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Produce Storage Facility Storm Water Compliance

Brine and Produce Storage Facility Stormwater Compliance


Envirologic was retained by a brine and produce storage facility to eliminate surface discharge of process liquids (i.e., brine) into the site’s storm water discharge.
The client was ordered by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to cease discharging brine into its storm water and to comply with industrial storm water permitting.


Envirologic evaluated the regulatory options for discharge of storm water from the site and the mechanisms to eliminate brine from the storm water.

Envirologic prepared and submitted a Storm Water Discharge Permit application for coverage under the General Permit for Storm Water Discharge. As part of the application, Envirologic developed of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), which detailed the structural and non-structural controls that would eliminate brine from the storm water discharge. Structural controls involved developing and deploying portable secondary containment basins around unloading and loading apparatus to collect spillage.

EGLE issued a Certificate of Coverage for the General Storm Water Discharge Permit. Envirologic implemented the SWPPP and conducted the associated inspection activities, including ongoing monthly site inspections, quarterly comprehensive inspections, and collection of visual assessment samples.