The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) has proposed a revised General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (Multi-Sector General Permit, or MSGP. This permit will replace the existing Ohio general permit, which expires on May 31, 2011. The draft Ohio general permit is modeled after the US EPA MSGP and defines sector specific requirements for each of 29 different industrial sectors. For most facilities subject to the existing general permit, the revised MSGP will require a significant revision to the facility stormwater pollution prevention plan, or SWPPP.

[read a Regualtory Briefing on the revised Ohio MSGP]

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 Ohio permit requirements, including Ohio specific quarterly inspection checklist, quarterly visual assessment checklist, quarterly benchmark monitoring checklist, and an annual comprehensive site inspection checklist. Caltha has also prepared a Ohio Stormwater Permit Compliance Planto assist permitted facilities in organizing and planning new compliance requirements under the OEPA general permit.

For further information on Caltha’s Ohio SWPPP Templates (or other State SWPPP templates), email:

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