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The Dirty Half-dozen

September 01, 1989|Clipboard researched by Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Following is a list of the six most severe air pollution penalties assessed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District in Orange County in July.

Company: Mission Custom Shutters

1401 E. St. Andrews Place

Santa Ana

(window shutter manufacturer)

Penalty: $5,000

Violation: Allowing spray from paint booths to land on neighboring property on several occasions dating back to August, 1987.

Company: The Koll Co.

4350 Von Karman Ave.

Newport Beach

(commercial development firm)

Penalty: $1,600

Violation: Failure to obtain a permit to operate internal combustion engines.

Company: Queste Enterprises

10621 Bloomfield St.

Los Alamitos

(mechanical contractor)

Penalty: $1,000

Violation: Operating without a permit.

Company: Pomona Valley Equipment Rentals Inc.

1131 Back Bay Drive

Newport Beach

(equipment rental firm)

Penalty: $1,000

Violation: Failure to notify the district of asbestos removal from a commercial structure

Company: Arco Products Co.

21302 Pacific Coast Highway

Huntington Beach

(oil refinery)

Penalty: $700

Violation: Operating a vapor treatment system contrary to permit conditions.

Company: K.C. Metal Finishing

5580 E. La Palma Ave.


(metal finishing firm)

Penalty: $700

Violation: Operating a paint spray booth contrary to permit conditions.

Source: South Coast Air Quality Management District

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