Reports: Tryon fined nearly $65,000 for water quality problems related to WEG construction

Site preparation in the lead-up to the Games
Credit : Scoopdyga

Monday 14 January - 17h29 | Ian Clayton

Reports: Tryon fined nearly $65,000 for water quality problems related to WEG construction

The Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina, host of September's 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, has been fined $64,437, including $837 for enforcement costs, for water quality violations in streams around the center due to construction activity, local media reports.

 - Reports: Tryon fined nearly $65,000 for water quality problems related to WEG construction

“On Dec. 12, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality issued a civil penalty to Tryon Equestrian Partners, LLC, managers of the equestrian center, for water quality violations in streams surrounding the center, stemming from last summer,” Karen Chávez reported this past week in the Asheville Citizen Times. The TIEC site has seen intense construction activity in recent years as organizers rushed to try to prepare for the Games in a condensed timeframe and during intense rainfall.

“They have 30 days within receipt to pay the penalty, request for remission or file a written petition with office of Administration Hearings,” Zan Price of the DEQ’s Division of Water Resources told the Citizen Times. But Sharon Decker, COO of the TIEC, said the company has been working to remediate the pollution violations. “We did get a civil penalty, which we disagree with, and we plan to appeal,” Decker told Chávez. “We have had challenges with the rain. We’re working very closely with DEQ. We have a person on the property daily monitoring all the streams." For the full report, see here. (Photo below of TIEC in September: Scoopydga)

 - Reports: Tryon fined nearly $65,000 for water quality problems related to WEG construction


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