Tag: permit


USACE Issues Proposed Changes to NWPs

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for Nationwide Permits (NWPs).  Many of our clients use Nationwide Permits as a more streamlined way to obtain coverage under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.  Full details of the notice are contained here.  However, some of the specific changes upon which […]


New Requirements for Wastewater Plants

The KY Division of Water has added new management requirements to KPDES permits for municipal wastewater plants with design flows above 1 MGD.  The new requirement is to implement a Sewer Overflow Response Protocol, or SORP.  Components of the SORP shall include: 1) an overflow response procedure, 2) a public advisory procedure, 3) a regulatory […]


EPCRA, air, and hazardous waste March 1 reporting deadlines are quickly approaching

It’s a busy time of year for environmental managers. Several common environmental reports have March 1 reporting deadlines. Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Sections 311-312 inventory reports are due March 1.  US EPA has a lot of useful information and references at its EPCRA Sections 311-312 webpage. Additionally, Kentucky has published a 2014 […]


Pretreatment – How can SMG help you?

The goal of pretreatment is to control pollutants from industrial users which may pass through or interfere with wastewater treatment processes or which may contaminate sewage sludge.  It sounds simple enough, but pretreatment can be a complicated and time-consuming issue for municipalities and industries alike.  That’s where the expertise of SMG comes in. SMG can […]