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July 2014

7/31
Japanese shipping company fined $15,600 by DEQ for ballast water violations in Portland

7/30
Hollingsworth & Vose Fiber penalized $10,400 for hazardous waste violations at Corvallis plant

7/29
DEQ hearing on draft water quality certification for proposed Coyote Island Coal Terminal Aug. 12

7/28
DEQ penalizes Bend Oregon Investments, LLC $56,285 for discharging sewage at Green Acres RV Park in Redmond

7/28
Goodman Sanitation fined $750 for water quality violations

7/25
DEQ penalizes Pendleton Flour Mills, LLC $5,200 for failing to submit a timely air quality annual report

7/23
Nehalem River Dredging fined $11,200 for oil spill to Nehalem River

7/23
DEQ penalizes owner of Shell gas station in Philomath for violating underground storage tank rules

7/23
DEQ penalizes Northwest Dealerco for underground storage tank violations at Monmouth gas station

7/17
DEQ urges people in Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook, Wheeler, Grant and Harney Counties to protect themselves from unhealthy smoke levels due to ongoing wildfires

7/16
Paul Scharf fined $13,650 for water quality violations at Scappoose construction site

7/16
Grants Pass metal recycler fined for illegal, buried dump

7/16
Owners of abandoned fish hatchery falling into Pistol River receive penalty from DEQ

7/15
DEQ urges people near Maupin to protect themselves from unhealthy smoke levels due to nearby wildfire

7/11
DEQ anticipates increasing air pollution as temperatures rise in Portland-Vancouver area, Salem and Eugene

7/11
DEQ penalizes Oil Re-Refining Company in Klamath Falls $8,800 for violating its air quality permit

7/11
DEQ issues $46,631 penalty to W, B&D Technologies, Inc. for numerous hazardous waste violations

7/10
Pacific Management Group fined $1,500 for water quality violations at Warrenton RV Park

7/10
DEQ to revoke license of sewage disposal service company for numerous law violations

7/2
DEQ signs loan agreement with City of Chiloquin to fund wastewater infrastructure planning

7/2
DEQ penalizes Waste Connections of Oregon, Inc. $47,710 for leachate-related violations at Finley Buttes Landfill


 

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June 2014

6/24
South Korean-based shipping company fined $36,000 for Portland ballast water violations

6/18
DEQ awards management of recycling contractor program to National Center for Electronics Recycling

6/17
DEQ issues penalty to Pacific Recycling for failing to reduce stormwater pollution

6/17
DEQ issues $1,961 penalty to Baird Memorial Chapel, Inc. in La Pine for exceeding air quality emission limits

6/16
Medford vehicle inspection station to be closed Wednesday, June 18 for staff training day

6/13
Medford vehicle inspection station to be closed Wednesday, June 18 for staff training day

6/13
Valvoline Auto and James Lee fined $15,916 for underground storage tank violations

6/13
DEQ penalizes Wesley Wise $1,500 for failing to timely submit an air quality report for his portable rock crusher

6/11
Mishandled asbestos during Monmouth apartment renovation leads to fines for owner, manager and contractors

6/10
White City Recycling fined $19,022 for violating waste tire storage regulations

6/9
McMinnville penalized #3,300 for releasing untreated water into South Yamhill River

6/9
Tree Top penalized $1,900 for late annual emissions report from Woodburn processing plant

6/6
Scappoose duplex owner fined $6,898 for operating a septic system without a permit since 2006

6/5
DEQ, Monroe sign planning loan agreement to protect Long Tom River from sewer overflows

6/4
Westerlund Log Handlers fined $5,600 for water quality violations at Astoria facility

6/3
DEQ completes prospective purchaser agreement with Kenneth Hess

6/3
DEQ penalizes Snack Alliance, Inc. $45,000 for wastewater violations at its food processing plant in Hermiston

6/2
Tomahawk Investment Group agrees to purchase and redevelop contaminated Marcola property

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May 2014

5/28
Curry County onsite septic services moving to DEQ's Coos Bay office June 16

5/28
DEQ transferring septic system permitting services to Clatsop County beginning June 24


5/21
14-0 Investments penalized $4,212 for violating septic system rules

5/21
Underground storage tank violations at Gresham gas station result in $13,731 in DEQ penalties

5/20
DEQ issues $72,000 penalty to Wilco Farmers for Cornelius Pass truck rollover spill

5/20
June 1 tour in Portland to feature accessory dwelling units

5/20
DEQ issues $3,200 penalty to R&M Fiberglass for hazardous waste violations

5/14
DEQ to hold update meeting about mutual agreement and order for Intel

5/13
DEQ penalizes United Metals, LLC $2,800 for performing asbestos-related work without a license

