• New General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Construction Sites and Recent Case Law Involving Industrial Sites Impose Effluent Limits on Stormwater Discharges
  • April 28, 2010 | Author: Walter E. Rusinek
  • Law Firm: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP - San Diego Office
  • Beginning July 1, 2010, certain construction and other landdisturbing activities that impact one or more acres (or less in certain cases) will be subject to a new General Permit issued by the California State Water ResourcesControl Board regulating stormwater discharges. To obtain coverage under the General Permit and thus avoid discharging without a permit, all dischargers, including those currently covered under the existing generalstormwater permit, must electronically file Permit Registration Documents (PRDs). It is important to note that, because Notices of Intent filed under the existing general permit will terminate on June 30, 2010, all existing dischargers must submit PRDs by July 1, 2010.