September 1, 2011 Meeting Minutes

  MINUTES
 

DRYCLEANER ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE TRUST FUND
COUNCIL of ILLINOIS

WYNDHAM HOTEL LISLE/CHICAGO
LISLE, ILLINOIS

SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

John Polak, Chairperson, called the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council of Illinois meeting to order at 10:04 a.m. A quorum was present. Roll call was taken with the following members present:

John Bredenkamp (via telephonic conference)
Young B. Kim
Charles Kwon
Paul Kwak
John Polak

Also present were:
H. Patrick Eriksen, Program Administrator's Office
John McCarthy, Program Counsel
Dr. Juho So, Program Administrator's Office

PRELIMINARY BUSINESS

The minutes from the July 6, 2011 Council meeting were reviewed. On a motion by Mr. Bredenkamp and a second by Mr. Kim, the minutes were approved by a vote of 5-0.

  APPEAL OF LICENSE LATE PAYMENT FEES
  A.

Villa Cleaners, 885 E. Grand Ave, Lake Villa, IL Site #0003069:

   

Mr. Eriksen provided background information regarding this appeal noting Ms. Ji Hyun Lee has owned and operated Villa Cleaners since August 31, 2005. Ms. Lee paid her 2011 license fee on June 15, 2011, incurring license late payment penalty fees of $825. The facility has been licensed for all previous years, although the license fee was paid late each year and the appropriate late fees were paid by Ms. Lee.

Ms. Lee’s husband, Mr. Lee, addressed the Council via telephonic conference noting the economy has been very bad. They had been able to negotiate a reduction in their rent but noted this drycleaning facility is the only business that is still operating in the shopping plaza that has seven (7) vacancies.

Mr. Polak inquired what the late fee would be if the Council reduced it to the equivalent of a 20% interest rate. Mr. Eriksen noted it would be $135.

On a motion by Mr. Kwak and a second by Mr. Kim, the Council voted 5-0 to reduce the license late payment penalty fee from $825 to $135.
  B.

Carlinville Cleaners, 317 W. Main, Carlinville, IL–Site #0002395:

   

Mr. Eriksen provided background information noting Ms. Norma Jean Clair is the owner of Carlinville Cleaners. She is the widow of Mr. Doug Clair, who owned and operated the facility until May 31, 2005, at which time he sold it on contract to an unrelated party. Mr. Clair properly licensed the facility from 1998 through May 2005.

Mr. Clair passed away in 2009 and his wife, Norma Jean Clair, assumed ownership of the drycleaning facility when the previous owner defaulted on the sales agreement. Mrs. Clair currently resides in a nursing home. In 2010, Mrs. Clair’s son stepped in on her behalf and worked with the Fund to get the drycleaning facility licensed for 2009 and 2010. Late fees for 2009 and 2010 were waived by the Administrator due to the nature of the extenuating circumstances and the fact that Mrs. Clair was a new owner/operator of the drycleaning facility.

In March 2011, Mr. Mark Paur, son-in-law to Mrs. Clair, sent a letter to the Fund with a cashier’s check in the amount of $1,500 as a down payment on the 2011 license fees. A total of $3,000 was owed and the remaining $1,500 was paid on August 1, 2011, incurring late fees for the calendar year totaling $1,060.

Mr. Paur addressed the Council via telephonic conference stating that business has been substantially down. They would have paid the $3,000 at the time it was due if they had the funds but they did not. They scraped the money together and were now asking for leniency from the Council on the late payment fees. He commented that if they have to pay the $1,060, they would probably close their doors as they just do not have access to that kind of money.

After discussion by the Council, on a motion by Mr. Kwak and a second by Mr. Kwon, the Council voted 5-0 to reduce the late payment fees from $1,060 to $350, which reflects a 20% interest rate on the license fee.
  LOSS OF REMEDIAL PROGRAM BENEFITS
  A. APS Cleaners, 4200 w. 67th Street, Chicago, IL–Site #0002002:
   

Mr. Eriksen reviewed background information with the Council noting Mr. Joung Suk Kim is the owner/operator of APS Cleaners located at 4200 West 67th Street in Chicago, IL. Mr. Kim has been the operator of the drycleaning facility since October 15, 2007. Mr. John Kim is the individual who is the claimant with remedial program benefits from the Fund. He owned and operated the drycleaning facility from April 5, 2005 until the sale to Mr. Joung Suk Kim on October 15, 2007. Mr. John Kim is also the real estate owner and the individual appealing the cancellation of the loss of remedial benefits for this drycleaning facility.

