CSPA Settles Lawsuit Against Davis Recycler

CSPA has settled a Clean Water Act lawsuit against Davis Waste Removal Co., Inc., for violations of the California General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Davis Waste Removal operates a seven-acre recycling facility in Davis, California.  The lawsuit alleged that the facility discharged polluted stormwater into the City of Davis storm drain system, which empties into the Yolo Bypass and Delta.

The settlement agreement obligates Davis Waste Removal 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, Davis Waste Removal agreed to send $55,000 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.  Lozeau/Drury LLP represented CSPA in this matter.

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