Current Enforcement Actions
Expedited Payment Program - The Central Coast Water Board Enforcement Unit has issued a conditional offer to participate in the Central Coast Water Board’s Expedited Payment Program for the following bulleted parties to settle violations subject to mandatory minimum penalties pursuant to California Water Code sections 13385(h) and (i), and sections 13399.33(c) and (d). The listed recipients have agreed to pay the penalties proposed by the Assistant Executive Officer, pending public comment and subject to approval by the Central Coast Water Board or its Executive Officer.
Heritage Ranch CSD WWTP (Permittee) Expedited Payment Program Offer (Offer): Per the conditions described in the Central Coast Water Board Enforcement Unit’s January 15, 2016 Offer, the Permittee signed the Acceptance of Conditional Resolution and Waiver of Right to Hearing; Settlement Agreement and Stipulation for Entry of Administrative Civil Liability Order No. R3-2016-0019 (Upon Execution) (Acceptance and Waiver), hereby published on February 2, 2016, for public comment through March 3, 2016. The Offer proposes to resolve mandatory liability in the amount of $3,000 in response to effluent limit violations that occurred from July 23, 2014, through August 5, 2014. The Permittee will pay the mandatory liability to the State Water Resources Control Board Cleanup and Abatement Account, which provides grants to clean up pollution in cases where no viable responsible party is available, or for habitat restoration, studies, monitoring, and planning activities. If comments or information received during the public comment period do not reasonably affect the proposed settlement, the Assistant Executive Officer will present the Acceptance and Waiver to the Central Coast Water Board or its Executive Officer for adoption. The public may submit written comments to: Central Coast Water Board, Attention: Thea Tryon, 895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or may email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of San Luis Obispo WWTP – The City of San Luis Obispo and the State Water Resources Control Board Office of Enforcement have agreed to a proposed settlement to resolve mandatory liability in the amount of $30,000 in response to effluent limit violations that occurred from January 22, 2006, through June 10, 2014. Notification of the proposed settlement was published on January 13, 2016, and the public may comment through February 15, 2016. The public notice and instructions to submit written comments are posted on the Office of Enforcement’s web page located at: State Water Board Office of Enforcement Notices.
Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. - On May 13, 2010, the Central Coast Water Board adopted Stipulated Administrative Civil Liability Order No. R3-2010-0034 imposing a $1.2 million penalty on Greka to settle allegations that Greka violated cleanup requirements applying to petroleum-impacted waste materials stored throughout its facilities in Santa Barbara County. The Water Board issued a news release on May 19, 2010.
Greka Oil & Gas, Inc. - July 10, 2009 Resolution No. R3-2009-0054 requesting that the Attorney General seek civil enforcement against Greka for alleged waste discharges (e.g., crude oil, produced water, residuary products of petroleum) to state and federal waters
Authorized Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEP), Enhanced Compliance Actions (ECA), and Compliance Projects (CP) - Penalty Project Report
The Penalty Project Report allows the public to search for a list of enforcement actions associated with a SEP, ECA, and/or a CP, by specifying search criteria to obtain information on projects, including the monetary amount and status. Please use this glossary to obtain definitions of the program acronyms listed on the search criteria page.
Administrative Civil Liabilities
The Fact Sheet describes the process that Water Boards follow in imposing administrative civil liabilities.
Water Code sections 13225(k) and 13323(e) Report
The Regional Water Boards are posting, on a quarterly interval, information related to all enforcement activities that are recorded in their data system. In addition, for administrative civil liability actions, they are providing information related to the initial assessment of the civil liability, the final assessment of civil liability and whether a hearing was waived. The following reports provide this information for the previous three years.
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q1 2012
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q2 2012
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q3 2012
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q4 2012
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q1 2013
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q2 2013
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q3 2013
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q4 2013
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q1 2014
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q2 2014
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q3 2014
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q4 2014
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q1 2015
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q2 2015
- Enforcement Actions Summary for Q3 2015
In addition to the summary information provided by these quarterly reports, access to enforcement information on a real-time basis is available to the public. This information can be accessed from the California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS) Public Reports page on the State Water Resources Control Board's Internet website.
Regular Water Board Agenda Reports
To view Enforcement Reports provided in the Central Coast Water Board's regular agendas, please go to the Board Meetings web page, select the year of interest and then the meeting agenda. Once viewing the agenda, select the item titled Enforcement Report.