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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.

  • Approval of the 2021 SEP List submitted by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
  • Funding Opportunities for Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board SEPs
    • This fact sheet addresses two approaches for funding opportunities for SEPs that are available in the Los Angeles Region: Regional Boards administered SEPs, and those administered on behalf of the Regional Board by the Rose Foundation, a non-profit organization which specializes in SEPs benefiting underserved, vulnerable, or otherwise disadvantaged communities.
    • Fact Sheet
  • Notice of Administrative Civil Liability Complaint No. R4-2019-0004 issued to City of Compton for violations of the LA County MS4 Permit
  • Notice of Administrative Civil Liability Complaint No. R4-2019-0005 issued to City of Gardena for violations of the LA County MS4 Permit

Enforcement Actions and Settlement Agreements for Public Notice

Standard Hearing Procedures for Administrative Civil Liability Complaints

Posted Date Comment Due Date Discharger Action Contact Phone Document(s)
Posted Date Comment Due Date Discharger Action Contact Phone Document(s)
11/16/2022
12/16/2022 Day to Day Imports, Inc., Liberty Property Limited Partnership ACL- Administrative Civil Liability Russ Colby (213) 620-6375 R4-2022-2019-A1
Attachment A
11/16/2022
12/16/2022 Day to Day Imports, Inc., Virgin Scent, Inc., DBA Artnaturals, Liberty Property Limited Partnership, Prologis, Inc. ACL- Administrative Civil Liability Russ Colby (213) 620-6375 R4-2022-2018-A1
Attachment A
11/16/2022
12/16/2022 Day to Day Imports, Inc., Virgin Scent, Inc., DBA Artnaturals ACL- Administrative Civil Liability Russ Colby (213) 620-6375 R4-2022-2017-A1
Attachment A
10/26/2022
11/28/2022 Continental Forge Time Schedule Order (TSO) Enrique Loera (213) 620-2111 R4-2022-0242
10/21/2022
11/21/2022 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Ching Yin To (213) 620-6373 R4-2022-0214
10/20/2022
11/21/2022 Heraeus Precious Metals Time Schedule Order (TSO) Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2022-0249
10/17/2022
11/17/2022 A1 Metal Products, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2022-0205
10/17/2022
11/17/2022 TABC, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0231
10/12/2022
11/11/2022 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Kristie Kao (213) 620-6368 R4-2022-0149
10/10/2022
11/09/2022 AltAir Paramount, LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0234
10/10/2022
11/09/2022 First Student, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0233
10/10/2022
11/09/2022 Security Paving Company EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Enrique Loera (213) 620-2111 R4-2022-0199
10/10/2022
11/09/2022 Golden State Engineering EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lydia Kim (213) 620-2695 R4-2022-0196
10/10/2022
11/09/2022 Lynwood Auto Dismantling EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Candace Rojas (213) 576-6629 R4-2022-0187
10/10/2022
11/09/2022 Coast Heat Treating Company EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Enrique Loera (213) 620-2111 R4-2022-0179
10/10/2022
11/09/2022 Arcadia, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Candace Rojas (213) 576-6629 R4-2022-0079
10/10/2022
11/09/2022 International Paper, Norwalk Recycling EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0051
09/22/2022
10/24/2022 Ventura County Watershed Protection District EPP - Conditional Early Settlement John Salguero (213) 620-2273 R4-2022-0243
09/09/2022
10/10/2022 Garvey Garden Plaza LLC et al ACL - Administrative Civil Liability Pavlova Vitale (213) 576-6751 R4-2022-0251
09/08/2022
10/10/2022 City of Burbank EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2021-0082
09/08/2022
10/10/2022 Vopak Terminal Los Angeles, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Bobbi Valencia (213) 620-6362 R4-2022-0160
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 Sherwin Williams Manufacturing Company EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2022-0203
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 Union Pacific Railroad EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2022-0197
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 Chatsworth Product, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lydia Kim (213) 620-2695 R4-2022-0183
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 INEOS Composities EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lydia Kim (213) 620-2695 R4-2022-0206
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 Precision Wire Products EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lydia Kim (213) 620-2695 R4-2022-0182
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 American Recycling International, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lydia Kim (213) 620-2695 R4-2022-0180
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 KDC ONE Cosmetic Laboratories of America EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lydia Kim (213) 620-2695 R4-2022-0207
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 United States Bakery EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lydia Kim (213) 620-2695 R4-2022-0202
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 Arcadia, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lydia Kim (213) 620-2695 R4-2022-0204
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 American Ironworks Manufacturing, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Enrique Loera (213) 620-2111 R4-2022-0200
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 BNSF Railway Company EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Enrique Loera (213) 620-2111 R4-2022-0181
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 Precision Wire Products EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Enrique Loera (213) 620-2111 R4-2022-0188
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 Burnett and Son Meat Company EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Candace Rojas (213) 576-6629 R4-2022-0095
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 Dover Corporation EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Candace Rojas (213) 576-6629 R4-2022-0190
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 Anadite, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Candace Rojas (213) 576-6629 R4-2022-0068
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 Heraeus Precious Metals North America EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0044
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 E/M Coating Services EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0085
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 Certified Alloy Products, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0232
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 Cal-Pac Chemicals Company EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0083
09/07/2022
10/07/2022 The City of Los Angeles EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0130
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Universal Waste Systems, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lydia Kim (213) 620-2695 R4-2022-0195
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 CalMet Services, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Enrique Loera (213) 620-2111 R4-2022-0191
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Huntsman Advanced Materials EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2022-0184
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Continental Forge Company EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lydia Kim (213) 620-2695 R4-2022-0133
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Union Pacific Railroad EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lydia Kim (213) 620-2695 R4-2022-0128
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Norman Fox and Company EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Enrique Loera (213) 620-2111 R4-2022-0126
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Los Angeles Galvanizing EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2022-0124
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Owens Corning EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0122
