Pending Enforcement Liabilities & Penalties

This web page provides a summary of enforcement cases that are pending action by the San Francisco Bay Water Board to assess an administrative civil liability or a mandatory minimum penalty. To access documents associated with each case go to Enforcement Case Documents or click on the DISCHARGER/RESPONSIBLE PARTY



For more information on our enforcement procedures and process, go to our Enforcement program web page.

Tentative Cease and Desist Orders

  • There are currently no pending cases

Current Administrative Civil Liability Cases


Discharger or Responsible Party: Stuart and Eric Depper
Alleged Violation: Failure to submit technical reports.
Proposed Penalty: $88,000
Current Status: An Administrative Civil Liability Complaint has been issued; There will be a future opportunity to comment on a settlement or attend a public hearing regarding this case.

Discharger or Responsible Party: Stay Cal HMB, LLC
Alleged Violation: Stay Cal HMB, LLC, violated the State Water Board Construction General Permit for Storm Water Discharges by failing to submit an annual report of stormwater discharges for the 2017-18 reporting year by September 1, 2018.
Proposed Penalty: $6,100
Current Status: An Administrative Civil Liability Complaint has been issued and the discharger waived its right to a hearing within 90 days; the public comment period is closed and staff are processing comments. Copies of the Complaint and the Public Notice are available at Enforcement Case Documents

Discharger or Responsible Party: Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District
Alleged Violation: Unauthorized discharge of 2.2 million gallons of partially-treated wastewater into Schell Sloungh in January 2019
Proposed Penalty: $427,600
Current Status: A Tentative (settlement) Order has been issued; the public comment period is closed.

Discharger or Responsible Party: Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.
Alleged Violation: Unauthorized discharges of polluted stormwater to waters of the United States.
Proposed Penalty: $911,800
Current Status: A Tentative (settlement) Order has been issued; the public comment period is closed and a settlement Order has been adopted.

Current Mandatory Minimum Penalty Cases

This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and the City of St. Helena to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $57,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at the City of St. Helena Wastewater Treatment Plant and Reclamation Plant, located at 1 Chaix/ Thomann Lane, St. Helena, in Napa County. The public comment period is closed. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@Waterboards.ca.gov.

Tentative Order and Settlement Agreement

This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and Lennar Homes of California, Inc., to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $12,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at Newark Gateway, located Southwest of Enterprise Drive and Hickory Street, Newark, in Alameda County. The public comment period is closed. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@Waterboards.ca.gov.

Tentative Order and Settlement Agreement

Current Expedited Payment Program for Late Reports

 

San Francisco Bay Water Board staff issued conditional offers of early settlement for late annual reporting of stormwater discharges. The following discharger has accepted Water Board staff's offer and agreed to waive their right to a hearing and pay a $1,000 penalty. The Order has been adopted. Copies of the adopted order and the Public Notice are available at Enforcement Case Documents. The public comment period is closed.
Discharger or Responsible Party: DAmbrosio 8 Acres
Facility Name or Site Location: Napa County

Current Expedited Payment Program for Lack of Coverage Violation

San Francisco Bay Water Board staff issued conditional offers of early settlement for Unauthorized Discharge from an Industrial Facility without a Stormwater Permit. The following discharger has accepted Water Board staff's offer and agreed to waive their right to a hearing and pay a $5,000 penalty. Copies of the conditional offers and the Public Notice are available at Enforcement Case Documents. The order has been adopted. Copies of the adopted order is available at Enforcement Case Documents. The public comment period is closed.
Discharger or Responsible Party: Spring Hill Jersey Cheese, Inc.
Facility Name or Site Location: Sonoma County