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Department of Environmental Conservation
Compliance & Enforcement Division

Press Release

December 10, 2007
Robert Abeyta d/b/a Blue Ridge L.L.C.

WATERBURY- Agency of Natural Resources Secretary George Crombie today announced that the Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving Robert Abeyta d/b/a Blue Ridge L.L.C. Abeyta is a landowner in the town of Chittenden. The settlement includes a $4,825 penalty.

Through the Agency's investigation, it was discovered that Abeyta obtained a permit to heavy-cut 40 acres. However, 51 acres was heavy-cut, which exceeded his permitted limit.

The matter came to light as a result of citizen complaints that were investigated by Forests Parks and Recreation. After the investigation was completed, Abeyta was notified of the violations and agreed to settle the matter.

The settlement was reduced to an Assurance of Discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court on December 3, 2007. In it, Abeyta agreed to conditions and to pay a $4,825 civil penalty to the State of Vermont for the violations.

Involved Program: Forests Parks & Recreation


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

 

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