Project: SI Yacht Sales Industrial Stormwater
Client: Staten Island Yacht Sales, Inc.
Location: Staten Island, New York
Services: Industrial Stormwater; Permitting
Staten Island Yacht Sales, Inc. (SI Yacht Sales) operates a marina in Great Kills Harbor in Staten Island, New York. In 2015, as a result of a surprise inspection by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), SI Yacht Sales was issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) for not having required permit coverage for stormwater discharges as an industrial facility under the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Multisector General Permit (MSGP). Wanting to be protective of Great Kills Harbor, in full regulatory compliance, and remedy the NOV, SI Yacht Sales turned to CEA Engineers for help.
CEA Engineers performed a facility inspection to determine the potential sources of stormwater pollution at SI Yacht Sales, identified the stormwater best management practices (BMPs) required to prevent stormwater pollution and to be in compliance with the MSGP, and designed a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for the facility meeting all regulatory requirements. CEA Engineers then assisted SI Yacht Sales obtain coverage under the MSGP. With CEA Engineers assistance instituting the SWPPP and obtaining MSGP coverage, SI Yacht Sales successfully met the terms of the NOV, gained MSGP coverage, and avoided costly fines.
After successful remedy of the NOV and SWPPP development, SI Yacht Sales retained CEA Engineers to assist in meeting the inspection, reporting and monitoring requirements of the MSGP. CEA Engineers trained SI Yacht Sales personnel on proper BMP implementation and stormwater sample collection.
Currently, CEA Engineers continues to assist SI Yacht Sales to meet all the regulatory requirements of the MSGP, including performing the facility’s Annual Site Compliance Inspection Evaluation and preparing the required report, preparing and submitting the NYSDEC Annual Certification Report, and submitting semi-annual discharge monitoring reports (DMR) through the United State Environmental Protection Agency NetDMR system.