State of Vermont
Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Compliance & Enforcement Division
Press Release

February 05, 2002
E.E. Packard Enterprises, Inc.

WATERBURY -- Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Johnstone today announced that the Agency's Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving E.E. Packard Enterprises, Inc., a Northfield excavation company. The settlement includes a $1,400 penalty.

Through the Agency's investigation, it was discovered that E.E. Packard Enterprises placed fill in a Class 2 wetland. The company did this at the request of a landowner who had obtained a letter from town officials indicating that it would be legal to do so. Placing the fill, however, was a violation of the states wetland regulations.

The matter came to light as a result of a citizen complaint which was investigated by Environmental Enforcement Officer Sean McVeigh. After the investigation was completed, the company was notified of the violations and worked cooperatively with the Agency's Wetlands Program to remove the material, properly dispose of it and restore the impacted area.

The settlement was reduced to an assurance of discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court on January 31. In it, E.E. Packard Enterprises agreed to pay a $1,400 civil penalty to the State of Vermont for the violations.


Involved Program: Water Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Conservation

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