Public Notice: 2016-03, In the matter of Redwood ERC

Summary

EPA is providing notice of a proposed administrative penalty assessment for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (Act). EPA is also providing notice of opportunity to comment on the proposed penalty assessment.

Under 33 U.S.C. § 1319(g), EPA is authorized to issue Orders assessing civil penalties for various violations of the Act. EPA may issue such Orders after the commencement of a Class I or Class II penalty proceeding. EPA provides Public Notice of the proposed assessment pursuant to 33 U.S.C. § 1319(g)(4)(A).

Administrative civil penalty proceedings are conducted under EPA's “Consolidated Rules of Practice Governing the Administrative Assessment of Civil Penalties, Issuance of Compliance or Corrective Action Orders and the Revocation Termination or Suspension of Permits”, 40 CFR Part 22. The procedures through which the public may submit written comment on a proposed administrative penalty action or participate in an administrative penalty proceeding, and the procedures by which a Respondent may request a Hearing, are set forth in the Consolidated Rules. The deadline for submitting public comment on this administrative civil penalty proceeding is thirty (30) days after issuance of this Public Notice.
On September 17, 2015 EPA commenced the following administrative action for the assessment of administrative civil penalties: In the matter of Redwood ERC-New Providence, LLC at 701 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, Maryland, 21228, Docket No. CWA-02-2016-3302 with a proposed penalty of $12,000 for failure to comply with New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NJPDES”) Construction Activity Storm Water General Permit at the Redwood ERC-New Providence, LLC, Lantern Hill construction site located at 535 Mountain Avenue, New Providence, New Jersey as required by the storm water regulations.

Program/Statute:  Clean Water Act (CWA)

Applicant/Respondent(s): Redwood ERC-New Providence, LLC, 701 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, Maryland 21228 Lantern Hill Construction Site located in New Providence, New Jersey

Proposed action:  CLASS I ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY ORDER, Expedited Settlement Offer

Permit or application number: N/A

Docket ID: CWA-02-2016-3302

Proposed Penalty: $12,000

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