During its past fiscal year, Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013, the EPA Region 4 cited 23 entities throughout the Southeast for depositing dredged and/or fill material into wetlands or other waters of the United States in violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Such unauthorized discharges threaten water quality and damage habitats.
As part of the settlements, the responsible parties in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee will spend an estimated $1.7 million on restoration and monitoring activities. Seven entities were additionally assessed a total of $130,800 in civil penalties.
An email Monday night to EPA spokeswoman Davina Marraccini asking how much Camden had to pay as part of the settlement was not immediately returned.