The above referenced drycleaning facility lost remedial program benefits on April 12, 2011, when the Fund issued pollution liability insurance coverage cancelled for failure of the drycleaner, Mr. Joung Suk Kim, to license the drycleaning facility for 2011.

Mr. John Kim is appealing the Fund’s cancellation of the facility’s remedial program benefits. As indicated in his letter to the Council, he was unable to apply for the license since he is not the current operator and was involved in a financial dispute with Mr. Joung Suk Kim over past due rent at the drycleaning facility.

Mr. John Kim addressed the Council and reviewed additional information with them, noting he was unable to strike a financial agreement whereby Mr. Joung Suk Kim would license the facility for 2011. He noted that Mr. Joung Suk Kim had failed to pay the previous eight (8) to nine (9) months of rent and litigation had been initiated in order to collect the past due rent.

After additional discussion by the Council, on a motion by Mr. Kwak and a second by Mr. Kim, the Council voted 5-0 to reinstatement remedial program benefits for APS Cleaners.

  APPROVAL OF PROGRAM BILLINGS
  Mr. Eriksen noted there were three (3)) bills before the Council for their review and approval. Two (2) of the bills were included in the initial Council packet. They were:
  1. Williams & Company Consulting, Inc         $ 48,197.00
Standard flat fee billing for July 2011, licensing, underwriting, claims processing and site inspections.
  2. John J. McCarthy                                                $ 2,045.00
Professional legal services to the Council for the period of July 1, 2011 through August 12, 2011.
  The third was a carry-in bill by Mr. Eriksen for:
  3. Williams & Company Consulting, Inc           $ 59,631.00
Standard flat fee billing for August 2011, licensing, underwriting, claims processing and site inspections.
 

On a motion by Mr. Bredenkamp and a second by Mr. Kwon, the bills were approved by a vote of 5-0.

  CLAIM PAYMENTS IN EXCESS OF $75,000
 

Mr. Eriksen noted there are nine (9) claim payments in excess of $75,000 requiring Council review and action.

  1. Sparkle Cleaners, Oglesby, ILClaim #50138, Site #0001722;
   

The Administrator is requesting Council review and approval of remedial action funding of $160,000. The facility has a priority ranking score of 100 and the Administrator will be recommending the facility be released for full funding at the September 1, 2011 Council meeting.

Dr. So reviewed background information on the facility noting that although the soil contamination level was relatively high, the contamination seems to be isolated around the drycleaning machine. The cleanup strategy for the facility would be remediation of the hot spot area on site using in-situ chemical oxidation via the installation of chemical oxidation retention ponds.

On a motion by Mr. Kwon and a second by Mr. Bredenkamp, the budget request of $160,000 and waiver of the (2) two bid requirement was approved by a vote of 5-0.

  2.

One Hour Dry Cleaners, Round Lake, ILClaim #50542, Site #0001428:

   

The Administrator is requesting Council review and approval of remedial action costs of $130,000. The site has been released for immediate funding.

Dr. So reviewed background information on the facility noting the consultant has been unsuccessful in trying to obtain a groundwater ordinance from the Village of Round Lake for the past two (2) years to avoid the need for active remediation. The proposed remedial activity is excavation of the contaminated soil in conjunction with in-situ chemical oxidation.

On a motion by Mr. Kwon and a second by Mr. Bredenkamp, the Council approved remedial action costs of $130,000 and waiver of the two (2) bid requirement by a vote of 5-0.

  3.

J's Cleaning Corp dba Modern Way Cleaners, Dolton, ILClaim #50688, Site #0001716:

   

The Administrator is requesting Council review and approval of $190,000 in remedial activities. The facility has a priority ranking score of 108 and the Administrator will be recommending the facility be released for full funding at the September 1, 2011 Council meeting.

Dr. So reviewed background information on the facility noting active remediation is required due to free product level of PCE contamination at the facility. Although the soil contamination level was relatively high, it seems to be isolated around the drycleaning machines. The proposed cleanup strategy is remediation of the hot spot area on site using in-situ chemical oxidation via chemical oxidant retention ponds combined with minor excavation of the contaminated soil.

