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News Releases from Region 10

Compliance with Environmental Laws Helps Protect Air, Water and Land in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

01/17/2017
Contact Information: 
Suzanne Skadowski (skadowski.suzanne@epa.gov)
206-553-2160

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, completed 67 environmental compliance and enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington during July through September of 2016.

Violations of environmental laws put public health and the environment at risk. EPA enforces federal environmental laws to protect communities and to keep our 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.

EPA Region 10 completed the following environmental enforcement actions from July 1 through September 30, 2016:

State

City

Name

Description

Penalty/ Enforcement Action

Date

AK

ANCHOR POINT

THURMOND'S FAR WEST AUTO

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$250

9/8/2016

AK

ANCHORAGE

DIMOND CENTER

Violated ozone protection rules. (CAA)

Compliance Order

8/9/2016

AK

ANCHORAGE

DIMOND CENTER

Violated ozone protection rules. (CAA)

$32,054

8/17/2016

AK

ANCHORAGE

ARYSTA LIFE SCIENCE

Violated pesticide rules. (FIFRA)

Compliance Order to Prevent Import

9/26/2016

AK

ANCHORAGE

ACE HANGARS

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$210

8/22/2016

AK

ANCHORAGE

CLINE'S TESORO

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$210

8/22/2016

AK

ANCHORAGE

GARRETT'S TESORO

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$630

9/8/2016

AK

CORDOVA, SEWARD

SHORESIDE PETROLEUM, INC.

Violated gasoline storage and loading rules. (CAA)

$89,036

9/30/2016

AK

ELMENDORF AFB

ANCHORAGE RTC (Federal Facility)

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$210

9/22/2016

AK

JUNEAU

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES - JUNEAU

Violated hazardous waste management rules. (RCRA)

$118,100

9/26/2016

AK

KENAI

TESORO REFINING & MARKETING COMPANY LLC, ET AL. (National Case)

Judicial settlement for violation of federal and state air rules. (CAA)

$425M

9/28/2016

AK

PALMER

HICHINBROOK AERO FUELS

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$80

8/22/2016

AK

PALMER

SERVICE OIL & GAS, INC., CARDLOCK FACILITY

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$250

9/13/2016

AK

TALKEETNA

SHELDON'S AIR SERVICE

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$250

9/8/2016

AK

WASILLA

VALLEY COUNTRY STORE 1

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$490

9/14/2016

AK

WILLOW

TOWNSITE FOOD MART

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$250

8/24/2016

AK

WRANGELL

GENTAUR MOLECULAR PRODUCTS - SAN JOSE, CALIF.

Violated pesticide rules. (FIFRA)

Compliance Order to prevent import

8/8/2016

ID

BOISE

BRIGHTON DEVELOPMENT INC. AND CARTWRIGHT RANCH LLC, NEVILLE RANCH #1 - CARTWRIGHT RANCH

Violated stormwater construction general permit rules and illegal discharge. (CWA)

$5,350

9/27/2016

ID

BONNERS FERRY

DYCK'S OIL & AUTO, INC.

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$210

7/1/2016

ID

COEUR D'ALENE

DLR PROPERTIES LLC

Violated lead-safe work practice rules. (RRP)

$9,800

7/8/2016

ID

ELK RIVER

CITY OF ELK RIVER, WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

Violated NPDES permit. (CWA)

$4,659

8/30/2016

ID

MCCALL

CRESCENT DRIVE EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Emergency response order for cleanup. (CWA 311)

Order on Consent for Removal Activities

7/14/2016

ID

NAMPA

SORRENTO LACTALIS INC.

Violated NPDES permit and illegal discharge. (CWA)

$85,896

9/8/2016

ID

NAPLES

ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH FARM LLC

Illegal discharge without an NPDES permit. (CWA)

$162,800

8/11/2016

ID

NAPLES

ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH FARM LLC

Violated wetlands protection rules. (CWA)

$16,000

8/11/2016

ID

OROFINO

OROFINO ASBESTOS COST RECOVERY

Judicial settlement for cost recovery. (CERCLA)

$523,000

8/2/2016

ID

PONDERAY

PACIFIC HIDE & FUR DEPOT, D/B/A PACIFIC STEEL & RECYCLING INC.

Violated Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit. (CWA)

$19,618

9/16/2016

ID

SAGLE

DREAMSTATE, INC.

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$1,700

8/31/2016

ID

SALMON

CITY OF SALMON, WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY

Violated NPDES permit. (CWA)

$6,813

7/13/2016

ID

SANDPOINT

SANDPOINT GAS & GO

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$420

7/14/2016

OR

ALBANY

EVERGREEN SOLUTIONS INC.

