Stormwater Discharge Enforcement Initiative
U.S. EPA Region IV and the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection will be initiating an inspection program to identify unpermitted activities that require a stormwater discharge permit; to conduct inspections of facilities that have been issued a stormwater discharge permit; and to inspect activities being conducted pursuant to a stormwater discharge general permit to determine whether an individual permit should be required. The emphasis of the enforcement initiative will be on construction and development activities. Development of strip malls was identified as a particular activity of concern.
All clients are encouraged to assess whether they are required to have a stormwater discharge permit for their activities, and, if so, to apply for a stormwater discharge permit or submit notice of intent to be subject to a general permit. Those clients who have been issued a stormwater discharge permit are encouraged to review the conditions of the permit to confirm that their activities are in compliance.
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