Horsham-based luxury homebuilder Toll Bros. has agreed to pay a $741,000 civil penalty as part of a proposed settlement to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites, including 40 in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
This settlement covers 370 sites in 23 states, including 55 in Pennsylvania and 43 in New Jersey, the EPA said. Toll was alleged to have failed to comply with conditions imposed by construction permits. This resulted in the discharge of pollutants in storm water from construction sites, the agency contended. The proposed settlement requires Toll to establish a compliance program involving site oversight and management.