Kennedy Creek Quarry Paid Ecology Fine

The Washington Department of Ecology released a summary of penalties issued during the first three months this year and Kennedy Creek Quarry was among those companies issued fines.

According to a summary of environmental penalties issued during the first quarter 2017, Kennedy Creek Quarry was fined $1,500 in March. The penalty was reportedly for violating water quality permit requirements. The summary says the quarry failed to maintain or implement best management practices and failed to modify its Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan. Ecology says the company paid its fine.

Ecology works with thousands of businesses and individuals to help them comply with state laws. Penalties are issued in cases where non-compliance continues after Ecology has provided technical assistance or warnings, or for particularly serious violations.

The money owed from penalties may be reduced from the issued amount due to settlement or court rulings. Funds collected go to the state’s general fund or to dedicated pollution prevention accounts.

Ecology strives to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment and promote wise management for current and future generations. When someone pollutes Washington’s land, air or waters, Ecology enforces state and federal regulations in hopes of changing behavior and deterring future violations.