News Release Agilyx Corporation fined $49,702 for hazardous waste

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
News Release
Release Date: Nov. 3, 2014
Contact:
Steve Siegel, Environmental Law Specialist, 503-229-5395
Jay Collins, Hazardous Waste Program, Portland, 503-229-5008
Agilyx Corporation fined $49,702 for hazardous waste
violations at research facility in Tigard
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a $49,702 penalty to Agilyx Corporation for
hazardous waste violations at its Tigard research facility. Located at 7904 Hunziker St.,, the facility
operates a process that converts waste plastic into a synthetic crude oil.
DEQ issued the penalty for improper management of hazardous waste, failure to maintain an up-to-date
contingency plan and failure to properly train employees responsible for managing hazardous waste.
DEQ also cited the company, without penalty, for failure to label containers holding hazardous waste
near the point of waste generation.
DEQ issued this penalty because the improper management of hazardous waste threatens public health
and the environment. Similar violations were identified during an environmental audit the company
conducted of this facility in 2011.
In determining the civil penalty amount, DEQ considered the company’s efforts to correct the violations,
including making hazardous waste determinations, updating its contingency plan and addressing
hazardous waste storage requirements identified during DEQ's October 2013 inspection of the facility.
Agilyx Corporation has until Nov. 11 to appeal the DEQ penalty.
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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
811 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204 | Tel/503-229-5696
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