Complaint, Consent Agreement, and Final Order in the matter of American Cooling Inc., SEMCO Cooling Facility, 20 Harris Place, Salinas, CA 93901.
Complainant: Elizabeth Berg, Acting Assistant Director, Enforcement Division, U.S. EPA, Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.
Respondent: American Cooling, Inc., SEMCO Cooling Facility, 20 Harris Place, Salinas, CA 93901
Description of Business or Activity Conducted by the Respondent: American Cooling, Inc. is engaged in refrigerated warehousing and storage activities at its “SEMCO Cooling” facility located at 20 Harris Street, Salinas, California.
Summary of Alleged Violations: Respondent discharged pollutants in storm water from a point source into waters of the United States without authorization under the State of California’s NPDES General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activities on at least twenty-nine (29) days between August 31, 2013 and June 15, 2018, and discharged process wastewater from a point source without NPDES permit authorization on at least three (3) occasions on November 18, 2016, June 21, 2017 and April 18, 2018.
Proposed Penalty: $28,900
Complaint, Consent Agreement, and Final Order: American Cooling Inc., Salinas, CA (PDF)(9 pp, 256 K,
clean water act, complaint, consent agreement, Proposed Final Order,CWA-09-2018-0015, Class I Administrative Penalty Proceeding under Section 309(g) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1319(g), and 40 C.F.R. §§ 22.13(b) and 22.18