The New PAG-03 Has Arrived!

Posted: January 20th, 2023

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) has published the updated PAG-03 Authorization to Discharge Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity, as announced in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on December […]

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California Storm Water TMDLs Explained

Posted: August 9th, 2022

California is divided into nine regional Water Quality Control Boards (Boards), governed by the State Water Board, that exercise rulemaking and regulatory activities in their respective basins. The Storm Water Program branch of these Boards regulates storm water discharge from […]

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South Carolina Industrial Stormwater – On the Tides of Change

Posted: July 13th, 2022

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has issued the Industrial Stormwater General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit (SCR000000) on May 26, 2022, and the permit became effective on July 1, 2022. Upon the permit’s […]

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Industrial Stormwater Updates in the Southeast

Posted: April 18th, 2022

2022 is an active year for industrial stormwater general permits in the Southeast United States. Current general permits in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee all expire within the next few months. Here is the ‘big picture’ overview of activity […]

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Vermont Stormwater Permitting: The 3-Acre Rule

Posted: March 29th, 2022

To address the growing concerns of pollutant loading to the state’s waterways, especially Lake Champlain, the state of Vermont passed the Vermont Clean Water Act of 2015. In meeting the goals of the Clean Water Act, the Vermont Department of […]

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Georgia Industrial Stormwater – Change is Coming!

Posted: March 22nd, 2022

Federal regulation 40 CFR §122.26 requires facilities with industrial stormwater discharges to apply for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit; either an individual permit or a general permit from an authorized state, such as Georgia, that has promulgated […]

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How Will PADEP’s Updated PAG-03 General Permit Affect My Facility?

Posted: March 14th, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced on September 18, 2021 that the existing industrial stormwater NPDES general permit (PAG-03), which was due to expire on September 23, 2021, was being administratively extended until September 23, 2022 while PADEP […]

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