Oct 3, 2012 8:10 AM by AP/CS
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette businessman behind several local low-income housing developments has been fined $60,000 by the federal Environmental Protection Agency for violations during construction of a private development in Lafayette.
According to EPA documents, The Lauren Group, owned by Greg Gachassin, began construction on a 20-acre residential subdivision in January 2008.
In January 2011, the EPA issued a formal complaint charging The Lauren Group with violating the Clean Water Act. The EPA first proposed a $100,000 fine that was negotiated down to $60,000, which Gachassin paid in March.