Monday, October 2, 2017

Warehousing and Logistics Facilities Needed Storm Water Permit And SWPPP

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Industrial Storm Water Permitting & Compliance
Client: International Retailer
Location(s): California, Washington, Utah, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, Kansas, Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, Connecticut, Missouri


Key Elements: SWPPP preparation, Stormwater monitoring, Compliance plan, Permit application


Overview: Caltha LLP has provided consulting services to this international retailer at multiple logistics and warehousing locations to comply with individual State industrial stormwater rules. Services included preparing facility stormwater pollution prevention plans, preparation of State or EPA application forms (Notice of Intent), preparation of site-specific inspection checklists to comply with individual State inspection requirements, preparation of site-specific stormwater monitoring and benchmark monitoring plans to meet State requirements applicable to this industrial sector. Caltha then provided ad hoc technical support to facilities to address questions during roll-out of the compliance programs.


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


Monday, September 25, 2017

Obtaining Permit Waiver Under 2017 EPA General Permit

The revised US EPA general permit for stormwater discharge from construction sites began effective on February 22, 2017. The revised general permit included an option for a permit waiver for certain projects.


These waivers are only available to stormwater discharges associated with small construction activities (i.e., 1-5 acres). The operator of a small construction activity may be able to qualify for a waiver in lieu of needing to obtain coverage under the general permit based on three factors. Each operator, unless otherwise needing permit coverage, must notify EPA of its intention for a waiver by submitting a waiver certification. Where the operator changes or another is added during the construction project, the new operator must also submit a waiver certification to be waived.


Waiver certifications are submitted prior to commencement of construction activities. If operators submit a TMDL or equivalent analysis waiver request, the project is not waived until EPA approves the request, and operators are advised not commence construction activities until receipt of approval from EPA. Operators are not prohibited from submitting waiver certifications after initiating clearing, grading, excavation activities, or other construction activities. However, EPA has indicated it reserves the right to take enforcement for any unpermitted discharges that occur between the time construction commenced and waiver authorization is granted.


Click here for more information on Caltha's Construction Stormwater Permitting and Compliance Support in your State.

New Kansas Industrial Discharge Permit

The Kansas General Permit for Stormwater Runoff Associated with Industrial Activities became effective on November 1, 2016. The reissued permit and forms contain new and additional requirements.


Owners or operators of new or existing unpermitted facilities subject to regulation of stormwater runoff must complete the new Notice of Intent (NOI) form to apply for and obtain coverage under the industrial stormwater general permit S-ISWA-1611-1.
Facilities that currently have industrial stormwater discharge coverage under the previous Kansas General Permit do not need to submit a new NOI, but need to comply with the requirements of the new general permit. Existing permitted facilities that wish to decline coverage under the new permit must submit an application for coverage under an individual permit by February 1, 2017 and must continue to comply with the conditions of the previous general permit until the individual permit is issued.


The principal requirement of the Kansas General Permit for Stormwater Runoff from Industrial Activity has remained the same - for the owner to develop, implement and maintain a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Caltha LLP has prepared a SWPPP Template to align with the 2016 Kansas permit requirements.


For more information go to Caltha Stormwater Services
 

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.

For more information on Caltha LLP services, go to the Caltha Contact Page

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.

For more information on Caltha LLP services, go to the Caltha Contact Page

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.

For more information on Caltha LLP services, go to the Caltha Contact Page

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.