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Enforcement Order EPD-WP-8709

Facility Cedartown WPCP
County Polk County
Cause of Order Facility reported an exceedance of the Flow weekly average effluent limit established by the Permit during January 2015, January 2016, February 2016; Facility reported an exceedance of the Flow monthly average effluent limit established by the Permit during April 2015, November 2015, January 2016, February 2016, March 2016, March 2018, April 2018, December 2018; exceedance of the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) minimum percent removal effluent limit of 85% during November 2015; did not meet Solids minimum percent removal effluent limit of 85% during November 2015; exceedance of the BOD minimum percent removal effluent limit of 85% during January 2016; did not meet BOD minimum percent removal effluent limit of 85 % during March 2016; exceedance of the Phosphorus monthly average effluent limit during March 2018; untreated wastewater discharged from the collection system at the Facility on January 23, 2017, February 13, 2018, July 31, 2018, February 21, 2019, March 15, 2019
Requirements of Order Beginning on the execution date of this Order, Respondent shall comply with the rules, the Act, and all effluent limitations established by the Permit ; w/in 45 days of the execution date of this Order, submit for EPD review and approval, a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) and an associated timeline for completion that will be implemented for the Facility to assess and address the repeated completion that will be implemented for the Facility to assess and address the repeated compliance issues documented in the Violations section of this Order; if the Respondent implements the approved CAP, then any expenditures made directly by the Respondent toward completing the CAP may be used to offset, in partial or full, the stipulated penalty; upon execution of this Order, the previous proposed EECO dated February 21, 2017 is hereby rescinded
Settlement Amount $36,532.00
Legal Authority Water Quality Control Act (including Surface Water Allocation)
Publication Date For Proposed Order 7/8/2019
Date Comment Period Closes 8/7/2019
Date Executed 8/21/2019