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Discovery Construction, Inc. Settles with EPA for Federal Clean Water Act Violations

Release Date: 02/28/2007
Contact Information: Margo Young, (206) 552-1287, Tony Brown, (206) 553-1203,

(Anchorage, Alaska – Feb. 28, 2007) As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing effort to protect Alaska waters, EPA has reached a $9,500 settlement with Discovery Construction, Inc. (Discovery) for alleged violations of EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Construction Storm Water Discharges (Construction General Permit).

    The violations occurred at the Chugach Meadows III construction site, located on Meadow Street in Anchorage, Alaska. The violations include the failure to install best management practices to prevent storm water pollution and the failure to remove off-site accumulations of sediment.

    EPA has taken three previous enforcement actions against Discovery.

    “EPA takes repeat violators very seriously,” said Kim Ogle, Manager of EPA’s NPDES Compliance Unit in Seattle. “We hope that Discovery reviews some of its best management practices and makes a concerted effort to educate their operators about storm water controls.”

    Under the Clean Water Act, point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States must obtain NPDES permits.

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