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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: March 4, 2010
CONTACT: Collis Adams (603) 271-4054
Linda Magoon, (603) 271-4061

Violator Agrees to Pay $10,000 for Wetlands, Alteration of Terrain, and Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act Violations

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES), announced today the payment of administrative fines in the amount of $10,000 by Milan Lumber Company, LLC. Milan Lumber agreed to pay the fines without a formal hearing for violations of the state’s wetlands regulations, alteration of terrain regulations, and the Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act on the Androscoggin River in Milan, N.H. Violations documented on the property included impacts to the waterfront buffer area, wetlands, and soil disturbance exceeding 50,000 feet without permits from DES.

The Milan Lumber Company, owners of property located on Milan Road, in Milan, agreed to an administrative fine in the amount of $19,800, with $9,800 suspended based on their cooperation and response to resolve the violations. The suspended amount is contingent upon the Milan Lumber Company remaining in compliance with the agreement as well as statutes, rules, and permits under the purview of DES for a period of two years.

DES will continue to monitor site conditions on the property through 2011 to ensure that restoration is completed and compliance achieved.

For more information on this case, contact Collis Adams, DES Wetlands Bureau Administrator, at (603) 271-4054.

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