State Fines Locals for Environmental Violations


BALTIMORE (January 24, 2011) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced the following major enforcement actions against residents or organizations in southern Maryland for alleged violations of MDE requirements for water, air and radiation management, and/or land.

BRIAN AND VALERIE FORSYTH – CALVERT COUNTY: On December 6, 2010, the Forsyths paid a penalty of $1,400 to the Tidal Wetlands Compensation Fund to resolve an alleged violation involving the construction of an unauthorized floating platform in Back Creek.

HIDDEN TREASURES, LLC – CALVERT COUNTY: On November 30, 2010, Hidden Treasures, LLC paid $5,000 to the Maryland Clean Water Fund to resolve alleged violations including performing earth disturbance greater than one acre at the Hidden Treasures Subdivision construction project located in Lusby without a General Stormwater Discharge Permit Associated with Construction Activity.

KAINE HOMES, INC. – CALVERT COUNTY: On November 1, 2010, Kaine Homes, Inc. paid $5,000 to the Maryland Clean Water Fund to resolve alleged violations including performing earth disturbance greater than one acre at the Covenant Creek subdivision construction project in Owings without a General Stormwater Discharge Permit Associated with Construction Activity.

TOWN OF CHESAPEAKE BEACH – CALVERT COUNTY: On November 15, 2010, the Town of Chesapeake Beach paid $16,000 to the Maryland Clean Water Fund to resolve two reported sanitary sewer overflows from the Chesapeake Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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