08.18.2015  |  News

KJ & The Wine Institute Partner to Help California Wineries


As an update to last month’s post “How the New Industrial Stormwater Permit Impacts Wineries in California,” we are highlighting our work with the Wine Institute to develop a winery-specific Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) template. This template is a guide for California wineries that are seeking coverage under the 2014 Industrial Storm Water General Permit (IGP) and are required to submit a SWPPP via “SMARTS,” the State Water Resources Control Board’s Storm Water Program database.

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The Winery-Specific SWPPP template addresses the requirements of the IGP and provides common winery examples. This includes common winery operations, processes, sources of pollutants, and best management practices. However, Wine Institute members using the SWPPP template will need a site-specific analysis and an evaluation by a qualified professional to make sure the completed document continues to meets the requirements of the IGP.

The SWPPP template is free for Wine Institute members and is available for download on the Wine Institute Member’s Only website or by contacting Tim Schmelzer, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at the Wine Institute. Wine Institute Members with questions or comments on the SWPPP template or its use can contact Bob Chrobak or Susanne Zechiel.

KJ has also prepared a Fact Sheet for the new IGP. Click HERE to download a copy.

California wineries must submit a “Notice of Intent” by the close of business on August 14, 2015, or a “No Exposure Certification” by October 1, 2015. Enrollees must use the “SMARTS”, which is accessible HERE.

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