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

04/06/2016
Contact Information: 
Suzanne Skadowski (skadowski.suzanne@epa.gov)
206-553-2160

(Seattle - April 6, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Pacific Northwest Region completed 22 environmental compliance and enforcement actions in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington from October 1, 2015 through December 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 our air, water and lands 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 October through December 2015:


State City Name Enforcement Action Penalty Date
AK ANCHORAGE HOLIDAY #631 Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)
$10,650
11/2/2015
AK ANCHORAGE HOLIDAY #637 Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)
$6,390
11/2/2015
AK ANCHORAGE UIC CONSTRUCTION, LLC Violated hazardous waste management rules. (RCRA)
$80,456
10/16/2015
AK ANCHORAGE UIC ROOFING, LLC Violated hazardous waste management rules. (RCRA)
$59,724
10/16/2015
AK FORT WAINWRIGHT FT. WAINWRIGHT GARRISON FACILITY Violated hazardous waste management rules. (RCRA)
$59,220
11/12/2015
AK GIRDWOOD TESORO #54 Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)
$6,390
11/17/2015
AK PALMER TESORO #77 Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)
$6,390
11/17/2015
AK VALDEZ ALASKA PETROLEUM DISTRIBUTING INC. Tanker truck fuel spill. (CWA)
$52,000
12/9/2015
ID BOISE WINCO FOODS BOISE DISTRIBUTION CENTER Violated risk management program requirements. (RMP)
$2,000
12/16/2015
ID FAIRFIELD CAMAS COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE Violated EPA's Stormwater Construction General Permit. (CWA)
$9,000
12/17/2015
ID FRANKLIN CITY OF FRANKLIN Violated NPDES permit limits. (CWA)
Administrative Consent Order
12/9/2015
ID HEYBURN GEM STATE PROCESSING, LLC Violated NPDES permit rules. (CWA)
$33,000
12/23/2015
ID HEYBURN MOYLE MINK & TANNERY INC. Violated pretreatment rules. (CWA)
$28,000
11/10/2015
ID NEW MEADOWS TAMARACK MILL LLC, DBA EVERGREEN FOREST Violated EPA's Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges. (CWA)
Administrative Consent Order
11/16/2015
ID NEW MEADOWS TAMARACK MILL LLC, DBA EVERGREEN FOREST Violated EPA's Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges. (CWA)
$31,500
12/14/2015
ID WEISER FRY FOODS, INC. Violated pretreatment rules. (CWA)
$99,870
12/14/2015
OR PORTLAND CLS PRODUCTS LLC Violated mobile source rules. (CAA)
$900
12/16/2015
OR PORTLAND K & J PETROLEUM, LLC Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)
$6,390
12/14/2015
OR SHERIDAN BO H. YOON Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)
$6,390
12/14/2015
OR TIGARD 76 X-PRESS, LLC Violated underground storage tank rules. (UST)
$13,520
10/8/2015
WA DALLESPORT RAMCO COST RECOVERY Judicial action to recover $2,000,000 in response costs. (CERCLA)
Consent Decree
11/3/2015
WA LYNDEN SUELLYN RADER AND ESTATE OF LYLE J. RADER Violated wetlands protections rules. (CWA)
$210,000
10/1/2015
WA WAPATO ASHUE ROAD SITE Administrative Order on Consent for Removal Action. (CERCLA)
Administrative Order
12/8/2015


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