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Anheuser-Busch, LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0115
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Stadco EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Enrique Loera (213) 620-2111 R4-2022-0113
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Monogram Aerospace Fasteners EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2022-0111
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Pasadena Water and Power EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Enrique Loera (213) 620-2111 R4-2022-0108
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Weber Metals EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2022-0104
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 LAX Wheel Refinishing, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0093
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 FS Precision Tech, LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Candace Rojas (213) 576-6629 R4-2022-0090
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Southwest Processors, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0087
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Senior Aerospace SSP EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Candace Rojas (213) 576-6629 R4-2022-0081
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Hawker Pacific Aerospace EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Candace Rojas (213) 576-6629 R4-2022-0077
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Southern California Auto Wrecking EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0074
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Pharmavite, LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Candace Rojas (213) 576-6629 R4-2022-0072
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Glendale Water and Power EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Candace Rojas (213) 576-6629 R4-2022-0070
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Lakin Tire West, LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0062
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Lakin Tire West, LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0060
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 First Transit, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0057
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Trojan Battery Company EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0055
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Shaw Industries, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0046
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Brunton Enterprises, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0042
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Estes Express West EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0040
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 ABC Unified School District EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0038
08/17/2022
09/16/2022 Trojan Battery Company EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0034
08/04/2022
09/03/2022 Monterey Park City Delta Plant EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Jim Covin (213) 576-6614 R4-2022-0209
08/01/2022
08/31/2022 City of San Buenaventura EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Andrew Choi (213) 620-6791 R4-2022-0220
07/26/2022
08/25/2022 City of Redondo Beach Settlement Agreement and Stipulation for Entry of Administrative Civil Liability Order; Order (Proposed) Kristie Kao (213) 620-6368 R4-2022-0027
07/26/2022 08/25/2022 West Basin Municipal Water District EPP - Conditional Early Settlement John Salguero (213) 620 - 2273 R4-2022-0171
07/26/2022 08/25/2022 Masselin Manor EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Jim Covin (213) 576-6614 R4-2022-0145
07/15/2022 08/15/2022 California Dept. of Water Resources EPP - Conditional Early Settlement John Salguero (213) 620 - 2273 R4-2022-0170
07/15/2022 08/15/2022 City of Cerritos EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lala Kabadaian (213) 620-6370 R4-2022-0138
07/14/2022 08/15/2022 Day to Day Imports, Inc., Virgin Scent, Inc., DBA Artnaturals ACL-Administrative Civil Liability Russ Colby (213) 620-6375 R4-2022-0217
07/14/2022 08/15/2022 Day to Day Imports, Inc., Virgin Scent, Inc., DBA Artnaturals, Liberty Property Limited Partnership, Prologis, Inc. ACL-Administrative Civil Liability Russ Colby (213) 620-6375 R4-2022-0218
07/14/2022 08/15/2022 Day to Day Imports, Inc., Liberty Property Limited Partnership ACL-Administrative Civil Liability Russ Colby (213) 620-6375 R4-2022-0219
07/12/2022 08/12/2022 Certified Alloy Products, Inc. Time Schedule Order (TSO) Enrique Loera (213) 620-2111 R4-2022-0001
07/06/2022
08/05/2022 Aera Energy, LLC Proposed Settlement Agreement and Stipulation for Entry of Administrative Civil Liability Order Barbara Guia (213) 620-6361 R4-2022-0028
06/21/2022
07/21/2022 Burbank Water and Power Time Schedule Order (TSO) Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2021-0015
06/16/2022
07/18/2022 1503 Venice, LLC Proposed Settlement Agreement and Stipulation for Entry of Administrative Civil Liability Order Lala Kabadaian (213) 620-6370 R4-2022-0146
05/27/2022
06/27/2022 Port of Los Angeles Proposed Settlement Agreement and Stipulation for Entry of Administrative Civil Liability Order Andrew Choi (213) 576-6791 R4-2022-0003
05/13/2022
06/13/2022 Kelly Pipe Company TSO - Time Schedule Order Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2022-0008
05/13/2022
06/13/2022 KDC One Cosmetic Laboratories of America, Inc. TSO - Time Schedule Order Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2022-0007
05/13/2022
06/13/2022 Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products TSO - Time Schedule Order Scott Landon (213) 620-2122 R4-2022-0006
05/13/2022
06/12/2022 TREA Wilshire Rodeo, LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Kristie Kao (213) 620-6368 R4-2022-0148
05/11/2022
06/10/2022 Writers Guild of America, West EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Barbara Guia (213) 620-6361 R4-2022-0143
05/05/2022
06/06/2022 ETCO Homes, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Jim Covin (213) 576-6614 R4-2022-0019
05/05/2022
06/06/2022 AES Redondo Beach, LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lala Kabadaian (213) 620-6370 R4-2022-0142
05/04/2022
06/03/2022 MPI, Ltd. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Bobbi Valencia (213) 620-6362 R4-2021-0054
05/04/2022
06/04/2022 Maruichi American Corporation EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Geoffrey Clifford (213) 576-6722 R4-2022-0036
05/02/2022
06/01/2022 Onni Atria L.P. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Bobbi Valencia (213) 620-6362 R4-2021-0099
04/13/2022
05/13/2022 P&T Metals Time Schedule Order (TSO) Mark Nguyen (213) 620-2123 R4-2022-0156
04/08/2022
05/09/2022 DK Connections, LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Bobbi Valencia (213) 620-6362 R4-2021-0101
04/01/2022
05/02/2022 Frontier Kemper Tutor Perini/JV EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lala Kabadaian (213) 620-6370 R4-2022-0010
04/01/2022
05/02/2022 First California Investment, Inc. EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lala Kabadaian (213) 620-6370 R4-2022-0002
03/15/2022
04/14/2022 Hawker Pacific Aerospace, Inc. Time Schedule Order (TSO) Mark Nguyen (213) 620-2123 R4-2022-0102
03/15/2022
04/14/2022 Owens Corning Time Schedule Order (TSO) Mark Nguyen (213) 620-2123 R4-2022-0015
03/15/2022
04/14/2022 4525 Wilshire, LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Jim Covin (213) 576-6614 R4-2021-0093
02/15/2022
03/17/2022 G & L 436 Bedford, LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lala Kabadaian (213) 620-6370 R4-2022-0014
01/19/2022
02/18/2022 Maham Sabbaghian EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Lala Kabadaian (213) 620-6370 R4-2022-0004
01/12/2022
02/11/2022 Duesenberg Investment Company, Inc EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Jim Covin (213) 576-6614 R4-2021-0120
01/06/2022
02/05/2022 Douglas Emmett 1995 LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Jim Covin (213) 576-6614 R4-2021-0115
01/06/2022
02/05/2022 Beverly Capital Ventures, LLC EPP - Conditional Early Settlement Kristie Kao (213) 620-6368 R4-2021-0114
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

