Coos Bay Property Owner Fined For Solid Waste Violations


The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined a property owner $24,000 for operating a solid waste disposal site without a permit on a farm in Coos Bay. The DEQ has fined the company that disposed of the waste $6,000. In April 2014 or earlier, the Barbara Ann Lyons Revocable Trust allowed about 25,000 cubic yards of woody organic material to be disposed of at it’s farm in Coos Bay. Ocean Terminals Incorporated generated the waste at its facility and is being fined for disposing of or authorizing the disposal of the waste.
 
The DEQ issued the penalties because it is illegal to dispose of waste anywhere except permitted facilities such as landfills or transfer stations. The DEQ regulates permitted sites to ensure compliance with environmental requirements. Disposing of waste without following these practices can cause nuisance conditions and threaten human health and the environment. Ocean Terminals Incorportaed did not appeal its penalty. The Barbara Ann Lyons Revocable Trust has until May 22nd to appeal its penalty.
 

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 and is filed under Local News.