The New California Storm Water Permit for Industrial Facilities Takes Effect July 1, 2015.  Will you be ready?

Storm Water Pollution Prevention requirements at industrial facilities had not changed for 18 years!  When the State Water Board adopted a new permit last year, it made some significant changes that will take effect in less than six months.  There will be no grace period to update your storm water program after June 30th; you need to do it now.

  • Registration requirements
  • No Exposure Certification (This may impact over 100,000 new facilities)
  • 13 Major Permit Changes, such as Tiered compliance structure, Revised monitoring regimen, Monitoring (MIP), Numeric Action Levels (NALs), SMARTS and Electronic Reporting, Design Storms, Ocean discharges, Exceedance Response Actions (ERAs), Credential requirements (QISP), TMDLs, 303(d), NONA, etc. (We'll explain)
  • What should industrial facilities be doing NOW?
  • What's happening with Enforcement?
Guest Speaker(s)
  • Wendy Manley, Esq., Wendel Rose Black & Dean LLP – Wendy is an environmental attorney in Oakland who has been counseling public and private clients on legal issues related to storm water compliance, regulatory developments and enforcement matters for over 15 years.
  • Charlie Wyatt, P.E., Trihydro Corporation – Charlie is a registered civil engineer (CA, TX, AZ) with 25 years of experience working in water & environmental issues, including storm water concerns at major industrial facilities such as refineries, chemical plants, marine terminals and mining operations.


If you have questions regarding GWS events, or your company/organization is interested in sponsoring/exhibiting at future events, please contact Wilma Dreessen by phone at 925-335-3468, or by email at