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Garrett wind project fined by Maryland Department of the Environment 

Credit:  Cumberland Times-News, times-news.com 22 November 2011 ~~

CUMBERLAND – A wind project in Garrett County was among 51 recent major enforcement actions taken by the Maryland Department of the Environment for alleged violations of requirements for land, air and radiation management, water and wetlands.

White Construction, Synergics Roth Rock Energy LLC finalized a settlement agreement to resolve alleged sediment control violations that occurred during the construction of the Roth Rock Wind Farm near Red House. The agreement requires White Construction to pay a $35,000 penalty to the Clean Water Fund.

Ronald Eversole paid $1,000 to the Clean Water Fund to resolve alleged sediment control violations associated with a fill site in Cumberland.

Three Allegany County property owners were alleged to be out of compliance with lead risk reduction standards.

David Ghunaim and Jacqueline V. Ghunaim of Oldtown were issued an administrative complaint, order and penalty seeking a combined $16,500 for alleged violations at one property.

Michael G. Hughes of Cumberland was issued an administrative complaint, order and penalty seeking $22,000 for alleged violations at two properties.

Source:  Cumberland Times-News, times-news.com 22 November 2011

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