Dept. of Environment Fines Local Businesses

BALTIMORE—The Maryland Department of the Environment announced two major enforcement actions against local businesses in recent months for alleged violations of State and federal environmental laws to protect public health and our land, air, water and wetlands resources.

Air Pollution Enforcement Actions

Automated Graphics Systems – Charles County: On October 4, 2013, MDE issued a Notice of Assessed Civil Penalty in the amount of $29,000 to Automated Graphics Systems (AGS) for alleged violations of Maryland’s air quality regulations. AGS allegedly violated air quality requirements by failing to submit its required annual air pollutant emission certification.

Water Pollution Enforcement Actions

St. Charles Communities – Waldorf, Charles County: On August 21, 2013, St. Charles Communities paid $10,000 to the Clean Water Fund to settle alleged violations that occurred at four St. Charles Community, LLC sites in Waldorf: Gleneagles North Parcels A-I, Homefield Neighborhood, Gleneagles South and Gleneagles Neighborhood-Parcel Q. The General Discharge Permit for Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity logbook was not maintained for various weeks at the subdivisions.

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