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Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary, Collin O’Mara has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty Assessment and Secretary’s Order to Bruce Blessing, owner of Blessing’s Greenhouses and Isdell Sanitation and Pumping Service, both located in Milford, for violating permit conditions relating to Blessing’s Greenhouses’ National Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit coverage for industrial stormwater. The order totaled a cash penalty of $8,671, which includes cost recovery reimbursement to DNREC for expenses associated with the department’s investigation.
 
Blessing’s Greenhouses is a composting operation that collects animal manure, food processing waste, poultry offal, poultry mortalities, hatchery waste, feathers, and sewage sludge and composts the materials into a Class-A compost product. Isdell Sanitation and Pumping Service is a liquid and solid non-hazardous waste management operation that is permitted to land-apply approved wastes.  
 
On March 25, 2010, the Surface Water Discharges Section received information indicating that a discharge of polluted stormwater from Blessing’s Greenhouses had occurred on November 2, 2009, which also involved Isdell Sanitation and Pumping Services. After further investigation, the alleged discharge was confirmed, constituting a violation of several sections within the Industrial Stormwater Regulations (7 Del. C., §6003) and the Regulations Governing the Control of Water Pollution (7 Del Admin. C. §7201 et seq.).   
 
Blessings Greenhouses and Isdell Sanitation and Pumping Services has 30 days to pay the penalty or to request a public hearing.

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