Pennsylvania DEP Fines Construction Company for Illegal Disposal

Moore Construction Co. fined $30,000 for illegally disposing of C&D debris.

March 22, 2011
CDR Staff
Legislation & Regulations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has assessed a $30,000 fine against Moore Construction Co. for the illegal disposal of construction and demolition waste on property owned by family members of the company in Hemlock Township, Pa.

“DEP’s site inspection in August 2010 revealed that the company had illegally buried a significant quantity of construction and demolition waste,” says Nels Taber, Pennsylvania DEP’s North-central regional director.

The two properties where the waste was buried are owned by Ronald and Laura Moore and Shane and Kelly Moore. The Moores signed a consent order and agreement with DEP in November 2010 that required all the waste be removed and properly disposed of within one week. A DEP inspection confirmed that nearly 200 tons of waste was removed and taken to a permitted landfill for disposal.

The department assessed a $30,000 civil penalty to the company for violations of the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act.