Sheldon communal campground to pay $28,750 to settle environmental violations

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Sheldon communal campground to pay $28,750 to settle environmental violations

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:14pm -- tim

The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Compliance and Enforcement Division (CED) today announced that it has settled environmental violations involving Maple Glen, Inc.  The company owns and operates a communal campground in Sheldon, Vermont.  The settlement includes a $28,750.00 penalty and compliance and permitting requirements.

A CED and Natural Resources Board investigation revealed numerous violations including of wastewater, wetlands, solid waste, Act 250, water supply, and open burning regulations at the campground.  The company hired an engineer to help it address all these issues. The company corrected the solid waste, wetland, and burning issues during the pendency of the investigation. The company also obtained a wastewater system and potable water supply permit and installed one of two approved systems, and has decided to re-design the uninstalled system.  The company also submitted an Act 250 permit application which is under review.

After the investigation was completed CED notified the company of the violation and it agreed to settle the matter. The settlement was reduced to an Assurance of Discontinuance, and was approved by the Environmental Court and made a Court Order. In the Order Maple Glen, Inc. agreed to pay a $28,750.00 penalty, have its engineer submit an application to amend its wastewater permit, disconnect and remove any unapproved structures and systems, continue with the ACT 250 permit application process and remove any unapproved structures or structures constructed post 1970 if a permit is not obtained, and comply with the applicable environmental laws going forward.

Source: Department of Environmental Conservation 7.14.2014