P O Box 301463 (Zip 36130-1463)
1400 Coliseum Boulevard (Zip 36110-2400)
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463
(334) 271-7700


Account Code: 202

Limestone County

Pursuant to the provisions of the Alabama Environmental Management Act, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is proposing to issue a Consent Order to The Meadows Estate, LLC – Sonoma Valley Subdivision, located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Barksdale Road and Meadows Road, near the City of Athens, Limestone County, Alabama.

The violations consisted of: Noncompliant discharge/accumulation of sediment offsite; Effective BMPs had not been implemented and/or maintained; Water Quality Standard violation; Noncompliance with the requirements of ADEM NPDES construction stormwater rules.

The order, if issued, would require the operator to: correct all violations; implement and maintain effective BMPs; pay a civil penalty in the amount of $23,000.

Interested persons may submit written comments, including request for a hearing, within 30 days of the publication date of this notice, to:

Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Attention: Anthony Scott Hughes
Chief of Field Operations Division
PO Box 301463
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1463

The comment period shall end at the close of business 30 days from the publication date of this notice. A copy of the proposed order is available on the ADEM webpage at or may be obtained by written request to the above address. A nominal fee for copying may be charged.

This notice is hereby given this 20th day of March, 2024, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

Lance LeFleur,

Nondiscrimination Statement: The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.