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1 Landfill transfer stations
Water Permits Landfill transfer stations John Bailey, P.E. Permits Branch Manager Water Division

2 Permits to Discus Today
Industrial Stormwater General Permit (IGP) All Transfer Stations must have. No Discharge Permit (Septic Tanks) If you need one? What are your options?

3 How Did We Get Here? In 1990 EPA developed regulations to control Stormwater Discharge (40 CRFR (b)(14)(i)-(xi)). Establishes 11 Industrial activities Narrative Activity Standard Industrial Activity (SIC) General Permit EPA 2009 IGP Established 29 Sectors Reduced the amount of monitoring for industrial activities

4 Transfer Stations Industrial Sectors
Sector L – Landfills, and land application sites. If the transfer station is owned and operated by a landfill, it is considered “auxiliary” to the landfill and takes on the Narrative Activity of the landfill; Sector N – Scrap recycling and waste recycling facilities. If the transfer station receives wastes from multiple sources and sorts/sells the waste to a variety of companies, then it is operating as a stand alone transfer station; Sector P – Land transportation and warehousing. If the transfer station also operates a waste facility, picking up waste from individuals, and businesses, and the vehicles for waste hauling are maintained at the transfer station;

5 How Do I Get a Permit Develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Identify industrial activities Identify control practices (Best Management Practices) Description of other relevant information Submit Notice of Intent (NOI) SWPPP $200 Comply with the Permit

6 Permit Requirements Conduct Inspections Conduct Outfall Monitoring
Visual site assessment Quarterly Conduct Outfall Monitoring Benchmark values not limits Semi-Annual Complete Annual Report Includes all information required to be kept by the permit. Pay Annual Fees

7 Outfall Monitoring Every facility must sample (at a minimum) for the following parameters at the outfall.

8 What if I do all of my activities inside?
No Exposure Certification 100% of the materials and activities are sheltered from Stormwater. Submit a NOI $200 annual fee That is it! Not Testing. No SWPPP

9 Questions on the IGP? Contact Jamal Solaimanian, P.E. 501-682-0620
Engineering Supervisor Jessica Temple Engineer Katherine Yarberry Brenden Rose

10 No Discharge Permit Septic Tank with Leach Lines Regulated under:
Class V injection Well Regulated under: 40 CFR 144 (Federal) APC&EC Regulation 17 (State) Sanitary Waste Only Service <20 (ADH only) Sanitary Waste Only Service >= 20 (ADH and ADEQ) Industrial Waste (ADEQ only)

11 Domestic Waste vs Industrial Waste
Sanitary Waste – Waste from restrooms, sinks, or showers. Industrial Waste – Waste generated at an industrial facility (e.g. washdown water or leachate). Any amount of Industrial Waste is under the authority of ADEQ.

12 Can I apply for a No-Discharge permit?
ADEQ is responsible for ensuring that each system is capable of treating the waste generated. Must Demonstrate to the Department the system is appropriate for type of waste Household cleaning supplies Paints Solvents Options?

13 Options Every option will cost something.
I understand that economic times are tuff, but it is important to comply the permit.

14 Public Notice Period Install Tank No-Discharge Permit
Install Treatment System (NPDES)

15 Holding Tank Install Holding Tank Consistent with other states
Limit Stormwater to Tank Haul to permitted facility Can cover under the IGP Consistent with other states Positive: No additional Permit Required No permit fees No additional testing or monitoring Negative: Continued cost for hauling waste to permitted facility

16 Permit the Septic Tank Permit Industrial Waste under No-Discharge
Demonstrate to the Departments satisfaction the system is capable of treating waste generated. Apply for No-Discharge 6 month process Public Notices Positive: No additional equipment to purchase Negative: Obtain another permit Cost of Study Annual Fees Monitoring Costs (Groundwater monitoring) Additional permit requirements

17 Install Treatment System
Install a treatment system capable of treating industrial waste. Apply for an NPDES Discharge permit Purchase treatment system Positive: ? Negative: Additional equipment to purchase Obtain another permit Annual Fees Monitoring Costs Additional permit requirements

18 Questions? John Bailey, P.E. Permits Branch Manager
Contact Information John Bailey, P.E. Permits Branch Manager Mo Shafii Assistant Chief, Water Division

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