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Guam Industrial Services, Inc. Tamuning, Guam: Proposed Settlement of CWA Class II Administrative Penalty; CWA-09-2021-0015

In the Matter of Guam Industrial Services Inc.

Complainant: Amy C. Miller, Director, Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Division, U.S. EPA, Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California 94105
Respondent: Guam Industrial Services, 272 East Harmon Industrial Park Road, Suite 201-202, Tamuning, Guam 96913
Description of Business or Activity Conducted by the Respondent: Guam Industrial Services, dba “Guam Shipyard” operates a shipyard repair facility on Cabras Island “H Wharf” in Piti, Guam.
Summary of Alleged Violations: Guam Shipyard violated CWA Sections 301(a), 33 U.S.C. § 1311(a) on at least sixty-three (63) rain days by discharging storm water associated with industrial activity from a point source into waters of the United States without a NPDES permit.  Specifically, violations included failure to contain sandblast grit, paint particles and debris from discharging to Apra Harbor; failure to maintain oil response equipment on-site; failure to contain leaks and spills of oil and grease; and failure to properly store drums and containers of used oil, sandblast grit and other waste materials without best management practice which allowed exposure to stormwater.
Proposed Penalty: Sixty-eight thousand and three hundred and eighty-eight dollars ($68,388).

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