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[DEQ news releases] Opportunity for Public Comment for Proposed Special Order By Consent for Violations at Virginia True Golf Course

Opportunity for Public Comment for Proposed Special Order By Consent for Violations at Virginia True Golf Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Greg Bilyeu
July 3, 2018
(804)698-4107
Gregory.Bilyeu@DEQ.Virginia.gov

RICHMOND, VA. – The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced the opportunity for public comment on a Proposed Special Order By Consent for violations at the Virginia True Golf Course in Richmond County, Va., near Fones Cliffs on the Rappahannock River. The proposed Special Order by Consent addresses violations involving land-disturbing activity without required approvals and plans, installation of proper controls, and stabilization measures.

The proposed consent order includes a civil charge of $42,000. The proposed civil charge is developed in accordance with established DEQ guidance that takes into account the type and severity of the violation. The proposed consent order also includes corrective action including weekly reporting of site activities to DEQ to ensure compliance.

“DEQ will be monitoring the required compliance at the Virginia True Golf Course site closely and any identified violations will be addressed expeditiously and met with full enforcement authority by the agency, including engagement with the Attorney General’s Office,” said DEQ Director David Paylor.

Comments will be accepted from July 9, to August 9, 2018 on the proposed Special Order by Consent. Comments can be submitted to Kristen Sadtler at Kristen.Sadtler@DEQ.Virginia.gov. All comments will be considered prior to presenting a final recommended enforcement action to the State Water Control Board. The public notice and draft can be found at
www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Enforcement/PublicNotices.aspx.

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