Disqualified Businesses and Persons & Other Enforcement

Disqualified Businesses and Persons

The businesses and persons listed below are disqualified and/or otherwise ineligible to receive new/future work as prime contractors, subcontractors, consultants, sub-consultants, members of a joint venture, vendors or material suppliers. Any and all work performed by any of these named entities below will not be eligible for reimbursement from the State Water Board and may subject the entity that employs such disqualified entity to future violations and/or penalties. The work for which these businesses and persons are disqualified is described in the tables below under “Disqualified Activities.” The disqualified person includes the individual and any company that individual performs work for in the future.


Businesses

NAME OF FIRM
Reference
TERM OF
DISQUALIFICATION
EFFECTIVE
DATE
DISQUALIFIED ACTIVITIES

Allterra Environmental, Inc.
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

1/14/2020

All State Water Board Programs

GSA Engineering, Inc.
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

8/17/2018

All State Water Board Programs

SOMA Environmental Engineering, Inc.
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

6/20/2018

All State Water Board Programs

Hayden Environmental, Inc
dba TKO EnviroServices
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

9/28/2017

All State Water Board Programs

Aqua Science Engineers, Inc.
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

2/10/2017

Cleanup Fund, ORPHAN, EAR, SCAP, ECAP, Cleanup and Abatement Account, Proposition 1 Programs

Ami Adini & Associates, Inc.
BC481580
Press Release

Permanent

11/21/2016

All State Water Board Programs

Hanover Environmental Services, Inc.
162282
Press Release

Permanent

12/4/2015

All State Water Board Programs

Applied Engineering and Geology, Inc.
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

12/15/2015

Cleanup Fund, ORPHAN, EAR, SCAP, ECAP, Cleanup and Abatement Account

FBTS Enterprises 
C3728206-FBTS
Press Release

Permanent

10/31/2014

All State Water Board Programs

Jordan-Botke Enterprises, Inc.
56-2015-00463585
Press Release

Permanent

10/31/2014

All State Water Board Programs

Pacific Ridgeline, Inc.
C3728206
Press Release

Permanent

10/31/2014

All State Water Board Programs

PW Environmental
56-2015-00463585
Press Release

Permanent

10/31/2014

All State Water Board Programs

Persons

The disqualified person includes the individual and any company where the individual works in the future.

NAME OF PERSON
Reference
TERM OF
DISQUALIFICATION
EFFECTIVE
DATE
DISQUALIFIED ACTIVITIES

James Allen
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

1/14/2020

All State Water Board Programs

Louks, Daniel
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

8/17/2018

All State Water Board Programs

Mansour Sepehr
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

6/20/2018

All State Water Board Programs

Hayden, Julie
Hayden, Kurt
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

9/28/2017

All State Water Board Programs

Allen, David G.
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

2/10/2017

Cleanup Fund, ORPHAN, EAR, SCAP, ECAP, Cleanup and Abatement Account, Proposition 1 Programs

Schultz, David M.
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

2/10/2017

Cleanup Fund, ORPHAN, EAR, SCAP, ECAP, Cleanup and Abatement Account, Proposition 1 Programs

Adini, Ami
BC481580
Press Release

Permanent

11//21/2016

All State Water Board Programs

Balas, Elie
BC481580
Press Release

Permanent

11//21/2016

All State Water Board Programs

Patel, Vireshbhai J. 
6:14-bk-22849-MJ
Press Release

Permanent

9/12/2016

RUST Program

Bono, Carrie
162282
Press Release

Permanent

12/4/2015

All State Water Board Programs

Bono, William
162282
Press Release

Permanent

12/4/2015

All State Water Board Programs

Stephens, Earl Robert
ACL
Press Release

Permanent

12/15/2015

Cleanup Fund, ORPHAN, EAR, SCAP, ECAP, Cleanup and Abatement Account

Botke, Richard Edward
56-2015-00463585
Press Release

Permanent

10/31/2014

All State Water Board Programs

Jordan, Kim Marie
56-2015-00463585
Press Release

Permanent

10/31/2014

All State Water Board Programs

Jordan, William Ray
56-2015-00463585
Press Release

Permanent

10/31/2014

All State Water Board Programs


Other Enforcement Actions

The businesses and persons listed below have been subject to other enforcement actions pertaining to allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse related to the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund.

