Public Hearings on Draft Storm Water Changes

By Loretta Macktal, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Jan. 14, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWCRB) has announced two hearings to take public comment on their recently released draft regarding the reissuance of their Industrial Storm Water General Permit. The hearings will be held January 31st in Rancho Cucamonga and February 3rd in Sacramento.

Background on the regulations, directions to the hearing sites and a copy of the draft regulations may be found at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/stormwtr/index.html

There are numerous changes and additional requirements under the new draft regulations, among them:

* When analytical results exceed the USEPA benchmark values, dischargers shall implement specific corrective actions;
* Dischargers must implement specific minimum Best Manufacturing Practices throughout their facilities unless clearly inapplicable;
* New requirements for additional sampling of indicator parameters;
* For the first storm event during the 2008-2009 compliance year, dischargers must analyze at least one sample collected from the first storm event for COD, Cu, Pb, Zn, Al, Fe, Mg, As, Cd, Ni, Hg, Se, Ag and semi-volatile organics; and
* Unlike the Federal "No Exposure Certification" (NEC), this General Permit requires annual evaluation and renewal of the NEC, if still applicable.

If your facility is subject to storm water requirements, CMTA urges you to review the draft regulations and e-mail comments to Mike Rogge at: mrogge@cmta.net.
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