UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-3901
CERTIFIED MAIL 7000 0520 0021 6108 9793
Apr 20, 2004
RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED
In Reply Refer To: CWA-307-9-04-028
Gene Hutchinson, Owner
Custom Chrome and Bumper
335 Garden Highway
Yuba City, California 95991
Dear Mr. Hutchinson:
This administrative order requires Custom Chrome and Bumper to cease dilution as a
substitute for treatment and to collect representative samples. These requirements are necessary
because sampling is invalidated by dilution from the continuous operation of the overflow rinses
and by the unmonitored discharge of spents. This means compliance with the sewer discharge
requirements for Custom Chrome and Bumper currently cannot be determined through sampling.
Therefore, it also cannot be concluded that Custom Chrome and Bumper can continue to
discharge without treatment. The key dates are as follows:
KEY DATES ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER CWA-307-9-04-028
1. Submit written responses to the February 26, 2004 inspection report.
5. Submit toxic organic management plan.
6-7. Begin one year of self-monitoring under this Order.
Continuous pH measurements from the outside sample box or hourly pH
measurements from the individual rinse tanks inside.
Monthly sampling for metals, cyanide, salts and discharge flow rate.
Additional sampling of the spent solutions discharged to the sewers.
2. Submit a preliminary engineering plan of corrective actions.
3. Retrofit to on-demand rinsing - Submit a notice of completion.
4. Install any necessary treatment - Submit a notice of completion.
End self-monitoring under this Administrative Order.
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Self-monitoring reports are due on the 28th day of each month for the
samples collected during the previous calendar month.
The enclosed Finding of Violation and Administrative Order is issued pursuant to
Sections 308(a) and 309(a)(3), (a)(4) and (a)(5)(A) of the Clean Water