SWRCB releases draft storm water industrial general permit

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Feb. 4, 2011 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) released its draft Storm Water Industrial General Permit on Friday, January 25.  The draft Industrial General Permit and the existing General Permit is available to view or download on the storm water website:
www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/industrial.shtml

These draft regulations come on the heels of the Construction Storm Water General Permit, originally released in 2009, which has caused confusion and burdened developers with new costs.

The industrial regulations apply numeric effluent limits which may significantly affect not only testing and compliance cost, but also operations. 
The changes will be discussed during two public workshops – February 14th in Sacramento and February 23rd in Irvine.

A public hearing has also been announced for March 29th at Cal EPA in Sacramento. Written comments will be accepted regarding all aspects of the draft regulations until noon on Monday, April 18th.  Comments should be addressed to:

    Jeanine Townsend
    Clerk to the Board
    State Water Resources Control Board
    1001 I Street, 24th Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814

SWRCB says the draft Industrial General Permit is currently not in its complete form.  When final substantive changes are made, it will be re-circulated to the public for review and another public hearing will be held.

CMTA encourages all member companies to review these draft standards. Comments on their impact should be addressed to MRogge@cmta.net.

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