Compliance with environmental laws protects air, land, and water in communities across...

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

Seattle – May 28, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, completed over 40 environmental compliance and enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington from January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015.

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, 2015 through March 31, 2015, EPA Region 10 completed the following environmental enforcement actions:

State City Name Violation Penalty Date
AK NAKNEK SILVER BAY SEAFOODS LLC Violated Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“APDES”) General Permit for storm water discharges from construction activities. (CWA) $4,000 01/27/2015
AK NINILCHIK AURORA COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC Violated wetlands protections rules. (CWA) Administrative Compliance Order 02/13/2015
AK SEWARD JAMES A CONANT Violated wetlands protections rules. (CWA) $7,000 01/27/2015
CA MERCED ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE RESOURCES, LLC Violated pesticide rules. (FIFRA) Stop Sale Order 02/02/2015
ID EAGLE M3 DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS LLC AND IDAHO SAND & GRAVEL – FOXTAIL (FORMERLY “REYNARD”) SUBDIVISION Violation of CWA requirement for best management practices to prevent erosion and sediment discharge. (CWA) $4,050 02/03/2015
ID EDEN OMEGA POINT PRODUCTIONS LLC – SNAKE RIVER CANYON RIM JUMP SITE Violation of CWA requirement for best management practices to prevent erosion and sediment discharge. (CWA) $7,500 02/18/2015
ID HAGERMAN CITY OF HAGERMAN, IDAHO Violation of NPDES permit limits. (CWA) $4,000 01/27/2015
ID HEYBURN CITY OF HEYBURN, WWTP Violation of NPDES permit limits. (CWA) $13,000 03/27/2015
ID HEYBURN CITY OF HEYBURN, WWTP Violation of NPDES permit limits. (CWA) Administrative Compliance Order 02/23/2015
ID OROFINO SUNSET MART #3 Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST) $210 01/07/2015
ID SMELTERVILLE SOUTH FORK COEUR D’ALENE SEWER DISTRICT, PAGE WWTP Violation of NPDES permit limits. (CWA) $20,000 02/05/2015
ID SMELTERVILLE SOUTH FORK COEUR D’ALENE SEWER DISTRICT, PAGE WWTP Violation of NPDES permit limits. (CWA) Administrative Compliance Order 01/14/2015
ID SODA SPRINGS P4 PRODUCTION, LLC Violated chemical reporting rules. (EPCRA) $600,000 03/26/2015
OR GRESHAM MARC NELSON OIL PRODUCTS INC. Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST) $420 02/05/2015
OR PENDLETON PGG MCKENNON STATION Violated risk management program requirements. (RMP) $3,150 02/18/2015
OR PORTLAND GRAVITY CONSULTING LLC (TIETON VESSEL SPILL) Violated spill prevention and control rules. (CWA) $500 03/04/2015
OR PORTLAND VISION INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST) $70 02/04/2015
WA AUBURN, TACOMA SUPERVALU HOLDINGS INC (MAIN DISTRIBUTION CENTER, INTERNATIONAL WAREHOUSE, AND FROZEN FOODS) Violated Washington State Industrial Stormwater General Permit. (CWA) 

 

$120,000 01/28/2015
WA BRINNON BRINNON GENERAL STORE Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST) $1,260 01/07/2015
WA HOQUIAM OCEAN MARKET & GAS Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST) $210 01/07/2015
WA KELSO FOSTER POULTRY FARMS Violated chemical reporting rules. (EPCRA) $112,500 02/18/2015
WA LIND CONNELL OIL (PACIFIC PRIDE) Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST) $630 01/07/2015
WA LYNDEN R BAJEMA FARM, INC. Unpermitted discharge. (CWA) $7,500 03/23/2015
WA MATTAWA WIND FLOW FERTILIZER Violated chemical reporting rules. (EPCRA) $62,985 01/15/2015
WA MUKILTEO PRODUCTION PLATING Violated hazardous waste management rules. (RCRA) $4,000 02/25/2015
WA PASCO CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES 156 Violated risk management program requirements. (RMP) $3,600 01/27/2015
WA PASCO WONDRACK DISTRIBUTING, INC. Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST) $420 03/30/2015
WA RICHLAND DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY – HANFORD (Federal Facility) Violated hazardous waste management rules. (RCRA) $44,722 01/27/2015
WA SEATTLE YOUNG CORPORATION/MELTEC DIVISION Violated Toxic Release Inventory reporting rules. (EPCRA) $44,700 03/19/2015
WA SEATTLE ALASKA COPPER WORKS Violated hazardous waste management rules. (RCRA) $3,000 03/27/2015
WA SEATTLE SEATAC CHEVRON Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST) $70 01/07/2015
WA SHELTON DAYTON STORE Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST) $210 01/07/2015
WA SUMNER JB HUNT TRANSPORT INC. Violated Washington State Industrial Stormwater General Permit. (CWA) $41,000 01/15/2015
WA SUMNER SNIDER PETROLEUM – PACIFIC PRIDE Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST) $420 01/28/2015
WA TACOMA BLAIR WATERWAY TBT SITE REMOVAL ACTION Emergency removal action at Blair Waterway. (CERCLA) Administrative Compliance Order 02/06/2015
WA TACOMA PEXCO, LLC Violated Toxic Release Inventory reporting rules. (EPCRA) $50,600 03/27/2015
WA WAPATO WAUPACA MATERIALS Violated Federal Air Rules for Indian Reservations. (CAA) $304 02/12/2015
WA WENATCHEE COLUMBIA FRUIT PACKERS, INC. Violated risk management program requirements. (RMP) $2,000 01/15/2015
WA YAKIMA APPLE KING, LLC Violated chemical reporting rules. (EPCRA) $65,383 01/28/2015
WA YAKIMA XPRESS MART Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST) $70 03/09/2015
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IN INDIANAPOLIS DOW AGROSCIENCES, LLC Violated pesticide rules. (FIFRA) Stop Sale Order 02/27/2015


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

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

Contact Information: Hanady Kader, EPA Public Affairs, 206-553-0454,

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