Enforcement - 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
EFFECTIVE
DATE
TERM OF
DISQUALIFICATION
DISQUALIFIED ACTIVITIES
Aqua Science Engineers, Inc. (ASE)
ACL
Press Release
2/10/17
Permanent
Cleanup Fund, ORPHAN, EAR, SCAP,
ECAP, Cleanup and Abatement Account,
Proposition 1 Programs
Ami Adini & Associates, Inc.
BC481580
Press Release
1/6/17
Permanent
All State Water
Board Programs
Hanover Environmental Services, Inc.
162282
Press Release
3/18/16
Permanent
All State Water
Board Programs
Applied Engineering and Geology, Inc. (AEG)
ACL
Press Release
12/15/15
Permanent
Cleanup Fund, ORPHAN, EAR, SCAP,
ECAP, Cleanup and Abatement Account
FBTS Enterprises 
C3728206-FBTS
Press Release
9/10/15
Permanent
All State Water
Board Programs
Jordan-Botke Enterprises, Inc.
56-2015-00463585
Press Release
9/10/15
Permanent
All State Water
Board Programs
Pacific Ridgeline, Inc.
C3728206
Press Release
9/10/15
Permanent
All State Water
Board Programs
PW Environmental
56-2015-00463585
Press Release
9/10/15
Permanent
All State Water
Board Programs

Persons

NAME OF PERSON
Reference
EFFECTIVE
DATE
TERM OF
DISQUALIFICATION
DISQUALIFIED ACTIVITIES
Allen, David G.
ACL
Press Release
2/10/17
Permanent

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

Schultz, David M.
ACL
Press Release
2/10/17
Permanent
Cleanup Fund, ORPHAN, EAR, SCAP,
ECAP, Cleanup and Abatement Account,
Proposition 1 Programs
Adini, Ami
BC481580
Press Release
1/6/17
Permanent
All State Water Board Programs
Balas, Elie
BC481580
Press Release
1/6/17
Permanent
All State Water Board Programs
Patel, Vireshbhai J. 
6:14-bk-22849-MJ
Press Release
9/12/16
Permanent
RUST Program
Bono, Carrie
162282
Press Release
3/18/16
Permanent
All State Water
Board Programs
Bono, William
162282
Press Release
3/18/16
Permanent
All State Water
Board Programs
Stephens, Earl Robert
ACL
Press Release
12/10/15
Permanent
Cleanup Fund, ORPHAN, EAR, SCAP,
ECAP, Cleanup and Abatement Account
Botke, Richard Edward
56-2015-00463585
Press Release
9/10/15
Permanent
All State Water
Board Programs
Jordan, Kim Marie
56-2015-00463585
Press Release
9/10/15
Permanent
All State Water
Board Programs
Jordan, William Ray
56-2015-00463585
Press Release
9/10/15
Permanent
All State Water
Board Programs

Other Enforcement

The businesses and persons listed below, while not disqualified, 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 FIRM
Reference 
DATE
ACTION
RESOLUTION
Kurt Hayden
1419973

Press Release

5/1/13
Criminal Plea
Misdemeanor Count of Penal Code 72
(Fraudulent Government Claims). 180
days county jail. 3-years probation.
Relinquish professional licenses, including
Contractor's License and Professional
Geologist license. Victim restitution of
$1,600,000.
Philip Goalwin
56-2015-00463585
2/14/07
Criminal Plea
Misdemeanor Count of Penal Code 72
(Fraudulent Government Claims). Victim
restitution of $9,586.69. Ordered to
serve 354 hours of community service. 3-
years probation.

Civil Actions

NAME OF FIRM
Reference 
DATE
ACTION
RESOLUTION
Shell Oil Company and Equilon
Enterprises LL
CSettlement Agreement

Press Release

7/1/16
Settlement
Agreement
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

1/29/15
Settlement
Agreement
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

2/4/13
Stipulation Re:
Motion to Enforce
Violation of 2010 Stipulated Judgmen
Penalty of $75,000.
E2C Remediation, Inc.
07AS04626

Press Release

2/26/10
Stipulated Judgment
Penalties and damages of $1,200,000
(including $250,000 in suspended
penalties for future violations).

Administrative Actions

NAME OF FIRM
Reference 
EFFECTIVE
DATE
ACTION
RESOLUTION
Ami Adini & Associates, Inc
(AAA): Three Claimants
Press Release
12/22/16 &
7/25/16
Administrative Civil
Liability Settlement
Resolution of pending claims. Claimants
waive all rights to appeal costs related to AAA.
UST Cleanup Fund saved over
$30,000.
Applied Engineering and
Geology, Inc. (AEG): Four
Claimants
Press Release
10/11/16 &
7/29/16
Administrative Civil
Liability Settlement
Resolution of pending claims. Claimants
waive all rights to appeal costs related to
AEG. UST Cleanup Fund saved over
$450,000.
PW Environmental: 5 Claimants 
Press Release
2/12/16
Administrative Civil
Liability Settlement
Resolution of pending claims. Claimants
waive all rights to appeal costs related to
PW Environmental. UST Cleanup Fund
saved over $389,000.