According to the Williston Herald, North Dakota’s Department of Environmental Quality is in the midst of an enforcement action against Sea Pacific International Trading Company in Williston, N.D., for having deteriorated bags of proppant sitting outside in the elements.
DEQ Director Dave Glatt told the Williston Herald that the proppant from those bags is sitting in small piles around the facility beginning in 2019.
“We have been dealing with these guys for a couple of years,” Glatt said. “And we got them to clean up some of it. But finally there was a lull, and so we’re taking enforcement action against them.”
Enforcement actions in North Dakota begin with a notice to the company outlining the specifics of the violation or violations and encouraging the company to work with the agency to develop a consent agreement which includes an appropriate cleanup plan.