UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
In accordance with Section 309(g)(4)(A) of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), 33 U.S.C. § 1319(g)(4)(A), and 40 C.F.R. § 22.45 of the Consolidated Rules of Practice Governing the Administrative Assessment of Civil Penalties and the Revocation/Termination or Suspension of Permits (“Consolidated Rules”), the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is providing notice of a proposed Administrative Penalty Assessment against Fremont at 84, LLC, for alleged violations at the construction site known as Villas on Fremont located at the intersection of 84th Street and Fremont Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Under Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1319(g), the EPA is authorized to issue orders assessing civil penalties for various violations of the Clean Water Act. The EPA may issue such orders after filing a Complaint commencing either a Class I or Class II penalty proceeding. The EPA provides notice of the proposed assessment of a Class II civil penalty pursuant to 33 U.S.C. § 1319(g)(4)(A). Class II proceedings are conducted under the EPA’s Consolidated Rules, 40 C.F.R. Part 22.
In this case, the EPA alleges that Respondent violated the requirements of its NPDES general permit NER160000 and discharged pollutants into the waters of the United States, in violation of Sections 301 and 402 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §§ 1311 and 1342. The EPA alleges that Respondent failed to minimize pollutants in stormwater, promptly remove offsite sediment accumulations and review adequacy of controls, failed to properly select, install and/or maintain best management practices, and failed to document adequate inspections and to take appropriate corrective action for deficiencies noted in self-inspection reports. Respondent has reached agreement with the EPA on the terms of a proposed Consent Agreement/Final Order which would resolve this matter. Under the proposed Consent Agreement/Final Order, Respondent will pay a civil penalty of $30,000. Final approval of the proposed Consent Agreement/Final Order is subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. § 22.45.
The EPA will receive written comments on the proposed Administrative Penalty Assessment for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this notice. All such comments shall be submitted to the Regional Hearing Clerk at the address provided below. The procedures by which the public may submit written comments on a proposed Class II order or participate in a Class II proceeding, and the procedures by which a respondent may request a hearing, are set forth in the Consolidated Rules. Persons wishing to obtain additional information on the proceeding, receive a copy of the EPA’s Consolidated Rules, review the proposed Consent Agreement/Final Order, comment upon the proposed penalty assessment, or otherwise participate in the proceeding should contact Regional Hearing Clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7, 11201 Renner Blvd, Lenexa, KS 66219. Please reference Docket No. CWA-07-2020-0007. For Technical questions contact Cynthia Sans, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division, at firstname.lastname@example.org, at the above mailing address or 913-551-7492. Persons with legal questions may contact Shane McCoin, Office of Regional Counsel, at email@example.com, at the above mailing address or 913-551-7955. In order to provide opportunity for public comment, the EPA will issue no final order assessing a penalty in this proceeding prior to forty (40) days from the date of this notice.
|/s/ Jamie Green for
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division
The EPA is providing notice of a proposed Administrative Penalty Assessment against Fremont at 84, LLC, for alleged violations at the construction site known as Villas on Fremont located at the intersection of 84th Street and Fremont Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Program/Statute: Clean Water Act (CWA)
84th St. & Fremont St.
Proposed action: Public Notice of Clean Water Act Adminstrative Penalty Settlement
Docket ID: CWA-07-2020-0007
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