Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Washington Ecology Industrial Permit Reissue - Proposed NPDES Permit

The current Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) Industrial Stormwater General Permit will expire April 30, 2009. The previous Industrial Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit, first issued by Ecology in 2002, then reissued in 2007, expired on May 31, 2008. In 2008, Ecology proposed to reissue the expired general permit again without changes until April 30, 2009.

Ecology continues to work with stakeholders on drafting a new permit and plans to release the draft permit on May 20, 2009 for public comment. Once the public comment period ends, Ecology will consider the comments, make appropriate revisions, and then issue a final permit. Ecology intends to issue the final permit on October 21, 2009. Facilities currently covered under the expired permit will automatically be covered under the new final permit.

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