Sugar Company Fined For Water Quality Violation

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal regulators say the Amalgamated Sugar Co. has agreed to pay $7,500 for violating the Clean Water Act at its facility in Paul, Idaho.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the enforcement action Monday.

EPA investigators say the company discharged stormwater without a permit last year. The agency cited the company for discharging 4,000 gallons of stormwater from a storage lagoon to a drainage and irrigation ditch that empties into the Snake River without permission in its permit.

Regulators say if the company had complied with its permit, officials at the Paul facility would have been required to develop a pollution prevention plan and conduct regular inspections of stormwater controls.