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Company Agrees to Upgrade 18 Wastewater Facilities in Mississippi to Stop Illegal Discharges of Sewage

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 5, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced a proposed settlement today with Total Environmental Solutions, Inc. (TESI) and Utility Services, LLC to address violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including effluent violations and unauthorized ...

EPA protects Sheyenne River from unauthorized construction site discharges

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 25, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Gowan Construction, Inc. (Gowan) and the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) resolving alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at an interstate highway construction project affecting the Sheyenne River near Harwood in Cass County, North Dakota. Gowan is based in ...

EPA issues permit for stormwater discharges from construction sites

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 16, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a new permit, in accordance with the Clean Water Act, that will provide streamlined permitting to thousands of construction operators, while protecting our nation’s waterways from discharges of polluted stormwater from construction sites. Stormwater discharges from construction sites ...

Consultation begins on mining waste permit at Hemerdon

by The Environment Agency - England and Wales  (Jun. 20, 2013)

The Environment Agency is seeking views from the local community and interested groups following the application for environmental permits from mining company Wolf Minerals (UK) Limited for Hemerdon Mine, Devon. The company has applied to carry out a mining waste operation at their site near Plympton, which is one of the largest tungsten reserves ...

S.S. Badger Coal Ash Discharge to Lake Michigan to Cease by End of 2014 Sailing Season

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 22, 2013)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the lodging of a proposed consent decree that requires Lake Michigan Carferry Service, Inc. (LMC) of Ludington, Michigan, to eliminate the discharge of coal ash into Lake Michigan by the end of the 2014 sailing season. In 2013 and 2014, the ferry will reduce its discharge of coal ash and LMC ...

Severn Trent Water fined for breaching permit

by The Environment Agency - England and Wales  (Jul. 3, 2013)

On 2 July 2013, Severn Trent Water Ltd pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court to one charge of breaching the condition of their Environmental Permit, resulting in the pollution of Cotgrave Brook, Nottingham. The charge was brought by the Environment Agency contrary to Regulation 38(2) of the Environmental Permitting Regulations ...

Updated Municipal Wastewater Discharge Permits Proposed for Three North Idaho Cities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 18, 2013)

Newly-proposed municipal wastewater discharge permits for three cities in Northern Idaho will reduce the flow of phosphorous and other pollutants into the Spokane River. Today’s action is part of a larger effort being undertaken by Idaho and Washington to protect Spokane River water quality on both sides of the border. The proposed permits ...

Settlement with City of Fitchburg Ensures that City Addresses Wastewater and Storm Water Discharges

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 15, 2012)

Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged in federal court, the City of Fitchburg, Mass. will pay a civil penalty of $141,000 for violations of the Clean Water Act. The City will also perform a Supplemental Environmental Project worth at least $100,000 and is implementing significant remedial measures to minimize future discharges of pollutants ...

Severn Trent Water fined £30,000 for breaching environmental permit

by The Environment Agency - England and Wales  (Sep. 30, 2013)

On Friday 27 September 2013, Severn Trent Water Ltd pleaded guilty at Telford Magistrates’ Court to one charge relating to a breach of their environmental permit conditions. The company was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £2,046.66 in costs. The charge was brought by the Environment Agency under Section 38(2) and Regulation 12 ...

Hancock County, Iowa, Cattle Feeder Agrees to Innovative Settlement for Violating Water Permit

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 19, 2013)

Branstad Farms, a cattle feedlot in Hancock County, Iowa, has agreed to pay a $5,100 civil penalty and perform a $26,000 Supplemental Environmental Project to settle alleged violations of the facility’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Branstad Farms, of Forest City, Iowa, did not maintain adequate records ...

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