The following article appeared online in the May 20, 2015 edition of Facility Executive. Excerpt below.

Storm Water Requirements Getting More Stringent

By David M. Metres

By July 1, 2015, industrial facilities throughout California must come into compliance with a new version of the Clean Water Act general permit governing storm water discharges. The new Industrial General Permit is the first revision of that permit in 18 years. In contrast to the old permit’s comparatively permissive standards, the new permit imposes mandatory best management practices, increased sampling requirements, and significantly increased reporting obligations—all of which must be posted to the state’s online database and therefore be made available to the public.

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