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1. PRINCIPAL DEFENDANT: Volbeda Dairy, Inc.
  Oregon  state court - 10122025
John and Darren Volbeda operate Volbeda Dairy Inc., a 350 acre, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), in Albany, Oregon, under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Number 01 issued on October 1, 2003 and administered by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA).ODA has historically conducted inspections of the dairy based on citizen’s complaints.

Inspections occurred throughout the months of January and February 2009. ODA inspectors confirmed through observation and analytical analysis that Volbeda Dairy unlawfully discharged pollutants into navigable waters of the United State in violation of the dairy's applicable permit on January 27, 28, 29 and February 4, 12, and 26, 2009.

December 13, 2010
Oregon Department of Justice filed an information charging Volbeda Dairy Inc., with 7 counts of unlawful water pollution in the second degree, an unclassified misdemeanor.
April 11, 2011
Volbeda Dairy pled guilty to 3 counts of unlawful water pollution in the second degree.
April 11, 2011
Volbeda Dairy was sentenced to 36 months probation and ordered to pay a $30,000 state fine. As a condition of probation, Volbeda Dairy must comply with its CAFO NPDES permit.
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