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Water board warns of action for not following WDR


April 12, 2011
By Western United Dairymen

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April 12, 2011, Modesto,
CA – The Central Valley Water Board has given a courtesy notice to Western
United Dairymen that it intends to aggressively pursue enforcement action
against dairy producers who have repeatedly failed to comply with the
requirements of the Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR), according to Paul Martin, WUD’s director of
environmental services.
April 12, 2011, Modesto,
CA – The Central Valley Water Board has given a courtesy notice to Western
United Dairymen
that it intends to aggressively pursue enforcement action
against dairy producers who have repeatedly failed to comply with the
requirements of the Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR), according to Paul Martin, WUD’s director of
environmental services. 

Some producers have
received Notices of Violation (NOVs) regarding certain WDR requirements and reports,
and have failed to respond to the board’s notice. Others have received orders
to develop Monitoring Well Installation Plans, but have not acted nor contacted
the water board.

Enforcement action is
anticipated to follow the Administrative Civil Liability (ACL) hearing
process.  Potential financial penalties are expected to be
substantial. If a producer is in this situation, immediate action to
correct deficiencies is advised.

Contact your WUD field
representative for advice and helpful resources.