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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8/29/20208/29/2020ArlingtonOWL, Inc.
$308,656
LandIllegally disposing of radioactive solid waste.Transparency and Accountability
8/28/20208/28/2020ArlingtonChemical Waste Management of the Northwest, Inc.
$60,000
LandIllegally disposing of radioactive solid waste, failing to screen waste for radiation as required by hazardous waste permit.Transparency and Accountability
7/27/20207/2/2020NewportThompson's Transfer and Disposal Inc.
$8,400
LandViolating solid waste transfer permit, failing to include all required information on signage and not controlling litter.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
7/15/20207/10/2020PortlandSpace Age Fuels, Inc.
$1,898
AirFailing to conduct test of underground gasoline storage tanks.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
7/15/20207/10/2020La GrandeHigh Desert Aggregate & Paving, Inc.
$20,325
AirFailing to install control equipment and meet standards.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
7/13/20207/10/2020McMinnvilleWorld Class Technology Corporation
$7,800
LandFailing to properly label hazardous waste containers and failing to conduct weekly inspections of the hazardous waste storage area.Transparency and Accountability
7/13/20207/10/2020OaklandThabet Management, Inc.
$7,800
LandFailing to submit report in a timely manner following a field citation regarding release alarms on underground storage tanks that hold gasoline.Transparency and Accountability
7/13/20207/10/2020EugeneThabet Management, Inc.
$18,839
LandFailing to comply in a timely manner with a field citation regarding underground storage tanks that hold fuel.Transparency and Accountability
7/13/20207/10/2020Lincoln CityYagnapurush Investments, LLC
$18,200
AirConducting unlicensed asbestos abatement, removing asbestos containing materials from 28 rooms at a hotel without proper certification.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
7/7/20207/2/2020GreshamAZH Painting, Inc. dba Ace Building Maintenance
$25,600
AirConducting unlicensed asbestos abatement, removing asbestos containing materials from walls, flooring and ceilings from four first-floor units without proper certification.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
7/7/20207/2/2020Myrtle PointHitner Investments, LLC
$36,238
WaterDischarging cloudy stormwater to a creek, causing pollution to waters of the state, and failing to take prompt corrective action.Fish and Aquatic Life, Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
7/1/20206/26/2020PortlandLegacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center
$25,582
LandOperating an underground diesel storage tank without proper permit, failing to upgrade or decommission the tank, which holds fuel for an emergency generator.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
6/29/20206/26/2020MolallaColumbia 410 LLC
$13,480
AirOperating without an air quality permit.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
6/26/20206/26/2020PortlandJ.R.Simplot
$10,091
WaterFailure to comply with pollutant monitoring in accordance with the facility's stormwater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
6/15/20206/12/2020TillamookTillamook RV Park
$11,767
WaterFailure to perform monitoring and for exceeding effluent limits resulting in the discharge of significantly high levels of pollutants to Smith Creek.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
6/15/20206/12/2020West LinnFerndell Estates, LLC
$26,009
WaterFailure to implement controls and perform monitoring required in the entity's stormwater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
6/8/20206/5/2020PortlandSchneider, Tony Sr.
$5,295
LandEstablishing or operating a waste tire storage site and solid waste disposal site without a permit.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability, Wildlife
6/5/20206/5/2020VenetaSilliman, David J., Katherine Coen, Janice Roth and Diane Niemeyer
$22,522
WaterFailure to obtain a stormwater permit for construction activity.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
6/5/20206/5/2020Oregon CityFarnes, John
$3,000
LandDisposal of solid waste at an unpermitted location.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
6/5/20206/5/2020PortlandPrologis
$18,397
WaterFailure to implement controls and perform monitoring required in the entity's stormwater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
6/1/20205/29/2020WelchesMHC Mt. Hood Village, LLC
$11,200
WaterDischarge of highly turbid water into a side channel of the Salmon River in violation of the entity's stormwater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
6/1/20205/29/2020PortlandIron Fist Construction, LLC
$21,600
AirConducting an unlicensed asbestos abatement and openly accumulating friable waste material.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
6/1/20205/29/2020AmityWestern Rock Resources LLC
$4,800
WaterDischarge of highly turbid water from mining operation into a drainage that flows into Palmer Creek.Fish and Aquatic Life
6/1/20205/29/2020PortlandBDZ Developers, Inc. dba BDZ Construction
$3,000
LandConducting heating oil tanks services without a license.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
6/1/20205/29/2020SalemNorthwest Soil & Tanks, LLC
$7,800
LandConducting heating oil tanks services without a license.Human Health, Transparency and Accountability
6/1/20205/29/2020PortlandFrederick Homes, LLC
$15,127
AirFailure to hire a licensed contractor for an asbestos abatement project.Human Health
6/1/20205/29/2020RainierCity of Rainier
$35,191
WaterViolating conditions of the entity's stormwater permit.Fish and Aquatic Life, Transparency and Accountability
5/27/20205/22/2020BendGenesis Acquisition Company Inc. dba Northland Furniture Company
$3,000
LandImproper and prolonged storage of hazardous wasteHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
5/27/20205/15/2020SherwoodRogers Northwest, Inc.
$16,800
AirEmitting more pollution than allowed in air quality permitHuman Health
5/26/20205/22/2020TroutdaleCorpac Construction Company
$26,400
AirConducting unlicensed asbestos abatement, openly storing asbestos materialHuman Health, Transparency and Accountability
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