Guam - A stop work order was issued to by the Guam Environmental Protection Agency to private contractor Hubtech International Corp. The company is handling the construction project along the Agat/Umatac Road. GEPA spokesperson Gerry Cruz says the stop work order was issued after field citations were issued for not providing erosion control and water quality standards.

He says they are in talks with the contractor to put mitigation procedures in place, telling KUAM News, "The project with these rains water is going everywhere and you have to put sandbags in place, you have to make sure that you don't divert water where its not suppose to be diverted, if your not allowed to be digging where you're not suppose to be digging because when you upset the earth and the terrain, you're changing the topography."

Cruz adds that the contractor has until the end of next week to correct the problems cited or they may have to pay fines.