Most new construction, development and upgrade projects require some sort of industrial general permitting assessment. Sometimes abbreviated as IGP, this permit puts regulations in place for how stormwater is discharged from industrial sites.
Facilities Subject to Regulations
Not all facilities are subject to regulations regarding stormwater discharge, or need an industrial general permit. However, some of the types of facilities that are usually subject to these regulations include:
- Hazardous waste management
- Sewage or wastewater treatment
This is by no means an exhaustive list. The IGP may differ as you move across state lines as some states prioritize natural resource management more than others. The facility’s Standard Industrial Code (SIC) determines if coverage is required. If your facility has no outside exposure of the potential pollutants, then your facility can obtain non-exposure certification (NEC).
What Happens if Your Business or Project is Out of Compliance?
It is the responsibility of local government agencies to identify and report any facilities that are out of compliance. However, older establishments are more likely to be out of compliance
, and will usually inform you at that time. If you are found out of compliance, you may be significantly fined or have the project put on “hold”.
How to Verify if Your Facility is in Compliance
The process of verifying your organization’s compliance status varies from state to state, or even across city and county lines. As a result, it is important to have professional consultants on your team, like the environment compliance experts at EEC Environmental. We are experienced in all environmental compliance and permitting applications, and assist our clients in navigating complex industrial permitting laws.
Should we find that you are out of compliance, we will also assist you with getting your permit in place, whether it requires a new application or a renewal. For more information on how we can assist you, contact our corporate office at (714) 667-2300 or send us a detailed message via the contact form on our website. Industrial general permits can be daunting, let EEC Environmental help you navigate.