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1 GEORGIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION SMALL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

2 NPDES INDUSTRIAL STORM WATER GENERAL PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

3 BASIC PERMIT REQUIREMENTS  Obtain permit coverage by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) form – available on website  Develop a site specific Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3)  Conduct inspections to verify site compliance  Visual and analytical monitoring of storm water discharges  Annual Report

4 STORM WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN  SWP3 must identify potential sources of storm water pollution and establish Best Management Practices (BMPs) to minimize and control pollution from those sources  Existing facilities should already have SWP3  New facilities must prepare SWP3 on or before the date of commencement of industrial activity  Keep a current copy of the SWP3 onsite – inspectors will usually conduct a field review

5 DESCRIPTION OF STORM WATER MANAGEMENT CONTROLS  Good Housekeeping  Preventive maintenance  Spill prevention & response procedures  Quarterly inspections  Employee training!!!  Prevention of unauthorized non-storm water discharges  Sediment and erosion control

6 GOOD HOUSEKEEPING  Practices designed to prevent or minimize exposure of potential pollutants to storm water  Focus on keeping exposed areas clean and orderly  Store materials under roof whenever possible  Proper storage/handling of materials in exposed areas  Pavement cleaning  Proper waste disposal

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16 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE  SWP3 should include BMPs specifying how and where vehicles and other equipment will be cleaned, maintained and fueled in a manner that minimizes the exposure of pollutants  Conduct at off-site locations if possible  If conducted onsite, use only designated areas away from storm drains and waterways  Use drip pans or sorbent materials under leaking vehicles or equipment (make sure collected fluids and spent sorbent are disposed of properly

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20 SPILL PREVENTION & RESPONSE PROCEDURES  SWP3 should ID how, where and when spills might occur and establish proper procedures to prevent or contain any such spills  Reduce the chance for spills to occur  If spill does occur, have measures in place to stop the source ASAP  Contain and remove spilled material  Proper disposal of spilled material

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26 QUARTERLY INSPECTIONS & VISUAL SAMPLING OF OUTFALLS  Perform site inspection to verify BMP’s are working  Conduct visual examination of each outfall  Perform during normal facility operations  Collect grab samples during first 30 minutes of discharge from > 0.1 inch rain event  Examine samples for indicators of pollution Color, odor, clarity, solids, foam, oil, scum, sewage, industrial waste and other objectionable conditions  Document results of inspection and sampling

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29 TYPICAL UNAUTHORIZED NON-STORM WATER DISCHARGES  Contaminated compressor condensate  Generator condensate & boiler blowdown  Leachate  Vehicle wash water  Wash water from building exteriors or pavement from which pollutants have not been removed prior to cleaning  Other process wastewater

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34 SEDIMENT & EROSION CONTROL  Sediment is the most common pollutant in waterways  SWP3 must ID areas on the site that have a high potential for erosion and sedimentation  ID structural and vegetative BMPs to control E&S  Manual for Erosion & Sediment Control in GA (Green Book) 

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39 DISCHARGES TO IMPAIRED STREAM SEGMENTS  Facilities that have a potential industrial source of the pollutant(s) of concern exposed to storm water are required to conduct additional sampling to verify that their discharge does not have a reasonable potential to cause or contribute to a water quality violation  Twelve month sampling program for the pollutant(s) of concern subject to pass/fail benchmarks  Benchmark values designed to assist in determining BMP effectiveness  An exceedance of a benchmark value by itself is NOT a permit violation or a WQ standards violation

40 Part III.C of the permit is intended to identify which facilities may have a reasonable potential to contribute specific pollutants of concern to impaired stream segments and require additional sampling to determine if stricter controls are necessary to improve the quality of storm water discharges from those sites…

41 ANNUAL REPORT  New requirement to complete and submit Annual Report in Appendix B of permit  Facilities subject to Part III.C and numeric effluent limitations in Part V submit Annual Report by October 31, and annually thereafter  All other facilities submit first report by October 31, 2008 and annually thereafter  Annual Report is basically a “snapshot” of a facility’s compliance  Will be publicly available and EPD will review reports to assist in selecting facilities for inspection

42 NEW REQUIREMENT FOR NO EXPOSURE FACILITIES  No Exposure facilities required to conduct quarterly inspections to verify that a condition of No Exposure is maintained  If an inspection shows that No Exposure is not being maintained, then corrective action must be taken within thirty (30) days or NOI must be submitted  Document inspections and keep on file at facility

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45 CONTACT EPD EPD NonPoint Source Program (404) EPD’s Web Site Storm Water Information

46 SBEAP was created to help small businesses understand and comply with environmental regulations. THAT IS OUR MISSION!

47 SMALL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  Non-regulatory  Provides technical guidance and compliance assistance to help small businesses understand and comply with environmental regulations  Communication is strictly confidential  Services are free  Small business = less than 100 employees

48 HOW TO CONTACT SBEAP Telephone (local): Telephone (toll-free): Website:


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