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August 2015

9/3
DEQ fines NW Portland business $600 for dry cleaner violation

9/3
DEQ fines NW Portland business $2,760 for dry cleaner violations

9/2
DEQ Air Toxics Committee meet Sept. 16 to decide air toxics benchmarks for PAHs, diesel particulate matter, n-hexane, formaldehyde, and methyl chloroform

9/2
DEQ Portland vehicle emission stations closed Saturday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day

9/2
Operating certificate revoked by DEQ for Albany Arco station, fines issued for repeated tank violations

8/27
DEQ fines Hillsboro business $12,698 for underground storage tank violations

8/24
SW, central and NE Oregon continue to experience poor air quality as a result of ongoing wildfires

8/21
DEQ fines West Linn resident $3,134 for underground storage tank violations

8/18
Wildfire smoke causes poor air quality throughout Oregon

8/18
DEQ fines two contractors for asbestos violations in Troutdale

8/17
DEQ seeks comments on rules to develop voluntary water quality trading program to aid state’s water quality efforts

8/17
DEQ seeks comments on revising Medford air quality plan

8/13
DEQ awards Portland Parks & Recreation $155,000 in Columbia Slough habitat improvement funds

8/12
DEQ urges East Oregonians to protect themselves from wildfire smoke

8/7
DEQ to hold information meeting on proposed cleanup for Ken Foster Farm site in Sherwood

8/6
DEQ fines Cascade Auto Recycling of Grants Pass $6,000 for violation of agreement with agency

8/6
DEQ fines Encore Oils LLC $9,000 for grease spill into McCarthy Creek in NW Portland

8/3
Oregon Environmental Quality Commission to meet Aug. 12-13 in Astoria Meet and greet 5:30 p.m., Aug. 12; public forum 11 a.m. Aug. 13

 

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July 2015

7/31
Agencies issue air pollution advisory for Portland, Vancouver, Salem, Eugene and Medford areas

7/31
DEQ fines Wilkins Trucking Company $14,866 for stormwater violations in North Portland

7/30
DEQ issues an air quality advisory for Douglas county due to wildfire smoke

7/30

Union Manor housing building in NW Portland penalized $31,445 for long-time underground tank violations

7/29
Western Oregon University cited by DEQ for hazardous waste management violations

7/24
Marion Ag. Service fined $27,133 for manufacturing discharge violations at Aurora pelletizing plant

7/27
Shirtcliff Oil of Myrtle Creek cited by DEQ for violations at Riddle-based service station

7/27
DEQ to hold public hearing August 25 on air quality permit for operation of gas-fired power plant near Boardman 

7/24
Owner of Eugene dry cleaning business cited by DEQ for failing to submit annual reports as ordered

7/22
Salem-based Minority Abatement Contractors cited by DEQ for McMinnville asbestos violation

7/22
DEQ penalizes Frances Davis for failing to submit annual reports for dry cleaning business in Burns 

7/22
DEQ penalizes Steven Lowell for failing to submit annual reports for dry cleaning business in Klamath Falls

7/22
DEQ fines Vigor Industrial $5,409 for water quality violations in North Portland

7/16
Joint Department of State Lands - DEQ news release on suction dredge legislation

7/16
Coquille business owner cited by DEQ for industrial wastewater discharge into Rink Creek tributary

7/15
State water quality project financing program seeks improvement through proposed rule changes

7/15
DEQ completes prospective purchaser agreement consent order with Community Vision Inc.

7/14
DEQ fines New Delco Petroleum $7,161 for underground storage tank violations in NW Portland

7/14
DEQ fines Lacamas Laboratories $9,600 for hazardous waste violations in North Portland

7/8
DEQ fines Hillsboro Landfill $6,000 for asbestos violations

7/6
DEQ Air Toxics Committee to meet July 15 in Portland

7/1
DEQ penalizes Chemical Waste Management of the Northwest, Inc $26,400 for hazardous waste violations

7/1
DEQ penalizes city of Huntington $1,275 for exceeding E. coli limits in its wastewater discharge

7/1
DEQ Medford vehicle emission station closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day

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June 2015

6/30
DEQ penalizes owner of Midnight Transport, LLC $29,608 for failing to clean up a diesel spill near Briggs

6/30
DEQ Portland vehicle emission stations open until 7 p.m. Thursday, closed Friday and Saturday

6/30
DEQ to hold meeting and public hearing July 7 on water quality permit for the City of Hood River

6/26
Three Rivers School District cited by DEQ for wastewater discharge violation in Murphy

6/26
Salem firm cited by DEQ for wastewater violation

6/25
Petrochemical Insulation Inc. cited by DEQ for asbestos violation at Toledo Georgia Pacific mill

6/23
Medford Water Commission receives $25,000 penalty from DEQ for wastewater discharge

6/22
DEQ fines Fallon Logging $14,119 for stormwater violations in Tillamook

6/19
DEQ issues an air quality advisory for Josephine County and the community of O’Brien due to wildfire smoke

6/18
DEQ to investigate detections of PCE in the city of Burns’ municipal drinking water supply

6/18
DEQ fines closed NE Portland landfill owner $58,593 for failing to maintain landfill gas controls

6/17
DEQ offers free well water testing in Clatsop and Tillamook counties

6/15
Sheridan man cited by DEQ for wastewater discharge

6/15
DEQ cites Associated Fruit $6,000 for oil release

6/15
DEQ initiating rulemaking to update air quality standard for PM2.5 under federal Clean Air Act

6/10
DEQ fines Anlon Construction $10,000 for asbestos violations at SE Portland home

6/8
DEQ cites Rose City Contracting $5,000 for asbestos violation at Corvallis Airport

6/8
Pacific Recycling of Eugene city by DEQ for stormwater discharge violation, fined $25,200

6/2
DEQ Air Toxics Committee to meet June 17 to discuss air toxics benchmarks for PAHs and diesel particulate matter

6/1
DEQ seeks comments on proposed contaminated soil removal at Willamette Cove site in Portland Harbor

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