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Consent Agreement and Final Order: American Cooling Inc., Salinas, CA

CWA-09-2018-0015

Complaint, Consent Agreement, and Final Order in the matter of American Cooling Inc., SEMCO Cooling Facility, 20 Harris Place, Salinas, CA 93901.

Complainant: Elizabeth Berg, Acting Assistant Director, Enforcement Division, U.S. EPA, Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.
Respondent: American Cooling, Inc., SEMCO Cooling Facility, 20 Harris Place, Salinas, CA 93901
Description of Business or Activity Conducted by the Respondent: American Cooling, Inc. is engaged in refrigerated warehousing and storage activities at its “SEMCO Cooling” facility located at 20 Harris Street, Salinas, California.
Summary of Alleged Violations: Respondent discharged pollutants in storm water from a point source into waters of the United States without authorization under the State of California’s NPDES General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activities on at least twenty-nine (29) days between August 31, 2013 and June 15, 2018, and discharged process wastewater from a point source without NPDES permit authorization on at least three (3) occasions on November 18, 2016, June 21, 2017 and April 18, 2018.
Proposed Penalty: $28,900 

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