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Buckhead apartment developer fined by EPA
by Staff Reports
March 05, 2014 10:58 AM | 2088 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In a news release Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Houston-based Camden USA Inc. and Camden Development Inc., committed violations during the construction of stormwater runoff structures at the Camden Paces development in Buckhead. Camden was fined an unknown amount for the violations. The project, located on East Andrews Drive, is expected to open late this year.

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.

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