Eugene, OR—The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined Zip-O-Log Mills Inc. $10,211 for failing to comply with the monitoring requirements of its stormwater permit.
Under the permit, known officially as a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Stormwater Discharge Permit, the company must sample and monitor its stormwater discharge to ensure it meets water quality benchmarks.
The company failed to collect eight of the required grab samples at its sawmill during the 2106-2017 monitoring period.
Without information from sampling, DEQ and the public cannot evaluate whether stormwater controls are protecting water quality.
Zip-O-Log Mills has until Feb. 15 to appeal the fine.
View the enforcement letter at: https://www.oregon.gov/deq/nr/020518zipolog.pdf
Katherine Benenati, Public Affairs Specialist, Eugene, 541-686-7997, firstname.lastname@example.org