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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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January 2014

1/30
DEQ issues $12,089 penalty to Northwest Hazmat for improper storage and disposal of hazardous waste

1/30
Schooner Creek Boat Works in North Portland fined for not collecting all required discharge monitoring data

1/28
DEQ issues $2,100 penalty to Strictly Organic Coffee Company for operating without an air contaminant permit

1/27
DEQ issues $1,081 penalty to Handy Andy's Auto Repair, Inc. in Portland for underground storage tank violations

1/27
DEQ penalizes Washington Demilitarization Company, LLC $4,400 for failing to fully sample carbon filters prior to disposal

1/27
DEQ issues $2,000 penalty to Eastern Oregon Environmental Recovery, LLC for performing work without a licensed supervisor

1/24
DEQ protects water quality, issues $3,600 penalty to Environmental Fibers International Inc. for stormwater permit violations

1/23
DEQ fines City of Woodburn $4,800 for high ammonia levels in wastewater discharge

1/23
DEQ extends comment period to Feb. 14 for proposed City of Molalla water quality permit

1/23
DEQ issues $5,365 penalty to Mt. Hood Railroad Company for failing to collect stormwater monitoring data.

1/21
DEQ protects water quality, issues $5,100 penalty to Rockaway Beach school bus depot for discharging muddy stormwater

1/21
City of Sandy fined $5,100 for discharging wastewater to Tickle Creek

1/16
DEQ protects water quality, issues $4772 penalty to Contact Industries, Inc. for failing to monitor stormwater

1/16
DEQ protects groundwater from mercury, issues $5,211 penalty to H.J. Heinz Company L.P. for stormwater violation

1/15
Six Oregon schools safer after DEQ school lab cleanout

1/14

DEQ protects water quality, issues $4,336 penalty to Consolidated Pine, Inc. for failing to monitor stormwater

1/13
Stagnant again. Trapped air may mean higher pollution levels in Southern Oregon this week

1/9
Eco Car Wash penalized $6,415 for underground storage tank violations in SE Portland

1/8
DEQ issues $9,636 penalty to Paramount Petroleum for stormwater permit violations at Portland asphalt plant

1/7
DEQ issues $1,500 penalty to Ananda Center in Gaston for wastewater permit violations

1/7
DEQ penalizes Hermiston businessman's estate for storing hazardous waste at Pendleton Airport

1/3
DEQ issues $2,871 penalty to Portland business for failing to submit timely stormwater reports

 

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December 2013

12/31
DEQ issues $875 penalty to Portland business for wastewater permit violations

12/30
Resolve to reduce car exhaust at schools: Oregon DEQ has tool kit

12/30
DEQ issues $11,722 penalty to Savage Services Corporation for stormwater permit violations

12/24
Air pollution levels expected to rise this week as stagnant air persists over Southern Oregon

12/23
Peninsula Truck Lines issued $2,950 penalty for failing to submit timely stormwater runoff reports

12/23
DEQ issues $5,224 penalty to the US Postal Service for failing to monitor stormwater at Portland facility

12/20
Slayden Construction fined $2400 for unlicensed underground storage tank work at Waldport High School

12/19
DEQ penalizes Ontario-based Valley Paving & Asphalt, Inc. $2,400 for air quality violation

12/19
EPA and NOAA propose disapproval of Oregon's coastal area pollution

12/17
DEQ to hold Jan. 7 information meeting, Jan. 21 hearing on proposed City of Molalla water quality permit

12/16
DEQ issues $4,990 penalty to COHO Distributing for stormwater permit violations

12/16
DEQ issues $6,325 penalty to Ferguson Enterprises for stormwater permit violations

12/13
Oregon DEQ extends air pollution advisory for much of Southern Oregon through Wednesday

12/10
Oregon DEQ issues air pollution advisory for much of southern Oregon through Thursday

12/9
DEQ funds "clean diesel" construction equipment to build new housing in Northwest Portland

12/6
Portland Auto fined $4,215 for underground storage tank violations in SE Portland

12/4
Koos Environmental fined $4,800 for improperly handling asbestos during removal project at Myrtle Point High School

12/4
Energy savings, greenhouse gas benefits spring from Oregon's recovery of waste materials, DEQ report shows

12/3
DEQ issues $4,200 penalty to Rolling Frito-Lay Sales for stormwater violations

12/1

DEQ seeks proposals for water quality improvement project grants
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November 2013

11/26
Air stagnation equals higher levels of pollution across Oregon

11/25
Astoria Marine Construction Company completes initial investigation to better understand contamination from past ship-building, repair

11/21
Oregon DEQ issues air pollution stagnation advisory for much of northeast and central Oregon through Monday

11/21
DEQ penalizes Richland man for accumulating more than 1,000 cubic yards of solid waste on residential property

11/21
Woodburn meat processor fined $16,050 for exceeding water quality permit limits on several occasions

11/21
Port Westward Power Plant in Clatskanie draws $4,000 DEQ fine for air quality violation

11/20
Semiconductor manufacturing facility in Beaverton fined $9,700 for hazardous waste violations

11/20
West Linn Paper Company fined $2,600 for hydraulic oil spill in Willamette River last February
 

