Rapanos Clean Water Act Settlement

(Washington, D.C. - Dec. 29, 2008) John A. Rapanos and related defendants have agreed to pay a civil penalty and recreate approximately 100 acres of wetlands and buffer areas to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act at three sites in Midland and Bay counties, Michigan, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today.

    For additional information, contact:

    Robert G. Klepp, Attorney
    Office of Civil Enforcement
    U.S. EPA
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20460
    (202) 564-5805