Illegal grow site with numerous HAZMAT violations

Illegal grow site with numerous HAZMAT violations
Photo: trashy illegal grow site

RANCHO SEQUOIA – Whenever law enforcement agencies uncover an illegal grow site, it is usually the case that the area also holds massive trash that merits HAZMAT attention.

Such was the case on July 3 in southern Humboldt County. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit discovered 600 growing cannibas plants.

HAZMAT-violations

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In addition, “assisting agencies found the following violations:

– Four water pollution violations (up to $20,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Failure to establish a Hazardous Materials Business Plan ($5,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Failure to report a hazardous materials release (up to $5,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Above ground storage tank in operation with no Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Control (SPCC) plan ($5,00 fine per day, per violation)
– Failure to provide secondary containment for above ground tanks ($5,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Failure to prevent a hazardous waste release (up to $70,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Failure to make a hazardous waste determination ($70,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Unauthorized waste storage ($70,000 fine per day, per violation)
– No EPA ID number ($70,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Failure to label hazardous waste (up to $70,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Hazardous waste accumulation storage time limit exceeded ($70,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Failure to close hazardous waste containers (up to $70,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Improper storage and removal of solid waste (up to $25,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Commercial cannabis ordinance violations (up to $10,000 fine per day)
– Grading without a permit violations (up to $10,000 fine per day, per violation)
– Building code violations
– Streamside management violations
– Unapproved sewage disposal system violations
– Junk cars violations.”

No arrests resulted during the execution of the search warrant, and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office requests that anyone who may have information about this case contact them at 707-445-7251 or 707-268-2539.

 

Illegal grow site with numerous HAZMAT violations was last modified: July 24th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Humboldt

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