Homebuilder Hovanian Fined $1M Over CWA Violations

Law360, New York (April 21, 2010, 1:44 PM EDT) -- Homebuilder Hovanian Enterprises Inc. has said it will pay a $1 million civil penalty to resolve allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act at construction sites across the country.

The company also agreed to put in place a company-wide storm water compliance program at existing and future sites, according to a consent decree lodged by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The EPA uncovered violations at 591 Hovanian construction...
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