On a motion by Mr. Kwon and a second by Mr. Kwak, the Council voted 5-0 to approve the remedial action costs of $190,000 and waiver of the two (2) bid requirement.
  4.

Your Town Cleaners, Calumet City, ILClaim #50757, Site #0002080:

   

The Administrator is requesting Council review and approval of $150,000 in remedial activities. The facility has a priority ranking score of 98 and the Administrator will be recommending the facility be released for full funding at the September 1, 2011 Council meeting.

Dr. So reviewed background information on the facility noting the contamination seems to be isolated around the drycleaning machine. In-situ chemical oxidation with chemical oxidant retention ponds appears to be the best remedial option at the facility. The area which is anticipated to require active remediation is relatively small at approximately 550 sq. ft.

On a motion by Mr. Kim and a second by Mr. Kwon, the Council approved the remedial action costs of $150,000 and waiver of the two (2) bid requirement by a vote of 5-0.

  5. Perruso Cleaners, Chicago, IL – Claim #50664, Site #0001888:
   

The Administrator is requesting Council review and approval of $120,000 in remedial activities. The facility has a priority ranking score of 98 and the Administrator will be recommending the facility be released for full funding at the September 1, 2011 Council meeting.

Dr. So reviewed background information on the facility noting the pilot project to treat the contamination located inside the drycleaning facility via in-situ chemical oxidation with chemical oxidant retention ponds was successful. The proposed remediation activities are for excavation and disposal of 40 tons of soil and treatment of the remaining outside contamination via in-situ chemical oxidation.

On a motion by Mr. Kwon and a second by Mr. Kim, the Council approved remedial action costs of $120,000 and waiver of the two (2) bid requirement by a vote of 5-0.
  6. Riverside Cleaners, Riverside, IL – Claim #50590, Site #0001498:
   

The Administrator is requesting Council review and approval of $30,000 for closure of the chemical oxidation retention ponds and wells and IEPA review and NFR letter issuance costs.

Dr. So noted that active remediation was recently completed and confirmatory site investigation process is currently taking place. The requested amount of $30,000 should finalize closure activities at the facility.

On a motion by Mr. Kim and a second by Mr. Bredenkamp, the Council approved the remedial action costs of $30,000 by a vote of 5-0.
  7. Norgetown On Rand, Arlington Heights, IL – Claim #50665, Site #0001395:
   

The Administrator is requesting Council review and approval of remedial action funding of $26,500 to pay for closure of existing wells at the facility and IEPA review and NFR letter issuance costs.

Dr. So reviewed background information on the facility noting active remediation was conducted in 2010 and a NFR (No Further Remediation) letter was issued by IEPA on July 22, 2011. The requested funding is for well abandonment of 52 monitoring and injection wells at the facility.  

On a motion by Mr. Kwon and a second by Mr. Kim, the Council approved the remedial action costs of $26,500 by a vote of 5-0.
  8. Betty Brite Cleaners, Chicago, IL – Claim #500625, Site #0001056:
   

The Administrator is requesting Council review and approval of $195,000 in remedial activities. The facility has a priority ranking score of 98 and the Administrator will be recommending the facility be released for full funding at the September 1, 2011 Council meeting.

Dr. So reviewed background information on the facility noting remediation is required due to the levels of soil contamination and exceedance of the C-sat limit. The proposed remedial action is in-situ chemical oxidation via a slow feed system.

On a motion by Mr. Kim and a second by Mr. Kwon, the Council approved the remedial action costs of $195,000 by a vote of 5-0.

  9. Choi Cleaners, Inc., Brookfield, IL – Claim #50654, Site #0001093:
   

The Administrator indicated this was a carry-in budget request for $140,000 in remedial activities. The facility currently has a priority ranking of 98 and the Administrator will be recommending the facility be released for full funding at the September 1, 2011 Council meeting.

Dr. So reviewed background information on the facility noting the soil contamination is relatively high but is isolated around the drycleaning machine and the groundwater contamination can be excluded from remediation due to the groundwater ordinance approved by Illinois EPA in March 2007. The proposed remedial action method is using in-situ chemical oxidation with chemical oxidant retention ponds with minor excavation of 260 sq. ft. at the facility.

On a motion by Mr. Kwon and a second by Mr. Kim, the Council approved the remedial action costs of $140,000 and waiver of the two (2) bid requirement by a vote of 5-0.

