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

July 30, 2004
John and Debbie Fleury

The Agency of Natural Resources announced today that the Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving John and Debbie Fleury, property owners in the Town of Alburg. The settlement includes a $750 penalty.

Through the Agency's investigation, it was discovered that the Fleurys began to place fill and constructed a slab in a Class II wetland in order build a boathouse. They stopped doing so when they were told of the violation and applied for a conditional use determination (CUD). The initial CUD was denied, the Fleurys appealed that decision, and after working with the Agency, the appeal was withdrawn and new CUD was applied for and issued. The issued CUD required that the Fleurys remove the fill and slab and build in an upland location and re-vegetate the area with native wetland plants.

The matter came to light as a result of several citizen complaints that were investigated by the Agency's Wetlands Program. After the investigation was completed, John and Debbie Fleury were 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 July 23, 2004. In it, John and Debbie Fleury agreed to comply with the terms of the CUD and re-vegetate the area with wetland plants and trees. It was also agreed that a civil penalty of $750 would be paid to the State of Vermont for the violations.

Involved Program: Water Quality Division's Wetlands Program (Department of Environmental Conservation)

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