December 3rd, 2010, 10:53 am
Builder faces fine for runoff problems
Beazer Homes, a national builder with some projects in the Fredericksburg area, has agreed to pay a $925,000 fine to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations in 21 states.
Eight developments in Virginia with runoff issues are cited ; the local sites include Austin Landing in Stafford County, Fawn Lake in Spotsylvania County and Somerset Farms in Locust Grove.As part of a consent decree filed in U.S. District Court in Tennessee on behalf of the EPA and six states, Beazer Homes agreed to implement a company wide stormwater program to improve its com pliance at current and future construction sites. See my story in Sunday’s Business section for more details.