Notice of Proposed Settlement of Clean Water Act Class II Administrative Penalty and Opportunity to Comment: In the Matter of Canyon Plastics, Inc.
NPDES Permit No. CAS000001
In accordance with section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), 33 U.S.C. § 1319(g), and the Consolidated Rules of Practice at 40 C.F.R. Part 22, notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement, recorded in a Consent Agreement and Proposed Final Order (“Proposed Consent Agreement”), between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 (“EPA”), and Canyon Plastics, Inc. to resolve the following civil administrative penalty proceeding under section 309(g).
On or about November 30, 2016, pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 22.13(b) and 22.18(b)(2) and (3), Complainant and Respondent entered into a Proposed Consent Agreement to simultaneously commence and conclude this CWA Class II civil administrative penalty proceeding. The Proposed Consent Agreement requires Respondent to pay to the United States an administrative civil penalty of nineteen thousand dollars ($19,000.00) and install and operate plastic recycling equipment valued at $292,621 at their facility as part of a supplemental environmental project (“SEP”).
Payment of the penalty and completion of the SEP will resolve EPA’s allegations that the Respondent violated Sections 301(a) and 402 of the CWA by failing to comply with the California National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Storm Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities at Canyon Plastics’ Valencia, facility from September 2014 to August 2016.
In the Matter of Canyon Plastics, Inc.
Docket No. CWA-09-2017-0001
Kathleen H. Johnson, Director
U.S. EPA, Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Canyon Plastics, Inc.
28455 Livingston Avenue
Valencia, CA 91355
Description of Business or Activity Conducted by the Respondent
Plastic products manufacturing.
Summary of Alleged Violations
The facility failed to have permit for industrial stormwater discharges and had not implemented practices to reduce the discharge of pollutants to local waterways. Plastic pellets were spilled throughout the facility’s waste management area and loading docks, and facility had not implemented containment systems such as mesh screens within storm drain inlets to prevent discharge off-site.
Proposed Order and Penalty