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2012 Enforcement Actions

Below is a list of executed Region 4 Orders on Consent, which are legally binding agreements between the department and parties that have violated environmental laws or regulations. The agreements typically entail a fine and/or a Schedule of Compliance, which outlines actions that parties must undertake to remedy any given violation(s). To obtain copies of the orders, please contact the Region 4 Freedom of Information Office at (518) 357-2046.

December 2012

Sleepy Hollow Lake Sewerage Co. (Wastewater violations, T/Athens, Greene County) - Dec. 28

SLS Albany (Pesticide violation, C/Schenectady) - Dec. 28

Aaron Petteys Landscaping (Pesticide violation, C/Albany) - Dec. 19

Dynasty Chemical Corporation (Pesticide violation, C/Albany) - Dec. 17

Wolfert's Roost Country Club (Pesticide violation, C/Albany) - Dec. 13

IPT (Petroleum storage violations, T/East Greenbush, Rensselaer County) - Dec. 11

R. J. Valente Gravel (Mining, wastewater and air violations, T/Grafton, Rensselaer County) - Dec. 7

Mid-Hudson Cablevision (Petroleum storage violations, C/Catskill, Greene County) - Dec. 5

BJ's Wholesale Club (Petroleum storage violations, T/Oneonta, Otsego County) - Dec. 3

November 2012

AMRI Rensselaer (Air violation, C/Rensselaer, Rensselaer County) - Nov. 20

Joseph Wunderlich (Mining violations, T/Colonie, Albany County) - Nov. 14

Jerry Osterhoudt (Stream protection violation, T/Milford, Otsego County) - Nov. 5

October 2012

Town of Colonie (Wastewater violations, Albany County) - Oct. 29

Albany Medical Center (Hazardous waste violations, C/Albany) - Oct. 26

Murphy Rubbish (Solid waste violation, T/Colonie, Albany County) - Oct. 23

Ernest Telian (Stream protection violation, T/Delhi, Delaware County) - Oct. 18

Robert W. Weber (Wetland, water quality and dam violations, T/Chatham, Columbia County) - Oct. 12

Alon Ben-Meir (Wetland violation, T/Copake, Columbia County) - Oct. 9

September 2012

Windham Corner (Stream protection violation, T/Windham, Greene County) - Sept. 28

LARS Home Services (Pesticide violation, T/Colonie, Albany County) - Sept. 28

Rossman Falls Realty (Petroleum storage violations, T/ Stockport, Columbia County) - Sept. 24

Town of Minden (Petroleum storage violations, Montgomery County) - Sept. 24

Thomas Francisco/Putnam Pest Control (Pesticide violations, T/Stamford, Delaware County) - Sept. 19

Capital District Ambulance Service (Medical waste violation, C/Albany) - Sept. 14

William Wolf (Stormwater & water quality violations, V/Cairo, Greene County) - Sept. 14

Greg Lubinitskiy/NY Safety Track (Stormwater violations, T/Davenport, Delaware County) - Sept. 14

Town of Cairo (Petroleum storage violations, Greene County) - Sept. 5

Kenneth Gardner/Call the Gardner (Pesticide violations, T/Bethlehem, Albany County) - Sept. 5

August 2012

John Robinson (Mining violation, T/Walton, Delaware County) - August 29

Verona Oil Company (Petroleum storage violations, C/Oneonta, Otsego County) - August 29

Faddegon's Nursery (Pesticide violations, T/Colonie, Albany County) - August 20

Owens Corning Insulating Systems (Hazardous waste violations, T/Bethlehem, Albany County) - August 16

TCI of NY, LLC (Stormwater & waste cleanup guidelines, T/Ghent, Columbia County) - August 16

Sydney Bond (Stream protection & solid waste violations, T/Sand Lake, Rensselaer County) - August 14

Maria Dykeman (Wastewater violation, T/Charleston, Montgomery County) - August 14

Fusco Realty (Chlorinated solvent spill, T/Guilderland, Albany County) - August 9

Heritage Village Apartments (Pesticide violations, T/Guilderland, Albany County) - August 6

