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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Environmental Impact
  
3/31/20213/31/2021PortlandPortland
$6,000
WaterFailing to implement industrial stormwater pollution control planFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
3/29/20213/26/2021PhilomathSteve Oien Construction
$7,815
WaterFailing to implement erosion and sediment control plan at construction siteFish and Aquatic Life
3/29/20213/26/2021WilliamsAyman Haswah
$20,736
WaterFailing to implement erosion and sediment control plan at construction site; polluting local waterwayFish and Aquatic Life
3/26/20213/19/2021TualatinLejar Enterprises, LLC
$4,800
WaterFailing to submit required industrial stormwater reportFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
3/16/20213/12/2021ReedsportLaskey-Clifton Corporation
$16,800
WaterDischarging raw sewage to the Isthmus Slough, prompting cloure of commercial oyster beds in Coos BayFish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Wildlife
3/15/20213/12/2021MedfordBACH Development
$74,469
AirPerforming an unlicensed asbestos abatement projectHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
3/15/20213/12/2021HerefordK&E Excavating Inc.
$8,400
WaterDischarging wastewater from a mine into the Burnt River without a permitFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
3/5/20212/24/2021RoseburgKruse Farms, Inc.
$12,236
AirOpen burning of prohibited materials near the Umpqua RiverFish and Aquatic Life, Human Health
3/4/20213/3/2021EugeneJ.H. Baxter & Co.
$223,440
LandViolations of hazardous waste law and wastewater permitHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
3/1/20212/25/2021AdrianCity of Adrian
$7,001
WaterFailing to collect wastewaster monitoring data and submit required reportsFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
2/26/20212/24/2021BendConners I Limited Partnership
$6,117
WaterFailing to implement erosion control plan, failing to collect monitoring data and failing to timely submit report or planTransparency and Accountability
2/26/20212/24/2021TroutdateWalsh Trucking Co. LTD
$9,428
WaterFailing to collect monitring dataFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
2/26/20212/24/2021McMinnvilleCascade Steel Rolling Mills Inc.
$7,200
WaterFailing to meet oil and grease effluent limit in the city's wastewater discharge permitFish and Aquatic Life
2/26/20212/24/2021Cannon BeachCity of Cannon Beach
$1,650
WaterReducing water quality to below standardsHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
2/26/20212/24/2021PortlandGriffith Rubber Mills
$440,742
AirOperating without an air quality permit since 1984, failing to obtain a Title V permit and operating while out of compliance with Cleaner Air OregonHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
2/26/20212/24/2021HeboOregon Department of Transportation
$2,550
WaterViolating order or compliance schedule in permitFish and Aquatic Life
2/20/20212/16/2021BirkenfeldFishhawk Lake Reserve and Community Inc.
$439,200
WaterDraining a lake and causing a large fish kill of salmon and trout, and impairing water quality downstreamFish and Aquatic Life
2/20/20212/10/2021PortlandCity of Portland, Bureau of Parks and Recreation
$458,266
LandFailing to comply with consent orderTransparency and Accountability
2/19/20212/10/2021Coos BayKnife River Corporation
$25,000
WaterReducing water quality to below standardsFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
2/16/20212/10/2021PortlandGoby Walnut Products, Inc.
$9,011
WaterFailing to collect monitoring dataFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
2/12/20212/10/2021PortlandJ. R. Simplot Company
$11,685
WaterFailing to collect monitoring dataFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
2/12/20212/10/2021WilsonvilleCity of Wilsonville
$6,600
WaterExceeding pollutant effluent limits in the city's wastewater discharge permitFish and Aquatic Life
2/6/20212/3/2021PortlandCity of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
$15,000
WaterReducing water quality to below standardsHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
2/5/20212/3/2021LebanonEntek International, LLC
$7,200
AirFailing to submit air toxics emissions inventoryHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
2/1/202112/11/2020AlseaAlsea Quarries I LLC
$4,000
AirFailing to timely submit annual reportHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
1/29/20211/26/2021PowersCity of Powers
$2,500
WaterViolating conditions of the entity's Mutual Agreement and Order with DEQTransparency and Accountability
1/25/20211/22/2021Salem20 Twenty Sustainable Manufacturing
$19,618
Air Operating without an air quality permitHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
1/25/20211/22/2021PortlandAdvanced American Constructions
$28,120
WaterFailing to monitor stormwater discharges as required by the entity's stormwater permitFish and Aquatic Life
1/25/20211/22/2021GaribaldiCoastal Housing Solutions, LLC
$32,817
WaterFailing to implement erosion control and sediment plan in accordance with the entity's stormwater permit, resulting in impacts to a creek and two wetland areasFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
1/25/20211/22/2021PortlandRose City Contracting, Inc.
$13,254
AirFailing to submit a valid asbestos abatement project notification to DEQ before beginning abatement workHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
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