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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7/30/20197/26/2019NewportCentral Coast Excavating, Inc.
$3,000
LandFailing to obtain a service provider license prior to conducting underground fuel storage tank services. Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
7/29/20197/26/2019NewportMigizi Group, inc.
$3,600
LandFailing to obtain a service provider license prior to conducting underground fuel storage tank services Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
7/29/20197/26/2019AlbanyRJW & Sons, Inc.
$5,669
LandFailing to protect underground fuel storage tank from corrosion and failing to maintain vapor control system Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
7/29/20197/25/2019RufusBiggs Petroleum LLC
$31,527
WaterFailing to implement erosion and sediment controls at construction site to prevent discharge of sediment to surface water Fish and Aquatic Life
7/27/20197/19/2019PortlandCarl Budd Hoffman
$28,800
LandOperating an unpermitted solid waste disposal site Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health
7/25/20197/23/2019ApplegateTyler Rolen (aka Thompson Creek Road Grading and Excavation)
$3,036
WaterFailing to implement any erosion and sediment controls during land clearing and construction activities. Fish and Aquatic Life
7/24/20197/22/2019TualatinCarco Industries, Inc.
$5,600
WaterFailing to collect all water quality monitoring data as required by stormwater permit. Transparency and Accountability
7/16/20197/12/2019Sweet HomeCity of Sweet Home
$825
WaterDischarging more pollution than is allowed in the facility's wastewater permit. Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health
7/15/20197/11/2019EugenePacific Recycling Inc.
$11,200
WaterFailing to all collect water quality monitoring data as required by stormwater permit. Transparency and Accountability
7/15/20196/28/2019McMinnvilleBaker Creek Development, LLC
$17,259
WaterDischarging highly turbid stormwater fromFish and Aquatic Life
7/12/20197/10/2019RedmondCascade Investment and Management Group, LLC
$5,232
WaterDischarging untreated or partially treated sewage onto the ground via a failing septic system Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Wildlife
7/11/20197/8/2019Central PointCaroline Hulse Bessonette
$20,135
LandFailing to conduct an investigation into contamination from leaking underground fuel storage tank on property. Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
7/11/20196/19/2019PortlandBlack Rock Fuel, Inc.
$3,525
LandFailing to test and monitor underground fuel storage tank for potential leaks Transparency and Accountability
7/10/20197/3/2019Milton-FreewaterHumbert Asphalt, Inc.
$4,400
AirEmitting more pollution than is allowed by the facility's air quality permit. Human Health
7/3/20196/27/2019La GrandeScott and Terry Parker
$14,800
AirFailing to hire licensed contractor for asbestos abatement and openly accumulating asbestos waste. Human Health
7/1/20197/19/2019PortlandWood Waste Management, LLC
$24,472
LandOperating an unpermitted solid waste disposal site. Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Wildlife
6/25/20196/21/2019HarrisburgIsovolta, Inc
$23,136
LandFailing to train employees on hazardous waste management, maintain a complete training plan, perform a complete and accurate hazardous waste determination and to properly label and store waste generated at your facility.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
6/24/20196/19/2019PortlandRotschy, Inc.
$116,230
WaterViolating conditions of a stormwater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
6/23/20196/7/2019La GrandeChen, Frankie
$7,600
AirPerforming asbestos abatement without certification or a license, not completing an asbestos survey before beginning work, and openly accumulating asbestos-containing waste material at a commercial building.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
6/20/20196/13/2019AlbanyCity of Albany
$5,400
WaterFailing to obtain a permit for discharging waste from a new outlet to waters of the state.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
6/17/20196/14/2019PortlandCFMW, LLC
$14,747
WaterFailing to comply with a stormwater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
6/17/20196/13/2019La GrandeEastern Oregon University
$9,000
WaterPolluting Mill Creek through wastewater from your facility.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
6/17/20195/30/2019Pacific CityConrad and Bischoff, Inc.
$688
AirLate submittal of Clean Fuels Program quarterly report and annual compliance report.Transparency and Accountability
6/14/20196/12/2019SalemNEC Display Solutions of America, Inc
$825
LandFailing to register brands of covered electronic devices being sold or offered for sale in Oregon.Transparency and Accountability
6/10/20196/6/2019WarrentonNorth River Homes LLC
$50,543
WaterPolluting waters of the state by placing construction soils and sediment into wetlands and violating a stormwater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
6/7/20196/5/2019NewportCity of Newport
$13,480
WaterFailing to perform monitoring required by its stormwater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
6/7/20196/5/2019WilsonvillleRose City Contracting, Inc.
$42,400
AirFailing to properly remove and contain nonfriable asbestos siding.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
6/3/20196/3/2019SherwoodNRC Environmental Services, Inc.
$9,600
LandEstablishing and operating a disposal site without a permit.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
6/3/20195/28/2019Norcross, GAVision Computers, Inc
$450
LandFailing to register brands of covered electronic devices being sold or offered for sale in Oregon and to pay the annual registration fee.Transparency and Accountability
5/29/20195/14/2019HermistonPioneer Asphalt
$3,200
AirOperating an asphalt plant without a permit.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
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