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What can I discharge with a NPDES stormwater permit?

by Chris

Learn what you can and can't discharge with an NPDES stormwater permit.

Many of our clients are covered by some sort of NPDES permit at their facility. Throughout the years we've heard from them, and others from all over the US that the language in their permit is confusing, or that regulators have given conflicting or incorrect information, so they turn to us for help. It makes sense since NPDES stormwater permits can be weighed down in regulatory language that often comes across as gibberish. Some states have a specific permit for specific industries, some state's permits are easy to handle, while other permits are downright archaic and confusing.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance, Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Training, New Jersey Stormwater Permits

DIY pH Kit for Stormwater Sampling, Monitoring, or Testing

by Chris

We cover how to put together an effective pH kit for stormwater sampling for under $300.

If you're up to speed on your NPDES stormwater permit, stay ahead of required annual stormwater training, and have a basic competency of technology and your permit, you can easily take the pH of your stormwater sample from a relatively inexpensive pH kit. This is great news for businesses with smaller budgets or folks without close access to a certified lab.

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Training, New Jersey Stormwater Permits

Snowmelt & Stormwater Samples

by Chris

Learn when you can use melting snow, or snowmelt, as a stormwater sample.

Living in New Jersey, I've gotten used to cold winters. Snow, nor'easters, the sun setting early, you name it. It's just a fact of life living here in the North East. One thing that rings true for my clients here in New Jersey, over in Pennsylvania, up in New York, and all throughout the region is that when it gets cold out, certain aspects of the business change.

One thing that many clients have to deal with is frozen water, which can be an issue when it comes to dealing with NPDES stormwater permits. Pipes get clogged with ice, the ground gets covered in snow, and life under your stormwater permit can get pretty tricky.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance, Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Training, New Jersey Stormwater Permits

Environmental Regulations in New Jersey vs Other States

by Chris

We explain how environmental regulations in New Jersey relate to environmental regulations in other states.

Working all over the United States, we've dealt with our fair share of companies struggling to make heads or tails of the environmental regulations that impact their operation. This goes double for New Jersey.

If you've spent any time in the Garden State running or operating a business, you know we have a lot of regulations (and taxes) to deal with. But how does this compare to other locations? How are the environmental regulations in New Jersey compared to Pennsylvania, Delaware, or New York?

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, New Jersey Recycling Permits, New Jersey Recycling Exemptions, New Jersey Environmental Services, New Jersey Stormwater Permits

RSG Stormwater Permits vs. R13 Stormwater Permits

by Doug

Learn the difference between the RSG stormwater permit and the R13 stormwater permit for mining facilities in New Jersey.

If you're running an industrial operation in New Jersey, you're no stranger to the plethora of environmental regulations that impact your facility. One of these regulations is your stormwater permit, which is a NJPDES permit. These permits have 5 year shelf-lives, and for the mining industry in New Jersey, it's time for a new permit.

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Topics: New Jersey Stormwater Permits

Learn how long it takes to get a New Jersey stormwater permit.

by Chris

We explain how long it takes to get a New Jersey stormwater permit.

For a lot of folks in New Jersey, the fact that they need a stormwater discharge permit isn't always immediately obvious. Whether it's because of the lack of enforcement efforts, or people purposely sticking their head in the sand, there are a lot of facilities across New Jersey that should be covered under one of the various NJPDES stormwater permits, but simply aren't.

Regardless of the reason, a lot of folks are starting to wake up and seek the coverage they need. Whether they've been visited by the NJDEP, or are the unlucky party in a 3rd party environmental lawsuit, a lot of organizations across New Jersey are starting to look into getting the stormwater permit they need.

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Topics: New Jersey Environmental Services, New Jersey Stormwater Permits

A Review of Electronic DMR Reporting in New Jersey

by Doug

We discuss the upcoming electronic DMR reporting requirement in New Jersey, and why this is going to be an issue for anyone with an NJPDES stormwater permit.

Whether you're in business in New Jersey, and I'm talking about industrial facilities, regardless of your location, facility type, whether you're inside or outside, you need an NJPDES permit. Same goes for construction activities, as well as for municipalities holding an NJPDES permit. These permits nearly always cover stormwater discharges, with some also convering process wastewater discharges. If you're covered by an NJPDES stormwater permit, chances are you may have recently received a very confusing letter that look something like this...

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Topics: New Jersey Environmental Services, New Jersey Stormwater Permits