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Storage tanks owner fined

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a $1,800 fine to Dwight Blaine Estby for a violation related to five underground storage tanks that supply a fueling station located at 874 S.W. Baseline Road in Hillsboro.

Estby does business as Western Dakota Enterprises, LLC.

The fuel storage tanks are not in use, and the fine is related to Estby’s failure to submit appropriate documentation on plans for the tanks.

In 2009, DEQ issued a temporary closure permit for the tanks because Estby was no longer operating them. That permit expired in March 2010.

DEQ issued the penalty because underground storage tanks that are not carefully managed can cause environmental and health impacts.

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