Supplemental Environmental Projects

Introduction

As an alternative to depositing the entirety of ACLC assessments in the Cleanup and Abatement Account, the Regional Board may allow a portion of the assessment to be used for important and valuable water quality improvement projects within the Region, known as Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs). SEPs shall directly benefit groundwater or surface water quality or quantity, and restore or enhance the beneficial uses of the waters of the State within the Region. They must also provide a benefit to the public at large, and are not otherwise required of the discharger by any rule or regulation of any federal, state, or local entity or proposed as mitigation to offset the impacts of a discharger’s project(s). The requirements for SEPs are contained in the State Board Policy on Supplemental Environmental Projects (Policy).

Active and Completed SEPs

Lists of active and completed SEPs are available on the Office of Enforcement’s Webpage.

Submittal of Projects to the SEP Proponent List:

The Regional Board is currently seeking proposals for potential SEPs. Any public or private party that (a) can receive and distribute funds and (b) has the ability to complete the work, may submit a SEP proposal.

The Regional Board accepts new proposals on a continuous basis and updates the list of potential SEPs periodically. The current list of potential projects is found at:

Rose Foundation/Disadvantaged Communities SEP Initiative

    The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is a grant-making public charity based in Oakland. The Central Valley Water Board began working with the Rose Foundation in 2014 to promote the allocation of SEP monies to disadvantaged communities. The Rose Foundation helps disadvantaged communities develop SEP proposals, proposes a list of these projects to the Regional Board on an annual basis, and assists disadvantaged communities in the implementation of these SEPs by providing third-party oversight as the SEPs are funded, implemented, and completed. The Rose Foundation’s list of proposed projects must be approved by the Regional Board.

Historical Disadvantaged Community SEP lists are available below:

For more information or to submit a project proposal, please see the Los Angeles Community Water Justice Grants page of the Rose Foundation’s website.

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
Russ Colby        (213) 620-6373