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Public Notice: Consent Agreement and Final Order CWA-03-2018-0090: 4H Farm, LLC, ELF, LLC, and Trenton Energy, LLC, West Virginia

Publish Date: 08/29/2018

Summary

The EPA Mid-Atlantic Region and 4H Farm, LLC, ELF, LLC, and Trenton Energy, LLC (Respondents), have agreed to a settlement in principle for alleged violations to the Clean Water Act.  Respondent violated the Clean Water Act (CWA), specifically, Section 404 of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. § 1344, by operating equipment which discharged dredged and/or fill material to waters of the United States located at the Site, rerouting and placing rock channel protection into tributaries to Hushers Run, and impacting a total of approximately 2,014 linear feet without first acquiring a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) as required by the statute.  Respondents will sign a Consent Agreement and Final Order pursuant to CWA Section 309 to address allegations of Respondents’ failure to comply with requirements of Section 404.  Respondent will pay a civil monetary penalty of $10,000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Interested parties may contact the following EPA representatives to learn more about this action.

Pamela J. Lazos (3RC20) Sr. Asst. Regional Counsel
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-2656
lazos.pamela@epa.gov

Stephanie Kubico, Environmental Scientist
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19103-2029
215-814-2762
kubico.stephanie@epa.gov

Applicant or Respondent

4H Farm, LLC, ELF, LLC and Trenton Energy, LLC
Ritchie County School Road
Ellenboro, Ritchie County, WV 26346

Docket Number: 

  • EPA-R03-CWA-03-2018-0090

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