EPA is providing notice of a proposed administrative penalty settlement with South Bend Products, LLC (respondent) for violations of the Clean Water Act at its South Bend Products facility located at 237 Robert Bush Drive, South Bend, WA.
EPA alleges that the respondent failed to comply with the conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The violations include discharge of pollutants in excess of permit limits, failure to comply with discharge monitoring report (DMR) requirements, and failure to properly conduct discharge sampling, monitoring, and reporting.
This action is being simultaneously commenced and concluded in a Consent Agreement and Final Order. Under the proposed agreement (see "Related Documents" below), the respondent will pay a civil penalty of $101,630.
This is a Class II administrative penalty proceeding governed by Section 309(g) (33 U.S.C. § 1319(g)) of the Clean Water Act and the procedural rules found at 40 CFR Part 22. The requirements that apply to public comment and participation are set forth in the Clean Water Act Section 309(g)(4) and 40 CFR § 22.45.