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U.S. EPA Issues Order to Rancho Cucamonga Trucking Company to Comply With Stormwater Regulations
Release Date: 4/29/2003
Contact Information: Wendy L. Chavez, (415) 947-4248
SAN FRANCISCO The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has issued an administrative order to Keep On Trucking for the company to immediately comply with federal and state stormwater regulations.
The order finds that the company is violating Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board's (LARWQCB) stormwater regulations, and therefore the federal Clean Water Act. The company received the order at company headquarters on Arrow Route in Rancho Cucamonga this week.
Specifically, the company has failed to comply with reporting requirements and incorporate appropriate management practices at the facility. The LARWQCB has contacted Keep on Trucking a number of times about its violations and issued a notice of noncompliance with regulations in July 2002 and has also issued two notices of violations including one after an inspection of the company in October 2002.
"Stormwater runoff is one of the biggest causes of water pollution in the greater Los Angeles area. Complying with permit requirements by the largest and smallest companies is needed to lessen this problem in the greater L.A. area," said Catherine Kuhlman, acting director of the EPA's Water Division in its San Francisco office. "This company's lack of response to the LARWQCB is a serious concern to the U.S. EPA."
The EPA order requires the company to immediately stop unauthorized storm water discharges; submit its most recent stormwater pollution prevention plan and a stormwater monitoring plan; submit annual reports for 2001-02; and submit a report that documents what it has done to correct violations.
Failure to comply with this order could make Keep on Trucking liable for civil penalties by the EPA of $27,500 per day.
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