ISC Noncompliance / Enforcement Summary

Wastewater Discharge Permits are issued to Significant Industrial Users of the wastewater collection system in Eugene. The permit contains effluent limitations, conditions and self-monitoring requirements. Any violation of the permit limitations, conditions or requirements are responded to according to the city's Enforcement Response Guide.

Listed below are recent wastewater discharge permit violations with the corresponding enforcement response which have occurred in the past 12 months.

IndustryDate of ViolationNature of ViolationCity Response
BowTech Inc. dba WaterDog Surface Technologies12/31/17 Failure to follow the approved sampling or analytical procedure (pH meter calibration).Notice of Noncompliance
BowTech Inc. dba WaterDog Surface Technologies01/31/18 Failure to follow the approved sampling or analytical procedure for pH monitoring (pH meter calibration).Notice of Noncompliance
Hop Valley Brewing Company07/03/18 First month with effluent limit violation(s) in a 12-month period. One minute of discharge below 5.0 std. pH units.Notice of Noncompliance
Hop Valley Brewing Company07/04/18 First month with effluent limit violation(s) in a 12-month period. One minute of discharge below 5.0 std. pH units.Notice of Noncompliance
Hop Valley Brewing Company07/06/18 First month with effluent limit violation(s) in a 12-month period. One minute of discharge below 5.0 std. pH units.Notice of Noncompliance
Hop Valley Brewing Company09/07/18 Second month with effluent limit violation(s) at S81. pH below 5.0 for 5 minutesNotice of Violation
Murphy Plywood Company09/06/18 Report late by more than 5 days but less than 15 days. Late submittal of inspection follow up requirements.Telephone Call
Murphy Plywood Company05/29/18 1st month with and effluent limit violation in a 12 month period - Total Zinc.Notice of Noncompliance
Murphy Plywood Company07/31/18 2nd month with effluent limit violation in a 12 month period - SGTHEM.Notice of Violation
Murphy Plywood Company08/30/18 Third month in a 12 month period with an effluent limit violation (SGTHEM).Administrative Compliance Order
Ninkasi Brewing Company, LLC01/15/18 Incomplete/inaccurate Self-Monitoring ReportTelephone Call
Oregon Ice Cream Company, LLC12/29/17 Failure to conduct Self-monitoring (calibration) as required by permit.Notice of Violation
Oregon Ice Cream Company, LLC02/25/18 1st effluent limit violation in a 12-month period (pH)Notice of Noncompliance
Pierce Fittings Inc.08/07/18 1st month with effluent limit violation in a 12 month period. pH less than 5.0Notice of Noncompliance
Superior Steel Fabrication06/15/18 Any report late by more than 30 days (Self-monitoring report)Administrative Compliance Order

Note: For violations of effluent limitations where the analytical result is less than or equal to 1.2 times the permitted effluent limitation, or is less than 0.2 pH units above or below a permitted effluent pH range, the City will not assess an administrative penalty for that violation. The violation will, however, be recorded and treated as a permit violation for all other purposes, including the calculation of Significant Noncompliance. (From Enforcement Response Guide Note 4).