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

Release Date: 06/04/2014
Contact Information: Hanady Kader, EPA Public Affairs, 206-553-0454, kader.hanady@epa.gov

(Seattle – June XX, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, completed nearly 25 environmental compliance and enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington from January 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014.

Violations of environmental laws put public health and the environment at risk. EPA enforces federal environmental laws to protect communities and to keep the region’s air, land, and water 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 January 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014, EPA Region 10 completed the following environmental enforcement actions:

StateCityNameViolationPenaltyDate
AKAnchorageAnchorage School DistrictViolated PCB rules (TSCA)$1,200Jan. 2014
AKAnchorageMunicipal Light & PowerViolated PCB rules (TSCA)$1,200Jan. 2014
AKDenali National ParkDenali National Park and PreserveViolated safe drinking water rules (SDWA)$5,577Jan. 2014
AKFairbanks Acme Analytical LabViolated hazardous waste management rules (RCRA)$1,500Mar 2014
IDVirginiaVirginia Storage FacilityViolated hazardous chemical risk management rules (CAA) $4,080Jan 2014
IDKamiahWilliam RosenauViolated open burning permit rules (CAA) $5,700Mar 2014
IDSt. MariesEssential Oil Research Farm LLC d/b/a Young Living Lavender FarmsUnauthorized discharge (CWA)$30,000Jan 2014
IDTroyCity of Troy WWTPViolated wastewater permit and unauthorized discharge (CWA)(Compliance Order by Consent)Mar 2014
IDTroyCity of Troy WWTPViolated wastewater permit and unauthorized discharge (CWA)$14,500Mar 2014
ORAlbanyAbsorbent Technologies, Inc. (Queen Ave. Site)Clean up of imminent hazard from hazardous substances (CERCLA)(Unilateral Administrative Order)Feb 2014
ORAlbanyAbsorbent Technologies, Inc. (Ferry St. Site)Clean up of imminent hazard from hazardous substances (CERCLA)(Unilateral Administrative Order)Mar 2014
ORAlbany/ MillersburgOregon Metallurgical/ TDY IndustriesViolated hazardous waste management rules (RCRA)$825,000Mar 2014
WAHoquaimCity Blue, Inc. (dba Hoquiam Shell)Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)Fuel Delivery ProhibitedFeb 2014
WAMattawaPomca-Douglas Druit D.T. WarehouseViolated hazardous chemical risk management rules (CAA) $2,560Feb 2014
WASeattleSteeler, Inc.Violated stormwater permit (CWA)$40,000Feb 2014
WALyndenR Bajema Farm Inc.Unauthorized discharge (CWA)(Compliance Order by Consent)Mar 2014
WASumnerFleischmann’s VinegarViolated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)$15,600Feb 2014
WA Port TownsendSeabreeze ShellViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$1,050Feb 2014
WALongviewStore n DeliViolated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)$1,050Feb 2014
WALyndenLynden Service CenterViolated PCB rules (TSCA)$21,000Feb 2014

Multi-state
CAOrange CoveJ.R. SimplotViolated pesticide rules (FIFRA)$15,440Feb 2014
CAClovisSulfur Mills, Ltd.Imported mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)(Stop Sale)Mar 2014
IL/WAAlsipNuFarm AmericasImported mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)$36,800Mar 2014
INIndianapolisDow Agrosciences, LLCImported mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)(Stop Sale)Feb 2014
PAElkins ParkKachina Contractors Solutions, LLCViolated TSCA Renovation Repair & Painting (RRP) Rule$18,000Jan 2014

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