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Compliance with Environmental Laws Protects Air, Land, and Water Across Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

(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:

State

City

Name

Violation

Penalty

Date

AK

Anchorage

Shell

Violated air permits for Arctic oil, gas exploration and drilling (CAA)

$1.1 million

Sept. 2013

AK

Wrangell

Wrangell Oil

Violated wastewater permit (CWA)

$45,500

Dec. 2013

AK

N/A

The Fishing Company of Alaska Inc—F/V Alaska Warrior

Violated wastewater permit (CWA)

$44,473

Dec. 2013

AK

N/A

Golden Fleece Inc.—F/V Golden Fleece

Violated wastewater permit (CWA)

$136,072

Sept. 2013

AK

N/A

Blue North Fisheries Inc.—F/V Blue Ballard and F/V Blue Pacific

Violated wastewater permit (CWA)

$94,500

Sept. 2013

AK

Big Lake

Burkeshore Marina

Violated spill prevention and control rules (CWA)

$2,100

July 2013

AK

Elmendorf AFB

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

Violated hazardous waste management rules (RCRA)

$21,245

Sept. 2013

AK

Cantwell

Tsesyu Services

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$840

Nov. 2013

AK

Delta Junction

Buffalo Service Center

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$210

Oct. 2013

AK

Fairbanks

Tesoro #111

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$210

July 2013

AK

Glennallen

Glennallen Fuel

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$1,050

Aug. 2013

AK

Healy

McKinley RV Miners Market

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$210

Sept. 2013

AK

Palmer

The Green Store

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$410

Sept. 2013

AK

Sites across Alaska

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Violated safe drinking water rules (SDWA)

$332,000

Sept. 2013

AK

Juneau

Alaska Commercial Contractors

Failed to disclose lead-based paint hazards (TSCA)

$32,130

Sept. 2013

AK

Juneau

Van Pool Painting

Failed to disclose lead-based paint hazards (TSCA)

$10,000

Sept. 2013

ID

Nampa

Sorrento Lactalis

Violated hazardous chemical risk management rules (CAA)

$91,352

July 2013

ID

Winchester

BBA Winchester, LLC

Violated asbestos rules (CAA)

$21,000

Sept. 2013

ID

Jerome

Davisco Foods International, Jerome Cheese

Violated wastewater permit (CWA)

$304,000

July 2013

ID

Twin Falls

McCollum Enterprises

Violated wastewater permit (CWA)

$25,000

Nov. 2013

ID

Genesee

City of Genesee

Violated wastewater permit (CWA)

$17,700

Dec. 2013

ID

Rockland

City of Rockland

Violated wastewater permit (CWA)

(Compliance Order by Consent)

July 2013

ID

Rockland

City of Rockland

Violated wastewater permit (CWA)

$9,100

Sept. 2013

ID

Paul

Amalgamated Sugar company

Unauthorized discharge  (CWA)

$7,500

July 2013

ID

Paul

Amalgamated Sugar company

Unauthorized discharge  (CWA)

(Compliance Order by Consent)

July 2013

ID

Caldwell

JR Simplot Company

Unauthorized discharge (CWA)

(Compliance Order by Consent)

Aug. 2013

ID

St Maries

City of St Maries

Violated wastewater permit (CWA)

$8,100

Sept. 2013

ID

Caldwell

JR Simplot Company

Unauthorized discharge (CWA)

$10,000

Sept. 2013

ID

Marsing

Amvac Chemical Corporation

Sold mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)

(Stop Sale)

July 2013

ID

Island Park Station

Henry’s Lake Station

Violated underground storage tank rules (UST)

$840

Nov. 2013

ID

Twin Falls

Western States Equipment

Violated underground storage tank rules (UST)

$630

Sept. 2013

ID

Burley

MacLaughlin Gas and Grocery

Violated underground storage tank rules (UST)

$420

Sept. 2013

ID

Burley

City of Burley Water Department

Violated underground storage tank rules (UST)

$630

Sept. 2013

OR

Portland

Siltronic Corporation

Violated hazardous chemical risk management rules (CAA)

$4,000

Sept. 2013

OR

Dillard

Oregon Door Company

Emitted toluene pollutant above limits in federal standards and state permits (CAA) and failed to report (EPCRA)

$50,000

Dec. 2013

OR

Gresham

City Of Gresham

Violated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit (CWA)

(Compliance Order by Consent)

Sept. 2013

OR

Fairview

City of Fairview

Violated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit (CWA)

(Compliance Order by Consent)

Sept. 2013

OR

Salem

City of Salem

Violated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit (CWA)

(Compliance Order by Consent)

Sept. 2013

OR

Portland

Darigold

Violations of chemical reporting rules (EPCRA)

$42,496

Nov. 2013

OR

Junction City

Sure Crop Farm Services

Violated pesticide rules (FIFRA)

$1,360

Sept. 2013

OR

Salem

Griffin Brothers

Sold mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)

$36,160

Sept. 2013

OR

Portland

Five Star Chevron

Violated underground storage tank rules (UST)

$980

Oct. 2013

OR

Portland

Van’s 76 Food Mart and Service

Violated underground storage tank rules (UST)

$420

Dec. 2013

OR

Astoria

Highway Service

Violated underground storage tank rules (UST)

$630

Dec. 2013

OR

Astoria

Landwehr’s

Violated underground storage tank rules (UST)

