COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection
Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Repetz, DEP
DEP Fines Maryland Demolition Company for Illegal Waste Disposal
Owner must stop illegal activity and clean up disposal site
HARRISBURG, PA -- The Department of Environmental Protection ordered a Maryland business owner to stop the unpermitted disposal of residential and commercial construction and demolition waste at a site in Bedford County, and issued a $13,500 civil penalty for past violations.
Stanley N. Boinovych, of Cumberland, Maryland, is the owner and manager of Dilapidated Demolition. On multiple occasions between February 2012 and June 2014, DEP inspectors observed construction and demolition waste at a Boinovych-owned 85-acre commercial property in Colerain Township. DEP had not authorized or permitted the transportation of, or disposal of solid waste at the site.
“The Solid Waste Management Act regulates the disposal of such waste to protect the environment and the health and safety of local residents,” said DEP South-central Regional Director Lynn Langer. “For more than three years, Mr. Boinovych has taken disposal matters into his own hands and repeatedly ignored the department’s requests to clean up the site and have him obtain the necessary permits. Such blatant disregard for the regulations of the Commonwealth cannot be tolerated.”
DEP issued a Notice of Violation to Boinovych in July 2014. He cancelled a scheduled meeting with DEP officials in February, and has ignored all further communications from the department. DEP’s action orders Boinovych to cease the transportation and processing of the waste material at the site, and gives him 60 days to ensure that the site has been brought into compliance with department regulations.