San Diego Region - Enforcement Actions for April 2016
Enforcement Actions for April 2016
Staff Contact: Chiara Clemente
During the month of April, the San Diego Water Board issued 11 written enforcement actions as follows; 1 Expedited Payment Letter, 1 Administrative Civil Liability (ACL) Complaint, 1 Notice of Violation, and 8 Staff Enforcement Letters. A summary of each enforcement action taken is provided in the Table below. The State Water Board's Enforcement Policy contains a brief description of the kinds of enforcement actions the Water Boards can take.
Additional information on violations, enforcement actions, and mandatory minimum penalties is available to the public from the following on-line sources:
State Water Board Office of Enforcement webpage:
California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS):
State Water Board GeoTracker database:
|ENFORCEMENT DATE||ENFORCEMENT ACTION||FACILITY||SUMMARY OF VIOLATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT||APPLICABLE PERMIT/ORDER VIOLATED|
|04/15/2016||Expedited Payment Letter No. R9-2016-0022||Discharge to Sycamore Creek, Padre Dam Water Recycling Facility, Santee||Executive Officer acceptance of expedited payment program related to two mandatory minimum penalties in the amount of $6,000.||Nation Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Order No. R9-2009-0037|
|04/22/2016||Administrative Civil Liability Complaint||Settlers' Point/Brightwater Ranch, KB Home, Lakeside||Proposed penalty in the amount of $875,166 for unauthorized discharge of fill to waters of the U.S. and State by KB Home.||Clean Water Act section 301 and California Water Code Section 13376|
|04/07/2016||Notice of Violation Order No. R9-2016-0112||Carlsbad Desalination Project, Poseidon Resources (Channelside) LLC, Carlsbad||Unauthorized discharge into Agua Hedionda Lagoon, failure to comply with effluent and receiving water limitations, and failure to monitor at approved minimum levels.||NPDES Permit Order No. R9-2006-0065|
|04/05/2016||Staff Enforcement Letter||Point Loma Ocean Outfall, City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, San Diego||Inadequate laboratory controls and inappropriate quality assurance procedures.||NPDES Permit Order No. R9-2009-0001|
|04/05/2016||Staff Enforcement Letter||Otay Ranch Village 2 R6, SunRanch Capital Partners, Chula Vista||Failure to implement appropriate Best Management Practices (BMPs).||NPDES General Construction Storm Water Permit Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ
|04/08/2016||Staff Enforcement Letter||San Juan Creek Ocean Outfall, South Orange County Wastewater Authority, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente||Multiple exceedances of effluent limits for Total Suspended Solids, Carbonaceous Biological Oxygen Demand, and Settleable Solids, deficient monitoring reports, and failure to monitor at approved minimum levels.||NPDES Permit Order No. R9-2012-0012|
|04/08/2016||Staff Enforcement Letter||Encina Ocean Outfall, Encina Wastewater Authority, Carlsbad||Deficient monitoring reports.||NPDES Permit Order No. R9-2011-0019|
|04/08/2016||Staff Enforcement Letter||Paradise Creek Phase 1, Paradise Creek Housing Partners LP, National City||Failure to have a current Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) available onsite for review.
|NPDES General Construction Storm Water Permit Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ
|04/08/2016||Staff Enforcement Letter||Southern Regional Tertiary Treatment Plant, US Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton||Exceedance of effluent limitations for Settleable Solids and deficient monitoring reports.||NPDES Permit Order No. R9-2013-0112|
|04/13/2016||Staff Enforcement Letter||Hanson Elementary School, Ramona Unified School District, Ramona||
Exceedance of effluent limitations for nitrate and deficient monitoring reports.
|Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) Order No. R9-2004-0409|
|04/15/2016||Staff Enforcement Letter||South Bay Water Reclamation Plant, San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater Department, San Diego||Exceedance of maximum effluent limitations for chlorine.||NPDES Permit Order No. R9-2013-0006|