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Enforcement

The Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act gives the Water Boards the authority to protect groundwater and surface waters of the State. The State Board's Water Quality Enforcement Policy (Policy) helps define an enforcement process to efficiently address water quality problems. The Enforcement Program ensures that dischargers comply with their permits so the Water Board can meet its water quality goals. Enforcement staff do this by implementing the Policy and by reviewing monitoring reports, inspecting sites, and taking follow up enforcement as needed for the Region's NPDES and Sanitary Sewer System Permittees. Enforcement staff also manage the SEP Program, the Complaint Triage Program, the AGO Pilot Project, the Cross Programs Pilot Project, and the CIWQS and ESMR Programs.

Enforcement Actions and Settlement Agreements for Public Notice

Posted Date Comment Due Date Discharger Action Contact Phone Document(s)
Posted Date Comment Due Date Discharger Action Contact Phone Document(s)
10/31/2017
12/1/2017
Occidental College
EPP - Conditional Early Settlement
(213) 620-6190
10/31/2017
12/1/2017
Inglewood Unified School District
EPP - Conditional Early Settlement
(213) 620-6190
10/24/2017
11/16/2017
MCM Construction, Inc.
EPP - Conditional Early Settlement
(213) 576-6614
10/17/2017
11/16/2017
MPI, Ltd.
EPP - Conditional Early Settlement
(213) 620-6362
10/17/2017
11/16/2017
TREA Wilshire Rodeo, LLC
EPP - Conditional Early Settlement
(213) 620-6368
10/09/2017
11/8/2017
Pacific Design Center
EPP - Conditional Early Settlement
(213) 620-6362
10/04/2017
11/03/2017
Owens-Brockway Glass Container, Inc.
EPP - Conditional Early Settlement
(213) 620-6370
09/28/2017
10/30/2017
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
EPP - Conditional Early Settlement
(213) 576-6614
09/19/2017
10/19/2017
City of Hope
EPP - Conditional Early Settlement
(213) 576-6722
Written comments will be accepted through the Comment Due Date. For more information, please refer to the listed Contact.
ACL - Administrative Civil Liability
EPP - Expedited Payment Program

HOW TO FILE AN ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLAINT

Important information about potential violations of environmental laws often comes from vigilant members of the public. If you have seen an activity which you believe may be a violation of water quality, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) would like to know about it.

HOW DO I FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE REGIONAL BOARD?
Complaints or concerns pertaining to the protection of water quality may be phoned into our Regional Board office: (213) 620-6370 or (213) 576-6600, or to the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES): (800) 852-7550.

WHAT INFORMATION MUST I PROVIDE?
All complaints should contain some basic information, including:

  • Nature of the problem or incident
  • Time and date when the problem occurred or was observed
  • Source of the pollution or problem (if known)

CAN I FILE A COMPLAINT ONLINE?
In non-emergency situations, reports may also be submitted online: Cal/EPA's Environmental Complaint Form. Complaints received by CalEPA are assigned to one or more state agencies to investigate. Those relating to water are assigned to and handled by the Water Boards.

CAN I FILE A COMPLAINT ANONYMOUSLY?
Complaints may be filed confidentially or anonymously and can also be filed with identifying information. Please be aware that it is often more difficult for an agency to take action based on an anonymous complaint.

WILL THE REGIONAL BOARD NOTIFY ME OF THE OUTCOME?
Whether or not a violation of water related laws is found, you may be notified and informed of the status and outcome of the complaint if you request notification and provide your contact information.

WHAT IF I WANT TO REPORT WATER WASTE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD?
To report wasteful practices in your work or residential neighborhoods, please contact your local water supplier. For more information on your water supplier, please use the : http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/water_rights/water issues/programs/drought/water_supplier.shtml

WHAT IF I HAVE A COMPLAINT REGARDING DRINKING WATER?
For complaints or concerns about your drinking water, contact the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water, Los Angeles Region: (818) 551-2004 http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water issues/hot_topics/my_drinking_water/

WHERE DO I FILE A COMPLAINT REGARDING WATER RIGHTS?
For complaints or concerns pertaining to water rights, contact the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Water Rights: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/

REPORT A STORM WATER VIOLATION OR A STORM WATER NON-FILER
Report a Non-Filer - Let us know if a business does not have a Storm Water Permit:http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/losangeles/wate_ issues/programs/stormwater/sw_violations.shtml

Stormwater Compliance and Enforcement

The Storm Water Compliance and Enforcement Unit regulates storm water discharges from industrial facilities and construction sites. The Unit oversees compliance and enforcement of the NPDES Storm Water General Permits for Construction Sites and for Industrial Activities. Unit staff ensure facilities are enrolled in the Permits, conduct inspections and review annual reports submitted by the facilities. There are a total of about 4,500 stormwater construction and industrial permittees in the region.


Contacts

Program Supervisor
Marley, Hugh (213) 620-6375