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Who needs a stormwater permit?

by Doug

Find out if your business needs an NPDES stormwater permit in this quick read!

We get asked about stormwater permits all the time. We commonly hear things like: what even is a stormwater permit? Does the government regulate rain? What do I need to do to stay in compliance with a stormwater permit? All valid questions!

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, NPDES Permitting, MSGP Stormwater Permits, Industrial Stormwater Permits, Construction Stormwater Permit, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

How much does a stormwater permit cost?

by Doug

Find out how much you can expect to pay for an NPDES stormwater permit.

We've worked with businesses across the country to secure various stormwater permits. For most who are getting a stormwater permit for the first time, there are lots of questions about what the process of obtaining and complying with a stormwater permit entails. Often, one of the first questions we get from our clients is: How much is this stormwater permit going to cost me?

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, MSGP Stormwater Permits, Industrial Stormwater Permits

North Carolina’s New Marina Stormwater Permit – What you NEED to know!

by Doug

Learn about the new NCG190000 stormwater permit for marinas in North Carolina.

If you own, operate, or work at a marina here in North Carolina, you may be aware of the new stormwater permit just issued by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. If you aren’t aware, the DEQ issued the NCG19 stormwater permit (only for marinas in North Carolina) a few weeks back, which went into effect on July 1st.

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, North Carolina Marina Stormwater Permits, North Carolina Stormwater Permits, Marina Stormwater Permits

How should marinas in North Carolina test for pH in stormwater samples & discharges?

by Doug

Learn how to test your pH under the NCG19 Stormwater Permit for Marinas in North Carolina.

For a lot of marinas across North Carolina, life under the new NCG19 stormwater permit may be more challenging due to new requirements. One thing that has a lot of facilities scratching their head is in regard to the specific requirements regarding testing the pH of their stormwater discharge sample.

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Training, North Carolina Marina Stormwater Permits, North Carolina Stormwater Permits, Marina Stormwater Permits, pH Kits, Stormwater Sampling, ph Testing

A Quick Summary of Changes in the NEW North Carolina NCG19 Marina Stormwater Permit

by Doug

Learn what’s changed for NCG190000 stormwater permit holders in North Carolina.

Here in North Carolina, marinas are now required to comply with the newest version of their applicable stormwater permit, known as NCG190000 (or NCG19). Regardless of whether you have a small, local marina, or a large operation owned by a nationwide company, and if you’re covered under NCG19, there’s a lot to know about this new stormwater permit.

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, North Carolina Marina Stormwater Permits, North Carolina Stormwater Permits, Marina Stormwater Permits

What are stormwater sample holding times?

by Chris

Confused about stormwater sample holding times?

When it comes to taking stormwater samples used for testing, monitoring, or to be analyzed by a lab, many people out there aren't aware of the various instructions that must be followed. One of the most common rules that must be followed involves what are called "holding times" for stormwater samples. This concept trips a lot of people up. If you're unaware of what holding times are, trust me, you're not alone. Many people who have NPDES permits, or any other type of stormwater or process water discharge permit need to make sure they understand what holding times, otherwise they risk having invalid samples or running into trouble.

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Training, Industrial Stormwater Permits, Construction Stormwater Permit

A Producers Guide to Concrete Plants & Stormwater Permits

by Doug

Everything concrete producers you should know about NPDES stormwater permits & concrete plants.

When it comes to concrete plants, whether it’s a ready-mix operation, precast concrete plant, brick, block, pipe plant, you name it, one of the most common problems producers have to deal with is stormwater permits. Concrete plants of all shapes and sizes across the US often struggle with their NPDES stormwater discharge permits. How come?

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Training, Industrial Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, Precast Concrete, Concrete Plant Environmental Regulations, Concrete Plants, Ready Mixed Concrete

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