Justice In America – Cross Marine Projects’ Story

Cross Marine Projects was founded in 1975 and has over 40 years of experience in the industry. They’re a highly competent marine construction company that offers professional marine consultation services.

They are the go-to provider of marine environmental projects and a trusted source of all marine related inspections including underwater inspection, dam inspection, water tank inspection, dredging, underwater recovery and marine disaster response to name just a few of their services

The Saratoga Spring Home Owners Association (“SSOA”) operates a boat ramp and harbor on the northwest corner of Utah Lake.

Utah Lake is a popular destination for recreational boating, fishing, and other water sports. The harbor had once been filled with so much sediment and debris that it was dangerous for boats to travel in and out of the harbor. The dikes that protected the boats in the harbors from waves were eroding away.

The Saratoga Spring Home Owners Association hired Jim Cross and Cross Marine Projects, Inc. to make repairs to the dikes and restore the harbor channel to a usable depth.

Before starting, Cross discussed with and sought approval for the project from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”).

The Regulatory Project Manager of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Mike Pectol, told Cross that “no permit was needed” for the project to comply with the Clean Water Act.

Work on the project subsequently began. Four (4) years after the project was completed and after several offers by Cross to avoid protracted litigation, the EPA and the Corps filed a suit against Cross and the Saratoga Spring Home Owners Association alleging a permit was needed for the maintenance project.

The alleged civil fine was over $70,000,000 and was accruing during the time the government agencies waited to file suit.

The Regulatory Project Manager of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Mike Pectol, rightfully determined a Permit was not required for this work

IN THE INSIDER EXCLUSIVE, “JUSTICE IN AMERICA” NETWORK TV SPECIAL our news team visits with Cross Marine Projects’ Attorney Steve Sumsion, in Provo, Utah to “Go Behind the Headlines” to see how Steve successfully represented Cross Marine Projects and settled this case to get them justice.

Steve will also explain some of the Specific Challenges, Case Hurdles, Unique Aspects, Legal Issue to Prove, and the Societal Changes that resulted from this case.

Please contact Steve Sumsion @ Sumsion Business Law https://www.businesslawutah.com/ (801) 375-2830