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: Dublin San Ramon Services District
Alleged Violation: Unauthorized discharge of 61,000 gallons of potable water to waters of the United States.
Proposed Penalty: $72,500
Current Status: Administrative Civil Liability Order No. R2-2018-1006 Issued for Dublin San Ramon Services District on July 3, 2018.

 

Discharger or Responsible Party: Lehigh Southwest Cement Company
Alleged Violation: Cease and Desist Order Violations, Unauthorized Discharges, and NPDES Effluent Limits Violations Subjected to Mandatory Minimum Penalties
Proposed Penalty: $301,000
Current Status: Proposed Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Order has been issued; The public comment period is closed and Regional Water Board staff is reviewing comments received and preparing responses to the comments.


Discharger or Responsible Party: Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside
Alleged Violation: Unauthorized discharges totaling about 500,000 gallons of untreated sewage to waters of the United States.
Proposed Penalty: $600,000
Current Status: A proposed Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Order has been reached; The public comment period is closed.



Discharger or Responsible Party: San Jose Water Company
Alleged Violation: Unplanned discharge of chlorinated potable water to Babb Creek in San Jose.
Proposed Penalty: $75,000
Current Status: A proposed Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Order has been issued; The public comment period is closed.

Current Mandatory Minimum Penalty Cases


Discharger or Responsible Party: Schnitzer Steel Industries
Proposed Penalty: $12,000
Current Status: This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and Schnitzer Steel Industries to pay statutory mandated minimum penalties of $12,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at Schnitzer Steel Products located at 1101 Embarcadero West, Oakland, in Alameda County. The public comment period is open until August 23, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@waterboards.ca.gov.


Discharger or Responsible Party: Google, LLC
Proposed Penalty: $18,000
Current Status: This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and Google, LLC to pay statutory mandated minimum penalties of $18,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at Charleston East Site located at 2000 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View in Santa Clara County. The public comment period is open until August 24, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@waterboard.ca.gov.


Discharger or Responsible Party: Ford Motor Company
Proposed Penalty: $3,000
Current Status: This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and Ford Motor Company to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $3,000 for a discharge limit violation. The violation occurred at Space Systems/ Loral Inc. located at 3825 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, in Santa Clara County. The public comment period is open until August 24, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@waterboard.ca.gov.


Discharger or Responsible Party: Lennar Homes of California
Proposed Penalty: $3,000
Current Status: This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and Lennar Homes of California to pay a statutory mandated minimum penalty of $3,000 for a discharge limit violation. The violation occurred at Innovation Property located at 45200 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont, in Alameda County. The public comment period is open until September 3, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@waterboard.ca.gov.


Discharger or Responsible Party: Burlingame Point, LLC
Proposed Penalty: $3,000
Current Status: 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 minimum penalty of $3,000 for a discharge limit violation. The violation occurred at Burlingame Point, LLC, located at 300-333 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, in San Mateo County. The public comment period is open until September 7, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@waterboard.ca.gov.


Discharger or Responsible Party: Chevron Environmental Management Company
Proposed Penalty: $3,000
Current Status: This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and Chevron Environmental Management Company to pay a statutory minimum penalty of $3,000 for a discharge limit violation. The violation occurred at Port Costa Terminal, located at 9000 Carquinez Scenic Drive, Port Costa, in Contra Costa County. The public comment period is open until September 7, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@waterboard.ca.gov.


Discharger or Responsible Party: Golden State Warriors
Proposed Penalty: $3,000
Current Status: This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and the Golden State Warriors to pay a statutory minimum penalty of $3,000 for a discharge limit violation. The violation occurred at the Chase Center-Golden State Warriors Arena, located at Mission Bay Blocks 29-32, San Francisco, in San Francisco County. The public comment period is open until September 7, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@waterboard.ca.gov.

Discharger or Responsible Party: Browning Ferris Industries
Proposed Penalty: $9,000
Current Status: 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 statutory mandated minimum penalties 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 September 7, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@waterboard.ca.gov.

Discharger or Responsible Party: Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District
Proposed Penalty: $3,000
Current Status: 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 minimum penalty of $3,000 for a discharge limit violation. The violation occurred at Sausalito Marin City STP, located at 1 East Road, Sausalito, in Marin County. The public comment period is open until September 12, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@waterboard.ca.gov.

Discharger or Responsible Party: City of St. Helena
Proposed Penalty: $21,000
Current Status: This is a notice of opportunity to comment on a proposed settlement between the San Francisco Bay Water Board and City of St. Helena to pay statutory minimum penalties of $21,000 for discharge limit violations. The violations occurred at St. Helena Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 1 Chaix Lane, St. Helena, in Napa County. The public comment period is open until September 13, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. Contact Debbie Phan at R2NPDES.MMPS@waterboard.ca.gov.

Current Expedited Payment Program for Late Reports

  • There are currently no pending cases