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 Airtech International, Inc. (“Respondent”) to resolve the following civil administrative penalty proceeding under Section 309(g).
On December 16, 2019, 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 ninety-five thousand two hundred eight dollars ($95,208) and perform an Environmental Restoration and Protection Supplemental Environmental Project (“SEP”).
Payment of this penalty and performance of the SEP will resolve EPA’s allegations that the Respondent violated Section 301(a) of the CWA by discharging industrial stormwater to waters of the United States without having filed for permit coverage and implementing best management practices to comply with the State of California’s General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities, NPDES Permit No. CAS000001, at Airtech International’s facility in Huntington Beach from on or around December 15, 2014 through January 14, 2019.
Docket No. CWA-09-2020-0011
Amy C. Miller, Director
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division
U.S. EPA, Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Airtech International Inc.
5700 Skylab Road
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Description of Business or Activity Conducted by the Respondent
Airtech International, Inc. manufactures and supplies vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials.
Between December 15, 2014 and January 14, 2019, Respondent violated CWA Section 301(a), 33 U.S.C. § 1311(a), on at least twenty-one (21) days by discharging pollutants from a point source into waters of the United States without NPDES permit authorization