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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4/29/20204/24/2020Coos BayRepplinger, Donald
$1,800
AirOpen burning of illegal materials that pose a threat to the environment and public health.Human Health, Wildlife
4/27/20204/24/2020PortlandCrowley Marine Services
$14,400
WaterDischarging improperly treated ballast water into the Columbia River under a weather-related safety exemption without prior authorization from DEQ.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
4/27/20204/24/2020CoquilleRoseburg Forest Products Co.
$22,800
AirExceedance of the facility's opacity limit in its Title V air quality permit.Human Health
4/27/20204/24/2020PortlandSpace Age Fuel, Inc.
$66,000
LandSpilling between 1,541 and 2,861 gallons of diesel fuel into Linsay Lake when a tanker truck crashed on Interstate 84. Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Wildlife
4/27/20204/24/2020KeizerSingh, Daljit dba Keizer Food Market
$3,000
LandContinued operation of underground storage tanks while operating certificate had been revoked following previous non-compliance.Transparency and Accountability
4/27/20204/17/2020St. HelensWilcox and Flegel Fuel Oil Co
$8,000
WaterFailure to perform proper stormwater monitoring in compliance with the stormwater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
4/24/20204/17/2020EstacadaCascadia Ridge, LLC
$85,410
WaterFailure to obtain a water quality permit for construction activities.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
4/20/20204/17/2020PortlandAsh Grove Cement
$13,800
WaterDischarge to the Willamette River.Fish and Aquatic Life, Wildlife
4/20/20204/17/2020EstacadaI & E Construction, Inc.
$108,210
WaterFailure to obtain a water quality permit for construction activities, violation of water quality standards, and submitting in accurate and incomplete information to DEQ.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
3/21/20203/19/2020PortlandOwens-Brockway Glass Container, Inc.
$15,600
AirExceeding air pollution limit, failing to submit paperwork timely.Human Health
3/18/20203/16/2020Saint HelensDrain-Pro Inc
$9,681
WaterDischarging without a permit, improper disposal and reducing water quality.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
3/17/20203/12/2020PortlandBlane Investment LLC
$25,600
AirFailing to hire licensed contractor for asbestos abatement, accumulating asbestos.Human Health
3/14/20203/12/2020Forest GroveHattig, Robert
$16,000
AirConducting unlicensed asbestos abatement, accumulating asbestos.Human Health
3/11/20203/9/2020Central PointCrater Sand and Gravel
$14,787
WaterPlacing wastes where likely to enter state waters, failing to collect monitoring data and unauthorized changes.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
3/11/20203/9/2020Salem20/10 Products, Inc.
$14,008
WaterFailing to collect monitoring data.Transparency and Accountability
3/9/20203/5/2020DallasDavid Kerns Construction
$10,831
WaterPolluting water of the state.Fish and Aquatic Life
3/6/20203/3/2020CoquilleCity of Coquille
$3,600
WaterExceeding limits.Fish and Aquatic Life
3/4/20203/2/2020Wood VillageHerz Precision Parts, LLC
$11,614
WaterDischarging without a permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
2/28/20202/26/2020DallasCreekside DKV, LLC
$84,623
WaterReducing water quality, failing to implement erosion and stormwater control plans and failing to collect monitoring data.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
2/28/20202/21/2020SalemMondelez Global, LLC
$11,465
WaterFailing to collect monitoring data.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
2/27/20202/25/2020PortlandL & T Woods, Inc.
$415
AirOperating without basic air contamination discharge permit.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
2/27/20202/24/2020Milton-FreewaterCosner, Roger
$30,600
LandEstablishing and operating disposal site without permit, and causing pollution to waters of the state.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
2/26/20202/24/2020CanbyRose Agri-Seed, Inc., doing business as Pure Seed
$22,500
LandFailing to do hazardous waste determination, improper treating or disposing of hazardous wastes, and failing to immediately clean up hazardous wastes spills.Human Health
2/26/20202/24/2020MoroBiggs Service District
$1,950
WaterFailing to meet bacteria limits for wastewater and failing to promptly notify DEQ.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
2/26/20202/24/2020Biggs JunctionPilot Travel Centers, LLC
$79,611
LandFailing to address groundwater contamination.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
2/26/20202/24/2020PortlandBlack Rock Fuel, Inc.
$12,000
LandOperating an underground storage tank after DEQ revoked operating certificate.Transparency and Accountability
2/24/20201/14/2020PortlandRPH-Coverage, Inc.
$9,774
LandFailing to report suspected release to DEQ, improper operation of sensors, and failing to have a trained operator.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
2/20/20202/11/2020Central PointSpeedway Auto Parts
$5,600
LandFailing to immediately clean up used oil, failing to label used oil, and failing to properly store used oil.Human Health
2/18/20202/14/2020AlbanySelmet, Inc.
$70,200
LandViolations include failing to do haz. waste determination, transporting hazardous waste without a manifest, and improper labeling and storage of hazardous wastes, as well as failing to meet training requirements and not having a current contingency plan.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
2/14/20202/12/2020TualatinCarco Industries, Inc
$7,692
WaterFailing to collect monitoring data.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
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