A Griffith resident has pleaded guilty to violating EPA requirements at the
Hammond Sanitary District’s publicly-owned wastewater treatment facility,
the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.
Ronald Holmes, 47, pleaded guilty last week to a felony charge of violating
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pretreatment program requirements
when “he caused the discharge of pollutants” into the Hammond Sanitary
District’s facility “when he had not been issued a permit to do so.”
Pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of introducing, causing to be
introduced, hauling, and trucking pollutants to a publicly owned treatment
works was NH Environmental Group, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Sentencing has been scheduled for March 14.
The case was investigated by EPA.