Reducing Environmental Risk

Obtaining A Storm Water Discharge Permit Before Starting Construction Activity

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation requires permits for owners or operators of a variety of industrial activities whose Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes require them to obtain permits before they discharge storm water into surface waters, or before they commence construction activity. Those parties must file a notice of intent under the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) program and prepare a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP); they might qualify for a general permit or might need an individual permit specially designed for their operations.

Periconi, LLC, assists clients in need of storm water permits in New York City, Westchester County or elsewhere in New York.

Verifying Feasibility And Compliance Measures

Among other things, an applicant for a storm water discharge permit must pledge and document its ability, via a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) to:

  • Minimize the discharge of pollutants into surface waters whatever the activity
  • Design and maintain effective erosion and sediment controls
  • Apply soil stabilization when necessary
  • Prevent discharge of certain substances in wastewater such as washout of concrete, stucco, fuel oils and soaps used in vehicle and equipment washing
  • Prevent runoff of other toxic or hazardous substances
  • Control discharges to meet applicable water quality standards
  • Refrain from industrial, commercial or construction activity on or adjacent to properties listed on national or state registers of historical places

How Periconi, LLC, Can Help

Documenting and complying with all requirements or a storm water permit can be an onerous job. A knowledgeable environmental law attorney working with the right environmental consultants can facilitate a smooth and promising permit application process. Lawyers at Periconi, LLC, have gained valuable early experience through positions held in state and local government regulatory agencies, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, where James J. Periconi was the chief of hazardous waste enforcement, and several decades in private practice since storm water discharge permit requirements came into force.

With this level of experience, the attorneys at Periconi, LLC, provide clients invaluable legal counsel. When time is of the essence or when complications might derail permit approval, the services of Periconi, LLC, are both vital and cost-effective overall.

For Advice And Direction, Contact The Law Firm

For information and assistance obtaining a storm water discharge permit in New York, contact Periconi, LLC, through this website or by phone at 646-733-4487. Request a consultation with an experienced environmental attorney.