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Notice of Proposed Settlement of Clean Water Act Class I Administrative Penalty and Opportunity to Comment: In the Matter of Coast Plating, Inc.

Publication Date: May 24, 2012 
Public Comment Closes: July 3, 2012

In accordance with section 308(g) of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), 33 U.S.C. § 1319(g), and the Consolidated Rules of Practice at 40 C.F.R Part 22, notice is hereby given to a proposed settlement, recorded in a Consent Agreement and Proposed Final Order (“Proposed Consent Agreement”), between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 (“EPA”), and Coast Plating, Inc. to resolve the following civil administrative penalty proceeding under section 309(g).

In the Matter of Coast Plating, Inc.,

Docket No. CWA-09-2012-0001;

On or about May 18, 2012, pursuant to 40 C.F.R. § 22.13(b), Complainant and Respondent entered into a Proposed Consent Agreement to simultaneously commence and conclude this CWA Class I civil administrative penalty proceeding. The Proposed Consent Agreement requires Respondent to pay to the United States a penalty of twenty-four thousand dollars ($24,000.00). Payment of this penalty will resolve EPA’s allegations that the Respondent violated Section 307(d) of the CWA eight (8) times between July 2008 and June 2011 by failing to meet federal pretreatment standards in its wastewater discharge to the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County Joint Water Pollution Control Plant.

In the Matter of Coast Plating, Inc., Docket No. CWA-09-2012-0001

Complainant: Alexis Strauss, Director, Water Division
U.S. EPA, Region IX
75 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105;

Respondent: Coast Plating, Inc. (“Respondent”),
a job-shop metal finishing facility located at
417 W. 164th St. in Gardena, California.

Description of Business or Activity Conducted by the Respondent: a job-shop metal finishing facility.

Instructions for Submitting Comments:

Any person wishing to participate in the proceeding must notify the Regional Hearing Clerk in writing, either by email to r9hearingclerk@epa.gov or by mail or hand delivery to the Regional Hearing Clerk, USEPA, Region 9, 75 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105, attention Docket No. CWA-09-2012-0001, within forty (40) days from the publication date of this notice and comply with the comment requirements of the Consolidated Rules at 40 C.F.R. § 22.45(c).

For More Information:

Any persons wishing to receive a copy of the Consolidated Rules or review the Proposed Consent Agreement (PDF) (12 pp, 250K) may contact the Regional Hearing Clerk by mail or email (see contact information above) or by phone at (415) 972-3871. During the comment period, the Proposed Consent Agreement may also be inspected during business hours at the office of the Regional Hearing Clerk.

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