Thursday, July 20, 2017

Large Development Site Permitting, SWPPP and Storm Water Training

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Construction Permitting, SWPPP & Training
Client:
National Home Builder
Location(s):
Minnesota

Key Elements: Stormwater permitting, SWPPP, Inspection training

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by a national home builder/developer to provide technical services required for a 49-ac single family home development. Caltha staff prepared the project stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), erosion control plan, and then completed the permit application materials. Once permitted, Caltha staff provided SWPPP training to all site inspectors and subcontractors.

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Annual Employee Training For Industral Stormwater At North Dakota Food Facility

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Annual Employee Stormwater Training For Food Sector Facility
Client:
Food Sector SIC 20 Facility
Location(s):
North Dakota

Key Elements: Stormwater training, Permit compliance, Stormwater BMPs, Employee training, Webinar

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this food manufacturing company to prepare and present annual SWPPP training, as required under the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH) multisector general stormwater discharge permit. The training includes all required elements for employee training in the discharge permit:

  • Overview of discharge permit
  • Overview of the contents of the SWPPP;
  • Spill prevention and response procedures
  • Good housekeeping practices;
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Material management practices
  • Location and maintenance of on-site stormwater pollution prevention controls;
  • Operating procedures for preventing pollution; and
  • Inspection procedures and records maintenance.
Training was presented by "live" webinar to all affected employees by a qualified SWPPP trainer.

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Annual Storm Water Training For Minnesota Permit

Caltha LLP Project Summary


Project: Annual SWPPP Training For Food Sector Facility
Client:
Food Sector SIC 20 Facility
Location(s):
Minnesota

Key Elements: Stormwater training, Permit compliance, Stormwater BMPs, Employee training

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this food manufacturing corporation to prepare and present annual SWPPP training, as required under the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency multisector general stormwater discharge permit. The training includes all required elements for employee training in the discharge permit:

  • Overview of Discharge Permit
  • Components and Goals of the SWPPP
  • Stormwater Monitoring
  • Monthly Facility Inspections
  • Other Tasks Required By Permit
Training was presented to all affected employees by a qualified SWPPP trainer.

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SWPPP and Permit Compliance Training For Revised WDNR Tier 2 Permit

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: SWPPP and Permit Compliance Documentation To Meet Tier 2 Permit
Client:
Concrete manufacturer
Location(s): Wisconsin

Key Elements: Facility SWPPP, stormwater inspection, visual stormwater monitoring

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this regional concrete manufacturer to conduct compliance reviews and prepare updated SWPPPs for two of its facilities located in Wisconsin. Both sites were covered under the WDNR Tier 2 General Permit for discharge of industrial stormwater. Caltha staff conducted a site visit and met with plant personnel to determine what updates were required to the existing facility SWPPP to meet the newly revised WDNR permit. A revised SWPPP was issued to each location which included updates to quarterly monitoring procedures, spill prevention measures, routine employee training and monthly housekeeping inspections.

For more information on Caltha LLP SWPPP services, go to the Environmental Health & Safety Plan | Spill Plan Information Request Form.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2017 Georgia General Pemit | What If I Exceeded Benchmarks Under Current Permit?

The current Georgia industrial stormwater general discharge permit expires on May 30, 2017. The revised NPDES General Storm Water Permit For Discharges of Stormwater Associated With Industrial Activity (2017 IGP) was finalized in 2016 and becomes effective on June 1, 2017. The revised permit made some modifications to requirements permitted facilities must meet, but not as substantial of changes as compared to the release of the 2012 IGP.

If a facility exceeded the impaired waters benchmark based on the criteria presented in 2012 IGP permit, then the facility has the option to conduct 12 months of flow-weighted composite sampling to demonstrate the discharge does not cause or contribute to an exceedance of water quality standards, or make the necessary improvements to the facility to achieve the instream water quality standard as an effluent limit within 36 months. If the facility still is unable to meet the impaired waters benchmark(s), they may not be authorized to discharge stormwater under this permit and may be required to apply for an individual NPDES permit or alternative general permit.

Facilities that failed to meet the applicable benchmarks of the 2012 IGP permit have the option to sample their discharge(s) for 12 months to confirm whether the facility causes or contributes to an exceedance of the applicable Water Quality Standard, or prevent all exposure of industrial processes, materials, and equipment to stormwater, and/or capture and treat storm events of up to 1.2 inches within industrial areas exposed to stormwater within 36 months.

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.

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Georgia 2017 IGP | What If My Facility Is Already Covered Under the Existing Permit?

The current Georgia industrial stormwater general discharge permit expires on May 30, 2017. A revised permit NPDES General Storm Water Permit For Discharges of Stormwater Associated With Industrial Activity (2017 IGP) was finalized in 2016 and becomes effective on June 1, 2017. The revised permit made some modifications to requirements permitted facilities must meet, but not as substantial of changes compared to the release of the 2012 IGP.


Current permittees are required to submit a new Notice of Intent (NOI) to obtain coverage under the 2017 IGP and to maintain coverage for discharging stormwater associated with industrial activities. Facilities previously covered under the 2012 IGP will have up to 30 days to submit the new NOI for coverage under the updated 2017 IGP after the effective date.

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

New BMP Requirements Due September 24 In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania DEP General Industrial Stormwater Permit General PAG-03 was revised in September 2016. This latest version of the permit updated the Best Management Practices (BMP) that apply to all industrial sectors to conform to the general BMPs contained in EPA’s most recent Multisector General Permit (MSGP), which was released in 2015.

The reissued General Permit identified several new BMPs to reduce pollutants in the stormwater discharges of industrial facilities and been expanded the 12 industrial sectors that were included in the prior version to 30 specific industrial sectors. The new BMPs requirements included:


  • Use of spill/overflow protection equipment,
  •  Control discharges through secondary containment or treatment for open dumpsters and roll off boxes,
  • Install velocity dissipation devices at discharge sites, and
  • Maintain readily accessible spill kits in locations where spills may occur.

Because some of the new BMPs may not have been required for previously permitted facilities, DEP provided a one year “transition period” for any required BMPs that existing permittees must implement that were not part of the previous General Permit. DEP included a provision that alternatives to the sector-specific BMPs may be implemented, if authorized by DEP.

The deadline for implementing new BMPs is September 24, 2017.

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