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2011 State Water Board Enforcement News Releases

Enforcement News Releases – 2011

Water Quality Violations Date
Santa Ana Water Board Fines Kirkhill Elastomers over $1.7 Million for Water Code Violations 12/19/11
Red Balloons Entering San Francisco Bay Brings Stiff Response from San Francisco Regional Water Board 12/13/11
Central Coast Water Board Fines City of San Luis Obispo $57,130 for Sewage Spills 10/18/11
Central Coast Water Board Fines Bradley Land Company $60,000 for Clean Water Act Violations 10/12/11
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board - Water Board Enforcement Notifies Hundreds of Growers for Failure to Enroll and Update the Notice of Intent 9/19/11
San Diego Regional Water Board Approves $1.3 Million in Water Quality Settlements - Local Projects to Receive $445,000 9/14/11
Central Valley Water Board Prosecution Team Proposes Enforcement Orders for the City of Colfax 9/9/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $330,000 Penalty To The Napa Berryessa Resort Improvement District 9/9/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $125,000 Penalty to the City Of Angels 9/8/11
Santa Ana Water Board Settlement Amounts to $314,981 in Fines Against Caltrans, Sanbag, MCM Construction, Inc., and Skanska–Rados 8/15/11
Central Valley Water Board Issues $682,500 Fine to Winemucca Trading Company, Ltd., Owners of the Former Shasta Paper Mill 8/10/11
State Water Board Issues $1.3 million in Mandatory Minimum Penalties Against Eight Facilities 7/28/11
Lahontan Regional Water Board Acts to Prevent Acid Spills from Leviathan Mine Following Unusually Wet Winter 7/25/11
Los Angeles Regional Water Board’s Chief Prosecutor  Issues a $118,710 Penalty Complaint to  Michael Kim and the T & T Family Trust 7/12/11
San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board Acts to Stop the Flow of “Nurdles” to California Waters 6/7/11
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board Penalizes City of Redding $72,000 for Violations at Wastewater Treatment Facility 5/12/11
San Diego Water Board Prescribes Requirements to Protect Coastal and Inland Waters from Pollutants Discharged at Firework Events 5/12/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $239,500 in Complaints for Dairy Reporting Violations 5/12/11
San Francisco Bay Water Board Orders City of Pacifica to Improve Sewage Collection as part of $1.7 Million Settlement 5/11/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $315,000 In Complaints For Mandatory Minimum Penalties 5/10/11
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board Approves $1.8 Million Wetland Project 4/12/11
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board Issues $487,000 Civil Liability Complaint 4/12/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $171,000 in Complaints for Penalties 3/17/11
Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board Issues Cleanup and Abatement Order to Shell Oil Company 3/14/11
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board Limits PCBs from Wastewater to San Francisco Bay 3/9/11
Caltrans and Contractor O.C. Jones & Sons to Pay $315,000 to Settle Alleged Environmental Violations Related to Highway 101Widening Project between Steele Lane and Windsor 2/16/11
Enforcement Action against ECO Resources, Inc. for Violations Associated with the Operation of Wastewater Treatment Facilities 2/2/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $32,075 in Complaints for Industrial Storm Water Reporting Violations 1/13/11
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $144,000 in Complaints for Mandatory Minimum Penalties 1/13/11
San Diego Water Board Imposes $353,200 in Civil Liability for 1.6 Million Gallon Sewage Spill into Murrieta Creek 1/12/11

 

Underground Storage Tank Violations Date
Judgment Entered Against Tesoro Corporation for Underground Storage Tank Monitoring and Testing Violations 11/9/11
Lawsuit Filed Against West Sacramento Company for Violations of Tank Tester Licensing Requirements for Underground Storage Tanks 9/22/11
State Water Board Reaches $6 Million Settlement with Petroleum Firm over Violations in 17 Counties 8/29/11

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