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Proposed Penalty Against Rim Fire Ranch, LLC for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

Public Notice Summary

Action: Penalty assessment under the Clean Water Act

Date of Notice: July 23, 2014

Comment Period Ends: August 22, 2014

Case Name: Rim Fire Ranch, LLC

Complaint Docket Number: CWA-10-2014-0139

How to Submit Comments: In accordance with 40 C.F.R. 22.45, anyone wishing to comment on or participate in this proceeding must notify the Regional Hearing Clerk within 30 days of this notice. Please provide your name, complete mailing address, and any comments you have on this action.

Description: Pursuant to Section 309(g)(4) of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 (“EPA”) is providing public notice of the proposed penalty described below. In order to provide opportunity for public comment, the EPA will not take final action in this proceeding prior to 40 days after publication of this notice.

EPA proposes to commence an administrative penalty action against Rim Fire Ranch, LLC (“Respondent”) for alleged violations of the CWA related to operations of waste systems at Sage Dairy LLC (“Facility”). The Respondent discharged pollutants in violaiton of CWA in July 2013. EPA proposes to assess a penalty of $17,400.

This is a Class II administrative penalty proceeding, governed by Section 309(g)(2)(B) of the CWA and the procedural rules found at 40 C.F.R. Part 22. The requirements that apply to public comment and participation are set forth in 40 C.F.R. 22.45.

Comments Accepted: Persons wishing to comment on our proposed action or to become participants in this action may do so by submitting their address and telephone number, along with written comments, to the Regional Hearing Clerk at the address below by July 17, 2014.

Regional Hearing Clerk:
Candace Smith, Regional Hearing Clerk
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 10 (ORC-158)
1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101-3140
(206) 553-6524
Complainant:
Edward J. Kowalski, Director
Office of Compliance and Enforcement
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 10 (OCE-184)
1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98101-3140
Respondent:
Rim Fire Ranch, LLC.
5888 Sandy Avenue
Emmett, Idaho 83617
Location of Facility: Rim Fire Ranch,LLC & Sage Dairy, LLC

Applicable Permit No.: NA

Business/activity of Respondent: CAFO

For additional information on this action or to obtain a copy of the consent agreement and final order, please contact Steven Potokar at (206) 553-6354.


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