Homebuilder Settles EPA, State Stormwater Suit For $1.2M

Law360, New York (October 7, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT) -- California-based homebuilder The Ryland Group Inc. agreed on Friday to pay federal and state regulators approximately $1.2 million in civil penalties in response to a lawsuit that accused the company of failing to properly dispose of stormwater on construction sites.

The Environmental Protection Agency and several state attorneys hit the company with a suit in North Carolina on Friday, claiming Ryland discharged stormwater without a proper permit at various construction sites and did not comply with permits that it did have at others, in violation of...
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