Knoxville Park/Knox Estates Mobile Home Park (Wastewater violations, T/Knox, Albany County) - August 6

Richard Graham/Graham Pest Control (Pesticide violations, T/New Scotland, Albany County) - August 6

Samuel Wright, III/Wright Mine (Mining violations, T/Claverack, Columbia County) - August 6

First Student/Laidlaw Transit (Petroleum storage violations, various locations) - August 6

July 2012

Howard Commander (Solid waste violation, T/New Lebanon, Columbia County) - July 24

Wal-Mart Stores East (Pesticide violations, T/East Greenbush, Rensselaer County) - July 23

Starfire Systems, Inc. (Hazardous waste violations, C/Schenectady) - July 16

Town of Colchester (Petroleum storage violations, Delaware County) - July 16

Linda Risch (Petroleum discharge violations, T/Amsterdam, Montgomery County) - July 6

Keymark Corporation (Air violations, V/Fonda, Montgomery County) - July 2

June 2012

Town of Kortright (Wastewater violation, Delaware County) - June 27

Bronx Co. Recycling/Sal Cascino (Filing a false instrument , T/Copake, Columbia County) - June 25

Johannes Graf von Schoenborn (Stormwater violation, T/Hamden, Delaware County) - June 15

O-T-GO SNOWGOERS (Stream protection violation, T/Otego, Otsego County) - June 13

Frederick Trumpy (Stream protection violation, T/Hunter, Greene County) - June 11

Wild Associates Management (Solid waste violations, T/Sand Lake, Rensselaer County) - June 8

ECA Development - 1 (Wetland & stormwater violations, T/Colonie, Albany County) - June 5

May 2012

Tam's/Sam's Food Store/Tracy Lavinge (Petroleum storage violations, C/Hudson, Columbia County) - May 29

Gibson Pest Control/Lester Gibson (Pesticide violations, Schenectady) - May 21

Town of East Greenbush (Wastewater violations, Rensselaer County) - May 17

Matthews Associates (Solid waste and water violations, C/Troy, Rensselaer County) - May 8

Haines Falls Auto Service & Sales (Petroleum storage violations, T/Hunter, Greene County) - May 2

April 2012

Catskill Landscaping Corp. (Pesticide violations, V/Delhi, Delaware County) - April 2

City of Cohoes (Water quality violations, Albany County) - April 2

LRC Environmental Services (Spill reporting violation, T/Clermont, Columbia County) - April 2

March 2012

City of Oneonta (Stormwater/water quality violations, T/Laurens, Otsego County) - March 26

Fonda Fultonville Joint Sewer Board (Deadline modification, V/Fonda, Montgomery County) - March 19

Erick & Olimpia Maronack (Wetland & water protection violations, V/Valatie, Columbia County) - March 19

St. Gobain Performance Plastics (Air violation, V/Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County) - March 13

Cumberland Gulf (Petroleum spill & storage violations, T/Bethlehem, Albany County) - March 12

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Pesticide violations, C/Troy) - March 6

February 2012

Richard Caruso/Schenectady Auto Crushers (Solid waste violations, C/Schenectady) - February 29

Thomas Francis (Wetland violation, T/Sand Lake, Rensselaer County) - February 13

N. H. Kelman (Order modification, C/Cohoes, Albany County) - February 13

January 2012

Town of Coeymans (Wastewater violations, Albany County) - January 31

Troy Sand & Gravel (Mining & water violations, T/Poestenkill, Rensselaer County) - January 26

Apple Food & Grocery (Petroleum storage violations, various locations, Schoharie County) - January 23

John Staats (Stream protection violation, T/Maryland, Otsego County) - January 18

Douglas Ziegler (Waterbody protection violation, T/Copake, Columbia County) - January 17

Brian McNamara (Mining violation, T/Tompkins, Delaware County) - January 11

James D. Tomao (Air violations, T/Walton, Delaware County) - January 6

Clean Harbors Environmental Services (Petroleum spill violation, V/Schoharie, Schoharie County) - January 6

Town of Bethlehem (Wastewater violations, Albany County) - January 4

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