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Compliance with environmental laws protects air, land, and water across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Release Date: 05/09/2014
Contact Information: Hanady Kader, EPA Public Affairs, 206-553-0454, kader.hanady@epa.gov

(Seattle – May 8, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, completed nearly 100 environmental compliance and enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington from July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

Violations of environmental laws can put public health and the environment at risk. EPA enforces federal environmental laws to protect communities and to keep our region’s air, land, and water clean and healthy. These compliance and enforcement efforts also level the playing field by deterring violators who might otherwise have an unfair business advantage over environmentally compliant facilities and businesses.

From July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, EPA Region 10 completed the following environmental enforcement actions:

StateCityNameViolationPenaltyDate
AKAnchorageShellViolated air permits for Arctic oil, gas exploration and drilling (CAA)$1.1 millionSept. 2013
AKWrangellWrangell OilViolated wastewater permit (CWA)$45,500Dec. 2013
AKN/AThe Fishing Company of Alaska Inc—F/V Alaska Warrior Violated wastewater permit (CWA)$44,473Dec. 2013
AKN/AGolden Fleece Inc.—F/V Golden FleeceViolated wastewater permit (CWA)$136,072Sept. 2013
AKN/ABlue North Fisheries Inc.—F/V Blue Ballard and F/V Blue PacificViolated wastewater permit (CWA)$94,500Sept. 2013
AKBig LakeBurkeshore MarinaViolated spill prevention and control rules (CWA)$2,100July 2013
AKElmendorf AFBJoint Base Elmendorf-RichardsonViolated hazardous waste management rules (RCRA)$21,245Sept. 2013
AKCantwellTsesyu Services Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$840Nov. 2013
AKDelta JunctionBuffalo Service CenterViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$210Oct. 2013
AKFairbanksTesoro #111Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$210July 2013
AKGlennallenGlennallen FuelViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$1,050Aug. 2013
AKHealyMcKinley RV Miners MarketViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$210Sept. 2013
AKPalmerThe Green StoreViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$410Sept. 2013
AKSites across AlaskaAlaska Department of Transportation and Public FacilitiesViolated safe drinking water rules (SDWA)$332,000Sept. 2013
AKJuneauAlaska Commercial ContractorsFailed to disclose lead-based paint hazards (TSCA)$32,130Sept. 2013
AKJuneauVan Pool PaintingFailed to disclose lead-based paint hazards (TSCA)$10,000Sept. 2013
IDNampaSorrento LactalisViolated hazardous chemical risk management rules (CAA)$91,352July 2013
IDWinchesterBBA Winchester, LLCViolated asbestos rules (CAA)$21,000Sept. 2013
IDJeromeDavisco Foods International, Jerome CheeseViolated wastewater permit (CWA)$304,000July 2013
IDTwin FallsMcCollum EnterprisesViolated wastewater permit (CWA)$25,000Nov. 2013
IDGeneseeCity of GeneseeViolated wastewater permit (CWA)$17,700Dec. 2013
IDRocklandCity of RocklandViolated wastewater permit (CWA)(Compliance Order by Consent)July 2013
IDRocklandCity of RocklandViolated wastewater permit (CWA)$9,100Sept. 2013
IDPaulAmalgamated Sugar companyUnauthorized discharge (CWA)$7,500July 2013
IDPaulAmalgamated Sugar companyUnauthorized discharge (CWA)(Compliance Order by Consent)July 2013
IDCaldwellJR Simplot CompanyUnauthorized discharge (CWA)(Compliance Order by Consent)Aug. 2013
IDSt MariesCity of St MariesViolated wastewater permit (CWA)$8,100Sept. 2013
IDCaldwellJR Simplot CompanyUnauthorized discharge (CWA)$10,000Sept. 2013
IDMarsingAmvac Chemical CorporationSold mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)(Stop Sale)July 2013
IDIsland Park StationHenry’s Lake StationViolated underground storage tank rules (UST)$840Nov. 2013
IDTwin FallsWestern States EquipmentViolated underground storage tank rules (UST)$630Sept. 2013
IDBurleyMacLaughlin Gas and GroceryViolated underground storage tank rules (UST)$420Sept. 2013
IDBurleyCity of Burley Water DepartmentViolated underground storage tank rules (UST)$630Sept. 2013
ORPortlandSiltronic CorporationViolated hazardous chemical risk management rules (CAA)$4,000Sept. 2013
ORDillardOregon Door CompanyEmitted toluene pollutant above limits in federal standards and state permits (CAA) and failed to report (EPCRA)$50,000Dec. 2013
ORGreshamCity Of GreshamViolated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit (CWA)(Compliance Order by Consent)Sept. 2013
ORFairviewCity of FairviewViolated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit (CWA)(Compliance Order by Consent)Sept. 2013
ORSalemCity of SalemViolated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit (CWA)(Compliance Order by Consent)Sept. 2013
ORPortlandDarigoldViolations of chemical reporting rules (EPCRA)$42,496Nov. 2013
ORJunction CitySure Crop Farm ServicesViolated pesticide rules (FIFRA)$1,360Sept. 2013
ORSalemGriffin BrothersSold mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)$36,160Sept. 2013