 
 
 

5/8
DEQ issues $7,800 penalty to Columbia Forest Products, Inc. in Klamath Falls for exceeding visual emission limits

5/7
Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission receives $7,800 penalty for February sewage sludge spill

5/7
Clackamas County Service District #1 fined $6,250 for exceeding water quality permit limits

5/6
DEQ issues $13,200 penalty to Riverbend Landfill Company, Inc. for discharging leachate to nearby creek

5/6
DEQ penalizes Dwight Estby $1,800 for a violation related to underground storage tanks in Hillsboro

5/1
DEQ seeks comments on proposed consent judgment for prospective purchaser agreement for Colwood National Golf Course property

5/1

DEQ invites comments on proposed sediment cleanup at St. Johns Landfill in North Portland

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April 2014

4/29
DEQ issues $15,335 penalty to sawmill operator in Gilchrist for stormwater and wastewater violations

4/28
DEQ approves cleanup of ethanol from 2011 train spill near Hwy 30 and Cornelius Pass Road

4/25
City of Portland fined $40,800 for chlorine discharge to Johnson Creek

4/24
DEQ signs mutal agreement and order with Intel to address violations at Hillsboro facilites

4/23
Salem food processor penalized $644 for changing name and failing to notify DEQ

4/22
DEQ issues $8,200 penalty to Business Investment Group, LLC for stormwater violations in Happy Valley

4/21
Tank violations at SW Portland gas station in Hillsdale neighborhood leads to $20,545 in DEQ fines

4/15
Specialty Analytical lab in Clackamas fined $8,400 by DEQ for repeated hazardous waste violations 

4/15
DEQ orders owner of Saginaw Mobile Home Park to renew expired sewage permit by April 28, issues $6,158 penalty

4/15
DEQ penalizes Ronald D. Schmidt of Canby for burning tires and other prohibited material

4/15
Myrtle Point pays $300 for exceeding wastewater permit limits

4/14
DEQ to Hold Informational Meeting for the Ken Foster Farm site in Sherwood May 15

4/14
Gold Hill penalized $415 for exceeding wastewater permit limits

4/11
DEQ issues $5,658 penalty to Main Rock Products for failing to fully monitor stormwater discharge

4/8
DEQ issues $4,761 penalty to LS Transport, Inc. for failing to fully monitor stormwater discharge

4/4
DEQ proposes approval of Western Canoe Bay Shoreline Cleanup

4/4
Small homes are growing in Portland

4/3
DEQ penalizes Oregon Air National Guard at Kingsley Field $6,207 for violations related to hazardous waste

4/3
DEQ penalizes Tomahawk Abatement Demolition & Construction LLC $2,953 for performing asbestos abatement without a license

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February 2014

2/28
Mid Valley Metal Recycling penalized $4,447 for failing to collect required stormwater samples at Springfield facility 

2/28
North Portland industrial painting business fined for hazardous waste paint violations

2/27
Illegal open burning in Clackamas County’s Beavercreek community leads to $1,188 penalty

2/27
Salem gas station owner fined $6,621 for expired underground storage tank certification

2/27
Tank equipment, parts business in North Portland fined for operating without a stormwater discharge permit

2/27
Restrictions to use of residential woodstoves to be discussed at March 12 air quality meeting in Lakeview
 

2/25
North Portland pollution: Repeat water quality violations at two RB Recycling facilities leads to $27,330 in fines

2/20
DEQ fines both homeowner, contractor for unsafe handling of asbestos in Harbor mobile home park

2/20
Pacific Recycling penalized $2,400 for not properly identifying hazardous soil sent to area landfills

2/18
DEQ to hold a public information meeting on the air quality permit renewal for Amerities-West in The Dalles

2/18
Wilhelm Trucking penalized $3,714 for failing to collect required stormwater samples at Portland facility

2/18
Trails End Recovery penalized $5,326 for failing to collect required stormwater samples at Warrenton facility

2/18
Georgia-Pacific fined $4,000 for air quality violations at Toledo plant

2/12
North Portland company fined $9,203 for failing to monitor industrial stormwater discharges to Columbia Slough

2/11
DEQ issues $1,650 penalty to Rocky Mountain Construction, LLC for exceeding emission limits


2/6
Advisory Committee to meet in Lakeview February 19 to discuss air quality solutions with the community

2/6
Protecting coastal waters: DEQ fines logging company for pollution discharge into tributary of Tillamook River

2/5
PPM Technologies penalized $5,379 for failing to monitor stormwater discharge at Newberg facility

2/5
Army Corps of Engineers penalized for failing to properly monitor stormwater discharges into the Willamette

2/5

Making water treatment projects more accessible to Oregon communities: New financing option now available

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