Homebuilder Receives Fine; Subjected to Enhanced Stormwater Management Requirements

One of the nation’s largest homebuilders, The Ryland Group, Inc., has received a civil penalty of $625,000 to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites, including sites located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.) Ryland will also invest in compliance programs to improve employee training and increase management oversight at all current and future construction sites. The company is required to inspect its current and future construction sites routinely to minimize stormwater runoff from sites. In addition to other terms of the agreement, Ryland is subject to additional site inspections beyond those required by stormwater regulations; and to document and promptly correct any problems detected.

Read the full details of the decision on EPA’s official release of the news: