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Water quality, including both surface water and groundwater, is a growing concern for most Americans.
While relatively few industries/individuals potentially impact groundwater, virtually all industries/individuals have the potential to impact surface waters. Section 301 of the Clean Water Act requires a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permit for “industrial activities” discharging pollutants into waters of the United States, as defined in 40 CFR 122.2.
Furthermore, waste water treatment plants discharging treated waste water are also regulated. Since the inception of storm water regulations in 1992, RSB Environmental professionals have dealt extensively with the EPA and state permitting and enforcement agencies to clarify permitting issues and interpretations as well as actively permitting industrial activities throughout the US under a variety of permitting programs and regulations. Our storm water specialists are well versed in the federal and state regulations.
The discharge of treated wastewater into or adjacent to water in the state must be authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
On-Site Sewage Facilities (Septic Systems)
Permitting, maintenance, and construction requirements for on-site sewage facilities (septic systems).
RSB Environmental has help multiple facilities in the private and public sector, including cities, schools, farms and industrial facilities all in Texas to renew, amend or obtain for first time a Water Quality Permit.
One of our most recent project included to obtain a CAFO permit for a Chicken Egg Farm located outside of San Antonio. The system consist into a septic system which will clean the water, then will pass to an aerobic system to finalize in land irrigation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is wastewater compliance?
Wastewater compliance refers to meeting the regulatory requirements set by federal, state, and local authorities in the United States for the collection, treatment, and discharge of wastewater from various sources, such as industrial facilities, municipal sewage systems, and stormwater runoff.
Which US agency oversees wastewater compliance?
The primary agency responsible for overseeing wastewater compliance is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA establishes and enforces regulations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program to ensure the proper treatment and discharge of wastewater.
How do organizations obtain permits for wastewater discharge?
Organizations that discharge wastewater into the environment must obtain a permit under the NPDES program. The permitting process involves submitting an application to the appropriate state agency or the EPA, providing details about the facility, wastewater generation, and proposed treatment methods. Once the permit is issued, organizations must comply with the permit’s terms and conditions, including monitoring, reporting, and implementing best management practices.
What are the consequences of non-compliance with wastewater regulations?
Non-compliance with wastewater regulations can lead to severe consequences, including fines, penalties, and even criminal charges for willful violations. The EPA and state agencies have the authority to enforce compliance, impose sanctions, and order corrective actions to remedy any violation of the Clean Water Act or NPDES permit requirements.
How can organizations ensure they remain compliant with wastewater regulations?
Organizations can ensure compliance with wastewater regulations by implementing a robust environmental management system, regularly monitoring their wastewater discharge, staying up-to-date with regulatory changes, and training staff on proper procedures and best management practices. Additionally, organizations should work closely with environmental consultants and regulatory agencies to address any concerns or issues that may arise.