2. The Cease and Desist Order has a list of 23 deadlines that must be met or the Water Permit can be revoked.
"IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that if, in the opinion of the Executive Officer, the Discharger fails to comply with the provisions of this Order, the Executive Officer is authorized to request that the Attorney General take appropriate judicial enforcement, issue a complaint for Administrative Civil Liability, bring an order before this Regional Water Board to revoke WDR Order No. R1-2010-0033 or take other appropriate enforcement actions as authorized by California Water Code." The order is in effect until 2014.
3. The Title V Permit for the mill is overdue for renewal. A hearing will have to be held with public input. The mill cannot operate without a Title V permit.
4. Once people know there is a danger of the mill opening, public opposition will grow.
5. If the mill starts up, there will be toxic emissions which may result in lawsuits.
6. This mill is old and broken down. There is some new equipment, but much of the mill is old. There are frequent breakdowns. They will just have to keep sinking money into the mill to keep it going.
7. The mill is a toxic cleanup site. The wells at the mill are full of cancer causing chemicals.
8. The mill must conduct frequent testing for toxic chemicals, BODs, TSS which will be expensive. If these chemicals are found there must be more testing.
9. The mill will use precious species such as the redwood and the tan oak. This will cause public outcry as more trees are cut.
10. The market for pulp is changeable. Evergreen could not make a go of it.
11. We will not go away. We will not forget how we were treated by Evergreen Pulp.
12. The mill is already in debt. It owes the Water Board $900,000. What else does it owe?