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Settlement reached for stormwater violations along Bald Ridge
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Forsyth County News

CUMMING — A developer has reached a settlement that includes a $110,253 civil penalty over alleged stormwater violations at construction sites along Bald Ridge Marina Road, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.

According to a news release from the agency, the situation was discovered on July 9, 2013.

At that time, inspectors with the EPA, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the city of Cumming determined that unauthorized discharges of stormwater from the Cannon Place sites were flowing into an unnamed tributary that feeds Lake Lanier.

The inspectors noted additional deficiencies in Cannon Place’s required sampling and recordkeeping following storm events, according to the EPA.

On Oct. 22, 2013, Cannon Place entered into an administrative order on consent with EPA and agreed to implement best management practices for stormwater runoff management to comply with the Clean Water Act and its permit.

The EPA has since determined that Cannon Place satisfied all of the requirements.