Today, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) released for public comment its Draft Industrial Storm Water Permit and supporting documents.  This is the fourth (and likely final) version of the Draft Industrial Storm Water Permit, which is designed to replace the existing Industrial Storm Water Permit in place since 1997.

The Draft Industrial Storm Water permit is relevant to the oil, gas, and mining industries because it will affect a large number of regulated entities, including metal, coal, and quarry mining facilities, as well as operators engaged in oil and gas exploration.

See full coverage of this breaking issue on Stoel Rives’ California Environmental Law Blog.