My Facility Received a Stormwater Notice of Violation. Now What?

by | Feb 22, 2024

Industrial facilities in New York have recently been receiving Notices of Violation (NOVs) from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for violating the terms of the SPDES Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity. If your facility receives one, Walden can help in determining next steps.


What Is the Multi-Sector General Permit?

The MSGP is administered by the NYSDEC and offers coverage to various industrial sites that possess specific Standard Industrial Classifications. The MSGP allows such sites to discharge stormwater into surface waters of the state.

If all of the stormwater that runs off of your facility is conveyed to a sanitary or combined sewer, or if your industrial activities take place indoors and are not exposed to stormwater, coverage under the MSGP may not apply, though you may have to submit a Notice of No Exposure to NYSDEC.


How Walden Can Help

If your facility has received a NOV, Walden can help you complete the steps needed to comply with NYSDEC’s requirements. If your site must attain coverage under the MSGP, Walden can visit your site and work with you to determine best management practices, develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, and submit a Notice of Intent to NYSDEC. If your facility does not operate outdoors, or if all pollutants are not exposed to stormwater, Walden can file for a Notice of No Exposure.

Contact Walden at 516-588-6859 to speak with our stormwater team and get help addressing your NOV. Our experienced staff also provides a wide range of other stormwater services; see the full list here.

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Walden can help you determine how to handle your NOV from NYSDEC; contact us at 516-588-6859 to speak with our stormwater team today.