Sunset Materials Inc. fined $3,000 by Department of Ecology

November 29, 2011

By Staff

Renton business Sunset Materials Inc. was fined $3,000 by the state Department of Ecology for failure to submit quarterly storm water sampling reports as required under the Industrial Stormwater General Permit for two quarters in 2010, and the first and second quarters of 2011.

The department issued more than $47,000 in penalties of $1,000 or more in the third quarter. The department works with thousands of businesses and individuals to ensure compliance with laws written to protect Washington’s air, land and water.

Penalties are issued in cases where noncompliance continues after the department has provided technical assistance or warnings, or for particularly serious violations.

Penalty amounts owed and collected are deposited in special accounts that pay for environmental restoration and enhancement projects; research and development; permitting and regulatory programs; and education and assistance.

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