11/18
DEQ to hold meeting December 4 on strategies for protecting groundwater around La Pine

11/8
DEQ penalizes Tomahawk Abatement Demolition & Construction LLC in Klamath Falls for asbestos violations

11/8
Oregon Iron Works in Clackamas fined $4,943 for failing to provide all data on pollutant discharges

11/8
DEQ penalizes SP Recycling Corporation in Clackamas for failing to properly monitor stormwater discharges

11/7
DEQ proposes longer-term financing to Oregon communities for wastewater and stormwater treatment works projects

11/6
Greater environmental protection: More than 85 percent of underground fuel tank facilities in Oregon meet environmental compliance, DEQ report shows

11/5
DEQ extends comment period to Nov. 20 on proposed composting permit for Grimm's Fuel in Tualatin

11/1
DEQ issues $3,200 penalty to Bend business for installing underground storage tanks in Hillsboro without a license

11/1
DEQ issues $13,818 penalty to Port of Astoria for stormwater violations​​

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October 2013

10/29
DEQ to hold Nov. 12 information meeting about proposed Oregon LNG terminal in Warrenton

10/28
R&M Fiberglass applies for air permit after oversight

10/28
Monroe property owners fined $10,200 for allowing unlicensed asbestos work

10/24
Global Pacific Environmental fined $31,128 for asbestos removal violations

10/22
DEQ issues $4,800 penalty to Milwaukie business for stormwater violations

10/22
DEQ issues $2,200 penalty to ESCO is Northwest Portland for air quality violations

10/22
Oregon participates in National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10/22
DEQ penalizes Vision International Petroleum for failing to submit annual reports for Gresham gas station

10/21
Peace Harbor Medical Center fined for operating a fuel storage tank for over 24 years without a permit

10/21

Man fined $6,593 for tank facility violations in Monroe

10/21
Younger Oil fined $6,575 for tanks violations on Highway 34 in Albany

10/21
DEQ issues $4,762 penalty to Kinetics Climax in Wilsonville for stormwater violations

10/21
DEQ issues $16,000 penalty to Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products in Clatskanie for air quality violations

10/16
DEQ issues $4,894 penalty to Stimson Lumber for stormwater violations

10/16
DEQ penalizes Three Rivers School District for too much ammonia

10/16
DEQ issues $4,343 penalty to Seaside business for stormwater violations

10/16
DEQ issues $5,343 penalty to Georgia Pacific Consumer Products in Clatskanie for stormwater violations

10/16
DEQ to hold Oct. 30 hearing, invites comments on proposed composting permit for Grimm’s Fuel in Tualatin

10/14
DEQ issues $4,494 penalty to Clackamas company for stormwater violations

10/14
DEQ issues $4,395 penalty to Hillsboro company for stormwater violations

10/9
DEQ Issues $7,527 Penalty to Milwaukie company for Stormwater Violations

10/7
Oregon Environmental Quality Commission to Meet Oct. 16 and 17 in Tillamook

10/7
Salem Alpine Cleaners fined $5,093 for mismanaging dry cleaning chemicals

10/7
Restoration Professionals & Consultants of Albany fined$13,100 for sending inaccurate asbestos information to DEQ

10/2
DEQ protects groundwater, issues $20,252 penalty to Gig Recycling in Stanfield for wastewater violations

10/1
Oak Lodge Sanitary District in Milwaukie Fined Total of $14,003 for Two Separate Water Quality Violations

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August 2013

8/28
DEQ to hold Sept. 12 hearing about ESCO landfill's proposed solid waste permit renewal

8/26
DEQ to hold Sept. 10 information meeting, Sept. 16 hearing about Intel's proposed air quality permit

8/22/13
Scappoose man penalized $6,300 for water quality violations

8/21/13
Gold Hill penalized $1,111 for water quality violations

8/20/13
Air quality reaches unhealthy levels in The Dalles

8/20/13
Grant and Associates, Inc. penalized $2,500 for Underground Storage Tank Violations

8/16/13
DEQ Penalizes Individual Owners $790,062 After Years of Violations and Neglect at Landfill in Pilot Rock

8/14/13
DEQ Protects Quality of Grande Ronde River, Fines City of Elgin $13,000 for Persistent Wastewater Violations

8/13/13
Pacific Environmental Cited Again for Notification Error After Performing Emergency Asbesto Work in Corvallis

8/12/13
Government Camp Sanitary District penalized $3,750 for Water Quality Violations

DEQ Penalizes Eastern Oregon University $1,425 for Failing to File Annual Report

8/8/13
DEQ Issues $3,600 Penalty to Green Home Construction in The Dalles for Asbestos Violations

Advisory Group Meets to Address Air Quality in Lakeview

DEQ Issues Steering Committee Recommendations on Groundwater Protection in South Deschutes/North Klamath Counties

8/7/13
City of Troutdale penalized $3,900 for water quality violations


8/6/13
Recology Oregon Compost in North Plains penalized $5,600 for Solid Waste Violations


8/5/13 
DEQ Issues $8,935 Penalty to Munsen Paving in The Dalles for Operating an Asphalt Plant Without a Stormwater Permit

 

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