The Georgia Environmental Protection Division(EPD) has finalized a revised General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (Multi-Sector General Permit, or MSGP). This permit replaces the previous Georgia general permit, which had expired in July 2011. The Georgia general permit is modeled after the US EPA MSGP and defines sector specific requirements for each of 29 different industrial sectors. For many facilities subject to the previous general permit, the revised MSGP will require a significant revision to the facility stormwater pollution prevention plan, or SWPPP. Facilities must submit a new NOI for permit coverage by June 30, 2012, including certification that the operation is in compliance with new requirements.

To reduce the level of effort required for facilities to come into compliance with new permit requirements, Caltha LLP has prepared a SWPPP template based on Georgia permit requirements, including Georgia specific quarterly inspection checklist, quarterly visual assessment checklist, quarterly benchmark monitoring checklist, and an annual comprehensive site inspection checklist. Caltha has also prepared a Georgia Stormwater Permit Compliance Plan to assist permitted facilities in organizing and planning new compliance requirements under the EPD general permit.

For more information on the new Georgia industrial SWPPP template, compliance plan and expert SWPPP consulting services, email Caltha at

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