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The Multi-Sector Generic Permit (MSGP) in Florida EXPLAINED!

by Chris

A Guide to Florida's NPDES MSGP Stormwater Permit

When it comes to dealing with stormwater permits and regulations in Florida, a lot of people at industrial facilities either don’t know they need a permit, aren’t sure how to stay in compliance with their permit, aren’t even sure if stormwater permits apply to their operation, and some people just plain old don’t want to deal with it, but know they need it, so they look for outside help.

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

SWPPP Requirements & Florida Construction Generic Permit (CGP)

by Chris

Learn about the Florida CGP & SWPPP Requirements

NPDES permits often require the permittee to do certain things. That can be anything from inspecting their facility or site, monitoring the water discharging off-site, required annual stormwater training on relevant topics related to NPDES permitting, as well as other things.

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, NPDES Permitting, Florida Construction General Permit, Construction Stormwater Permit, Florida Stormwater Permits, SWPPP, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Florida MSGP Stormwater Permit Costs Explained

by Chris

Learn about costs associated with the Florida Multi-Sector Generic Stormwater Permit.

If you need to get covered under the Florida MSGP, it's natural to wonder what it's going to cost you and your business. When running a business, people always say you need to spend money to make money. Another thing to consider is you need to spend money to stay out of trouble (aka, stay in compliance). You need to invest time and money to ensure you remain on the right side of any rules or regulations or laws that apply to you, and that includes the Multi-Sector Generic Stormwater Permit in Florida.

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Training, NPDES Permitting, Florida MSGP, MSGP Stormwater Permits, Industrial Stormwater Permits

Who needs a Florida MSGP (Multi-Sector General Permit) Stormwater Discharge Permit?

by Chris

We discuss who may need coverage under the MSGP stormwater permit in Florida.

Knowing if rules and regulations apply to you is a never-ending task, especially when it comes to environmental regulations such as NPDES stormwater permits. Since there are a lot of stormwater permit options out there, knowing which one applies to you, or which one you are covered by, is imperative for knowing where to start. If you aren't sure if you're covered under the Multi-Sector General Stormwater Permit in Florida, you've come to the right place.

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, NPDES Permitting, Florida MSGP, MSGP Stormwater Permits, Industrial Stormwater Permits

What happens if my lab forgets to test for a parameter in my stormwater sample?

by Chris

The odds are pretty good that if you're reading this article, you already understand that stormwater permits likely require some form of stormwater sampling, monitoring, or testing.

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, New Jersey Stormwater Permits

How to do a stormwater visual inspection the right way.

by Doug

Here's how to do a stormwater visual inspection.

Nearly every NPDES stormwater discharge permit in the United States, from the Federal Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) to state MSGPs and other state-specific stormwater discharge permits, a very common requirement in many of them is that permit holders (that means you) conduct "visual monitoring" of their stormwater discharges.

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

How to pick a water testing lab for stormwater or process water sampling.

by Chris

Learn why the right water testing lab for stormwater or process waste water matters!

In today's age, running a business comes with a lot of responsibilities. One thing we see tightening up more and more, whether it's pressure from 3rd party environmental groups or government regulators, is your environmental responsibilities. Just about anyone across this country that owns or operates any type of industrial facility has probably heard of NPDES stormwater permits. If you haven’t heard of them, read What are NPDES stormwater permits?

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