Stormwater Monitoring Services

The new Industrial General Permit requires industrial businesses within a specific set of SIC codes to comply with California Stormwater Permit monitoring requirements. Frog Environmental partners with industrial companies to provide the services needed to fully and affordably comply with the State Water Board. Frog creates easy-to-use Monitoring Plans with all required Monthly Storm Water Observation Forms and Quarterly Non-Storm Water Observation Forms. We will train your Pollution Prevention Team or your entire staff in BMP implementation, proper sampling and record keeping methods. We issue your company e-mailed rain alerts to notify you of pending storm events so you can be prepared. These monitoring services are proven to increase compliance, reduce pollutant and exceedance levels and are offered for one flat-rate, yearly fee with no hidden costs. Our clients have found our monitoring services to be an extremely convenient and cost-effective way to maintain compliance, reduce risk, and gain peace of mind.

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Stormwater Runoff Sampling

Frog Environmental provides stormwater sampling services with pick-up and delivery to lab for analysis, making it easy for customers. Our consultants will determine the parameters required for testing, arrange for pick-up of your storm water samples and have the samples analyzed at a California State Certified Lab. Frog will then report the results, upload the results to the State Water Resources SMARTS Database and interpret the results. This data is incorporated into your Annual Report.

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No Exposure Certification (NEC)

Industrial facilities that can show all industrial activities, materials, and wastes have no exposure to storm water can apply for a No Exposure Certification, (NEC). An NEC requires that the discharger submits facility diagrams, performs an annual inspection, and certifies that conditions of no exposure are maintained. Upon application a $200 permit fee is required. Facilities that were considered “light industry” under the old IGP, may now qualify for an NEC.

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Level 1 or 2 ERA and QISP

Once a facility enters Level 1 status, an Exceedance Response Action (ERA) Evaluation must be performed and a Level 1 ERA Report must be filed with the Water Board via the Storm Water Multiple Application & Report Tracking System (SMARTS) database. The facility evaluation must take place by October 1st of the storm water year following the reporting year during which the NAL exceedance occurred.

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Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Development

Frog Environmental begins the SWPPP Development process by performing a site walk. We evaluate your industrial facility, assess your potential pollutants sources and recommend cost-effective Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce pollutants in your stormwater run-off. Our site-specific plans are clear, concise, and expertly written to comply with the stringent regulations of the new Industrial General Permit (IGP) that went into effect on July 1st, 2015. Your SWPPP will establish stormwater outfalls and sampling points, as well as including a facility diagram, a potential pollutant diagram and a monitoring diagram. Your existing SWPPP can be updated to bring it into compliance with new regulations, or we can create a brand new SWPPP for facilities that have never had one. SWPPP development can be part of your annual monitoring contract, or can be a stand-alone, a la carte service.

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Enforcement Advocacy

Federal, State, Regional, or County entities / inspectors can issue a Notice of Violation (NOV), Notice of Non-Compliance (NNC), a Notice to Comply (NTC), an Order for Compliance, a Corrective Action Notice, or a fine. Frog Env, Inc can work with you to construct agency responses, formulate a strategic plan of action, and help implement that plan to achieve compliance with the necessary entity.

Litigation Support Services

We provide expert consultation regarding third party environmental lawsuits and consent decrees; and provide expert witness testimony when needed.

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