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
Arauco North America, Inc.06/07/19 Failure to report an effluent limit violation within 3 days of becoming aware a violation had occurred.Notice of Violation
Arauco North America, Inc.06/09/19 Failure to submit a report of an effluent limitation violation within five days of becoming aware a violation had occurred.Notice of Violation
Arauco North America, Inc.06/26/19 2nd month with effluent limitation violation(s) - pHNotice of Violation
Arauco North America, Inc.05/02/19 1st month in a 12-month period with effluent limit violation(s) (pH)Notice of Noncompliance
BowTech - Anodizing03/01/19 1st month with effluent limit violation(s) - total zinc both daily and monthlyNotice of Noncompliance
BowTech - Anodizing03/24/19 Failure to submit a noncompliance report within 5 days of becoming aware a violation occurred.Notice of Violation
BowTech - Anodizing03/22/19 Failure to notify the city of an effluent limit violation within 3 days of becoming awareNotice of Violation
BowTech Inc. dba WaterDog Surface Technologies03/25/19 Failure to notify the city of an effluent limit violation within three days of becoming aware.Notice of Violation
BowTech Inc. dba WaterDog Surface Technologies03/27/19 Failure to submit a noncompliance report within 5 days of becoming aware an effluent limit violation occurred.Notice of Violation
BowTech Inc. dba WaterDog Surface Technologies03/08/19 1st month with effluent limit violation(s) in a 12-month period (total zinc)Notice of Noncompliance
BowTech Inc. dba WaterDog Surface Technologies05/08/19 Improper sampling or analytical procedure used, no intent.Notice of Noncompliance
BowTech Inc. dba WaterDog Surface Technologies06/05/19 Failure to conduct monitoring as required by permit (single pH sample over 9.5 hour day)Notice of Violation
BowTech Inc. dba WaterDog Surface Technologies06/05/19 Failure to conduct monitoring as required by permitNotice of Violation
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 Company02/08/19 Any incomplete or inaccurate report.Telephone Call
Murphy Plywood Company03/08/19 Any incomplete or inaccurate report.Telephone Call
Murphy Plywood Company03/21/19 Any report late by more than 5 days but less than 15 days.Telephone Call
Murphy Plywood Company04/02/19 Improper Sampling or Analytical Procedure Used, No Intent. Notice of Noncompliance
Murphy Plywood Company08/30/18 Third month in a 12 month period with an effluent limit violation (SGTHEM).Administrative Compliance Order
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
Ninkasi Brewing Company, LLC02/06/19 Any incomplete or inaccurate reportTelephone Call
Oregon Ice Cream Company, LLC05/03/19 Second month with effluent limit violations (pH)Notice of Violation
Oregon Ice Cream Company, LLC05/12/19 Second month with effluent limit violations (pH)Notice of Violation
Oregon Ice Cream Company, LLC02/18/19 First month in a 12-month period with period with effluent limit violations (pH below 5.0) Notice of Noncompliance
Oregon Ice Cream Company, LLC05/16/19 Second month with effluent limit violation(s) (pH)Notice of Violation
Oregon Ice Cream Company, LLC05/17/19 Second month with effluent limit violation(s) (pH)Notice of Violation
Oregon Ice Cream Company, LLC05/20/19 Second month with effluent limit violation(s) (pH)Notice of Violation
Oregon Ice Cream Company, LLC06/01/19 3rd month with effluent limit violation(s) - pHNotice of Violation
Oregon Ice Cream Company, LLC06/03/19 3rd month with effluent limitation violations - pHNotice of Violation
Oregon Ice Cream Company, LLC06/05/19 3rd month with effluent limitation violations - pHNotice of Violation
Oregon Ice Cream Company, LLC06/27/19 3rd month with effluent limitation violations - pHNotice of Violation
Quality Metal Finishing, Inc03/11/19 Failure to report all monitoring dataNotice of Violation
Quality Metal Finishing, Inc03/11/19 Any incomplete or inaccurate report.Telephone Call
Springfield Creamery05/16/19 Any Incomplete or Inaccurate ReportTelephone Call
Superior Steel Fabrication02/27/19 Improper Sampling or Analytical Procedures Used, no intent.Notice of Noncompliance
Superior Steel Fabrication05/02/19 First month in a 12 month period with an effluent limit violation - pHNotice of Noncompliance
Superior Steel Fabrication05/28/19 First month in a 12 month period with an effluent limit violation - pHNotice of Noncompliance
Superior Steel Fabrication05/29/19 First month in a 12 month period with an effluent limit violation - pHNotice of Noncompliance
Willamette Valley Company Northwest Operations07/10/19 Any incomplete or inaccurate report or any report improperly signed or certifiedTelephone Call
Willamette Valley Company Northwest Operations02/08/19 Any incomplete or inaccurate report.Telephone Call

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).