Department of Environmental Quality

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality enforces environmental laws to protect human health and the environment. DEQ’s enforcement process is progressive and focuses on working with organizations and individuals to identify and correct problems. DEQ issues civil penalties as part of this progressive process.

The organization or individual must either pay the penalty amount or appeal the violation within 20 days of receiving the notice. There may be several weeks or months delay between the date the notice was issued and the date it was received.

In some cases, violators may resolve a portion of a penalty by funding a supplemental environmental project that improves Oregon’s environment.

 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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1/31/20201/29/2020EugeneLane County Central Receiving Station CRS
$3,452
WaterFailure to conduct required monitoring.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
1/31/20201/29/2020Hood RiverSheldon Petroleum Services, LLC
$8,400
LandFailure to report contamination discovered during decommissioning of an underground storage tank.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability, Wildlife
1/30/20201/27/2020WinchesterBasco Logging, Inc.
$58,378
WaterFailure to follow best management practices for in-water work related to dam repair causing pollution to the North Umpqua River. Fish and Aquatic Life
1/29/20201/29/2020Klamath FallsCollins Products LLC
$150,000
AirOperation without pollution controls.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
1/27/20201/24/2020PortlandOwens-Brockway Glass Company, Inc.
$46,800
AirViolation of air quality permit conditions and failure to properly conduct source test.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
1/24/20201/22/2020North BendLTM Incorporated
$18,000
WaterDischarging stormwater such that water quality standards for turbitity were exceeded.Fish and Aquatic Life
1/18/202011/13/2019The DallesAlpine Plumbing and Mechanical LLC
$9,000
WaterDischarge of sewage and untreated wastewater to Mill Creek.Fish and Aquatic Life
1/17/20201/15/2020BoringLKQ Foster Auto Parts, Inc.
$5,400
LandFailure to properly identify, manage and dispose of hazardous waste, and doing so without a permit.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability, Wildlife
1/14/20201/10/2020DallesportSummit Excavation, LLC
$3,769
WaterPerforming sewage disposal without a current license.Transparency and Accountability
1/14/20201/9/2020EugeneBest Septic, Inc.
$2,700
WaterInstalling and repairing system without permit.Transparency and Accountability
1/13/20201/10/2020PortlandAuto Truck Transport USA LLC
$13,646
WaterFailure to conduct required monitoring.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
1/13/20201/9/2020ArlingtonKrome Transportation Services, LLC
$4,000
LandFailure to submit a report to DEQ following an oil spill.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability, Wildlife
1/13/20201/8/2020Junction CityGoshen, Inc
$14,601
WaterFailure to properly implement its Stormwater Pollution Control Plan and to conduct water quality monitoring.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
1/9/20201/6/2020Portland205 Auto Salvage, Inc.
$14,827
WaterFailure to maintain an updated Stormwater Pollution Control Plan and conduct required monitoring.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
1/8/20201/8/2020The DallesHydro Extrusion USA LLC
$1,296,885
AirMultiple flagrant air quality permit violations at aluminum recycling facility.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
1/7/20201/2/2020PortlandTerry's Diesel Repair, Inc.
$9,782
WaterFailure to maintain an updated Stormwater Pollution Control Plan and conduct required monitoring.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
1/7/202012/27/2019Junction CityGMT Corporation
$25,418
WaterFailure to properly implement its Stormwater Pollution Control Plan and failing to conduct water quality monitoring.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
1/6/20201/3/2020North BendO'Bryan Market LLC
$2,003
LandFailure to comply with field citations and submit proof of insurance.Transparency and Accountability
1/6/20201/2/2020Central PointOldland Distributing, Inc.
$7,505
WaterFailure to conduct required monitoring.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
1/2/202012/30/2019HainesCity of Haines
$6,750
WaterFailure to conduct monitoring in accordance with wastewater discharge permit.Transparency and Accountability
1/2/202012/2/2019PhilomathCentral Service Inc.
$3,150
LandFailure to follow reporting protocol following maintenance work on an underground storage tank.Transparency and Accountability
12/26/201911/22/2019MerlinObluda, Lavender Moss and Thatcher, Bret Byron
$44,913
LandOperating a waste disposal site without a permit,  burning prohibited materialsFish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Transparency and Accountability, Wildlife
12/20/201912/18/2019PortlandCoresky Maritime S. A. Panama
$3,600
WaterFailing to maintain vessel's complete ballast water log Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
12/16/201912/12/2019KerbyJosephine County - Kerby Landfill
$3,600
LandFailing to file a deed notification of landfill closureTransparency and Accountability
12/16/201912/12/2019PortlandLennar Northwest, Inc.
$23,569
WaterFailing to adequately monitor stormwater and implement erosion and sediment control plans at construction sitesFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
12/10/201911/21/2019La PineMichael Shields
$18,000
LandOperating a waste disposal site without a permitHuman Health, Wildlife
12/9/201912/6/2019MedfordJ. Davidson & Sons Construction Co., Inc.
$2,800
AirEmitting more air pollution from rock crusher than is allowed by permit.Human Health
12/7/201912/5/2019WoodburnMel-Mic Enterprises, Inc. (M&M Auto Wrecking)
$49,979
LandOperating without waste tire storage and stormwater permits, failing to immediately clean up oil spill, demolishing vehicles without surveying them for asbestos,  burning prohibited materialsFish and Aquatic Life
12/6/201912/4/2019SandyU.S. Metal Works, Inc.
$9,853
WaterFailing to adequately monitor stormwater for pollutantsFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
12/6/201912/4/2019ClackamasCarl Zeiss Vision
$8,800
WaterFailing to adequately monitor stormwater for pollutantsFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
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