CSPA Files Lawsuit Against Sacramento Auto Recycler

On 21 May 2014, CSPA filed a lawsuit against Pick-N-Pull Auto Dismantlers for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit.  Pick-N-Pull operates a 15-acre automobile dismantling facility on Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento California that discharges polluted stormwater to the municipal storm sewer system and thence to local waterways.

The lawsuit alleges that the facility: 1) discharges pollutants in violation of permit conditions; 2) failed to develop and implement an adequate Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and 3) failed to develop and implement an adequate Monitoring and Reporting Program.

The action asks the court to: 1) declare the Pick-N-Pull to be in violation of the law, 2) enjoin defendant from further violating the requirements of the permit; 3) pay civil penalties for each day of violation and 4) award CSPA the costs of bringing the complaint.  Lawyers for Clean Water are representing CSPA in this matter.


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