  CLOSED SESSION
 

On a motion by Mr. Kim and a second by Mr. Bredenkamp, the Council voted 5-0 to go into Closed Session to discuss matters of potential litigation at 11:05 a.m. The Council reconvened in Open Session at 11:17 a.m. On a motion by Mr. Bredenkamp and a second by Mr. Kwon, the Council voted to reduce the outstanding license late payment fees for Joe’s Cleaners, Site #0003238, to $1,800, payable at $150 per month for 12 months.

  STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION
  I. Review of Program Status and Evaluation of Past Goals:
    A. Review of Policies and Procedures
     

The Council reviewed each of the policy changes they adopted since the August 21, 2010 Strategic Planning meeting as to the remedial and insurance claims, licensing, underwriting, compliance programs and receivables and collection policies and procedures.

    B. Review of Fiscal 2011 Goals and Statistics:
     

Mr. Eriksen reviewed with the Council the status of their goals for fiscal 2011. The goals involve Fund solvency, legislation, pollution prevention and communication.

Regarding Fund solvency, the Council was successful in obtaining legislation requiring pollution liability insurance for active drycleaning facilities receiving remedial program benefits from the Fund. In addition, the Illinois Department of Revenue must accept credit card payments for the annual license fee.

As of June 30, 2011, 260 active and three (3) inactive remedial claims remain eligible for remedial program benefits. The remaining cost to clean up these facilities is estimated to be $29 million.

Regarding legislation, HB1953 (sponsored by the Council) and HB2777 were passed by the legislature and signed into law on August 15, 2011 by Governor Quinn. Illinois EPA introduced SB1617 to ban the long term use of perc. The bill was based on the recommendations of a task force convened in the fall of 2010 to study commercial clothes cleaning. SB1617 passed the Senate on a unanimous vote but did not pass out of the House Environmental Committee. The future of the bill is uncertain at this time. Rule amendments will be filed with JCAR to implement HB1953 and HB2777.

Regarding pollution prevention, the Administrator conducted 62 site inspections during the year. Compliance programs conducted an additional 524 inspections. The results of the inspections indicated a majority of the drycleaners are in substantial compliance with the Fund’s and State’s environmental rules and regulations.

Regarding communication, the Council updated the industry on Fund solvency and the Clean Technology for Commercial Clothes Cleaning Task Force recommendations via their newsletter.
    C. Update on Program Statistics:
      i. General Program Statistics:
       

Mr. Eriksen reviewed various program statistics with the Council, including the June 30, 2011 Monthly Activity Report. The Fund’s June 30, 2011 financial statements reflect a fund balance of $2,481,079. The following graphs were reviewed with the Council:
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Licensed versus insured drycleaners since the program’s inception
 >  Licenses issued since the program’s inception
 >  Claim payment dollars paid to date
 >  History of open remedial claims
 >  Cash balances compared to approved budgets
 >  Listing of licenses by license category for hydrocarbon and chlorine-based solvents
 >  Solvent usage over the period of time from 2002 through 2010

      ii. Enforcement Efforts:
       

Mr. Eriksen referenced a listing of drycleaners who did not renew their 2011 license. Sixty-six (66) drycleaning facilities that were licensed in 2010 did not renew their license for 2011; 23 of these facilities closed; 20 facilities converted to a “drop store” and staff is continuing to work on getting the remaining 23 facilities licensed or determine they are no longer operating as an active drycleaning plant. The status of these 23 facilities was reviewed with the Council. In addition, a summary of enforcement actions handled by the Attorney General’s Office was listed along with a summary of dollars collected to date via enforcement actions.

    D. Review of Fund Financial Projections for the Period of July 1, 2011 Through January 1, 2020:
     

Mr. Eriksen reviewed with the Council the Fund’s financial projections for the period of July 1, 2011 through the Fund’s sunset date of January 1, 2020. He outlined for the Council changes made in the projection assumptions as compared to the projections reviewed at the February 23, 2011 Council meeting. The net impact of the assumption changes resulted in a net decrease in the projected Fund deficit of approximately $530,000. Assuming all of the relevant assumptions remain valid through the sunset date of the program, the Fund is facing a $10,877,000 deficit as of January 1, 2020. The Council noted they would continue to closely monitor Fund solvency.

      i. Segregation of Insurance Program Funds
       

The Council reviewed the pro forma financial statements and related assumptions for segregating the insurance program monies from the total Fund monies. If the insurance fund were segregated, it would have a balance as of June 30, 2011 of approximately $7,645,000. The budget for fiscal year 2012 reflects potential excess revenues over expenditures of $353,500.

