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Consent Agreement and (Proposed) Final Order: Pacific Seafood-Eureka, LLC, Eureka, CA

Docket No. CWA-09-2020-0049

Complaint, Consent Agreement, and (Proposed) Final Order In the Matter of Pacific Seafood-Eureka, LLC, Eureka, California.

Complainant: Amy C. Miller-Bowen, Director, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division, U.S. EPA, Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105.
Respondent: Pacific Seafood-Eureka, LLC, 1 Commercial Street, Eureka, California 95501.
Description of Business or Activity Conducted by the Respondent: Pacific Seafood-Eureka, LLC receives fish and seafood directly from boats docked at its facility and processes fish, oysters, crabs, and shrimp.
Summary of Alleged Violations: Pacific Seafood-Eureka, LLC’s wastewater from shrimp processing bypassed the pretreatment system and discharged to waters of United States via a stormwater drain. On multiple occasions, the Respondent discharged gloves, labels, and shells to the City of Eureka’s sanitary sewer that clogged the sewer collection system.
Proposed Penalty: $74,500

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