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Ryland faces $625,000 in fines for hundreds of EPA violations

Cleaning up their act

The Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency today announced that they are charging Ryland Group of violating the Clean Water Act at 278 sites in 14 states. The federal departments say that one of the largest home builders in America leaked pollutants into stormwater and botched procedures for pollution prevention, inspections as well as permits.

The EPA settlement says Ryland is required to obtain proper permits and complete pollution prevention plans and inspections for every single one of its building sites and they are required to document and report any problems they find during the inspections. Ryland will be required to train their contractors and managers on pollution prevention and are now required to submit compliance reports to the EPA which the organization says will change the way Ryland will discharge sediment into stormwater runoff by a whopping 261 million pounds.

Although Ryland is not in all 50 states, their violations were most prevalent in states which they have more building sites.

Number of EPA violations per state:

  • California 4 sites
  • Colorado 4 sites
  • Florida 57 sites
  • Georgia 14 sites
  • Illinois 10 sites
  • Indiana 20 sites
  • Kentucky 4 sites
  • Maryland 12 sites
  • Minnesota 12 sites
  • North Carolina 34 sites
  • Nevada 7 sites
  • South Carolina 37 sites
  • Texas 53 sites
  • Virginia 10 sites

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