  II. Program Goals Fiscal 2012:
   

Mr. Eriksen reviewed with the Council the Program goals for fiscal year 2012 are a continuation of those that have been set previously by the Council and include a focus on Fund solvency, legislative initiatives, pollution prevention and communication.

    A. Fund Solvency:
     

Mr. Eriksen reviewed with the Council that solvent usage continues to decline thereby reducing the Fund’s revenue stream. Perc usage declined 10% in 2010 and has decreased 70% since 2000. Hydrocarbon usage increased 12% in 2010, but has decreased 78% since 2000. Based on the continuing decline in solvent usage, increasing the solvent tax does not appear to be a viable option to reduce the projected deficit.

The current economic recession that began approximately three (3) years ago has significantly impacted the industry. The number of licensed drycleaners continues to decrease each year and the number of appeals of the license late payment fees and cancellation of insurance coverage due to poor business conditions has increased. Based on the current economic conditions, adjusting the license fees to increase the revenue stream is not a viable option today.

He summarized the financial impacts of the Council’s bill (HB1953) and Rep. Tryon’s bill (HB2777).

Mr. Eriksen stated that faced with a declining number of licensed drycleaners, a declining volume of solvent tax revenue coupled with the current economic climate in the drycleaning industry and in the economy in general, the Council should consider beginning discussions of whether extending the program’s sunset date to address the projected Fund deficit is an acceptable option to the drycleaning industry versus increasing the license fees, solvent taxes, or remedial program deductible. For discussion purposes he reviewed with the Council an extension of the current projections for an additional five (5) years. The projections still reflected a small deficit Fund balance but this deficit would be eliminated if insurance claim expenditures do not materialize over the remaining life of the program.

The Council discussed the revised projections in detail. Mr. Kwak indicated he preferred for the Council to consider increasing the Remedial Program Deductible for the remaining claimants versus extending the Program an additional five (5) years or increasing the license fee or solvent tax. Mr. Eriksen noted the deductible would have to increase by an additional $42,000 for each of the remaining claimants in order to cover the projected fiscal deficit. Based on the current economic conditions and the fact that some claimants are struggling to pay the second $15,000 deductible, increasing it by an additional $42,000 probably is not a viable option.

After additional discussion by the Council, the Council directed the Administrator to bring back at the next Council meeting, similar projections but extending the program out ten (10) years instead of just five (5) years.
      i. Claims Prioritization Review of Updated Rankings & Statistics
       

Mr. Eriksen reviewed the updated prioritization results with the Council noting that as of June 30, 2011, there were 260 open, eligible, active remedial claims receiving program benefits from the Fund and three (3) inactive, open, eligible remedial claims. He reviewed the current status of those claims that have been released for full funding.

During the past year, the prioritization ranking changed for a number of facilities based on new site investigation information received during the year. Mr. Eriksen reviewed in detail the updated prioritization rankings for 214 facilities. There are still approximately 40 claims in which the Fund does not have enough information to determine if they would be able to get a risk based closure under the IEPA TACO regulations or if actual remediation would be required. These facilities have a very low score due to the lack of available data.

      ii. June 30, 2011 Cash Flow Analysis:
       

Mr. Eriksen reviewed in detail the worksheet labeled “Cash Flow Analysis – Fiscal Year 2012” which outlined the anticipated revenue sources less current funds committed for outstanding budgets and grandfathered/released remedial claims. The estimated dollars remaining are available for the first prioritization pool. He noted this is currently a negative number. For discussion purposes, he included a second column which is the Administrator’s analysis of the maximum dollar amount that would most likely be spent for each category in fiscal year 2012. Using the projected maximum funding number for released claims, there are still funds available that the Council could earmark for additional cleanup.

      iii. Additional Funding of Remedial Claims:
       

Mr. Eriksen reviewed remedial claim payment data with the Council noting that for fiscal year 2011, claim reimbursements totaled $2,658,313.

