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SRG Global, Inc. and Siegel Robert, Inc. (d/b/a SRG Global Farmington) Farmington, MO

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

In accordance with Section 309(g)(4)(A) of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), 33 U.S.C. 1319(g)(4)(A), and 40 C.F.R. 22.45 of the Consolidated Rules of Practice Governing the Administrative Assessment of Civil Penalties, Issuance of Compliance or Corrective Action Orders, and the Revocation, Termination or Suspension of Permits (“Consolidated Rules”), the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is providing notice of a proposed Administrative Penalty Assessment against SRG Global, Inc. and Siegel Robert, Inc. (d/b/a SRG Global Farmington) (“Respondents”) regarding a facility that manufactures chrome-plated and/or painted plastic parts for the automobile industry located in Farmington, Missouri (“Farmington facility”). Manufacturing processes at the Farmington facility include plastic injection molding, electroplating (of plastic resins), painting, vapor deposition, and assembly. Respondents owned and/or operated the Farmington facility which discharges industrial wastewater to the publically owned treatment works (“POTW”) of the City of Farmington, Missouri.

Under Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), 33 U.S.C. 1319(g), the EPA is authorized to issue orders assessing civil penalties for various violations of the CWA. The EPA may issue such orders after filing a Complaint commencing either a Class I or Class II penalty proceeding. The EPA provides notice of the proposed assessment of a Class I or Class II civil penalty pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 1319(g)(4)(A). Class I or II proceedings are conducted under EPA’s Consolidated Rules, 40 C.F.R. Part 22.

In this case, the EPA alleges that Respondents failed comply with the pretreatment requirements of Section 307 of the CWA and regulations promulgated at 40 C.F.R. Part 403 and 433. First, the EPA alleges that Respondents failed to properly sample and report discharges to the POTW, in violation of 40 C.F.R. 403.12. Additionally, the EPA alleges that Respondents’ discharges violated the Categorical Pretreatment Standards for Metal Finishing set forth at 40 C.F.R. Part 433. Lastly, the EPA alleges that these discharges caused the City of Farmington to violate the criteria for land application of sludge set forth at 40 C.F.R. Part 503 (for nickel), in violation of 40 C.F.R 403.5. The alleged violations primarily occurred in 2009 and 2010. Respondents have reached agreement with the EPA on the terms of a proposed Consent Agreement/Final Order which would resolve this matter. Under the proposed Consent Agreement/Final Order, Respondent will pay a civil penalty of $135,000. Final approval of the proposed Consent Agreement/Final Order is subject to the requirements of 40 C.F.R. 22.45.

The EPA will receive written comments on the proposed Administrative Penalty Assessment for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this notice. The procedures by which the public may submit written comments on a proposed Class II order or participate in a Class II proceeding, and the procedures by which a respondent may request a hearing, are set forth in the Consolidated Rules. Persons wishing to receive a copy of the EPA’s Consolidated Rules, review the proposed Consent Agreement/Final Order (PDF) (19 pp., 62K, About PDF) , comment upon the proposed penalty assessment, or otherwise participate in the proceeding should contact the Regional Hearing Clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7, 11201 Renner Blvd, Lenexa, KS 66219. Please reference Docket No. CWA-07-2014-0067. In order to provide opportunity for public comment, the EPA will issue no final order assessing a penalty in this proceeding prior to forty (40) days from the date of this notice.

4-17-14
Date
/s/
Karen A. Flournoy
Division Director
Water, Wetlands, and Pesticides Division
U.S. EPA, Region 7

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