SOS Industrial Stormwater Discharge Permit

Project:  SOS Industrial Stormwater Discharge Permit

Client:  SOS Xtreme Comfort

Location: Tuxedo Park, New York

Services:  Permitting; Industrial Stormwater

SOS Xtreme Comfort (SOS) operates a petroleum bulk storage facility in Tuxedo Park, New York.  Stormwater in the facility’s fuel storage and loading areas is collected and treated by an oil-water separator prior to discharge to the Ramapo River.  In 2016, due to an inadvertent lapse in their State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) industrial surface water discharge permit, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) issued SOS a Notice of Violation (NOV).

To remedy the NOV, SOS hired an engineering firm which erroneously applied for permit coverage under the NYSDEC Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP), which SOS was not eligible for due to the nature of its stormwater discharges.  After several months of continued failures by the engineering firm it originally hired and in need of a remedy to its NOV and proper coverage under NYSDEC’s SPDES permitting program, SOS turned to CEA Engineers for help.

CEA Engineers successfully reapplied for SOS’ Industrial Surface Water SPDES Discharge Permit, remedied SOS’ NOV, and coordinated with NYSDEC to correct the erroneous MSGP permit coverage.  CEA Engineers effectively and efficiently assisted SOS to be in full compliance with NYSDEC and saved SOS money on fines, unnecessary permitting fees, and fees from ineffective consultants.

Currently, CEA Engineers continues to provide environmental engineering consulting services to SOS.