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Table of Water Enforcement Branch Public Notices

(Posted below are enforcement actions that have been publically noticed)
Name and Location Nature of Violation Docket Permit Number Date of Public Notice Class Penalty
Chevron Mining,Inc. Ancho- Gachupin-Brackett Mine, York Canyon Complex in Colfax County, New Mexico Respondent is a industrial discharger operating a (describe facility such as “refinery” or “plastics manufacturing plant” that discharges to the receiving waters of Salyers Canyon, Ancho Canyon, Gachupin Canyon, Brackett Canyon, and tributaries to Vermejo River, thence to the Canadian River in Segment No. 20.6.4.309 of the Canadian River Basin, which is considered a “water of the United States” within the meaning of Section 502 of the Act, 33 U.S.C. 1362, and 40 C.F.R. 122.2. Respondent was found to have violated its Clean Water Act NPDES discharge permit by exceeding its effluent limits. Respondent is being ordered to comply with their permit and to meet with EPA in a Show Cause meeting. Penalty Amount: $130,000 CWA-06-2014-1832NM003018002/11/2015CWA Class II
CRM Energy Partners, Northwest Quarter Section 32, Township 23 North, Range 11 East Osage Co., OklahomaClean Water Act: Brine discharge: The Respondent's produced water disposal facility was inspected by the EPA on August 15, 2013, and during the inspection the EPA observed where the facility had discharged oil field brine/produced wastewater to Lost Creek. Penalty Amount: $8,770 CWA-06-2015-1723OKU00080103/02/2015CWA Class I
Evangeline Enterprises, LLC, 3411 Mills Street, Carencro, LA 70520 Evangeline Enterprises, L.L.C., doing business as Evangeline Training Center (“Respondent”), is a company incorporated under the laws of the State of Louisiana. Respondent is an owner/operator of a horse stabling facility located at 3620 N.E. Evangeline Thruway, in Carencro, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana (“facility”). The facility is a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (“CAFO”) and is assigned Facility Number LAU004016 by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). On June 26, 2013, EPA inspected this facility and determined that the facility was illegally discharging process waste water from horse wash racks through a system of bar ditches, drainage ways, and unnamed streams that ultimately discharge into the Vermilion River, a water of the U.S., as define by 40 C.F.R. 122.2. On July 29, 2013, EPA issued an Administrative Cease and Desist Order requiring the facility to (a) “immediately cease and desist all discharges of pollutants from the facility’s production area” into waters of the U.S., and (b) submit a report to EPA and LDEQ, documenting the actions taken to stop the discharge. On September 11, 2013, the facility submitted its plan of action to eliminate the discharge. The proposed activities to eliminate the discharge included (1) installation of tarpaulins at manure storage bins to prevent leaching of pollutants from these bins during rainfall events, and (2) providing a final report to EPA by December 31, 2013, describing the activities implemented, and any additional actions needed to further reduce the quantity of the process waste water discharged to waters of the U.S. However, as of August 12, 2014, the facility had not submitted any report to prove that the discharges from the facility had been eliminated. EPA informed the facility, during a conference call held on August 12, 2014, that the ongoing discharges from the facility are in violation of the Act and the CAFO regulations specified at 40 C.F.R. 412.13. Respondent is being ordered to (1) comply with the CAFO regulations by designing, constructing, and operating a waste water retention structure with adequate capacity to contain all process-generated wastewater plus runoff generated during a 25-year, 24-hour storm event, and (2) pay a penalty of $135,000 to address violations of unauthorized discharge of process wastewater to waters of the U.S. without permit authorization.CWA-06-2015-1717LAU00401602/10/2015CWA Class II
St. Martin Parish, 301 West Port Street, St. Martinville, LA 70582 Respondent is a municipality operating the St. Martin Parish Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) that discharges to Bayou Teche and the Vermillion River. Respondent was inspected by EPA and LDEQ on November 6, 2013. Respondent was found to have violated its NPDES MS4 permit by failing to develop and implement their program. Respondent is being issued a Class II Penalty Order with an administrative fine of $72,770.00. CWA-06-2014-1789LAR04102602/11/2015CWA Class II

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