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Department of Environmental Conservation
Compliance & Enforcement Division

Press Release

February 14, 2003
Town of Shelburne

WATERBURY- Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Elizabeth McLain today announced that the Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving the town of Shelburne. The settlement includes a $13,500 supplemental environmental project.

The town of Shelburne operates the Crown Road Wastewater Treatment Facility. This facility has a permit to discharge treated effluent into Lake Champlain in accordance with specified conditions. Through the Agency's investigation, it was discovered that the facility's discharges exceeded these permit limits, resulting in numerous significant violations.

The matter came to light as a result of routine, agency oversight. After the investigation was completed, the town of Shelburne was notified of the violations and agreed to settle the matter. Also, it subsequently installed equipment to prevent these discharges from reoccurring.

The settlement was reduced to an assurance of discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court on January 27, 2003. In it, the town of Shelburne agreed to comply with the applicable state regulations and fund a $13,500 supplemental environmental project.

Involved Program: Wastewater Management Division of the Department of Environmental Conservation

For Further Information please contact:
Attorney Gary Kessler at 802-241-3820 or email to gary.kessler@state.vt.us

 

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