Here’s a quick stormwater update:

  1. Rains on Friday and over the weekend may trigger a required precipitation-based inspection. Check your rain gage and permit.
  2. The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) has recently reissued the General Stormwater Permit KYR00 under the KPDES (Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) program. The effective date is August 1, 2018. The permit is available for download. The permit addresses stormwater exposed to industrial activities. The new KYR00 includes new thresholds for total suspended solids (TSS) in Section 2.1 and also includes provisions for construction activity. For existing coverage under the permit (granted prior to May 31st, 2018), facilities must electronically submit an updated eNOI-KYR00 within 90 days of the effective date (August 1, 2018 + 90 days = October 30, 2018) to renew coverage.

SMG routinely assists companies with CWA and KPDES compliance. For assistance please contact me at or 502-587-6482 extension 211.