EPA issued its final rule on December 30, 2013 that ASTM 1527-13 is compliant with the All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) rule. The USEPA “All Appropriate Inquiries,” or AAI, rule is a process of evaluating a property’s environmental conditions and assessing the likelihood of any contamination. The new rule makes it clear that "any party who wants to conduct all appropriate inquiries under CERCLA may follow the All Appropriate Inquiries Rule at 40 CFR Part 312 or use the ASTM E1527–13 standard."
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality recently reauthorized the Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for the state's Group 1 Stormwater permittees (Sector P - including motor freight transportation facilities, petroleum bulk oil stations and terminals, the U.S. Postal Service, or railroad transportation facilities). The reauthorized permit became effective January 1, 2014, and expires December 31, 2018. Regulated facilities can submit a Notice of Intent, or check to see if they have an active permit, at this address:
A username and password is required. If you have any questions or need help with the permitting process, please call (813) 523-5408, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The current EPA Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP) expired in September 2013, and EPA doesn’t expect to have a new stormwater discharge permit authorized until well into 2014. For new facilities, a new Notice Of Intent (NOI) cannot be submitted until the new permit is authorized. Facilities that have industrial discharges still have to operate in accordance with the expired (2008) permit. A letter needs to be submitted to EPA stating that the facility will operate according to the expired 2008 MSGP. Please check out the EPA Stormwater website (http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=6) or contact Joe Fuhr with GEOS Environmental, email@example.com.
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