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KDOT agrees to pay $477,500 penalty to settle suit

Published on -7/2/2013, 1:47 PM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Federal environmental regulators say the Kansas Department of Transportation has agreed to pay $477,500 to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at three road construction sites.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the proposed settlement Tuesday in the lawsuit filed over work at road sites near Lawrence, Manhattan and Pleasanton. The consent agreement is subject to a 30-day public comment period and approval by the federal court.

The agency alleged the state failed to install adequate storm water control measures.

In addition to the civil penalty, the deal requires KDOT to designate managers to oversee storm water compliance at each site and statewide. It also requires third-party inspections at environmentally sensitive areas.

EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks says effective storm water management is necessary to protect waterways.

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