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.

Current Administrative Civil Liability Cases



Discharger or Responsible Party: East Bay Municipal Utility District
Alleged Violation: Unpermitted and unplanned discharges of approximately 2.5 million gallons of potable water to waters of the United States.
Proposed Penalty: $893,190
Current Status: A proposed Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Order has been reached; The public comment period is closed.


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: Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside
Alleged Violation: An unauthorized discharge totaling about 344,000 gallons of untreated sewage to waters of the United States.
Proposed Penalty: $522,700
Current Status: An Administrative Civil Liability Complaint has been issued; There will be a future opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement or attend a public hearing regarding this matter.

Discharger or Responsible Party: Isaias Munoz
Alleged Violation: Operating an industrial facility without a stormwater discharge permit.
Proposed Penalty: $14,000
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.


Current Mandatory Minimum Penalty Cases


The San Francisco Bay Water Board has approved a settlement for $5,000 with Pioneer Liquid Transport Inc., formerly located at 251 East Empire Street in San Jose, for operating an industrial facility without a stormwater discharge permit. The Discharger has obtained coverage at its new location (1000 S Third Street in San Jose) under the General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities, Order No. 2014-0057-DWQ, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) No. CAS000001. A copy of the approved settlement (Order No. R2-2017-1029) is below. The public comment period is closed.


Current Expedited Payment Program for Late Reports