Environmental penalties waived for Q2 2022

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Chelan

Chelan

05/25/2022

Slappfisk Corporation

A check on May 25, 2022 found some violations. Slappfisk Corporation has not tested its cathodic protection system, a corrosion protection for metals that prevents the formation of holes and the release of contaminants into the environment, with the required frequency. They also did not meet operator training requirements, did not keep proper records, or did not meet financial responsibility requirements.

$1,100

Stephanie May
509-202-5674


Clear

Ridgefield

06/10/2022

1108 South Hillhurst Subdivision LLC

The Portland-based contractor was fined for repeatedly dumping contaminated stormwater from construction work into a tributary of Gee Creek. The company has also failed to follow many of the best management practices mandated by its stormwater General Planning Permit, although it has offered technical assistance from Ecology staff. press release

$135,000

Jeff Zenk
360-280-3704


Franklin

pasco

06/23/2022

Jaimes Rosendo

On December 22, 2021, Franklin County Fire District #3 responded to a report of illegal burning of trash and roof debris. After extinguishing the fire, the fire department forwarded the incident information to Ecology.

$1,500

Stephanie May
509-202-5674


Gray Harbor

Westport

04/13/2022

Pacific Seafood – Westport, LLC

From April 2020 through November 2021, Pacific Seafood – Westport, LLC discharged wastewater containing fecal coliform bacteria, grease, oils and other solids in excess of the levels permitted by its permit. The company also failed to monitor several discharges of water as required by the permit. press release

In July, Ecology and the company announced a settlement agreement for this fine. press release

$123,000

Jeff Zenk
360-280-3704


Gray Harbor

cosmopolis

06/14/2022

Cosmo special fibers

In January 2022, the Cosmo Specialty Fibers plant’s wastewater treatment system discharged water with high levels of organic contaminants, which may contribute to low receiving water oxygen levels. press release

$18,000

Jeff Zenk
360-280-3704


jefferson

Port Townsend

05/17/2022

Port Townsend Paper Corp.

Between November 2021 and March 2022, Port Townsend Paper Corporation discharged approximately 800 gallons of untreated process effluent into Port Townsend Bay, exceeding 14 times the pollutant discharge levels permitted in its water quality permit. press release

$27,000

Jeff Zenk
360-280-3704


king

kirk land

04/04/2022

Skagit Valley Farm

In 2021, Skagit Valley Farm irrigated 382 acres of market crops without water rights after Ecology notified that unit that those activities were unlawful. press release

$267,000

Jimmy Norris
360-480-5722


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Seattle

04/22/2022

Tom Germain

On November 13, 2021, during a fuel polishing operation on the ship ZUMA, misaligned valves resulted in the dumping of 127 gallons of diesel fuel into the Salmon Bay area of ​​the Lake Washington Ship Canal.

$1,500

Ty Keltner
360-515-6868


Kitsap

Port orchard

06/10/2022

Robert Terry Ross Jr.

On March 8, 2021, Kitsap County Public Works reported a 1,000-foot rainbow glow in Yukon Harbor in Port Orchard. Environmentalists noted the glow came from the ship QUIET TIME, which had sunk at the public dock at Pomeroy Park in Manchester Harbour.

$6,400

Ty Keltner
360-515-6868


Kitsap

silver valley

06/17/2022

Terry Peterson

On January 5, 2021, the vessel JOJO anchored and ran aground near the seawall of Silverdale Waterfront Park during a storm. The ship spilled about 71 gallons of diesel.

$25,000

Ty Keltner
360-515-6868


kittitas

Ellensburg

06/17/2022

Harms Pacific Trucking Inc.

On September 17, 2020, a truck operated by Harms Pacific Transport was involved in an accident that spilled liquid asphalt on Highway 10 near the intersection with Highway 97 in Ellensburg.

$3,000

Ty Keltner
360-515-6868


Okanogan

Turn

05/05/2022

Methow Valley Truck and Tractor LLC

On April 21, 2021, an environmental inspector witnessed the remains of the illegal burning of prohibited materials, including plastic oil jugs, used car oil filters, used car air filters, various plastics and other sorted garbage.

$3,500

Stephanie May
509-202-5674


Okanogan

Winthrop

04/26/2022

Cascade Concrete Products, Inc.

On October 29th and 31st, 2021, Ecology received reports of smoke from a large fire pile. Environmental workers found construction debris and other organic materials being continuously burned without proper permits, in violation of clean air and outdoor burning codes.

$9,500

Stephanie May
509-202-5674


pierce

Eatonville

05/18/2022

Matthew Payne

In 2019, Ecology received an environmental complaint regarding livestock with direct access to Ohop Creek. Ecology contacted the landowner multiple times to educate them about water quality issues and available resources to resolve water quality concerns. Issues continued to go unresolved, resulting in a penalty being imposed.

$3,000

Jeff Zenk
360-280-3704


Whatcom

Lynden

04/28/2022

snow farm

Since 2019, Ecology has been documenting bacteria-contaminated water draining from the property. Ecology contacted the landowner multiple times to update them on water quality issues and best management practices. The firings continued and a penalty imposed.

$3,000

Scarlet Tang
206-594-0002


Whitman

Pullman

07.06.2022

S&E Mader, Inc.

On February 3, 2022, Ecology received an illegal burning complaint. After investigation, ecology inspectors confirmed illegal burning without permit for agricultural ecology burn piles.

$2,500

Stefanie May
509-202-5674


Yakima

union gap

06/23/2022

Circle K 9513

During an inspection on June 23, 2022, ecology inspectors found no operator training records, an on-site walkthrough checklist, tank clearance records, test documents, or a compliance mark. In addition, sensors have been disabled and no action taken on fuel alerts since April.

$1,000

Stefanie May
509-202-5674


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