On 26 August 2014, CSPA filed a lawsuit against Republic Services Inc. & Allied Waste Systems Inc. for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Republic Services/Allied Waste operates a 4-acre truck maintenance facility in Pacheco California that discharges polluted stormwater to channels that flow into Grayson Creek, which flows to the Pacheco Creek and ultimately into Suisun Bay.
The lawsuit alleges that Republic Services/Allied Waste discharged pollutants that exceed applicable standards and failed: to prepare an adequate Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, install required control measures to reduce or prevent pollutants from entering waterways, implement an adequate monitoring and reporting program and file true and correct annual reports.
The complaint asks the court to declare Republic Services/Allied Waste to be in violation of the Clean Water Act, enjoin defendant from further violating permit requirements, order defendant to pay civil penalties for each day of violation and award CSPA the costs of bringing the complaint. Lozeau/Drury LLP is representing CSPA in this matter.