The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering the Guam Shipyard to clean up its act and comply with the Clean Water Act for discharges of pollutants into Apra Harbor.

EPA inspected the facility in September 2018 and found multiple violations of the Clean Water Act. EPA found that Guam Shipyard has been discharging pollutants and processed wastewater without a Clean Water Act permit authorization.

Inspectors found blasting grit, paint particles and debris were discharged directly into Apra Harbor.

As part of the compliance order, EPA is requiring the facility to obtain permit authorization, develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan to control pollutants, capture non-stormwater discharges to prevent their entry into Apra Harbor and ensure spill response equipment is available on site.