ORPortlandFive Star ChevronViolated underground storage tank rules (UST)$980Oct. 2013
ORPortlandVan’s 76 Food Mart and ServiceViolated underground storage tank rules (UST)$420Dec. 2013
ORAstoriaHighway ServiceViolated underground storage tank rules (UST)$630Dec. 2013
ORAstoriaLandwehr’sViolated underground storage tank rules (UST)$630Dec. 2013
ORWolf CreekWolf Creek TexacoViolated underground storage tank rules (UST)$210July 2013
ORGrants PassTesoro USA #62524Violated underground storage tank rules (UST)$420July 2013
WAKalamaChemtrade Performance ChemicalsViolated chemical risk management rules (CAA)$1,760July 2013
WASeattleRDI MarineViolated vessel engine rules (CAA)$39,000Nov. 2013
WATacomaPort of TacomaViolated wetlands protection rules (CWA)$500,000Nov. 2013
WASeattleKing CountyViolated sewer overflow rules (CWA)$200,000July 2013
WASeattleCity of SeattleViolated sewer overflow rules (CWA)$175,000July 2013
WASeattleAsh Grove CementDischarged stormwater without permit (CWA)$600,000Sept. 2013
WASeattleMacMillan-PiperViolated stormwater permit (CWA)$37,500Dec. 2013
WASeattleWaste Management of WashingtonDischarged process wastewater without permit (CWA)$33,570July 2013
WAEverettMary’s-A-Wreck Auto Parts and RecyclingUnauthorized stormwater discharge (CWA)$13,500Sept. 2013
WAEverettEverett RecyclingUnauthorized stormwater discharge (CWA)$14,500Sept. 2013
WAYakimaWondrack DistributingViolated spill prevention and control rules (CWA)$27,522Aug. 2013
WACle ElumStorey’s Service StationViolated spill prevention and control rules (CWA)$2,350Oct. 2013
WA LongviewPPG IndustriesViolated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)$28,344Dec. 2013
WAFederal WayEnchanted Village (Wild Waves)Violated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)$16,347Dec. 2013
WATacomaTarga Sound TerminalViolated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)$14,335Sept. 2013
WATacomaStar and Ice FuelViolated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)$50,806July 2013
WATacomaThermo FluidsViolated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)$155,400Sept. 2013
WAPuyallupTruGreenViolated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)$53,300Sept. 2013
WAWenatcheeWeinstein Beverage CompanyViolated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)$2,000Aug. 2013
WASeattleCascade DesignsViolated pesticide rules (FIFRA)$7,920Dec. 2013
WAFarmingtonSkyline ChemicalViolated pesticide rules (FIFRA)g$2,640Sept. 2013
WARichlandPermafix NorthwestViolated hazardous waste management rules (RCRA)$187,620July 2013
WA Deer ParkInland Feed and Farm SupplyViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$840Oct. 2013
WAKalamaSteelscapeViolated hazardous waste permit and management rules (RCRA)$3,750Sept. 2013
WASeattleTrident SeafoodsViolated hazardous waste management rules (RCRA)$5,250Sept. 2013
WAKelsoBorder Stop MarketViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$4,835Sept. 2013
WABainbridge IslandFletcher Bay MartViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$210Nov. 2013
WASilverdaleCentral Kitsap High SchoolViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$420Dec. 2013
WAEllensburgBroadway Flying J Truck StopViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$840Nov. 2013
WAVancouverFourth Plain GroceryViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$630Dec. 2013
WAWhite SwanMt. Adams School DistrictViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$420Oct. 2013
WASpokaneEvergreen Gas and GroceryViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$420Oct. 2013
WABrinnonPleasant Harbor MarinaViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$630Oct. 2013
WAChimacumChimacum ChevronViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$210Aug. 2013
WABremertonChico Way ShellViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$70Sept. 2013
WAKennewickKennewick Truck StopViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$420Sept. 2013
WATacomaCity of Tacoma LandfillViolated PCB rules (TSCA)$40,000Sept. 2013
WAKentBurlington Environmental, LLC

Violated PCB rules (TSCA)$2,400Sept. 2013
WASeattleBlaser Die Co. Violated PCB rules (TSCA)$11,000Sept. 2013

Multi-state enforcement actions:

IDInkomAsh Grove CementFailed to obtain appropriate construction permit. (Part of national case against multiple facilities.) (CAA)$49.974Aug. 2013
ORDurkeeAsh Grove CementFailed to obtain appropriate construction permit. (Part of national case against multiple facilities.) (CAA)$201,334Aug. 2013
WASeattleAsh Grove CementPart of national enforcement settlement. (CAA)$146,974Aug. 2013
R10133 Various Locations in AK, ID, OR and WASafewayFailed to repair ozone-depleting substances leaks as required. (Part of national case against 669 facilities.)(CAA)$121,093Nov. 2013
IL/WAAlsipNuFarm AmericasImported mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)(Stop Sale)July 2013
IN/WAHuntingtonPLBF GlobalViolated engine manufacturing rules (CAA)$12,000July 2013

More information about the environmental rules and regulations referenced in the above enforcement cases:

Learn more about EPA’s environmental compliance and enforcement activities: http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement