Pollution Update 1-29-15

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) sent a warning letter to Goshen Forest Products last month for Clean Water Act violations of Oregon’s industrial stormwater discharge permit. The permit requires Goshen Forest Products to sample stormwater discharges four times a year (with samples spaced out in time to better reflect actual conditions over the course of the rainy season) and to submit sample results to DEQ once a year. Goshen Forest Products failed to perform sampling at least 14 days apart during 2013-14. DEQ also sent Siuslaw Marina a warning letter last month for failure to collect monitoring data and submit results to DEQ for its sewerage system from 2010 through 2013.