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Complaint ID 96195 — Public Copy

Report generated on October 4, 2023, 8:21 AM.

Status: Approved/Closed

Date Received March 25, 2021, 8:00 AM
Assigned Office East Central District/Augusta
Date Complaint Closed April 5, 2021, 11:09 AM
Review Comments [Not entered]


Unknown substance being trucked in and applied to fields in Warren County. Tanker Trucks are constantly going to property. Odor is very bad. Complainant is worried about water quality.

Primary Concern Comprehensive Solid Waste
Secondary Concern Water Quality Control
Location of Complaint Little Ogeechee Farms
City of Complaint Warrenton
County of Complaint Warren


Facility ID Number [Not entered]
Source Name Little Ogeechee Farms, LLC
Source Contact Justin Echols
Source Address [Not entered]


March 29, 2021 — Initial Investigation

Sit visit conducted by Glenn Treadwell. Glenn was told, by site workers, some of the product was coming from Publix and Purina. It was confirmed by Dept. of Ag. that Publix does not have an approved soil amendment.

March 30, 2021 — Follow-Up Investigation

Phone call with Mr. Echols. Mr. Echols was told that the investigation is ongoing and the Division is trying to gather information at this time. It was also stated that Glenn was told, during his site visit, by farm worker that some of the material was brought from Publix and Purina facilities. Mr. Echols was upset about the allegations but very cooperative. He said he would have to consult with GWAR to find out exactly where the product was coming from but he was only supposed to be getting approved soil amendments. Soil amendments he was receiving from GWAR were supposed to be approved by the Dept. of Ag. and were being applied using proper ag. rates. Mr. Echols said he would contact GWAR and provide written details about where the material is coming from. Mr. Echols also asked about GORA and if he could have all information about the complainant.

March 31, 2021 — Notice Of Violation

See attachment for NOV

March 31, 2021 — Follow-Up Investigation Report

Response received from Mr. Echols. See attached.

April 1, 2021 — Follow-Up Investigation

Phone call made to Mr. Echols to discuss NOV response and to request additional information. Mr. Echols contacted Mr. Kacy Cronan to provide the information and documentation, specifically about the Publix material. It was explained, by the Division, during the phone call that Dept. of Ag. said there was no approval for the material at the time of the complaint. Mr. Cronan said he was working directly with Commissioner Black, Dept. of Ag., and the material should have been approved. He and Mr. Echols agreed to provide documentation. Email chain provided by Mr. Echols. that contained soil amendment approval. Due to this information, no additional action is required. Any further complaints will be forwarded to the Dept. of Ag.

April 5, 2021 — Follow-Up Investigation Report

See attached letter acknowledging no additional action being required.


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Response to NOV 3-31-21.pdf
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