CRIMINAL ACTIONS

NAME OF PERSON
Reference
TERM OF
DISQUALIFICATION
EFFECTIVE
DATE
DISQUALIFIED ACTIVITIES

Kurt Hayden
1419973
Press Release

Criminal Plea

5/1/2013

Misdemeanor Count of Penal Code 72 (Fraudulent Government Claims). 180 days county jail. 3-year probation. Relinquish professional licenses, including Contractor's License and Professional Geologist license. Victim restitution of $1,600,000.

Philip Goalwin
56-2015-00463585

Criminal Plea

2/14/2007

Misdemeanor Count of Penal Code 72 (Fraudulent Government Claims). Victim restitution of $9,586.69. Ordered to serve 354 hours of community service. 3-year probation.

CIVIL ACTIONS

NAME OF PERSON
Reference
TERM OF
DISQUALIFICATION
EFFECTIVE
DATE
DISQUALIFIED ACTIVITIES

Shell Oil Company and Equilon Enterprises LLC
Settlement Agreement
Press Release

Settlement
Agreement

7/1/2016

Permanently disqualified 100 claims from the UST Cleanup Fund. UST Cleanup Fund saved up to $150 million. Payment of $20 million.

BP Products North America, Inc.
Settlement Agreement

Press Release

Settlement
Agreement

1/29/2015

Permanently disqualify 90 claims from the UST Cleanup Fund. UST Cleanup Fund saved up to $135 million. Offsets levied against 153 claims saving the UST Cleanup Fund an additional $3.9 million. Payment of $7.9 million.

E2C Remediation, Inc.
07AS04626
Press Release

Judgement

2/4/2013

Penalty of $75,000.

E2C Remediation, Inc.
07AS04626
Press Release

Stipulated Judgement

2/26/2010

Penalties and damages of $1,200,000 (including $250,000 in suspended penalties for future violations).

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS

NAME OF PERSON
Reference
TERM OF
DISQUALIFICATION
EFFECTIVE
DATE
DISQUALIFIED ACTIVITIES

Allterra Environmental, Inc.
ACL
Press Release

Administrative Civil Liability Settlement

6/18/2020

Resolution of pending claims. Claimants waive all rights to appeal. Allterra paid a total penalty of $106,533.

GSA Engineering, Inc.
ACL
Press Release

Administrative Civil Liability Settlement

3/29/2019

Resolution of pending claims. Claimants waive all rights to appeal. GSA paid a total penalty of $90,000.

SOMA Environmental Engineering, Inc.
ACL
Press Release

Administrative Civil Liability Settlement

6/20/2018

Resolution of pending claims. Claimants waive all rights to appeal. SOMA paid a total penalty of $200,000.

Hayden Environmental, Inc dba TKO EnviroServices
ACL
Press Release

Administrative Civil Liability Settlement

9/28/2017

Resolution of pending claims. Claimants waive all rights to appeal. Hayden paid a total penalty of $30,000.

Aqua Science Engineers, Inc. (ASE)
ACL
Press Release

Administrative Civil Liability Settlement

2/10/2017

Resolution of pending claims. Claimants waive all rights to appeal. ASE paid a total penalty of $50,000.

Ami Adini & Associates, Inc
(AAA): Three Claimants
BC481580
Press Release

Administrative Civil Liability Settlement

12/22/2016 &
7/25/2016

Resolution of pending claims. Claimants waive all rights to appeal. UST Cleanup Fund saved over $30,000.

Applied Engineering and
Geology, Inc. (AEG): Four
Claimants
ACL
Press Release

Administrative Civil Liability Settlement

10/11/2016 &
7/29/2016

Resolution of pending claims. Claimants waive all rights to appeal. UST Cleanup Fund saved over $450,000.

PW Environmental: 5 Claimants 
C3728206
Press Release

Administrative Civil Liability Settlement

2/12/2016

Resolution of pending claims. Claimants waive all rights to appeal. UST Cleanup Fund saved over $389,000.