Violated pesticide rules. (FIFRA)

Stop Sale Order

7/6/2016

OR

CHEMULT

CHEMULT PACIFIC PRIDE

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$420

7/1/2016

OR

CHEMULT

R & D MARKET

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$630

7/6/2016

OR

HILLSBORO

JOSEPH O'MEARA, JOSEPH O'MEARA LIVING TRUST, KILLARNEY WEST GOLF COURSE INC.

Violated wetlands protection rules. (CWA)

Compliance Order on Consent

9/22/2016

OR

MEDFORD

NPK INDUSTRIES

Violated pesticide rules. (FIFRA)

Stop Sale Order

8/25/2016

OR

PORTLAND

ARNPRIOR AEROSPACE PORTLAND, INC.

Violated chemical reporting rules. (EPCRA)

$68,200

7/8/2016

OR

PORTLAND

SIMONDS INTERNATIONAL, LLC

Violated toxics inventory reporting rules. (TRI)

$56,630

9/26/2016

OR

PORTLAND

THRIFTY RENTAL CAR

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$420

7/6/2016

OR

PORTLAND

ARCO H-MART

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$210

7/21/2016

OR

PORTLAND

NORTH PORTLAND EXPRESS CARE

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$16,407

8/3/2016

OR

PORTLAND

HAMMER AND HAND, INC.

Violated lead-safe work practice rules. (RRP)

$69,398

9/16/2016

OR

TANGENT

AMERICAN RETAIL SERVICES, LLC

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$4,250

9/16/2016

WA

ABERDEEN

SUNSHINE DELI MART

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$210

9/14/2016

WA

ANACORTES

TESORO REFINING & MARKETING COMPANY, LLC

Violated risk management program requirements. (RMP)

$325,000

9/8/2016

WA

ANACORTES

TESORO REFINING & MARKETING COMPANY, LLC, ET AL. (National Case)

Judicial settlement at six petroleum refineries for violation of federal and state air rules. (CAA)

$425M

9/28/2016

WA

COSMOPOLIS

MAXI MINI MART

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$70

7/1/2016

WA

EVERETT

COASTAL MANUFACTURING

Violated chemical reporting rules. (EPCRA)

$5,000

7/8/2016

WA

FIFE

US GOLDEN EAGLE FARMS LP

Violated motor vehicle importation rules. (CAA)

$16,000

9/27/2016

WA

GRANGER

GRANGER TRAVEL PLAZA

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$80

9/13/2016

WA

LAKEWOOD

SAINT CLARE HOSPITAL

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$420

7/19/2016

WA

LYNNWOOD

INDOOR GARDEN & LIGHTING, INC.

Violated pesticide rules. (FIFRA)

Stop Sale Order

9/30/2016

WA

MARYSVILLE

SEACAST, INC.

Violated toxics inventory reporting rules. (TRI)

$8,400

8/4/2016

WA

OLYMPIA

BOULEVARD GAS

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$70

7/14/2016

WA

OLYMPIA

PA STATION

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$490

7/14/2016

WA

OLYMPIA

4TH AVENUE SHELL

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$210

8/15/2016

WA

OMAK

OMAK WOOD PRODUCTS, LLC

Violated Federal Air Rules for Indian Reservations. (CAA)

$89,000

7/12/2016

WA

PASCO

OREGON POTATO COMPANY D/B/A FREEZE PACK

Violated chemical reporting rules. (EPCRA)

$60,000

9/8/2016

WA

POMEROY

POMEROY GRAIN GROWERS

Violated pesticide rules. (FIFRA)

$3,600

7/8/2016

WA

PORT TOWNSEND

NAGRA INC.

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$3,400

9/26/2016

WA

SEATTLE

SKILLS INC.

Violated hazardous waste management rules. (RCRA)

$5,000

8/30/2016

WA

SNOQUALMIE

MICROCONNEX

Violated hazardous waste management rules. (RCRA)

$19,145

7/5/2016

WA

SUMAS

TEAL JONES LUMBER SERVICES INC. - SUMAS PLANAR FACILITY

Violated Washington Industrial Stormwater General Permit. (CWA)

Compliance Order

9/30/2016

WA

TACOMA

PACIFIC NORTHWEST TERMINALS INC.

Violated Oil Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures rules. (SPCC)

$2,350

7/27/2016

WA

WAPATO

PACE INTERNATIONAL LLC

Violated air operating permit requirements. (CAA)

$77,134

9/26/2016

WA

WAPATO

DA STOR AT LILLIE'S CORNER

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$66,176

8/30/2016

WA

WENATCHEE

BEER, WINE & MORE

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$210

7/1/2016

WA

WHITE SWAN

WHITE SWAN TRADING POST

Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)

$420

7/7/2016

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