BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Boise ski and snowboard park developer has agreed to pay the federal government $10,000 to settle a claim that it violated asbestos removal regulations.
The Idaho Statesman (https://bit.ly/1VmynAb ) reports that Gateway Parks LLC was accused of not giving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proper notice on plans to demolish asbestos-containing buildings.
The EPA requires developers to notify government inspectors before demolition to ensure that all asbestos has been removed.
Gateway Parks purchased the abandoned two-acre lot in 2014 and soon demolished several asbestos-contaminated buildings. The EPA then began investigating and ordered the developer in 2015 to clean up the asbestos-filled debris - which was estimated to cost the company more than $65,000, not including the settlement fine.
Gateway Parks owner Ryan Neptune said Tuesday it was cheaper to settle with the EPA than to continue arguing with the federal government.
Information from: Idaho Statesman, https://www.idahostatesman.com
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