Heavenly Valley Ski Resort has been fined $120,000 for violation of California's hazardous waste control laws.
The state Department of Toxic Substances Control announced Wednesday that the resort recently paid the sum, which included $94,000 in penalties and $26,000 to cover the department's administrative costs.
According to a complaint filed by the California attorney general's office in Sacramento Superior Court last December, the violations were identified during a compliance evaluation inspection that the Department of Toxic Substances Control conducted in September 2010.
They involved hazardous waste routinely generated at the resort, including used oil, antifreeze, and diesel and waste-contaminated water.
According to the news release, violations included:
Lack of controls to prevent spillage and overflow of the used-oil tank.
Failure to have a tank holding used oil assessed and inspected.
Failure to provide refresher training to the emergency coordinator managing hazardous waste.
Failure to maintain secondary containment for the used oil tank, and failure to provide secondary containment to pipes connected to the tank.
Call The Bee's Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.