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.
As of July 1, 2015, California has implemented a new Industrial Storm Water permit (2014 Permit) with more stringent requirements that cover a much broader range of manufacturing and industry. As of July 1, 2015, a Discharger shall comply with the new requirements to meet provisions of Division 7 of the California Water Code (commencing with section 13000) and provisions of the federal Clean Water Act. Read the whole story at CP Lab Safety – New California Stormwater Regulations
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