For industries required to obtain an Illinois General Stormwater Permit, subtle changes went into effect this summer that will change a company's environmental responsibilities.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for stormwater discharges from industrial activities, effective July 1, 2023.
It's particularly important to be aware of the changes. The state has boosted its requirements for industrial facilities to prevent pollutants from entering local rivers and streams through stormwater.
Here's the need-to-know information:
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Many Fehr Graham clients, with our help, have already walked through the requirements that affect their business. However, our expertise allows us to help new clients in a number of ways. Fehr Graham can be your partner when it comes to submitting NOIs, training your employees in stormwater management, writing SWPPPs and documenting corrective actions. We have the knowledge base to ensure you're meeting state requirements and filing the proper paperwork on time. Let us take your Illinois EPA requirements off your plate so you can get back to doing what you do best – running a successful business.