“Allegedly”… Michael Jones of Coast Transportation and Recycling, LLC had been knowingly diverting storm water contaminated with petroleum based pollutants into nearby storm drains and ultimately contaminating nearby Lee Creek in New York State.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has indicted Jones on 10 counts of various degree, one of which was a felony, consisting of violating the states Environmental Conservation Laws.
Coast Transportation had not complied with the states NPDES General Permit and had no Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) in place to address the Stormwater discharges.
They are now open to Criminal Prosecution and fines of up to $75,000 per day.
Violations of the EPA’s Clean Water Act can also leave firms open to Civil Suits from any effected citizens in the area.