The Tennessee Multi-Sector General Permit (TMSP) expires on May 14, 2014. TMSP coverage is administratively extended beyond this expiration date, per Section 7.2 of the permit, until a new permit is issued. After the new TMSP permit is issued, a partially completed Notice of Intent will be sent to the permittee for correcting, signing, dating and submitting for renewing TMSP coverage. Contact GEOS Environmental (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions regarding stormwater permitting requirements in Tennessee.
The Florida DEP has an August 6, 2015 deadline for completing underground storage tank (UST) Operator Training in Florida. GEOS Environmental is an FDEP-approved third-party provider for Class A, B, and C UST Operator Training in the state of Florida. If your company needs training certification to meet the FDEP August 6, 2015 compliance deadline, please register for one of our cost-effective, 100%-online training courses at http://www.geosenvironmental.com/training.html. We also offer the Class C Operator Training in Spanish, directly from our website. If you have any questions, contact Tommy Cook at email@example.com, or call Tommy at (813) 435-5777.
The existing Illinois EPA General Industrial Stormwater Discharge Permit expires April 30, 2014. According to IEPA, the permit will be renewed soon. If your industrial facility is covered under the general permit, you should have received notice from IEPA to submit a renewal Notice of Intent, in addition to a recent copy of your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). For more information regarding Illinois Stormwater requirements please contact Melissa Parrott, at (217) 782-0610, or by email: Melissa.Parrott@illinois.gov. If you have any questions regarding stormwater permitting or would like assistance in preparing an SWPPP, contact GEOS Environmental: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On February 27, 2014, Washington Ecology released WQWebSubmittals. This new application will accept most water quality permit required submittals electronically into Ecology’s secure online service. Submittals include many types of documents, examples are: Annual Report; Wasteload Assessment; Outfall Evaluation; etc. If a submittal is required in your permit you can upload and sign it through this new application. If you are covered under a general permit you will be required to reapply for coverage using an electronic Notice of Intent which is or will also be located in the Portal. Individual permit holders will at first not be able to upload permit renewal applications but this will be a feature in the future. For questions contact WQWebPortal@ecy.wa.gov. Phone: 1-800-633-6193 (option 3).
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The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Watershed Protection Branch offices have moved. Offices formerly located at 4220 and 4244 International Parkway in Atlanta have relocated to the Twin Towers (Floyd Building) and the State Agriculture Building in downtown Atlanta. The Storm Water Unit mailing address is now: 2 MLK, Jr. Dr. S.W., Suite 1462, Atlanta, GA 30334. The memo published by the Watershed Protection Branch can be found at this link: http://www.gaepd.org/Documents/WPB_AddressChangeNotice010914.pdf.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reauthorized the General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated With Industrial Activity (VAR05). The 2014 Industrial Stormwater GP Regulation was adopted by the State Water Control Board on December 17, 2013, and the new permit will become effective on July 1, 2014. According to DEQs website registration statements for existing permittees are due by May 2, 2014. A new registration statement will be posted on the DEQs website in early February 2014. More information can be located on the DEQ website at:
If you have any questions or would like assistance in obtaining a permit for industrial stormwater discharge, contact Joe Fuhr with GEOS Environmental (email@example.com).
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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