Pollution Update 10-23-14

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently sent the following businesses $1,600 “expedited enforcement offers” for violating the Clean Water Act by failing to monitor industrial stormwater discharges from their facilities: Eagle Plywood Specialties (Harrisburg), Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW (Philomath), Gheen Irrigation Works (Harrisburg), Natron Wood Products (Jasper) and Sundance Lumber Company (Springfield). Acceptance of these offers by the companies settles these violations with DEQ, while rejection would likely result in additional enforcement and higher fines. DEQ also sent warning letters to Giustina Resources Limited Partnership (Dexter), Goshen, Inc. (Junction City) and Rick Franklin Corporation (Lebanon) for failure to submit monitoring results.