San Diego Region - Pending Active Administrative Civil Liability (ACL) Complaints

Administrative Civil Liability Complaint No. R9-2024-0090 (5/23/2024)

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region (San Diego Water Board) Prosecution Team issued an Administrative Civil Liability Complaint (Complaint) on May 23, 2024, to Olivia Yutang Liu. The Complaint alleges two violations for failure to comply with Cleanup and Abatement and Water Code Section 13267 Order No. R9-2021-0165 (Cleanup Order), which has delayed the cleanup and abatement of waste as required by the Cleanup Order, including unauthorized discharges of cannabis cultivation related waste to an unnamed ephemeral stream and alteration and diversion of the unnamed ephemeral stream that crosses through the site and is tributary to Buena Vista Creek, in Ranchita, CA, and proposes payment of $409,534 in liability, calculated in accordance with the State Water Board’s Enforcement Policy.
The hearing date is currently scheduled for August 14, 2024. For additional information, please see supporting documentation below, and/or contact prosecutorial staff Maher Zaher at (951) 394-9506 or Maher.Zaher@waterboards.ca.gov, or Chiara Clemente at (619) 521-3371 or Chiara.Clemente@waterboards.ca.gov.

You may also visit the San Diego Water Board Meeting calendar for information about board meetings, upcoming public hearings, workshops, information items and other items being considered by the San Diego Water Board. For all other pending formal enforcement actions that are currently available for public review and comment, please refer to the San Diego Water Board's Tentative Orders Webpage. A list of all adopted Administrative Civil Liability (ACL) Orders is provided on the Adopted ACL Orders Webpage.

Administrative Civil Liability Complaint No. R9-2023-0015 (4/11/2023)

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region (San Diego Water Board) Prosecution Team issued an Administrative Civil Liability Complaint (Complaint) on April 4, 2023, to the City of Oceanside.  The Complaint alleges two unauthorized high volume sanitary sewage overflows in April 2020 to Buena Vista Creek, Buena Vista Lagoon, Pilgrim Creek and Windmill Creek, in Oceanside, CA, and proposes payment of $1,807,321 in liability, calculated in accordance with the State Water Board’s Enforcement Policy.

On April 7, 2023, the City of Oceanside waived its right to a hearing within 90 days in order to engage in settlement discussions.  Therefore, a hearing date is currently unscheduled.  Updates to this case will be provided on this page, and through the “Penalty Assessment Notices” email subscriber list.
For additional information, please see supporting documentation below, and/or contact prosecutorial staff Chiara Clemente at (619) 521-3371 or Chiara.Clemente@waterboards.ca.gov. 

You may also visit the San Diego Water Board Meeting calendar for information about board meetings, upcoming public hearings, workshops, information items and other items being considered by the San Diego Water Board. For all other pending formal enforcement actions that are currently available for public review and comment, please refer to the San Diego Water Board's Tentative Orders Webpage. A list of all adopted Administrative Civil Liability (ACL) Orders is provided on the Adopted ACL Orders Webpage.