In taking a realistic look at what monies will be spent on claims that were grandfathered in at the inception of prioritization on April 1, 2006 and those that were released in fiscal years 2008 through 2011, there is potential new funding available of $860,000 for fiscal year 2012. The Administrator is recommending that all facilities with a ranking between 90 and 110 (a total of 50 facilities) be released for immediate funding. The reserves on these 50 claims total $6,690,000, but 37 of these claims have had funding released of $100,000 and 29 of these claims currently are in various phases of cleanup, so FY12 cleanup on approximately 60% of these claims are currently factored into the fiscal year 2012 cash flow analysis. He noted by releasing for full funding all claims with a ranking of 90 to 110, it will assist in keeping the remediation process moving forward on a timely basis and hopefully assist in making certain that all facilities which are eligible for remedial program benefits get funding in time to complete their cleanup by the sunset date of the program, which is January 1, 2020.

After discussion by the Council, on a motion by Mr. Bredenkamp and a second by Mr. Kwon, the Council voted 5-0 to release the 50 claims with a ranking of 90 to 110 for full funding.

      iv. Results Summary of RBCA Closure Funding:
       

Mr. Eriksen provided the Council with a report summary on RBCA closure funding for years 2007 through 2011.  He noted since October of 2006, approximately 260 NFR letters have been issued for RBCA closure. The potential cost savings from these early RBCA closures are at a minimum $4,500,000 and could be as high as $12,000,000. He reviewed with the Council the components of those potential cost savings.

    B. Legislative Issues:
     

Mr. Eriksen referenced again that IEPA’s Senate Bill (SB1617) which would phase out the use of perc by January 1, 2030, was stalled in the House Environment and Energy Committee and it was uncertain at this time if the bill would be moved forward during the 2012 legislative session.

In addition, if the Council wished to extend the program’s sunset date, that would require legislative action.

Mr. Eriksen reported based upon recent appeals of solvent distributor civil penalties, staff suggests the Council consider seeking legislative changes to the Trust Fund Act to address the following:

  • Amend 415 ILCS 135/60, paragraph (d) to define that the annual license period is January 1st through December 31st. This would resolve any inconsistency between the Council’s administrative rules and the current Trust Fund Act.
  • Amend 415 ILCS 135/65, paragraph (h), which reads “On and/or after January 1, 1998, no person shall knowingly sell or transfer drycleaning solvent to an operator of a drycleaning facility that is not licensed by the Council under Section 60.” It is recommended the legislation be changed to strike the word “knowingly” to avoid arguments that solvent distributors selling drycleaning solvent in Illinois have no knowledge of the requirement that the drycleaner must be licensed with the Fund in order to purchase drycleaning solvent.

On a motion by Mr. Bredenkamp and a second by Mr. Kwon, the Council voted to seek legislation to define the annual license period is January 1st through December 31st. The motion passed by a vote of 5-0.

On a motion by Mr. Kwon and a second by Mr. Kim, the Council voted 5-0 to remove the word “knowingly” from 415 ILCS 135/65, paragraph (h).

Mr. Eriksen noted that the Administrator’s office is currently drafting rule amendments to implement HB1953 and HB2777. They will be presented at the next Council meeting for their review and approval before submission to JCAR.

    C.

Pollution Prevention:

     

Mr. Eriksen reviewed updated site inspection information with the Council, noting site inspections are one of two separate mechanisms promoting pollution prevention. The second is participation in a Council approved compliance program.

Mr. Eriksen stated the last audit of the compliance programs was conducted on February 26, 2010. After discussion by the Council, they determined that an audit of the compliance programs should occur again in April 2012..

    D. Communication:
     

The Council continues to emphasize the need to communicate with the drycleaning industry. Mr. Eriksen summarized communication efforts that have taken place during the past fiscal year.

    E. Other Issues:
     

Mr. Eriksen noted the next Council meeting was tentatively scheduled for October 5, 2011. The Council members in attendance stated that date did not present a conflict for them.

In addition, Mr. Eriksen noted the Council has received four (4) appeals to the Administrative Hearing Officer on civil penalties assessed against solvent distributors for delivering solvent to an unlicensed drycleaner.

Included in the Council’s packet under Other Issues was an article noting that R.R. Street was not held liable for cleanup costs in a California lawsuit.

  PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
 

Mr. Polak asked if there were any comments from the public. There were none.

There being no further business, on a motion by Mr. Kwak and a second by Mr. Bredenkamp, the Council meeting adjourned at 1:23 p.m.

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