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Stormwater Monitoring & Sampling Season Begins in California


The environmental professionals at CSC Targhee, a member of the Clark Seif Clark (CSC) family of companies, are busy helping California companies comply with stormwater regulations.

The stormwater season has begun. The official wet season runs from October 1st through May 30th. That means the next storm that results in runoff from a facility must be sampled within the first 60 minutes of discharge for the pollutants listed in a facility’s permit. A visual inspection of the discharge must also be conducted and documented.

The stormwater sampling need only be conducted during the facility’s normal operating hours and when it is safe to do so. CSC Targhee recommends if sampling is not conducted because the facility is closed, this should be documented and the documentation included in the facility’s annual report submitted by July 15 of each year.

Now is also the time for companies to review and update their Stormwater Pollution and Prevention Plan (SWPPP), required by permit. This will ensure all of a company’s potential stormwater pollutants/practices have been identified and that BMPs (Best Management Practices) are in place and being utilized. BMPs must reduce or prevent pollutants in stormwater discharges, and more than one BMP may be appropriate for each pollutant source.

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board is imposing hefty fines for the failure to submit annual reports by July 1 of each year. The California Water Code mandates a minimum fine of $1,000 if an annual report is more than 60 days late and a company has been notified by the Water Quality Control Board that their annual report is late.

To learn more about how CSC Targhee can help with stormwater monitoring and sampling please visit or, email or call (562) 4354-8080.

About CSC Targhee
In October 2007, Targhee established a business relationship with Clark Seif Clark, Inc (CSC). Together, services are offered to clients in both the public and private sectors regarding environmental issues.

Established in 1987, CSC Targhee, Inc. believes in science-based protocols and has a strong background in engineering, making them the preferred environmental consultants to industrial and manufacturing companies, healthcare facilities, architects, schools, builders, contractors, developers and real estate professionals. CSC Targhee has completed over 1,500 projects involving releases of toxic substances to air, soil or water. These projects required an evaluation of human and ecological health risks, mitigation strategies, contaminant fate and transport models and preparation of pollution prevention plans for storm or wastewater discharges; and assessments of hazardous waste management practices.


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