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Florida Stormwater Permit (MSGP) Costs Explained

by Chris

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

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

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

Stormwater vs Process Water: Whats the difference?

by Chris

Learn the difference between stormwater and process waste water.

When it comes to NPDES permits, whether you're in New Jersey, Florida, Hawaii, you name it, there's a huge difference with regards to stormwater and process water. Most, if not all, NPDES permits have very strict and specific regulations for stormwater and process water.

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

Can I report No Discharge (NODI) on my DMRs if I don't get a stormwater sample?

by Doug

No Discharge on a DMR? Learn if you're putting yourself at risk.

Having a NPDES stormwater permit means having responsibilities, such as doing your regular stormwater sample reporting, usually via a Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR), which can be a very intimidating task. Particularly, now that electronic reporting is a requirement and is being implemented almost everywhere in the US.

The entire DMR process is now confusing, complicated, poorly functioning, full of "codes" and more headaches. So what should you do if you don't get a stormwater sample? If you're tempted to enter "NODI" or "no discharge" on that DMR, you should think twice.

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

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

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