Thursday, July 2, 2009

Industrial Stormwater Seminars - MPCA Proposed Requirements

In July 6, 2009, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released its proposed Multi-sector General Permit (MSGP) for industrial stormwater discharges. This proposed permit represents a significant change to permit compliance requirements, including:
· Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans / SWPPP
· Required Sector-specific Best Management Practices
· Sector-specific Stormwater Monitoring
· Sector-specific Stormwater Benchmarks
These requirements will impact a wide range of sectors, including most manufacturing and fabricating businesses, and other sectors such as transportation, warehousing, etc.

All facilities that fall within these sectors will be affected, regardless of size or number of employees. In all, MPCA has estimated that about 20,000 facilities in Minnesota will be subject to some or all stormwater requirements.

[Click here to read more about the draft MPCA MSGP for industrial stormwater discharge and sector requirements]

MPCA Stormwater Requirements Seminars

Caltha LLP will be conducting a series of seminars across Minnesota to provide basic information on the new MPCA requirements. These sessions will address issues such as:
· What will my sector be required to do?
· What might this cost?
· Could my facility be exempted?
· What could I be doing now to reduce the potential impact to my facility?

Sessions have been scheduled in the cities listed below. All sessions are scheduled from 8 am to 9:30 am. The cost is $20 (which will be invoiced after registration); pre-registration is required. Sessions are open to individuals from subject industrial sectors only. To register for a session in a specific location or to request further information, click where indicated below:

Click below to register or request info
St. Cloud........... July 14, 2009 Register or Request Info
Owatonna......... July 15, 2009 Register or Request Info
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro...... July 16, 2009 Register or Request Info
Duluth............... July 21, 2009 Register or Request Info
Fergus Falls..... July 23, 2009 Register or Request Info

Looking for sessions in other areas? Caltha will be scheduling additional sessions in other Cities based on interest. If you would like to suggest a City, CLICK HERE.

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
Caltha LLP Website

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