A recent report from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection indicates the agency cited Rockland-based Ferraiolo Construction with several violations in 2008 related to drainage and to discharging petroleum products, each at a gravel pit in Liberty.

All of the issues — according to the report, which was released on Aug. 5 of this year — have since been resolved.

The report states that the violations date to a June 3, 2008 inspection, at which a breach in the side slope of a gravel pit was found that was allowing water to drain out of the pit. The company had not obtained a permit for an externally draining gravel pit, according to DEP, and so was in violation of Maine’s Performance Standards for Excavations.

The company was also cited for failing to store and handle petroleum products over an impervious surface, failing to post a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures plan at the site, and discharging oil to lands adjacent to or over ground and surface waters of the state, according to DEP.

The report goes on to say that the construction company subsequently removed and properly disposed of oil contaminated soils from the site, restored internal drainage, submitted an SPCC plan, and paid a $3,500 civil fine to resolve the violations.

Christina Stacey of the MDEP’s Bureau of Land & Water Quality said the conditions were believed to be the result of carelessness. The case was only recently closed because of what Stacey described as some crossed communications between MDEP and Ferraiolo that delayed the completion of the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures plan.

Ferraiolo Construction Vice President Frank Ferraiolo likened the discharge of petroleum to the drips coming from the nozzle of a gas pump after filling a vehicle’s gas tank. “Over time it becomes a stain,” he said.

MDEP Director of Procedures and Enforcement Peter Carney said the department cites between six and 10 mining cases per year. The infractions at the Ferraiolo facility were not among the most common type of mining violations, he said, but they were also “not unusual.”