Information on the Permit revision process can be found at https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/tmdl_igp.shtml
Key Compliance Dates for ERA Level 1 and ERA Level 2
If you have an Industrial Permit, did you know that your facility may be in multiple statuses during the Permit year? If you are in ERA Level 1 or 2 Status, you need to be aware of the reporting requirements and deadlines. ERA Level 1 Status requires an ERA Level 1 Evaluation be conducted by a Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP) by October 1 followed by the ERA Level 1 Report submitted by January 1. Facilities in ERA Level 2 require an ERA Level 2 Action Plan be submitted by January 1 followed by an ERA Level 2 Technical Report the following year. Both statuses require that BMPs be implemented to resolve the numeric action level (NAL) exceedances that are occurring.
We have been noticing that the Stormwater Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS) may not reflect the current or accurate status for a given facility. To find your current status, log into your facilities SMARTS account, navigate to the Requirements Tab, and observe the current status of each required parameter. We recommend that any facility manager or owner review their current status in SMARTS and correct any inconsistencies if observed. If the status is accurate, you’ll need to plan on implementing the required actions prescribed in the Permit. Remember, January 1 is the compliance date for report uploads and certification. We are advising that facility managers get a jump on this date to avoid any headaches during the holidays.
For any questions or for needed support with your Industrial Permit compliance program, please contact David Renfrew, Vice President/Water Resources Director at David.Renfrew@altaenviron.com or 760-908-5749.