DENVER — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Ivory Homes, Ltd. has agreed to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at several locations in Utah and will invest in a company-wide compliance program to improve employee training and stormwater management at all current and future residential construction sites, according to a press release.
Ivory Homes will also pay a Clean Water Act penalty of $250,000. The settlement will help prevent hundreds of thousands of pounds of sediment from entering Utah’s waterways as a result of construction activities, stated the release.
“Keeping contaminated stormwater runoff out of the nation’s waterways is an EPA priority,” said Shaun McGrath, EPA’s regional administrator in Denver. “Today’s settlement requires Ivory Homes to implement comprehensive controls and training that will prevent runoff from contaminating Utah’s rivers, lakes and sources of drinking water.”
The agreement resolves alleged stormwater permit violations discovered through inspections of Ivory Homes’ construction sites in Utah, noted the release.
The majority of these alleged violations involved the company’s repeated failure to comply with permit requirements to install and maintain adequate stormwater pollution controls, conduct required inspections and prevent the discharge of construction materials to nearby surface waters.