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SCP Family Limited Partnership IV, Southold Road in Auburn

MassDEP assessed a $7,500 penalty for alleged Wetlands Protection Act (WPA) violations that occurred during land clearing activities on Southhold Road. MassDEP inspected the site and found that the discharge of silt-laden runoff from erodable soils on the site had resulted in the alteration of BVW. The consent order requires that adequate erosion and sediment controls be maintained at the site and monitored to prevent further sedimentation. Up to $5,625 of the penalty will be used as a Supplemental Environmental Project so that the Massachusetts Audubon Society can implement an outreach project to assist homeowners and small farms with management of storm water runoff to reduce or eliminate pollutants being carried to the Blackstone River.

Ledgecrest, Inc. of Holden, developer of Arboretum Estates, Sarah Drive, Worcester

MassDEP assessed a $7,000 penalty for alleged violation of the Wetlands Protection Act that occurred during development of a residential subdivision Arboretum Estates, located off Sarah Drive. MassDEP inspected the site and observed the discharge of silt-laden runoff from erodable soils into a stream and Bordering Vegetated Wetland, altering 100 linear feet of stream bank, 500 square feet of BVW, and water quality. Up to $5,250 of the penalty will be used as a Supplemental Environmental Project to assist the Blackstone River Coalition's Stormwater and Low Impact Development Outreach and Technical Assistance Program.



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