Brash Industries Home Page
Brash Industries provides both industrial and construction environmental consulting services.
For more information on the services we provide, click on the links below:
New Industrial General Permit
A new INdustrial General Permit is working its way through the bureaucratic system. Marvin Sachse, Brash Industries, spoke to the State Water Board, requesting that Permit fees be reduced.
Electronic Annual Reports Submission
Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board recently sent notification regarding electronic submission of Annual Reports using the SMARTS database.
Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board - Annual Report Reviews
The water boards are reviewing storm water analytical results posted in previously submitted Annual
Reports. The water board Sends the permitee (you) a Certified letter indicating that they have
conducted an "Annual Report review."
Waste Tire Management Program Newsflash
An auto recycling facility sending nine (9) or less tires to a landfill is not required to size reduce the tires going to the landfill. The facility does not have to participate in the Waste Tire Manifest System (WTMS) program.
STARTING NOVEMBER 1, 2008 THE NPDES INDUSTRIAL PERMIT FEE WILL INCREASE FROM $830 TO $1008 AND THE NPDES CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FEE WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY. To view the annual construction fees by acre click here.
Universal Hazardous Waste Newsflash
Effective immediately - Material once considered trash could have adverse impacts on the environment if handled as trash and disposed of in a landfill. These waste materials are called Universal Wastes and usually contain small amounts of harmful chemical compounds.
Click the link below for the California Stormwater Quality Association's (CASQA) Water Quality Newsflash sent out on Monday, July 14, 2008 about how a recent court action regarding water quality standards may effect stormwater permit programs statewide.
NPDES Permit Forms
For more information on the new forms required by the NPDES Permit, follow the links below:
Presently, if the water discharged off site contains pollutants that exceed the EPA Bench Marks it is not a Permit violation. Existing BMPs are to be improved to attain benchmark levels of compliance. The new Permit establishes Effluent limits. If an effluent limit is exceeded a Permit violation has occurred. Exceedances are to be reported electronically, which can expose the Permittee to litigation from the Regulators or concerned citizens. Other Permit changes could require sampling within the 24 hours of the beginning of discharge as opposed to the present time requirement of within the first hour.
Electronic Stormwater Reporting
During November 2007, in a meeting with the California Water Board, the following was discussed: