Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Georgia Industrial Stormwater SWPPP Template and Compliance Plan

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division(EPD) has finalized a revised General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (Multi-Sector General Permit, or MSGP). This permit replaces the previous Georgia general permit, which had expired in July 2011. The Georgia general permit is modeled after the US EPA MSGP and defines sector specific requirements for each of 29 different industrial sectors. For many facilities subject to the previous general permit, the revised MSGP will require a significant revision to the facility stormwater pollution prevention plan, or SWPPP. Facilities must submit a new NOI for permit coverage by June 30, 2012, including certification that the operation is in compliance with new requirements.

Read a Summary of the Revised Georgia Industrial Permit Requirements
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 Georgia permit requirements, including Georgia specific quarterly inspection checklist, quarterly visual assessment checklist, quarterly benchmark monitoring checklist, and an annual comprehensive site inspection checklist. Caltha has also prepared a Georgia Stormwater Permit Compliance Plan to assist permitted facilities in organizing and planning new compliance requirements under the EPD general permit.

For more information on Caltha LLP SWPPP services, go to the Environmental Health & Safety Plan | Spill Plan Information Request Form.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Summary of Final Georgia Industrial General Permit

On April 16, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) released its final industrial stormwater general permit for industrial facilities. These permits cover stormwater discharges from certain types of industrial and “industrial-like” operations that are required to have a NPDES permit to discharge stormwater. The previous general permit expired in 2011. The revised permit includes some of the same requirements that were included in the 2006 IGP industrial stormwater permit. However, some significant changes have also been included, especially relating to stormwater monitoring requirements.

You can review a Regulatory Briefing on the final permit using the following link:

Summary of Revised Georgia Industrial Stormwater Discharge Permit

The final permit is effective June 1, 2012; all facilities covered under the previous permit must submit a new NOI by June 30, 2012, including certification that the facility is in compliance with the requirements of the new permit.

Caltha LLP provides expert consulting services to public and private sector clients in Georgia 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 or Caltha LLP Website