Oct 3, 2012 8:10 AM by AP/CS

Lafayette man filed $60K for water violations

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.


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