant and Respondent entered into a Proposed Consent Agreement to simultaneously commence and conclude this SDWA civil administrative proceeding. The Proposed Consent Agreement requires Respondent to pay to the United States a penalty of fifty-six thousand one hundred fifty-one dollars ($56,151) and close one cesspool on a property owned by Respondent. Payment of this penalty will resolve EPA’s allegations that the Respondent violated 40 C.F.R. § 144.88 by owning one (1) LCC after the ban on existing LCCs that went into effect on April 5, 2005.
Amy C. Miller, Director, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division, U.S. EPA, Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Group Investments, LLC, 511 Mokauea Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819-3232
73-5562 Kauhola Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Description of Business or Activity Conducted by the Respondent
EPA alleges that Respondent owned or operated one large capacity cesspool in violation of the large capacity cesspool ban that took effect on April 5, 2005. 40 C.F.R. § 144.88.
Proposed Order and Penalty
Name, Mailing Address, Telephone Number, and Email of Regional Hearing Clerk
Steven Armsey, Regional Hearing Clerk
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street (ORC-1)
San Francisco, CA 94105