Friday, February 10, 2012

Georgia 2012 Industrial General Permit Update

The 2012 NPDES General Permit No. GAR050000 for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (2012 IGP) was issued as a third draft for public comment on January 17, 2012. Comments are being accepted from January 17 to March 16, 2012. Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Environmental Protection Division (EPD) anticipates the final industrial permit will be issued in April 2012. The draft revised permit, which included significant changes from the expired general permit. Earlier drafts were issued in June and August 2011.

[Read summary of earlier IGP version]
[Read a Regulatory Briefing summarizing key elements of the 2012 ICP]

Once finalized, current permittees covered under the 2006 IGP will be required to submit a new Notice of Intent (NOI) within 30 days after the effective date of the new permit. New dischargers commencing discharge after the effective date of the 2012 IGP must submit an NOI for coverage 7 days prior to commencing discharge. Also, existing facilities which had previously filed for a “No Exposure Exclusion‟ (NEE) must submit a new NEE form no later than 30 days after the effective date of the 2012 IGP. The 2012 IGP requires facilities that claim they have no storm water discharges associated with industrial activity file a “No Discharge Exclusion” (NDE) form which must be certified by a professional engineer.

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