On 7 July 2014, CSPA filed a lawsuit against Northern Recycling & Waste for violations of the substantive and procedural requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit. Northern Recycling & Waste operates a recycling facility and landfill in Paradise California that discharges polluted stormwater to channels that flow into Clear Creek, which in turn discharges to the Feather River and ultimately into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The complaint alleges that Northern Recycling & 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 Northern Recycling & Waste to be in violation of the Clean Water Act, enjoin defendant from further violating permit requirements, require defendant to restore the quality of waters impaired by their activities, order defendant to pay civil penalties for each day of violation and award CSPA the costs of bringing the complaint. Jackson & Tuerck and the Law Offices of Andrew Packard are representing CSPA in this matter.