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; the public comment period is open until February 20, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.


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 Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $6,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 1 East Road, Sausalito, in Marin County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2020. 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 West County Agency to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $84,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at Richmond Municipal Sewer District Water Pollution Control Plant, located at 601 Canal Boulevard, Richmond, in Contra Costa County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2020. 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 Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $24,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 450 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley, in Marin County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2020. 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 Vulcan Materials Company to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $3,000 for a discharge limit violation. The violation occurred at Pilarcitos Quarry, located at 11700 Highway 92, Half Moon Bay, in San Mateo County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2020. 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 Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $9,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 22675 8th Street East, Sonoma, in Sonoma County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2020. 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 Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $9,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at the Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District Sewage Treatment Plant, located at 300 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael, in Marin County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on February 3, 2020. 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 Lehigh Southwest Cement Company and Hanson Permanente Cement, Inc., to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $6,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at the Permanente Plant, located at 24001 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, in Santa Clara County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on February 3, 2020. 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 Vishay Intertechnology, Gould Electronics, Inc., Monsanto Company, and GlaxoSmithKline PLC, to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $9,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at 3400 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, in Santa Clara County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on February 3, 2020. 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 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 open until 5:00 p.m. on February 6, 2020. 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 Burlingame Point, LLC to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $3,000 for a discharge limit violation. The violation occurred at 300-333 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame, in San Mateo County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on February 6, 2020. 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 Alameda Housing Associates, LP to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $12,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at Marea Alta, located at 1400 San Leandro Boulevard, San Leandro, in Alameda County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on February 7, 2020. 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 open until 5:00 p.m. on February 24, 2020. 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. Copies of the conditional offers and the Public Notice are available at Enforcement Case Documents. The public comment period is closed.
Discharger or Responsible Party:
1500 Mission Urban Housing LP
Facility Name or Site Location: San Francisco County

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. Copies of the conditional offers and the Public Notice are available at Enforcement Case Documents. The public comment period is open until January 21, 2020.
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 public comment period is open until February 20, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.
Discharger or Responsible Party:
Spring Hill Jersey Cheese, Inc.
Facility Name or Site Location: Sonoma County