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Enforcement News Releases – 2013

Water Quality Violations Date
San Francisco Public Utilities District Fined $1 million for Water Quality Violations 12/20/13
Lahontan Water Board and Dairy Owners Reach Settlement Agreement over Water Code Violations 12/12/13
San Diego Water Board Issues $801,000 Penalty to City of La Mesa for Sewage Discharges to Chollas Creek and San Diego River 12/11/13
Equilon Enterprises Ordered To Pay $500,000 For Water Code Violations In Kern County 12/05/13
City of Encinitas and USS Cal Builders Face $431,000 Penalty from San Diego Regional Water Board for Water Quality Violations 12/03/13
Settlement Agreement Reached with Kern County Oil Firm for Discharging Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid 11/15/13
L.A. Regional Water Board Files Notice of Intent to Sue U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Water Quality Violations 10/31/13
Los Angeles Water Board Refers Sanitary Sewer Permit Violations In Three Cities to State Attorney General's Office 10/11/13
Fourteen Central Valley Facilities Face Penalties For Wastewater Violations 09/12/13
Tracy Dairy Fined $685,000 For Water Quality Violations 08/01/13
$211,000 Penalty Recommended by Central Valley Water Board in 2012 Rocklin Development Storm Water Incident 07/09/13
State and U.S. EPA warn to avoid contact with blue-green algae in Iron Gate and Copco Reservoirs. Caution urged when consuming fish 06/28/13
LA Water Board Approves Settlement Over Failure To Follow Chloride Control Actions On Santa Clara River 06/28/13
San Diego Water Board Concludes Border Wastewater Treatment Plant Lawsuit 06/20/13
Blue-green algae warning issued for Copco Reservoir: avoid contact, and use caution in consuming fish 06/20/13
San Diego Water Board Approves $1,254,414 Settlement for Sewage Discharges to Los Penasquitos Creek, Lagoon, and Pacific Ocean 05/08/13
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Issues $63,000 in Complaints for Water Quality Violations 05/01/13
Central Coast Water Board Issues Cleanup And Abatement Order To Ensure Safe Drinking Water For The Community Of San Lucas In The Salinas Valley 04/25/13
Central Valley Water Board Implementing Enforcement Actions for Alleged Unpermitted Discharge of Hydraulic Fracking Waste 04/09/13
Tulare County Dairies Face Penalties For Water Code Violations 03/19/13
Five Valley Businesses Face Water Code Violation Penalties Totaling $292,299 03/06/13
City of Brawley Faces $1.7 Million Penalty for Water Code Violations 03/01/13
Lahontan Regional Water Board orders Developer to Pay $60,000 for Water Code Violations 01/18/13
Central Valley Water Board Executive Officer Penalizes 12 Facilities for Water Quality Violations 01/14/13


Underground Storage Tank Violations Date
Settlement Reached With West Sacramento Company For Unlicensed Tank Testing 07/22/13


Fraud, Waste & Abuse Prevention Date
Consultant to Serve Jail Time for Fraud against State's UST Cleanup Fund 06/14/13
State Water Board Effort to Root out Suspected Fraudulent Billings to the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund – Now Permanent 04/17/13
Central Valley Environmental Firm To Pay the State $75,000 to Settle Allegations of Fraud 02/15/13


Water Rights Violations Date
North Coast Regional Water Board Reaches $30,000 Settlement over Illegal Reservoir in Mendocino County 07/09/13
Mendocino County Land Owners Face Water Rights Violation Penalty of $32,800 for Illegal Reservoirs 04/24/13
Sonoma County Land Owners Face Water Rights Violation Penalties Totaling $60,000 for Illegal Reservoirs 03/15/13

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