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

Release Date: 07/31/2013
Contact Information: Suzanne Skadowski, EPA Region 10 Public Affairs, 206-295-4829, skadowski.suzanne@epa.gov

(Seattle – July 31, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, completed over 20 environmental compliance and enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in April through June 2013.

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

In April through June of 2013, EPA Region 10 completed the following environmental enforcement actions:

State CityNameViolation
Penalty
Date
AKKodiakInternational Seafoods AlaskaViolated hazardous chemical risk management rules (RMP)
$3,000
6/5
AKBethelBethel Utilities CorporationViolated spill prevention and control rules (CWA) (SPCC)
$1,500
4/25
IDCuldesacLarry Boyer Land & CattleViolated pesticide rules (FIFRA)
$560
4/16
IDGrangevilleEd StuivengaViolated open burning rules (CAA) (FARR)
$5,536
5/1
IDKamiahEmpire Lumber Co.Violated air pollution limits (CAA) (FARR)
$70,000
6/19
IDFranklinCity of Franklin Violated wastewater permit (CWA) (NPDES)
$10,500
4/22
IDCaldwellW/T Land & Cattle, Inc. Discharged wastewater without permit (CWA) (NPDES)
$42,000
6/17
IDMoscowHill Rental Properties, LLC Failed to disclose lead-based paint hazards (LDR)
$1,880
6/20
ORSt. PaulAnimal House Pet StoreSold and distributed mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)
(Stop Sale Order)
4/24
ORCorvallisElite Property Management Failed to disclose lead-based paint hazards (LDR)
$12,530
6/6
ORKeizerAdvanced Management, Inc.Failed to disclose lead-based paint hazards (LDR)
$1,000
4/13
ORWarm SpringsWarm Springs Reservation Violated wastewater permit (CWA) (NPDES)
(None)
5/16
ORTigardAg Specialties, LLCImported mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)
(Stop Sale Order)
4/26
ORTroutdaleTravel Centers of AmericaViolated underground storage tank rules (UST)
$420
5/22
WASeattleTacoma Ag Holdings, LLCImported mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)
$4,800
4/11
WASeattleNuFarm Americas, Inc. Imported mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)
(Stop Sale Order)
5/7 & 6/11
WAHanfordDepartment of Energy Violated hazardous waste permit and management rules (RCRA)
$136,000
6/26
WABremertonPuget Sound Naval ShipyardViolated wastewater permit (CWA) (NPDES)
(None)
4/4
WASeattleGary Merlino Construction Violated industrial stormwater permit (CWA) (NPDES)
$36,000
5/13
WAWhite SwanCougar Den Inc. Violated underground injection well rules (SDWA)
$11,991
5/8
WAWapatoDa Stor at Lillie’s Corner Violated underground injection well rules (SDWA)
$13,140
4/30

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