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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5/1/20194/29/2019North BendMain Rock Products, Inc.
$68,457
WaterUnpermitted discharges site that led to a marked increase in sediment in Kentuck Creek.Fish and Aquatic Life
4/27/20194/25/2019MilwaukieVityuk, Vlad
$29,600
AirPerforming an asbestos abatement project without certification or a license and improperly storing material containing asbestos.Human Health
4/25/20194/24/2019BanksBetschart, Walter
$86,868
LandOperating an unpermitted scrapyard.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
4/24/20194/22/2019PortlandOwens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
$13,800
AirExceeding limits in its air quality permit.Human Health
4/22/20194/19/2019PendletonCity of Pendleton
$10,200
WaterExceeding permit limits for total residual chlorine in its wastewater discharge permitFish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
4/22/20194/19/2019Myrtle PointHitner Investments
$36,433
WaterDischarging sediment-laden water from its quarry into Gray Creek.Fish and Aquatic Life
4/22/20194/17/2019HermistonLamb Weston, Inc.
$6,800
WaterIllegally discharging wastewater from a pipeline into the Umatilla River.Fish and Aquatic Life
4/22/20193/20/2019ChemultKhalsa Trans LLC
$9,600
LandFailing to immediately clean up oil and hazardous waste spills and provide notification of spills.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
4/19/20194/16/2019SpringfieldAggregate Resources Crushing, LLC
$11,200
WaterSending sediment into Read Creek.Fish and Aquatic Life
4/12/20194/10/2019NewbergKenneth Wise and Penny Wise, dba Newberg Xpress Lube
$6,700
LandFailing to determine whether waste was hazardous and failing to clean up oil spills.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
4/11/20193/8/2019ScappooseWear, Britt Milton
$22,891
WaterLeaving a partially submerged houseboat in the Multnomah channel.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
4/10/20192/28/2019BeavercreekPollack, Donald
$35,057
WaterPlacing fill material, including timber and firewood, in and beside Martin Creek.Fish and Aquatic Life
4/8/20194/4/2019AlbanySRC Worldwide, Inc.
$12,300
LandFailing to determine whether waste was hazardous and storing hazardous waste at its facility without a permit.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
4/8/20194/4/2019EugeneRexius Forest By-Products, Inc.
$6,600
LandFailing to contain food waste “leachate” at its transfer station in Eugene. Human Health
4/6/20191/30/2019BeavertonT.T. & L. Sheet Metal, Inc.
$4,800
WaterFailing to analyze one stormwater sample during the 2017/2018 monitoring year.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
4/5/20194/4/2019PortlandN. Columbia Boulevard, LLC
$2,500
LandFailing to conduct cleanup actions at its facility that DEQ required under a previous order.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
4/2/20193/29/2019Grants PassAllied Septic Service LLC
$3,900
WaterFailing to obtain a permit from DEQ before building, altering and repairing septic systems.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
3/27/20193/25/2019St. HelensKCL, Inc.
$112,040
WaterDischarging sediment into a wetland, placing waste where it's likely to enter waterways, failing to follow erosion and sediment control plan for Red Leaf/Gray Stone housing development.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
3/25/20193/21/2019PortlandMunitor Construction, LLC
$10,200
WaterPolluting the Columbia River during demolition of a derelict vessel and boat house.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health
3/25/20193/21/2019PortlandColumbia Crossings LLC
$7,800
WaterPolluting the Columbia River during demolition of a derelict vessel and boat house.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health
3/25/20193/20/2019CoquilleCity of Coquille
$1,800
WaterDischarging more pollution than allowed in the wastewater treatment plant's water quality permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health
3/25/20193/13/2019MedfordANM, Inc.
$2,400
LandFailing to properly label containers of flammable hazardous waste and to properly prepare for potential emergency situations.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
3/22/20193/20/2019PortlandBNSF Railway Company
$6,512
WaterFailing to perform monitoring required by its stormwater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
3/20/20193/18/2019BoardmanValentine Welding Services, Inc.
$18,303
LandFailing to clean up a diesel and gasoline spill in Boardman in summer 2018. Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Transparency and Accountability, Wildlife
3/20/20193/18/2019BoardmanEastern Constructors Incorporated
$18,303
LandFailing to clean up a diesel and gasoline spill in Boardman in summer 2018.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Transparency and Accountability, Wildlife
3/19/20193/4/2019PortlandBlack Rock Fuel, Inc.
$1,200
AirFailing to submit annual report required by the gas station's air quality permit.Transparency and Accountability
3/18/20193/15/2019PortlandAuto Truck Transport USA LLC
$15,345
WaterFailing to perform monitoring required by its stormwater permit. Repeated violations.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
3/15/20193/13/2019RoseburgCaddock Electronics, Inc.
$7,000
LandDisposing of a small amount of hazardous waste in the trash and failing to determine whether manufacturing waste was hazardous.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
3/13/20193/11/2019TillamookBraxling and Braxling, Inc.
$16,853
WaterFailing to follow erosion and sediment control plan at construction site as required by stormwater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
3/9/20193/6/2019PortlandVision International Petroleum LLC
$7,605
LandFailing to conduct annual leak tests of underground fuel storage tank and to complete operator training requirements.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
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