EPA in California

Public Notice: Western States Packaging, Inc.; Proposed Settlement of Clean Water Act Class I Administrative Penalty

Publish Date: 06/21/2017


In the Matter of Western States Packaging, Inc.

Docket No. CWA-09-2017-0002

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”, below), between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 (“EPA”), and Western States Packing, Inc. to resolve the following civil administrative penalty proceeding under section 309(g).

On June 21, 2017, 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 I civil administrative penalty proceeding. The Proposed Consent Agreement requires Respondent to pay to the United States a penalty of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00). Payment of this penalty will resolve EPA’s allegations that the Respondent violated Sections 301(a) of the CWA on at least six days by discharging pollutants from a point source into waters of the United States without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit authorization.


Elizabeth Berg, Acting Assistant Director, Enforcement Division, U.S. EPA, Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.


Western States Packaging, Inc., 13276 Paxton Street, Pacoima, California.

Description of Business or Activity Conducted by the Respondent

Manufactures food-grade plastic bags using blown film extrusion.

Proposed Order and Penalty


For More Information

Persons wishing to receive a copy of Part 22, review the documents filed by the parties in this proceeding, comment upon the proposed penalty assessment, or participate in any hearing that may be held, should contact the Regional Hearing Clerk identified above. Unless otherwise noted the public record for the proceeding is located in the EPA Regional Office at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105, and the file will be open for public inspection during normal business hours.

Applicant or Respondent

Western States Packaging, Inc.
13276 Paxton Street
Pacoima, CA 91331

Docket Number: 

  • EPA-R09-CWA-2017-0002

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