EPA board to hold special meeting
Guam - Joseph Taitano has yet to pay a single penny in fines since his first notice of violation almost ten years ago for operating a massive illegal dump on his property in Yigo, but may finally face the charges in coming months. According to Guam Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson Tammy Jo Anderson Taft, the agency's board of directors is set to hold a special hearing tomorrow to vote on whether to rescind their actions from a December meeting because Taitano wasn't properly notified and failed to attend the last hearing.
Taft says the board is properly following the Administrative Adjudication Law in order to fine Taitano a proposed penalty, which includes orders to install two groundwater monitoring wells, sample the wells semi-annually, install chain link fencing around the perimeter of the quarry, and submit an adjusted penalty of $312,000.
The special hearing is set for Thursday at 4pm in the GEPA Conference Room in Tiyan.