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Consent Agreement and (Proposed) Final Order: SMS Briners, Stockton, CA

Docket No. UIC-09-2020-0051

Consent Agreement and Final Order ("CAFO") between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 (“EPA”) and SMS Briners, Inc. Docket No. UIC-09-2020-0051.
Complainant: Amy C. Miller-Bowen, Director, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division, U.S. EPA, Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Respondent: Bob Chelli, President, SMS Briners Inc.
Facility: SMS Briners, Inc., located at 17750 East Highway 4, Stockton, CA 95215.
Description of Business or Activity Conducted by the Respondent: The Facility’s primary function is vegetable brining.
Alleged Violations: EPA alleges that Respondent performed unauthorized injection from September 5-6, 2019, and failed to install proper monitoring equipment, per permit conditions. 40 C.F.R. § 144.51(a).
Proposed Order and Penalty: $6,205 and installation of alert system as injunctive relief.

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