Specifics released on industrial storm water permit

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, July 26, 2013 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Industrial Storm Water General Permit is a National Pollution Discharge Elimination Permit that regulates discharges associated with 10 broad categories of industrial activities. The General Industrial Permit requires the implementation of management measures that will achieve the performance standard of best available technology economically achievable and best conventional pollutant control technology. The General Industrial Permit also requires the development of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and a monitoring plan. Through the SWPPP, sources of pollutants are to be identified and the means to manage the sources to reduce storm water pollution are described. The General Industrial Permit requires that an annual report be submitted each July 1st.

On Friday, July 19th, the State Water Board posted the Final Draft Industrial General Permit for public comment.  Information on the comment period, workshops and miscellaneous documents related to this Permit can be found at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/industrial.shtml

The draft permit itself can be found at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/docs/industrial_permitdocs/igp_factsheet.pdf

Per the notice, State Water Board staff will conduct two informal Web-based workshops on the final draft.  The first will be at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 9 and the second at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. The purpose of these workshops is to provide rationale for the permit requirements and changes and to answer questions about the draft.

A formal public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21 at 9:00 a.m. at Cal/EPA. The comment deadline for this regulation closes at noon on August 29, 2013.  Staff expects to submit the final draft industrial general permit to the State Water Board for consideration in January 2014 and has recommended that the new permit go into effect January 2015.

Please e-mail your company’s comments to mrogge@cmta.net.

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