Enforcement News Releases – 2020

Conservation Date

Drinking Water Date
Central Valley Laboratory Fined for Delayed Reporting of Drinking Water Test Results
BC Laboratories, Inc. ordered to pay after repeatedly failing to notify water systems of acute contaminates
Chino-based Environmental Lab Fined $90,000 for False Representations in Reports 04/10/2020
Two Laboratories Fined for Delayed Reporting of Drinking Water Test Results 02/13/2020

Water Quality Violations Date
Healdsburg Resort Developer Fined $6.4 Million for Clean Water Act Violations 12/11/2020
Butte County Property Owner Fined $193,088 for Water Quality Violations at Cannabis Grow Site 11/09/2020
$2.5 Million Settlement Reached with Regional Water Board for 2015 Oil Spill in Santa Barbara County
Settlement agreement is one part of $60 million settlement
City of Mount Shasta agrees to settlement for sewage spills and violations at wastewater treatment plant
Penalties will go towards preventing future spills and effluent violations
North Coast Water Board to consider $6.4 million fine against luxury resort developer for Clean Water Act violations
December public hearing scheduled after settlement negotiations fail
Phillips 66 San Francisco Refinery agrees to $285,000 Settlement for Discharge Violation 08/20/2020
Foul odors from Tulare County pistachio processing plant trigger cease and desist order 08/14/2020
City of Galt agrees to six-figure settlement in sewage spill case 08/11/2020
Monterey Mushroom, Inc. to pay $1.2 million for unauthorized wastewater discharges to local tributaries of Elkhorn Slough 07/20/2020
Lewis Land Developers to Settle Stormwater Violations at Placer County Construction Project 06/15/2020
Two Central Valley Dairy Operators Cited for Violating Waste Management Practices 06/10/2020
Dairy Operator Agrees to $57,024 Settlement for Dumping Dairy Wastewater on Cropland and Poor Waste Management Practices 05/21/2020
SF Bay Water Board Orders North America’s Largest Mushroom Grower to Pay $911,000 For Polluted Stormwater Discharges 04/06/2020
$1.5 Million Settlement for Multiple Sewage Spills to Mojave River Tributaries 02/16/2020
City of Morgan Hill to Pay $433,366 for Four Sewage Spills to Llagas Creek 03/13/2020
Dairyman Agrees to $108,608 Settlement for Dumping Dairy Wastewater on Cropland 01/29/2020
North Coast Water Board Proposes $4.9 Million Fine Against Luxury Resort Developer 01/22/2020
San Diego Water Board Seeks $9 Million Penalty Against Baldwin & Sons for Illegal Discharges and Permit Violations 01/14/2020
U.S. Army Corps Contractor Agrees to $741,466 Settlement for Storm Water Pollution Violations 01/13/2020
Roman Catholic Bishop of Sacramento to Settle in Stormwater Violations at Placer County Construction Project 01/06/2020

Water Rights Date
Garden Grove industrial facility penalized $1.14 million for soil, groundwater contamination
Owner, operator repeatedly ignored cleanup orders
Garberville Sanitary District to pay $40,000 for unauthorized bulk water sales
Purchasers hauled water to sites located outside the district’s “place of use”

Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Prevention Date