Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
B&P Environmental
Penalty: 
$20,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
November 6, 2014
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

B&P was in the business of plumbing, waste water removal, and servicing septic tanks. It was hired by another company, Phoenix Industries, to assist in fulfilling a contract with the National Park Service to clean the storm water sewer system in and around the National Mall. Between May 23, 2011, and June 6, 2011, company employees used a vacuum truck to collect liquid and solid waste from storm water inlets, catch basins, and oil-water separators located around the Mall. At the direction of a supervisor, they discharged the wastes into another storm water inlet that emptied into the Potomac River. Phoenix representative Patrick Brightwell was sentenced for a CWA violation and for making a false claim against the United States (for billing the United States for work not properly completed). The company will pay a $20,000 fine, complete a three-year term of probation, and implement an environmental compliance plan.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
District of Columbia
Facility City: 
Washington
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