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Mayors "alarmed" by EPA's actions

by Lannie Walker

Guam - The Mayor's Council of Guam is surprised by the recent actions of the Guam EPA board to give Bali Steel until this Friday to come into compliance with the notice of violation issued by the regulatory agency. Bali Steel is the company contracted by the Mayor's Council for the Islandwide Abandoned Vehicle Cleanup Program.  

Sinajana vice-mayor and the Council's vice-president Robert Hoffman said, "That's something that is very alarming to us, that action taken on their end and for EPA to make that decision really wasn't the role of EPA as a regulatory agency that is something that should be called either by the AG or the GSA."

The Mayor's Council instead has written a letter to Guam EPA board chairperson George Lai asking directors to order administrator Lorilee Crisostomo to immediately issue a application to the General Services Agency so the purchase order may be issued; and to also order the administrator allow an interim arrangement to allow Bali Steel to subcontract the contract the work to other recycling companies.

If these requests are not met the Mayor's Council asks the board to remove Crisostomo. The Council maintains they've been waiting for over a year to start the Abandoned Vehicles Program.

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