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 and a Site Cleanup Requirement have been issued; Remediation of the site is in progress and there will be a future opportunity to comment on a settlement or attend a public hearing regarding this case.

Discharger or Responsible Party: West County Agency
Alleged Violation: NPDES permit effluent limit violations.
Proposed Penalty: $84,000
Current Status: An Administrative Civil Liability Complaint has been issued; the public comment period is closed.

Discharger or Responsible Party: Param and Amandeep Dhillon
Alleged Violation: Failure to submit an acceptable technical report on fill and grading activities and a technical report to determine wetlands and waters of the United States jurisdiction at Solano County Assessor’s Parcel Number 0052-160-090.
Proposed Penalty: $81,700
Current Status: On November 18, 2020, the Regional Water Board issued Administrative Civil Liability Order No. R2-2020-0030 to Param and Amandeep Dhillon in the amount of $61,734 pursuant to Water Code Sections 13323 and 13268.

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 Equilon Enterprises LLC d/b/a Shell Oil Products US to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $9,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at Shell Martinez Refinery located at 3485 Pacheco Blvd., Martinez, in Contra Costa County. The public comment period is open until 5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2021. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@Waterboards.ca.gov.
    Conditional Settlement Offer and Tentative Order

Current Expedited Payment Program for Late Reports

  • There are currently no pending cases