The purpose of the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule, promulgated under 40 CFR 112, is to prevent discharge of oil into navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining shore lines. In order to better understand the SPCC rule, below are some of the fundamentals of the SPCC rule [...]
Are you in compliance? Is your business subject to storm water permitting? Storm water programs are regulated by the EPA, State, and local authorities. However, most states are authorized to implement individual storm water NPDES permitting programs. The EPA remains the permitting authority in a few states, territories, and on [...]
Pennsylvania Facilities! Are You Prepared to Prevent and Control Emergencies and Inspections with Your PPC Plan?
First thing is first – what even is a PPC Plan? The Commonwealth has tried to make our lives easier by trying to consolidate the State and Federal spill and emergency response regulations such as Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) or Hazardous Waste Contingency Plans into one plan. The consolidated [...]
For Industries in Maryland, the time has come for your current General Stormwater Permit (12-SW) to be replaced by a new General Stormwater Permit (20-SW). According to the Maryland Department of the Environment, this permit is applicable to over 1,000 industrial facilities in Maryland. Once the final draft of the [...]
August Mack was contracted to review the existing stormwater compliance management program at six scrap recycling centers and identify areas of improvement. Following a review of each facility’s Notice of Intent, August Mack performed an inspection of each facility to determine if outfalls identified in past inspections continued to meet the regulatory definition of an outfall, as well as to locate any new [...]