Wetlands Fines Totaling $1.7m Issued
From the Daily Record:
Mt. Olive builder fined $764K
A developer was fined nearly $764,000 for violating New Jersey's wetlands rules during construction of a housing development.
The state Department of Environmental Resources issued a $763,500 fine to developers Anthony and Golnaz Mortezai and Deerfield Estates/Resamir Estates for violating freshwater-wetlands and stream-encroachment permits on the construction sites of the development.
The Morris County fine was one of three major environmental fines announced today for violating state wetlands regulations, totaling $1.7 million statewide.
Elsewhere, in Mercer County, the DEP assessed a $630,000 penalty against Beazer Homes, New Jersey Division, for multiple violations of a freshwater-wetlands permit the DEP issued in 2000 to allow development of Wellington Manor at Hopewell,a subdivision on Pennington Road in Hopewell Township.
And in Salem County, the DEP took enforcement action against Stella Oldmans,LLC, and Edward Stella Jr., of Oldmans Township, for clearing up to 15 acres of freshwater wetlands and rerouting a stream on his Route 130 property.