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.

 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Environmental Impact
  
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
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
12/6/201912/4/2019PortlandArnprior Aerospace Portland, Inc.
$7,793
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
12/5/201912/3/2019BeavertonT.T. & L. Sheet Metal
$3,426
WaterFailing to adequately monitor stormwater for pollutantsFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
12/5/201911/27/2019HermistonLamb Weston, Inc.
$6,800
WaterDischarging partially treated industrial wastewater from potato processing facility into Umatilla RiverFish and Aquatic Life, Human Health
12/5/201911/27/2019HermistonLamb Weston, Inc.
$10,000
WaterUnauthorized modification of industrial wastewater system that mixed industrial water with sewage, which the system can't adequately treatWildlife
12/5/201911/27/2019WilsonvilleWest Hills Land Development, LLC.
$18,803
WaterDischarging murky stormwater into a tributary of Willamette River and failing to implement erosion and sediment control plan at construction siteFish and Aquatic Life
12/5/201911/27/2019PortlandCity of Portland
$40,200
WaterDischarging partially treated sewage into Columbia SloughFish and Aquatic Life, Human Health
12/4/201912/2/2019ToledoGeorgia-Pacific Toledo LLC
$27,106
WaterDischarging wastewater from outlets not authorized by water quality permitFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
12/4/201911/27/2019NewportRondys Inc.
$28,920
WaterPolluting a wetland by failing to control erosion and sediment runoff from construction siteFish and Aquatic Life
11/26/201911/20/2019BendAnast, Paula d/b/a Round 2 Design
$16,800
LandConducting unlicensed asbestos abatement, and accumulating waste material that contained asbestos.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/25/201911/22/2019SalemOregon School for the Deaf
$11,500
LandStoring hazardous waste without a permit and failing to immediately clean up oil spillHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/25/201911/22/2019RoseburgDouglas County Public Works - Roseburg Landfill
$12,900
LandLeachate releases that violated solid waste permit and state regulationsFish and Aquatic Life, Human Health
11/25/201911/22/2019Coos BayCity of Coos Bay
$26,000
WaterViolating pollution limits of wastewater discharge permit and failure to comply with monitoring requirementsFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
11/25/201911/21/2019HeppnerMiller Manufacturing
$413
AirFailing to timely submit annual reportHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/22/201911/20/2019BendLoge Camps, LLC
$19,200
LandAllowing a contractor without an asbestos abatement license to perform an asbestos abatement project, and accumulating waste material that contained asbestos.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/20/201911/18/2019PortlandHeritage Environmental Services
$24,000
LandAccepting hazardous wastes without required paperworkHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/20/201911/18/2019PortlandCentral Garden and Pet Company
$141,285
LandFailing to properly handle, dispose and characterize pesticide wastes, failing to comply with employee training requirements and other violationsHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/20/201911/18/2019PortlandC.H. Robinson Company Inc.
$19,200
LandAccepting hazardous wastes without required paperworkHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
11/19/201910/17/2019EugeneNorthwest Solvents & Supply Inc.
$3,000
LandSupplying dry cleaning solvents without required couplings.Transparency and Accountability
11/19/20198/26/2019UmatillaFastrack, Inc. (Orchard Terrace Phase II)
$26,757
WaterWater quality violations, failing to monitor and failing to implement control plan.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
11/15/201911/13/2019SistersThree Sisters Plumbing, Inc
$3,000
WaterInstalling and repairing system without permit, as well as sewage disposal without a license.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
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