Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Deadline For Connecticut Stormwater Permit Registration Is June 1

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) revised “General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity” becomes effective on October 1, 2011. The permit requires that facilities subject to the permit register with CTDEP either 60 or 90 days prior to this effective date. Therefore, for some facilities located in Connecticut, registration will need to be submitted before June 1, 2011. For a leased facility or activity, the operator is responsible for submitting the registration. The registrant is responsible for compliance with all conditions of the permit.

The deadline for submitting the registration form will be determined in part on whether or not the facility makes available an electronic copy of their stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP). Registrants will be asked to provide an internet address (URL) where their SWPPP can be accessible for public review. The registrant can claims that certain elements of their SWPPP constitute a trade secret or are otherwise exempt from the disclosure requirements of the state Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Caltha has prepared a SWPPP Template to meet the requirements of the new DEP storm water permit. For more information on the Connecticut SWPPP Template and Compliance Plan, email Caltha at info@calthacompany.com

Caltha LLP provides expert consulting services to public and private sector clients in Connecticut and 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

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