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Pollution Update 3-31-16

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) assessed a civil penalty of $6,400 against BJB Milling & Lumber, LLC on March 22 for BJB’s failure to follow through on a commitment to construct a bioswale to address elevated levels of total suspended solids (TSS) in stormwater discharged from its Eugene facility. BJB identified an alternative means of addressing TSS levels toward the end of last year. BJB’s Eugene facility is located at 101 Iowa Street, and BJB is owned by Jolly Investments, LLC (which is operated by Springfield accountant James Youel). DEQ is currently accepting comments on erosion control plans for two Eugene construction projects: Sterling Woods 2nd Addition (comments due April 4) and Stone Bridge Apartments (comments due April 6). Visit goo.gl/Yp4iAK for more information on commenting.