BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 27 that an enforcement action has led to K.R. Rezendes Inc., an excavation company, and Bacon-Agostini Construction Co. Inc., a general contractor, correcting alleged violations of the EPA permit to discharge stormwater.

 

The alleged violations occurred during construction of a new high school in Somerset, Massachusetts. The parties involved will also take necessary steps to protect the local storm sewer system and the Taunton River from contamination.

 

"Carefully following requirements for discharging stormwater from construction sites is an important way construction companies help protect our rivers, lakes and wetlands," said Curt Spalding, regional administrator for EPA's New England Office.

 

Bacon-Agostini and K.R. Rezendes also agreed to pay a $49,500 penalty, which resolves allegations of violating the Clean Water Act at the construction site of the new Somserset-Berkley Regional High School.

 

EPA had alleged both companies failed to follow provisions of the 2012 Construction General Permit. The mandate requires companies to spell out how they will control stormwater discharges from the site.

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