$630

Dec. 2013

OR

Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek Texaco

Violated underground storage tank rules (UST)

$210

July 2013

OR

Grants Pass

Tesoro USA #62524

Violated underground storage tank rules (UST)

$420

July 2013

WA

Kalama

Chemtrade Performance Chemicals

Violated chemical risk management rules (CAA)

$1,760

July 2013

WA

Seattle

RDI Marine

Violated vessel engine rules (CAA)

$39,000

Nov. 2013

WA

Tacoma

Port of Tacoma

Violated wetlands protection rules (CWA)

$500,000

Nov. 2013

WA

Seattle

King County

Violated sewer overflow rules (CWA)

$200,000

July 2013

WA

Seattle

City of Seattle

Violated sewer overflow rules (CWA)

$175,000

July 2013

WA

Seattle

Ash Grove Cement

Discharged stormwater without permit (CWA)

$600,000

Sept. 2013

WA

Seattle

MacMillan-Piper

Violated stormwater permit (CWA)

$37,500

Dec. 2013

WA

Seattle

Waste Management of Washington

Discharged process wastewater without permit (CWA)

$33,570

July 2013

WA

Everett

Mary’s-A-Wreck Auto Parts and Recycling

Unauthorized stormwater discharge (CWA)

$13,500

Sept. 2013

WA

Everett

Everett Recycling

Unauthorized stormwater discharge (CWA)

$14,500

Sept. 2013

WA

Yakima

Wondrack Distributing

Violated spill prevention and control rules (CWA)

$27,522

Aug. 2013

WA

Cle Elum

Storey’s Service Station

Violated spill prevention and control rules (CWA)

$2,350

Oct. 2013

WA

 Longview

PPG Industries

Violated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)

$28,344

Dec. 2013

WA

Federal Way

Enchanted Village (Wild Waves)

Violated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)

$16,347

Dec. 2013

WA

Tacoma

Targa Sound Terminal

Violated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)

$14,335

Sept. 2013

WA

Tacoma

Star and Ice Fuel

Violated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)

$50,806

July 2013

WA

Tacoma

Thermo Fluids

Violated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)

$155,400

Sept. 2013

WA

Puyallup

TruGreen

Violated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)

$53,300

Sept. 2013

WA

Wenatchee

Weinstein Beverage Company

Violated hazardous substance reporting rules (EPCRA)

$2,000

Aug. 2013

WA

Seattle

Cascade Designs

Violated pesticide rules (FIFRA)

$7,920

Dec. 2013

WA

Farmington

Skyline Chemical

Violated pesticide rules (FIFRA)g

$2,640

Sept. 2013

WA

Richland

Permafix Northwest

Violated hazardous waste management rules (RCRA)

$187,620

July 2013

WA

 Deer Park

Inland Feed and Farm Supply

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$840

Oct. 2013

WA

Kalama

Steelscape

Violated hazardous waste permit and management rules (RCRA)

$3,750

Sept. 2013

WA

Seattle

Trident Seafoods

Violated hazardous waste management rules (RCRA)

$5,250

Sept. 2013

WA

Kelso

Border Stop Market

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$4,835

Sept. 2013

WA

Bainbridge Island

Fletcher Bay Mart

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$210

Nov. 2013

WA

Silverdale

Central Kitsap High School

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$420

Dec. 2013

WA

Ellensburg

Broadway Flying J Truck Stop

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$840

Nov. 2013

WA

Vancouver

Fourth Plain Grocery

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$630

Dec. 2013

WA

White Swan

Mt. Adams School District

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$420

Oct. 2013

WA

Spokane

Evergreen Gas and Grocery

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$420

Oct. 2013

WA

Brinnon

Pleasant Harbor Marina

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$630

Oct. 2013

WA

Chimacum

Chimacum Chevron

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$210

Aug. 2013

WA

Bremerton

Chico Way Shell

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$70

Sept. 2013

WA

Kennewick

Kennewick Truck Stop

Violated underground storage tank rules (RCRA)

$420

Sept. 2013

WA

Tacoma

City of Tacoma Landfill

Violated PCB rules (TSCA)

$40,000

Sept. 2013

WA

Kent

Burlington Environmental, LLC

 

Violated PCB rules (TSCA)

$2,400

Sept. 2013

WA

Seattle

Blaser Die Co.

Violated PCB rules (TSCA)

$11,000

Sept. 2013

 

Multi-state enforcement actions:

ID

Inkom

Ash Grove Cement

Failed to obtain appropriate construction permit. (Part of national case against multiple facilities.) (CAA)

$49.974

Aug. 2013

OR

Durkee

Ash Grove Cement

Failed to obtain appropriate construction permit. (Part of national case against multiple facilities.) (CAA)

$201,334

Aug. 2013

WA

Seattle

Ash Grove Cement

Part of national enforcement settlement. (CAA)

$146,974

Aug. 2013

R10

133 Various Locations in AK, ID, OR and WA

Safeway

Failed to repair ozone-depleting substances leaks as required. (Part of national case against 669 facilities.)(CAA)

$121,093

Nov. 2013

IL/WA

Alsip

NuFarm Americas

Imported mislabeled pesticides (FIFRA)

(Stop Sale)

July 2013

IN/WA

Huntington

PLBF Global

Violated engine manufacturing rules (CAA)

$12,000

July 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

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