Is your business required to maintain a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)? Remember – All dischargers regulated under the California Stormwater Industrial General Permit (IGP) are required to submit an Annual Report online by July 15th of each year. Discharges of storm water associated with industrial activity are regulated pursuant to Clean Water Act section 402(p)(3)(A).
What is the Annual Report?
The Annual Report is a list of questions for dischargers to show that they are addressing all applicable IGP requirements for the reporting year or to explain any areas not in compliance. The Report also includes a certification that the Annual Evaluation was completed.
The Annual Report must be submitted through the “Stormwater Multiple Application and Report Tracking System” (SMARTS). It can be entered by any SMARTS user that is linked to the facility but can only be certified and submitted by the facility’s Legally Responsible Person (LRP) or Duly Authorized Representative (DAR) if they have a valid eAuthorization form on file.
If the LRP or DAR have changed, are no longer with the company, or will not be available to submit the report by July 15th, then it is very important to assign a new LRP or DAR and submit the eAuthorization form to the Water Board for processing as soon as possible. Consultants or other SMARTS users who have a Data Entry Role will NOT be able to certify and submit for you.
See the Water Board’s website for more information: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/stormwater/industrial.html
Need help? Have questions? The ACTenviro EHS specialists are at the ready! Contact your ACT Account Manager or at [email protected]. Requests must be received by July 7th to guarantee completion by July 15th.