Dept. of Environment Enforcement Actions in So. Md. - Southern Maryland Headline News

Dept. of Environment Enforcement Actions in So. Md.


BALTIMORE (November 10, 2010) – The Maryland Department of the Environment announced five recent major enforcement actions against businesses and individuals in southern Maryland for alleged violations of MDE requirements for water, air and radiation management, and land.

JENNIFER RIZZO/MARSHALL HALL MOBILE HOME PARK – CHARLES COUNTY: On October 6, 2010, the Office of the Attorney General obtained a Civil Injunction in the Circuit Court for Charles County requiring that Jennifer Rizzo cease all unauthorized discharges of sewage, contract with a licensed sewage hauler to pump and haul sewage from the failing disposal system until the system has been replaced, and replace the system within 60 days of MDE approval of a certified engineering plan. A penalty hearing is scheduled for November 10, 2010.

EXCELL FUND, LLC/WELLMAN CONSTRUCTION – CHARLES COUNTY: On September 21, 2010, MDE issued a Site Complaint and Stop Work Order for alleged failure to implement an approved erosion and sediment control device and follow the approved sequence of construction contained in the approved Erosion and Sediment Control Plan for the Family Dollar Store construction project in Indian Head. MDE ordered all earth disturbance work on the site to cease and desist, except for work necessary to make the needed corrections, until the Erosion and Sediment Control Plan is implemented and MDE releases the Stop Work Order.

CHRISTOPHER AXTELL – CALVERT COUNTY: On August 4, 2010, Christopher Axtell paid a $1,400 penalty to the Clean Water Fund to resolve alleged sediment control and sediment pollution violations at a forest harvest operation in St. Leonard. Corrective actions have been taken to resolve the alleged violation.

ELIZA FOOTE – CALVERT COUNTY: On October 12, 2010, MDE issued a Site Complaint and Stop Work Order for the alleged failure to obtain an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan or install any erosion and sediment controls prior to earth disturbance activities at a construction site in Lusby resulting in alleged sediment pollution to waters of the State. MDE ordered all earth disturbance work on site to cease and desist, except for work necessary to make the needed corrections to stabilize the site and remove the sediment from the waterway, until an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan is obtained.

ALFRED E. BISHOP – CALVERT COUNTY: On October 12, 2010, MDE issued a Site Complaint and Stop Work Order for the alleged failure to obtain an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan or install any erosion and sediment controls prior to earth disturbance activities at a construction site in Lusby that resulted in alleged sediment pollution to waters of the State. MDE ordered all earth disturbance work on site to cease and desist, except for work necessary to make the needed corrections to stabilize the site and remove the sediment from the waterway, until an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan is obtained.

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