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Environmental Alert: Ohio EPA’s New Industrial Storm Water General Permit

The State of Ohio has issued the final version of its revised National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Industrial Storm Water General Permit (http://www.epa.ohio.gov/dsw/permits/GP_IndustrialStormWater.aspx). This is the fifth version of the State’s general permit that governs storm water discharges from industrial facilities. Like its predecessors, this version of the permit requires parties seeking coverage to file a Notice of Intent with the Ohio EPA. And as with its predecessor version, this permit requires those parties seeking and obtaining its coverage to prepare and maintain a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan which describes the facility, the facility’s potential pollutant sources and the control measures the facility will take to prevent those potential pollutant sources from impairing water quality and storm water run-off. The new permit became effective on January 1, 2012. Those facilities having coverage under the prior version need not take immediate action to file a new Notice of Intent. Ohio EPA will be issuing to all facilities covered by the prior permit written instructions for the submittal of a new Notice of Intent for coverage under the new permit. Existing facilities must submit their Notice of Intent for coverage under the new permit within 90 days.

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