Saturday, January 7, 2017

Compliance With State Multi-sector Industrial General Permit | Seminar Module

The link below provides training slides from a training module on basic compliance strategies to address general permit requirements. The emphasis of the training module is to provide photograph examples of key areas which should be concerned in developing a site-specific SWPPP.

Presentation Slides: Complying with State Industrial Storm Water Requirements

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How Were Stormwater Benchmark Values Developed? Historical Monitoring Data Compared To Industial Bench Marks

The following link provides a technical review of State Stormwater Benchmark values compared to historical industrial sector monitoring data.

Presentation Slides: Comparison of State Stormwater Benchmarks to Historical Industrial Sector Monitoring Results

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Oklahoma General Industrial Permit Expected To Be Finalized By January 2017

The current Oklahoma Industrial Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) OKR05 expired on September 4, 2016. In accordance with Part 8.2 of the OKR05 permit, if the permit is not reissued or replaced prior to the expiration date, it will be administratively continued and remain in force and effect.


A draft Industrial MSGP OKR05 is currently going through the DEQ internal review process. Once the internal review is complete, the draft permit will be sent to EPA for review and approval. DEQ will publish a public notice and make it available for public review and comment after receiving approval from EPA. Once the public notice period is over, DEQ will issue the permit with an effective date. Completing the permitting process will likely occur between November 2016 and January 2017.


All existing permittees under the current Industrial MSGP OKR05 will have 90 days from the effective date of the new permit to update their Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3) and submit new NOIs to DEQ along with required permit fees for permit renewal. Industries/facilities with No Exposure Certifications will follow the same timeline.


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Revised South Carolina General Industrial Permit Makes Several Key Changes Compare To 2010 Permit

The South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control has issued as final the Industrial Stormwater General Permit (SCR000000) on September 1, 2016, and became effective on October 1, 2016. Some of the key changes compared to the South Carolina Permit issued in 2010 are summarized here.


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DEP Allows General Permit Coverage For Facilities Outside High Quality Or Exceptional Value Watersheds

The Pennsylvania DEP has reissued the State General Permit for industrial facility stormwater discharge. The PAG-03 General Permit was reissued on September 24, 2016 for a new 5-year term. The federal regulations identify specific classes of industrial facilities that must apply for NPDES permit coverage; in addition, DEP may require any other facility not identified in the federal regulations to obtain a permit if DEP finds that the facility or activity is resulting in the discharge of pollutants to waters of the Commonwealth.


If a facility is not eligible for coverage under the PAG-03 General Permit, it may apply for an individual NPDES permit, using DEP's industrial waste NPDES permit application package. The most common reason that a facility may not be eligible for general permit coverage is if it is located in a High Quality or Exceptional Value watershed, according to designated uses under Chapter 93 or existing uses determined by DEP.


For those facilities that qualify for PAG-03 General Permit coverage, an alternative to obtaining permit coverage is to request No Exposure Certification if the facility qualifies. The No Exposure Certification alternative is not available to facilities in High Quality or Exceptional Value watersheds, and must be renewed every five years. For facilities not located in a High Quality or Exceptional Value watershed, all industrial materials and activities must be stored and conducted indoors or under roof for a facility to qualify for No Exposure Certification.


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Oregon Combines Industrial Stormwater Permits Into One Statewide General Permit

The Oregon DEQ is midway through the process to renew and reissue the NPDES 1200-COLS and NPDES 1200-Z industrial stormwater general permits. The DEQ has maintained different permits covering different geographical areas. The NPDES 1200-COLS permit expired Sept. 30, 2016 and the NPDES 1200-Z expires June 30, 2017. DEQ intends to combine the 1200-COLS and 1200-Z permits into a single industrial stormwater permit. DEQ believes this will reduce the number of general permits requiring renewal, improve the agency’s efficiency in issuing permits, and improve consistency for permit registrants.


DEQ intends to reissue the 1200-Z (with basin-specific conditions for the 1200–COLS) on or before June 1, 2017, with an effective date of July 1, 2017. However, current 1200-COLS permit registrants were required to submit a renewal form by August 1, 2016, and current 1200-Z permit registrants must submit a renewal form by January 3, 2017. For existing registrants that submit a renewal form, coverage under their permit will be administratively extended until they receive coverage under the new permit.


Because the 1200-COLS expired before the combined permit will be available, DEQ issued the 1200-COLSB “bridge permit” for the period between when the 1200-COLS expires and a new combined permit is issued. The reissued 1200-COLSB permit is identical to the expired permit, and became effective on Oct. 1, 2016. This permit will expire on July 1, 2017, when the new combined permit takes effect.


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List of Industrial Stormwater Training Providers in Minnesota | SWPPP Trainer

Caltha staff are stormwater experts, having worked with stormwater permitting and development of stormwater discharge permit compliance programs and SWPPP since the first stormwater rules were drafted in the 1980s. With this deep foundation in the stormwater rules, Caltha provides expert and cost effective storm water consultant services to clients across the US.


One of the key compliance elements is development of an Employee Training Program. Based on an individual employees job responsibilities, different level of training may be required, included training certification. Caltha provides stormwater training in a number of flexible formats, including “train the trainer”. Caltha also offers "real time" web-based training. Trainees log into a webinar format at their own work station and can interact with the trainer in real time. Training sessions are individualized for each facility.


For more information on options available for EH&S training and to request a quote, go to Caltha's Employer Environmental Health & Safety Training Center


Caltha also maintains a library of stormwater permit compliance plan templates to assist permitted sites in developing and managing their overall compliance program. Compliance plan templates incorporate State-specific requirements, such as inspections, monitoring, reporting and training, and provide an easy way to allocate resources and to develop a compliance tracking system. Caltha also conducts Non Stormwater Discharge Evaluations and provides Non Stormwater Discharge Certifications.


Caltha LLP provides expert consulting services to public and private sector clients nationwide to address Stormwater Permitting & Regulatory Support, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), Stormwater Monitoring and Stormwater Training. For further information contact Caltha LLP at
info@calthacompany.com or Caltha LLP Website