PHILADELPHIA (Oct.12, 2011) The U.S. Environmental…
Dominion will pay a $51,000 penalty for allegedly allowing storm water runoff from Equestrian Estates North in Chesapeake Va., to run off into a tributary of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River.
After an inspection by EPA on June 14, 2010, and another inspection by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation on December 14, 2010, EPA cited Dominion for failing to:
· Properly install and/or maintain sediment controls, such as silt fencing and rock dams;
· Conduct inspections after rain events; and
· Maintain an updated stormwater pollution prevention plan as required by law.
For more information about EPA’s storm water program, visit: http://www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater