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April 15 2013 15:47

MPCA completes 51 enforcement cases in first quarter of 2013

Contact: Steve Mikkelson, 218-316-3887

St. Paul, Minn. — In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 51 enforcement cases in 36 counties throughout Minnesota during the first quarter of 2013.

Penalties from all 51 cases totaled more than $190,000. Twenty percent of these cases were for various air quality violations that totaled just over $51,000.

Imposing monetary penalties is only part of the MPCA’s enforcement process. Agency staff continue to provide assistance, support and information on the steps and tools necessary to achieve compliance for any company or local government that requests it.
The following is a brief summary of all 51 cases completed during the first quarter of 2013:

  • Tiller Corp., North Branch, for air quality violations — $19,800 (this includes $14,800 toward a supplemental environmental project).
  • Lucken Auto and Truck Parts, Winger, for hazardous waste violations — $10,000
  • Andersen-Main, Bayport, for air quality violations — $9,600
  • Erskine Attachments Inc., Erskine, for water quality violations — $7,478
  • SK and N Environmental Safety Services Inc., St. Louis Park, for asbestos violations — $7,250
  • Greg Schaefer, doing business as (dba) West Central Recycling, Pelican Rapids, for solid waste violations — $6,950
  • Mike’s Auto Salvage and Auto Body, LaPorte, for stormwater violations — $6,225
  • American Crystal Sugar-Moorhead, Moorhead, for air quality violations — $5,400
  • American Crystal Sugar-Crookston, Crookston, for air quality violations - $5,100
  • Dave Schwerin/D and D Country Brokerage/D and D Schwering Inc., Wood Lake, for solid waste violations — $4,945
  • James and Daniel Thompson, St. Paul, for solid waste violations — $4,750
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Air Tanker Base-Beltrami County, Bemidji, for stormwater violations — $4,300
  • Rushford Municipal Airport, Rushford, for stormwater violations — $4,300
  • Double D Demo Landfill, Pipestone, for stormwater violations — $4,150
  • Monson Pit, New London, for stormwater violations — $4,150
  • Wheeler Consolidated/Wheeler Lumber, Shakopee, for stormwater violations — $4,150
  • C&M Inc., Lexington, for water quality violations - $3,900
  • Dynamic Homes LLC, Detroit Lakes, for stormwater violations — $3,900
  • Fridley Auto Parts, Fridley, for stormwater violations — $3,900
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Air Tanker Base-Hibbing, Hibbing, for stormwater violations — $3,900
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Air Tanker Base-Crow Wing County, Brainerd, for stormwater violations — $3,900
  • Rochester Precision Machine Inc., Rochester, for stormwater violations — $3,900
  • Virginia wastewater treatment plant, Virginia, for water quality violations — $3,750
  • Mike Rogich, Caledonia, for asbestos violations — $3,662
  • CRMI Acquisitions Inc., dba GCC Consolidated Ready Mix, Montevideo, for solid waste and water quality violations — $3,500
  • Duininck Concrete LLC, dba Danube Ready Mix, Willmar, for solid waste and water quality violations — $3,500
  • Lakeside Foods Inc., Owatonna, for water quality violations — $3,340
  • Cambridge Metals and Plastics Inc., Cambridge, for stormwater violations — $3,025
  • Cemstone Products-Nonmetallic, Mendota Heights, for air quality violations — $2,700
  • Enviro-Chem Inc., Rogers, for air quality violations — $2,700
  • International Bildrite Inc., International Falls, for air quality violations — $2,700
  • Grant Hartman, Truman, for asbestos violations — $2,587
  • Osmundson Construction Inc., Winnebago, for asbestos violations — $2,587
  • Spectralytics Inc., Dassel, for hazardous waste violations — $2,250
  • Gary Laleman, dba Laleman’s Septic and Drain Cleaning, Minneota, for individual septic treatment system violations — $2,200
  • Steven Sadler, dba Sadler Septic Service, Hinckley, for individual septic treatment system violations — $2,200
  • Metropolitan wastewater treatment plant, St. Paul, for air quality violations — $2,185
  • Four Seasons MHP, Blaine, for water quality violations — $2,000
  • Hidden Harbor Marina, St. Paul Park, for water quality violations — $1,895
  • Keith T. Johnson-Johnny on the Spot LLC, Faribault, for individual septic treatment system violations — $1,666
  • Osmundson Bros. Inc., Adams, for solid waste violations — $1,500
  • Redwood Falls Fire Department, Redwood Falls, for solid waste violations — $1,500
  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, for air quality violations — $1,250
  • Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Preston, for water quality violations — $1,250
  • Gregor Tiling Co, Minnesota Lake, for solid waste violations — $1,200
  • David and Mary Vine, Rochester, for solid waste violations — $1,000
  • Dennis Siems, Mazeppa, for solid waste violations — $1,000
  • Charles Manthey, Janesville, for solid waste violations — $600
  • Woody’s of Rose Creek LLC, Dexter, for solid waste violations — $575
  • Jacobson Plumbing and Heating, Wabasha, for solid waste violations — $300
  • Regis Centennial Crossings Peaking, Edina, for air quality violations — $30

A complete summary of environmental enforcement actions and news releases can be found on the MPCA’s News Media Center webpage. For questions on specific enforcement cases, call Stephen Mikkelson, Information Officer, at 218-316-3887 or 800-657-3864.

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