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

December 03, 2008
Edward J. Parzych

WATERBURY – The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Center for Compliance and Enforcement today announced that its Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving Edward J. Parzych, who owned and operated the former Chapel Mobile Home Park in Bennington. The settlement includes a $5,000 penalty.

Through the Agency’s routine oversight, it was determined that Mr. Parzych violated his operating permit by failing to complete water quality monitoring for disinfectant by-products and total coliform for several time periods in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and failed to notify the drinking water users of those violations. He also failed to prepare a new bacteriological sampling plan, employ a certified operator for the park’s water system, and prepare and deliver consumer confidence reports for 2004 and 2005. Mr. Parzych transferred ownership of the mobile home park in July 2007 but remained responsible for the violations.

Mr. Parzych was subsequently 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. In it, Mr. Parzych agreed to pay a civil penalty of $5,000 to the state of Vermont for the violations.

For Further Information please contact:
Attorney John Zaikowski at 802-241-3820 or email to john.zaikowski@state.vt.us