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
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
"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