CSPA has settled a Clean Water Act complaint against Shasta Lake Resorts for violations of the California General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Shasta Lake Resorts operates a marina on the shores of Shasta Lake. The complaint alleged that the facility discharged polluted stormwater into the Shasta Lake, the Sacramento River and Delta.
The settlement agreement obligates Shasta Lake Resorts to comply fully with the Clean Water Act, develop and implement a suite of Best Management Practices and structural improvements, conduct more frequent and comprehensive monitoring and prepare an adequate Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. The agreement incorporates provisions that allow CSPA to return to court for enforcement if pollutant benchmarks continue to be exceeded.
As mitigation for past violations, Shasta Lake Resorts agreed to send $22,000 to the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment to fund environmental projects to improve water quality. They also agreed to reimburse CSPA’s costs of bringing suit. Jackson & Tuerck represented CSPA in this matter.