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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8/4/2017PortlandDEQ issues $169,303 penalty to Portland industrial facility for stormwater violations
DEQ issues $169,303 penalty to Portland industrial facility for stormwater violations
8/4/2017ScappooseDR Horton issued $66,049 penalty by DEQ for water quality violations in Scappoose
DR Horton issued $66,049 penalty by DEQ for water quality violations in Scappoose
8/4/2017WilsonvilleDEQ issues $10,400 penalty to TriMet for water quality violations in Wilsonville
DEQ issues $10,400 penalty to TriMet for water quality violations in Wilsonville
7/28/2017BeavertonOHSU issued $10,400 penalty for asbestos work at Oregon National Primate Research Center
OHSU issued $10,400 penalty for asbestos work at Oregon National Primate Research Center
7/28/2017Beaverton$27,200 penalty issued by DEQ to Portland contractor for asbestos work at OHSU facility
$27,200 penalty issued by DEQ to Portland contractor for asbestos work at OHSU facility
7/28/2017PortlandLake Oswego contractor issued $14,400 penalty for asbestos work
Lake Oswego contractor issued $14,400 penalty for asbestos work
7/28/2017AshlandDEQ fines Recology Valley View Inc. for wastewater violations
DEQ fines Recology Valley View Inc. for wastewater violations
7/28/2017CorvallisDEQ fines Corvallis MHC LLC for wastewater violations
DEQ fines Corvallis MHC LLC for wastewater violations
7/27/2017HalseyEPA and Oregon DEQ reach agreements with Eugene company for diesel spill near Halsey, OR
EPA and Oregon DEQ reach agreements with Eugene company for diesel spill near Halsey, OR
7/25/2017HillsboroDEQ fines Hillsboro business for storage tank violations
DEQ fines Hillsboro business for storage tank violations
7/21/2017PendeltonDEQ issues $2,850 penalty to Garton & Associates; Realtors L.L.C. for mismanaging a sewage discharge at a rental property in Pendleton
DEQ issues $2,850 penalty to Garton & Associates; Realtors L.L.C.  for mismanaging a sewage discharge at a rental property in Pendleton
7/14/2017The DallesDEQ penalizes Oregon Cherry Growers in The Dalles $10,600 for wastewater violations
DEQ penalizes Oregon Cherry Growers in The Dalles $10,600 for wastewater violations
7/10/2017CorvallisDEQ fines Bender Equities for asbestos violations
DEQ fines Bender Equities for asbestos violations
7/6/2017PortlandDEQ issues $1950 penalty to StorQuest Portland for stormwater violations
DEQ issues $1950 penalty to StorQuest Portland for stormwater violations
7/6/2017Happy ValleyHappy Valley development issued $13,949 penalty by DEQ for construction stormwater violations
Happy Valley development issued $13,949 penalty by DEQ for construction stormwater violations
7/6/2017Oregon CityKonell Construction issued $5,708 penalty by DEQ for air permit violations
Konell Construction issued $5,708 penalty by DEQ for air permit violations
7/6/2017Tigard$4,185 penalty issued by DEQ to Tigard gas station for air permit violations
$4,185 penalty issued by DEQ to Tigard gas station for air permit violations
7/6/2017Gold BeachDEQ fines Gold Beach pair for stormwater violations
DEQ fines Gold Beach pair for stormwater violations
7/5/2017Astoria$825 penalty issued to Astoria animal hospital by DEQ for air permit violations
$825 penalty issued to Astoria animal hospital by DEQ for air permit violations
7/5/2017PortlandDEQ issues $6,000 penalty to Portland contractor for asbestos work
DEQ issues $6,000 penalty to Portland contractor for asbestos work
7/5/2017Oregon CityDEQ issues $10,000 penalty to Portland contractor for asbestos work
DEQ issues $10,000 penalty to Portland contractor for asbestos work
7/5/2017PortlandJubitz Corporation issued $8,800 penalty by DEQ for wastewater violations at Portland facility
Jubitz Corporation issued $8,800 penalty by DEQ for wastewater violations at Portland facility
7/3/2017North BendDEQ fines D.B. Western for hazardous waste violations
DEQ fines D.B. Western for hazardous waste violations
6/23/2017Eagle PointDEQ issues fines for wastewater violations at Eagle Point mining facility
DEQ issues fines for wastewater violations at Eagle Point mining facility
6/23/2017GreshamSpecht Properties, Inc., issued $34,361 penalty by DEQ for construction stormwater violations at Gresham development
Specht Properties, Inc., issued $34,361 penalty by DEQ for construction stormwater violations at Gresham development
6/23/2017GreshamSpecht Properties, Inc., issued $34,361 penalty by DEQ for construction stormwater violations at Gresham development
Specht Properties, Inc., issued $34,361 penalty by DEQ for construction stormwater violations at Gresham development
6/20/2017Portland$1,800 penalty issued to Portland heating oil tank servicer for unreported release
$1,800 penalty issued to Portland heating oil tank servicer for unreported release
6/20/2017WilliamsDEQ fines Williams pair for illegal disposal of solid waste
DEQ fines Williams pair for illegal disposal of solid waste
6/19/2017DallasDEQ fines Wilson Property Investments for stormwater violations
DEQ fines Wilson Property Investments for stormwater violations
6/16/2017EugeneDEQ Oregon Ice Cream for stormwater violations
DEQ Oregon Ice Cream for stormwater violations
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