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Pollution Update 5-23-13

Oregon DEQ followed up on its Feb .19 warning letter to Georgia-Pacific Chemicals (EW 3/14, goo.gl/cFGEq) regarding discharge of phenols pollution to waters of the state with a civil penalty of $3,600 on May 13. DEQ sent Premier RV Resorts LLC a warning letter on April 24 for violating the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) removal requirement in its Clean Water Act permit in March. The RV facility where this violation occurred is located east of I-5 near Exit 199. Comments to DEQ regarding four Corvallis-area facilities’ industrial stormwater pollution control plans are due by 5 pm on May 24. These facilities are as follows: Mary’s River Lumber Company (Philomath), Coffin Butte Landfill, Corvallis Disposal Co., and Hull-Oakes Lumber Co. (Monroe). Visit http://goo.gl/ScwdH to see stormwater plans and http://goo.gl/iMDQb to comment.