Proposed Cleanup and Abatement Order, Ramiro Avila, Los Angeles County


This proposed Cleanup and Abatement Order (Order) is for the cleanup and abatement of discharges and threatened discharges of wastes associated with cannabis cultivation on Los Angeles County Assessor Parcel Number 3060-020-043 (the Site). The Water Board is extending the original 30-day public review and comment period in response to revising compliance dates in the proposed Order. The proposed Order names Ramiro Avila (Discharger) as the responsible party for discharges of excavated sediment into two unnamed ephemeral surface waters for the purpose of outdoor cannabis cultivation. The discharges have resulted in violations of waste discharge prohibitions contained in the Water Board’s Water Quality Control Plan for the Lahontan Region. The proposed Order requires the Discharger to submit and implement a mitigation plan to restore the Site, prevent further discharges, provide updates on restoration work, and to monitor the Site for five years following the completion of restoration.

The Water Board is requesting your review and comments upon the proposed Order. All comments regarding the proposed Order must be received by the Water Board no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 24, 2020. Written comments should include “Avila CAO Comments” in the subject line and be emailed to:

For those who do not have access to email, submit your written comments to:

Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board
2501 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Attn: Avila CAO Comments

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