Friday, July 8, 2011

Deadline for Industrial Stormwater Permit Applications In Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has finalized a new industrial discharge general permit "National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General NPDES Permit Number NER900000 for Storm Water Discharges From Industrial Activity to Waters of the State of Nebraska". The permit became effective on July 1, 2011 and replaced the previous general permit which expired on June 30, 2011.

The new permit requires that all permitees apply for permit coverage, even if the site had previously applied for coverage under the old permit. The revised permit outlines application deadlines for three types of applicants:

Existing Dischargers - in operation and previously permitted under the expired general permit.
Apply no later than October 1, 2011.

New Dischargers or New Sources - commencing after issuance of the new General Permit.
Apply a minimum of 30 days prior to commencing operation of the facility.

New Dischargers or New Sources - in operation prior to issuance of the new General Permit but not covered under the previous General Permit or another NPDES permit.
Apply immediately

To reduce the level of effort required for facilities to come into compliance with new permit requirements, Caltha LLP has prepared a SWPPP template based on Nebraska permit requirements, including Nebraska specific quarterly inspection checklist, quarterly visual assessment checklist, quarterly benchmark monitoring checklist, and an annual comprehensive site inspection checklist. Caltha has also prepared a Nebraska Stormwater Permit Compliance Plan to assist permitted facilities in organizing and planning new compliance requirements under the NDEQ general permit.

For further information on Caltha's Nebraska SWPPP Templates (or other State SWPPP templates), email:

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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