Industrial Wastewater NPDES Permit Renewal

Industrial Wastewater NPDES Permit Renewal

Consumer Products

Service Area:
Water Quality

Client's Challenge

The client is a producer of personal care products with multiple manufacturing facilities worldwide.  As part of the manufacturing process, the client withdraws water from local surface water bodies, uses the water for processing and cooling, treats the process water in an on-site wastewater treatment facility, and subsequently discharges the treated water back to surface water.  Treatment and discharge of the process water requires a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, which requires renewal every five years.  The renewal process is not simplistic, especially for this facility, which has multiple process lines and subsequently multiple intake, influent, effluent, and outfall sampling locations, not to mention a complex state-based permit renewal application process.

ALL4's Solution

Due to the complexity of the facility and the renewal application process, the client wanted a full-service, experienced water quality consulting firm to facilitate the permit renewal application process.  ALL4 assembled a team of water quality practitioners and specialists to navigate the NPDES permit renewal process, which included stormwater sampling, process water sampling, data collection and manipulation, regulatory communications, application preparation, draft permit review, and regulatory negotiations.

The Results

ALL4 facilitated the NPDES permit renewal application process for this client in 2015, successfully obtaining a final permit without any significant permit monitoring conditions.  Based on this success, ALL4 was again awarded the permit renewal work in 2021 and is in the process of making final submission well in advance of the submission deadline.


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