On 21 May 2014, CSPA filed a lawsuit against Sue Syar Concrete, LLC, which operates a ready mix concrete facility in Lincoln California. The facility discharges pollutants to Markham Ravine, which flows into Auburn Ravine and ultimately the Sacramento River.
The lawsuit alleges that the facility: 1) discharges pollutants in violation of the federal Clean Water Act and California’s General Industrial Stormwater Permit; 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 Syar Concrete to be in violation of the law, 2) enjoin defendant from further violating the substantive and procedural 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.