On November 24, Ohio EPA issued a public notice that it will issue a draft general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the statewide regulation of storm water associated with industrial activities.
The NPDES permit identifies who can be covered, how an entity obtains coverage, and how a permittee terminates coverage. The permit contains requirements for permittees to develop and implement a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) to minimize or eliminate the potential for contamination of storm water by industrial activities. The permit includes reporting requirements for all facilities and also contains analytical monitoring requirements for most facilities covered.
A public hearing is scheduled for January 9, 2017. Additionally, written comments can be submitted. All relevant documents can be found here. OMA has been engaged with Ohio EPA on this issue and will file additional comments. Contact OMA’s Rob Brundrett for more information. 12/1/2016