Category: Storm Water

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation issued a new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Construction Activities. This permit, which went into effect on Oct. 1, applies to construction projects that involve clearing, grading or excavating soils and is intended to minimize the loss of soil through erosion. The permit is generally in agreement with the version that was issued in 2016, but formatting change... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Nov 2
Stormwater is an accumulation of precipitation that flows over the ground rather than into it. This excess water usually occurs from rain or snow running off of manmade surfaces, such as driveways, roofs and sidewalks, and onto land that sometimes can’t absorb the extra water. While stormwater in itself isn’t inherently harmful, the water can pick up dirt, rubble and garbage along the way, which then pollutes sewer systems and natural water sources, such as lakes, rivers an... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jul 22
All new and existing point source industrial stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity require an NPDES Stormwater Permit from the Tennessee Division of Water Resources. Most common is the General Permit, which is available to almost any industry.  Tioga has worked with many companies to establish Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for their industrial facilities. The state of Tennessee’s General Permit that provides coverage to these facilities is now ex... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Oct 16
2012 is quickly coming to an end. And if you operate an industrial facility, that means you should have completed several tasks as a requirement of your storm water permit. Depending on the state that you are located in, you may have provided annual training for your employees, gathered visual and/or analytical storm water samples, performed site inspections, and reviewed or updated your Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). If you are lagging behind, there are a few more weeks to ... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Dec 6
TENNESSEE STORM WATER PERMIT ANNUAL REPORTS DUE It is the end of the first quarter and if you operate an industrial facility in the state of Tennessee, you should know what that means. In order to remain in compliance with the State of Tennessee Storm Water General Permit, you must submit your Annual Storm Water Monitoring Report to the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC). Also, you should have obtained visual storm water samples for your first quarter before the ... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Mar 29
STORM WATER VIOLATIONS Lafarge North America Inc. has agreed to pay a penalty of $740,000 in fines and invest another $8 million to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act. The company is one of the largest suppliers of construction materials in the United States. Lafarge was charged with violations of the Clean Water Act in five states including unpermitted storm water discharge at 21 different facilities. The Clean Water Act is designed to protect America's rivers, lakes and sour... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Dec 2
ARKANSAS SWPPP The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality reissued the Stormwater Industrial General Permit on June 30, 2009.  Every site in the state that engages in industrial activities can obtain coverage under this permit.  You must submit a Notice of Intent and update the site’s Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan in accord with the terms of the new General Permit.  There are quarterly and annual requirements for your storm water team.  It’s no... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Aug 2