CSPA Advisory July 7, 2010
CSPA Sues City of Redding's Abernathy Transfer Station
The lawsuit alleges that waste discharges from the Abernathy facility egregiously exceed allowable standards and benchmarks for numerous pollutants. It further alleges the facility has failed to: 1) develop and implement standard Best Available and Best Conventional Treatment Technologies, 2) develop and implement an adequate Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, 3) develop and implement an adequate Monitoring and Reporting Program and 4) truthfully certify its annual reports.
The action asks the court to: 1) declare the City of Redding to be in violation of the law, 2) enjoin the City from discharging pollutants to surface waters and from further violating the substantive and procedural requirements of the permit, 3) order the City to take appropriate actions to restore the quality of waters impaired by their its activities, pay civil penalties for each day of violation and reimburse CSPA the costs of bringing the complaint.
The Law Offices of Andrew Packard and Jackson & Tuerck are CSPA's attorneys in this matter.