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: Phillips 66 Company San Francisco Refinery
Alleged Violation: NPDES Permit Effluent Limit Violations.
Proposed Penalty: $109,000
Current Status: Proposed Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Order has been issued; the public comment period is open until November 8, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.



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.



This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and East Bay Municipal Utility District to pay statutory mandated minimum penalty of $3,000 for a discharge limit violation. The violation occurred at East Bay Municipal Utility Distict WS- Claremont Tunnel in Alameda County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on October 23, 2017. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@Waterboards.ca.gov.



This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and Browning Ferris Industries to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $9,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at Corinda Los Trancos Landfill located at Highway 92, Half Moon Bay, in San Mateo County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on October 27, 2017. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMP@Waterboards.ca.gov.

This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and San Bruno Plaza, LLC to pay statutory mandated minimum penalties of $3,000 for a discharge limit violation. The violation occurred at San Bruno Plaza located at 406 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, in San Mateo County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on November 13, 2017. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@Waterboards.ca.gov.

This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District to pay statutory mandated minimum penalties of $6,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District WWTP located at 450 Ryder Street, Vallejo, in Solano County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2017. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@Waterboards.ca.gov.

Current Expedited Payment Program for Late Reports