In an $8.74 million settlement, Lafarge North America Inc. (Reston, Va.) and four of its U.S. subsidiaries have agreed to resolve alleged stormwater violations. The company is one of the largest North American suppliers of construction materials, including stone, gravel, sand asphalt, and ready-mix concrete. The company will pay a $740,000 fine and complete $8 million in projects at 21 facilities in five states. Projects include conservation easements of 57 ha in Maryland and 11 ha in Colorado. Lafarge also will implement a nationwide evaluation and compliance program at 189 of its similar U.S. facilities to ensure they meet Clean Water Act requirements.