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Paving Company Agrees to $15,200 Penalty for Stormwater Violations

On November 5, 2009, the Illinois Pollution Control Board accepted a settlement of the Attorney General’s enforcement action for environmental violations at a temporary concrete batch plant located at the intersection of I-74 and I-474 west of Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois.

In People v. Illinois Valley Paving Co., PCB 09-40, the Attorney General alleged the following violations: (1) discharging contaminant-laden stormwater runoff into Kickapoo Creek via an unnamed tributary; (2) creating a water pollution hazard by depositing concrete wastes and residues upon the land without the protection of adequate erosion controls; and (3) violating the terms of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

In settlement documents, the company agreed to a civil penalty of $15,200.  Also, the company must “cease and desist from future violations of the Environmental Protection Act and Board regulations that were the subject of the complaint.”

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