EPA Cites Seven Residential Development Projects in Fairfax County, Virginia for Stormwater Violations
October 2001


EPA's mid-Atlantic region is stepping up its stormwater enforcement efforts in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Earlier this summer EPA cited seven residential developers and builders for stormwater permit violations. EPA found that the developers did not apply for proper permits to control stormwater runoff, and in addition EPA is taking the position that receipt of any notice of violation from the local erosion control officer constitutes a violation of the federal stormwater permits for construction activities.

EPA cited Airston Group for the Governors Run project in Oakton, Virginia, Centex for the Deerfield Ridge project in Clifton, Virginia, Centex for the Plaza America project in Reston, Virginia, Ryland Homes for the Kingstowne Section 47 project in Alexandria, Virginia, Toll Brothers for the Dulles Green project in Herndon, Virginia, Westbrook LLC for the Rockland Village project in Chantilly, Virginia, and Westerra Holdings LLC for the Westerra Reston project in Sunset Hill, Virginia. EPA is pressing ahead with a test case against one of the companies, which retained Dr. Barrett L. Kays, Soil and Groundwater Consultant and President of Landis, Inc. of Raleigh, NC and Mr. F. Paul Calamita, Attorney and Partner, McGuireWoods LLC, Richland, Virginia to represent them in the EPA enforcement action.