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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10/28/201910/24/2019PortlandPNW Metal Recycling, Inc. (Rivergate Scrap Metals)
$3,209
AirOperating a source of air contamination without an air quality permitHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
10/28/20198/16/2019PortlandRPH Sandy Blvd (Tanveer, Naveed)
$1,500
AirOperating a gas station without an air quality permitHuman Health
10/26/201910/24/2019LebanonVanco Contracting, LLC
$14,800
LandFailing to hire licensed asbestos abatement contractor during commercial constructionHuman Health
10/16/201910/16/2019HuntingtonMcCue, Tracy Jean
$22,450
LandAllowing  illegal open burning without hiring a licensed asbestos abatement contractorHuman Health
10/16/201910/16/2019HuntingtonYoung, Travis Wilson
$26,250
LandIllegal open burning without proper asbestos surveying or abatementHuman Health
10/16/201910/11/2019NewportArcadia Environmental, Inc.
$1,500
LandFailure to notify DEQ of an asbestos abatement projectHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
10/11/201910/9/2019SpringfieldHexion Inc.
$15,485
WaterViolating the facility's water quality permit by failing to monitor and prevent discharge of contaminantsFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
10/11/201910/9/2019PortlandJH Kelly Construction Inc.
$6,000
LandProviding underground storage tank services without a licenseHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
10/11/201910/9/2019TigardPolygon WLH LLC
$19,600
WaterViolating conditions of entity's water quality certificationFish and Aquatic Life
10/11/201910/8/2019MonmouthMountain West Investment Corporation
$33,012
WaterPolluting waters of the state when discharging sediment and sediment-laden stormwater during constructionFish and Aquatic Life
10/11/201910/8/2019DillardRoseburg Forest Products - Dillard Complex
$38,400
AirViolations of a facility air quality permitHuman Health
10/11/20199/25/2019IndependenceBernard M Hanson Trust
$2,909
LandFailure to conduct an asbestos survey prior to building demolition and renovationHuman Health
10/8/20199/25/2019Myrtle PointLillie, Joshua Benjamin dba Groundwork Excavation
$3,000
LandProviding heating oil tank removal services without a licenseTransparency and Accountability
10/2/20199/30/2019CanbyMeirow, Jim
$21,600
LandEstablishing and operating a solid waste disposal site without a permitHuman Health, Wildlife
10/2/20199/30/2019The DallesOregon Cherry Growers LLC
$4,600
WaterPolluting waters of the state when discharging untreated wastewater from a facilityFish and Aquatic Life
10/2/20199/30/2019CanbyRoth, Ron dba R.A.Roth Construction and Son Inc.
$17,600
LandIllegally disposing of solid waste at an unpermitted siteHuman Health, Wildlife
9/30/20199/25/2019PendletonCity of Pendleton
$86,977
WaterFailing to control erosion and sediment runoff at construction site.Fish and Aquatic Life
9/28/20199/19/2019KeizerSingh, Daljit dba Keizer Food Market LLC
$1,600
LandViolating requirements for maintaining underground fuel storage tanks.Transparency and Accountability
9/27/20199/25/2019SilvertonHSW RR, Inc. (Roto Rooter Water Restoration)
$5,484
AirConducting unlicensed asbestos abatement, failing to properly label and dispose of asbestos waste.Human Health
9/27/20199/25/2019PortlandStarLink Logistics Inc.
$9,600
LandViolating requirements for maintaining underground fuel storage tanks.Transparency and Accountability
9/23/20199/19/2019FossilCity of Fossil
$3,900
WaterDischarging untreated sewage to Butte Creek.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health
9/21/20199/19/2019BeavertonOregon Pool Plastering, LLC
$330
WaterDumping concrete waste into storm drain that flows to Columbia River.Fish and Aquatic Life
9/21/20199/18/2019AlbanyDS Albany, LLC
$2,063
LandViolating requirements for maintaining underground fuel storage tanks.Transparency and Accountability
9/19/20199/17/2019Hood RiverCity of Hood River
$7,600
WaterDischarging more pollution than allowed by wastewater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life
9/18/20199/13/2019PortlandKW Real Estate Construction & Investment, Inc.
$16,060
AirConducting unlicensed asbestos abatement during home renovation.Human Health
9/16/20199/13/2019SalemDoneRite Plumbing LLC
$12,800
AirConducting unlicensed asbestos abatement during housing renovation.Human Health
9/10/20198/26/2019SalemZenith Realty, LLC
$6,000
AirFailing to hire licensed asbestos abatement contractor during renovation at housing complex.Human Health
9/9/20199/6/2019WestonCity of Weston
$1,650
WaterDischarging partially treated sewage to Pine Creek.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health
9/9/20199/6/2019ReedsportLa Franchi, Ronald dba Ron's Oil Company
$6,987
LandViolating requirements for maintaining underground fuel storage tanks.Transparency and Accountability
9/9/20199/4/2019PortlandAmerican Tokyo Kasei, Inc. (dba TCI America)
$15,000
LandFailing to properly identify, label and store hazardous waste.Human Health
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