CED home
dec regulations
dec permits
dec grants/loans
dec publications
dec calendar
 
ced > pr search > press release details
DEC Commissioner's Office
 
CO Home Page
 
Contact the CO Staff
 
DEC Staff News
 
DEC Mission
 
Compliance & Enforcement Division
     
Department of Environmental Conservation
Agency of
Natural Resources
State of Vermont

 

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

Press Release

May 19, 2010
Ken Bacon and Ken Bacon, Jr. d/b/a Bacon Timber Harvesting


WATERBURY - The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Compliance and Enforcement Division (CED) today announced that the Environmental Court has issued decisions in two cases against Ken Bacon and Ken Bacon, Jr. d/b/a Bacon Timber Harvesting. The Court found that the Bacons violated Vermont’s Acceptable Management Practices (AMPs) for logging operations and in doing so caused discharges of sediment and logging debris to state waters in violation of State law. These violations occurred at two separate logging jobs in Hyde Park and Washington. The violations were documented by CED Environmental Enforcement Officers and Department of Forest, Parks & Recreation Foresters in response to citizen complaints.

The CED sought to resolve the violations prior to trial, and when those efforts failed Administrative Orders were filed and the Bacons requested hearings. A one-day trial ensued and as a result of the evidence presented at the trial, the Environmental Court found that the Bacons had committed the violations and imposed $21,463.00 in total penalties. The Court also ordered the Bacons to obtain all logging-related State environmental permits, implement and comply with all AMPs, participate in logger education training, and notify the Agency of upcoming logging activity. Sanctions for failure to comply with training and notice requirements were also included in the Court’s order.

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

 

Compliance & Enforcement
Division (CED) Links
 

Report an Environmental Violation

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of Kettle Pond in Groton State Park in north central Vermont

VT DEC Compliance & Enforcement Division 1 National Life Drive, Davis 2    Montpelier, VT 05620-3803  Tele: 802-828-1254

State of Vermont Agencies & Depts.     Access Government 24/7     About Vermont.Gov     Privacy Policy

A Vermont Government Website Copyright 2004 State of Vermont - All rights reserved