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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12/30/202010/27/2020TroutdaleOK Express Inc.
$4,350
WaterCausing pollution to Arata Creek by failing to implement a construction site's erosion and sediment control plan.Fish and Aquatic Life
12/23/202012/18/2020La GrandeDustin Mulrony
$11,200
AirOpenly storing asbestos material, conducting unlicensed asbestos abatement, failing to conduct required asbestos survey.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
12/22/202012/18/2020La GrandeUnion County
$7,200
AirFailing to hire licensed asbestos abatement contractor, openly storing asbestos material, failing to conduct required asbestos survey.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
12/22/202012/18/2020PortlandWest Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center
$18,000
WaterDischarging raw sewage into Woods Creek.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Wildlife
12/21/202012/18/2020CorebettLeroy W. Smith
$1,400
WaterFailing to submit timely stormwater monitoring report.Transparency and Accountability
12/21/202012/18/2020La GrandeWellens General Contractors Inc.
$7,200
AirFailing to hire licensed asbestos abatement contractor, openly storing asbestos material, failing to conduct required asbestos survey.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
12/21/202012/18/2020MolallaColumbia 410 LLC
$196,288
AirOperating a hemp drying facility without an air quality permit.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability, Wildlife
12/21/202012/18/2020MolallaCHTC Inc.
$198,786
AirOperating a hemp drying facility without an air quality permit.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability, Wildlife
12/21/202012/18/2020MolallaJacob Crabtree
$196,288
AirOperating a hemp drying facility without an air quality permit.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability, Wildlife
12/14/202012/11/2020Oregon CityBenchmade Knife Company Inc.
$13,400
LandFailing to immediately clean up spilled hazardous waste and improper hazardous waste management.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Wildlife
12/14/202012/11/2020PendletonEastern Oregon Correctional Institution
$1,600
AirFailing to submit timely annual air quality permit report.Transparency and Accountability
12/14/202012/11/2020RoseburgTSL Curry Manor LLC
$4,836
WaterOperating an onsite wastewater system without a permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
12/9/202012/4/2020LakeviewTown of Lakeview
$5,247
WaterFailing to monitor wastewater discharge for pollutants.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health
11/16/202011/12/2020HuntingtonCity of Huntington
$9,193
WaterNot meeting monitoring requirements, compliance schedule and pollution limits of wastewater permitHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/16/202011/12/2020RickreallKWS Distributing LLC
$28,460
AirFailing to meet permit requirements, including not installing proper pollution controlHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/14/202011/12/2020HeboHurlimann Quarry
$45,221
WaterCausing pollution, violating condtions of permit and failing to submit revisions for stormwater pollution control planFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
11/14/202011/12/2020SalemJim Iverson
$22,400
AirConducting unlicensed asbestos abatement, accumulating friable asbestos material or asbestos containing waste material, and violating a work practice requirementHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/14/202011/12/2020PortlandProLine Construction LLC
$10,000
AirConducting unlicensed asbestos abatement, accumulating friable asbestos material or asbestos containing waste material, and violating a work practice requirementHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/14/202011/12/2020Portland2SI Smyth LLC
$8,800
AirFailing to hire a licensed contractor for asbestos abatement, accumulating friable asbestos or asbestos containing waste material, and violating a work practice requirementHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/12/202010/15/2020IndependenceCity of Independence
$4,800
WaterUnauthorized discharging of wastewater and violating pollutant limits in wastewater permitFish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/9/202010/30/2020TurnerAmerican Gypsum Recycling
$22,613
LandDisposing of solid waste at unpermitted locationsTransparency and Accountability
11/6/202010/30/2020St. HelensCascades Tissue Group
$19,423
AirFailing to timely conduct stack testing at a paper mill as required by permit, and submitting late and inaccurate reportsHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/4/202010/30/2020SalemUnivar USA Inc.
$4,800
LandViolation of agreementTransparency and Accountability
10/29/202010/27/2020SalemAssociated Petroleum Products
$412
AirLate submittal of Clean Fuels Program quarterly reportTransparency and Accountability
10/29/202010/27/2020NehalemNehalem Bay Wastewater Agency
$2,100
WaterDischarging wastewater to Nehalem River during prohibited periodsFish and Aquatic Life
10/29/202010/27/2020La GrandeSheldon Petroleum Services, LLC
$7,200
LandFailing to conduct corrective action for underground heating oil tankHuman Health, Wildlife
10/17/202010/15/2020EstacadaDepCom Power, Inc.
$93,409
WaterPolluting wetlands and other waterways; failing to do proper stormwater monitoring; improperly implementing  erosion and sediment control planFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
10/17/202010/15/2020AshlandRecology Valley View Inc.
$14,400
WaterDischarging more pollution than allowed by wastewater permitFish and Aquatic Life
10/6/20209/21/2020ClackamasPCC Structurals, Inc.
$9,600
WaterFailing to monitor wastewater for pollutantsFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
9/30/20209/25/2020Coos BayGranado Services LLC
$32,000
AirConducting unlicensed asbestos abatement; accumulating friable asbestos material; and violating a work practice requirement.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
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