A local company that failed to deliver monitoring reports was fined more than $10,000.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality fined Road Builders Inc. $10,227 for failing to monitor stormwater runoff for pollutants at the Humbug Quarry in Seaside. The quarry is located at 37222 Linda Lane.
The company’s stormwater permit requires monitoring of stormwater runoff at the quarry for potential pollutants four times per year, The company must submit those results to the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries on an annual basis. The company has had a permit since 2013 and hasn’t submitted the required reports, according to the DEQ.
Monitoring is considered an important condition of the stormwater permit because it may reveal the presence of harmful pollutants in stormwater that pose a threat to local waterways. Without sampling results, state officials, agency partners and the public are unable to confirm whether the facility is complying with the pollution controls in its permit.