Deadline Extension For California’s Industrial General Permit For Storm Water Dischargers
As an update to the previous blog articles on the deadline for compliance with the new California Industrial General Permit (IGP) for storm water dischargers, the State Water Resource Control Board (State Water Board) has extended the compliance deadline from July 1, 2015 to close of business on Friday August 14, 2015.
The new IGP requires that all compliance filings be made electronically through the State Water Board’s Storm Water Multiple Application Reporting and Tracking System (SMARTS) online database. Technical issues affecting the SMARTS database had been limiting new enrollments and annual submittals from existing enrollees. This extended deadline should enable those industrial facilities that were either unaware of the July 1, 2015 deadline or those struggling to meet that deadline to timely register.
As previously discussed , the 2014 IGP requires light industrial facilities to enroll for permit coverage, even if they do not expose their industrial activity to storm water. Enrollment and compliance requirements for No Exposure Certification will become effective on October 1, 2015. To avoid being fined by the State Water Board we recommend that your facility/site be in compliance by the appropriate implementation date. Rincon can assist you with your compliance needs and questions. We can assist with SWPPP writing and amendments, No Exposure Certification, annual reporting, Environmental Action Reports, create up-to-date site maps, assist with electronic filing, provide storm water monitoring and inspection, provide training, and much more. If you have any questions regarding the IGP, to help determine if your facility is subject to the 2014 IGP, or have any compliance needs, please contact Kristin Roberts or Ed De La Llave at (805) 644-4455.