Facilities in Level 1 Status can easily be on the fast track to Level 2 Status based on ONE bad sample result in the upcoming storm water year.
ERA Level 1 and Level 2 Status – Enforcement of Industrial General Permit
Violations and Penalties
The California State Water Board’s new Industrial General Permit (IGP) calls for potential civil penalties as high as $37,500 per calendar day for any person who violates IGP conditions. Fines up to $10,000 and imprisonment are also possible for falsification of compliance records required by the IGP.
Third Party Environmental Groups now pose a more serious threat than ever before. Environmental lawsuits are filed every day against industrial companies. The new IGP requires sample results to be uploaded online to the SMARTS database, creating complete transparency. This allows attorneys to easily access your sample results online. Environmental lawsuits can be hundreds of thousands of dollars in liability.
Our advice is to avoid the substantial risks and heavy financial burden that penalties and lawsuits can carry. Take this opportunity to address your storm water exceedances now. The expertise of four Industrial Trainers of Record (ToRs) and over 10 QISPs on staff at Frog Environmental means you can rest assured that your storm water needs are covered.