Georgia Erosion & Sediment Control
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WHAT IS GOING ON?
Before reading the text below you should know..."The Georgia Department of Transportation has been named as the largest polluter of sediment in the State of Georgia"!
 
Attorney General, Thurbert Baker"Therefore, it is my official opinion that the state and its departments, agencies, and authorities, including the Georgia Department of Transportation and its construction projects, are not subject to the "post-development stormwater runoff" regulations or other ordinances adopted by a local government, local authority, or regional authority, including the model ordinance promulgated by the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.",
Thurbert Baker, Attorney General
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Contaminates Lake Lanier
Ordered to Dredge


Location:
Hall County
Order Number: EPD-WQ-5117
Date of Issue: July 21,2009
Cause of Order: Failure to properly identify all state waters on buffer variance application for project/stream buffer encroachment and significant sediment impact; poor recordkeeping.
                                        
                                               "IT ALL ADDs UP!"                  muddy allatoona
Requirement(s) of Order:  Upon receipt of permit from U.S. Corps of Engineers, DOT and Mr. Matthews shall implement proper Lake Lanier/Ford White Road Cove remediation plan/schedule to address sedimentation issues; plan shall include disposal receipts from Crystal Creek Inert Landfill showing 650 cubic yards of discharged sediment was removed/properly disposed, and permanent stabilization inside and outside of disturbed buffers; submit appropriate amended Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control Plan, implementing/maintaining additional E&S controls; submit certified inspection letter of proper installation; conduct proper sampling; C.W. Matthews Contracting shall host an in-house Permit compliance training class for worksite erosion control inspectors.
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Floc Log Water ClarificationAPS 700 Series Floc Log is a patented group of soil specific log-blocks that contains blends of water treatment components and polyacrylamide co-polymer for water clarification and erosion control. They reduce and prevent fine particles and colloidal clays from suspension in stormwater. There are more than 60 types of Floc Logs designed for varying soil and water conditions. Contact GeoLOGIC for testing and site-specific application information.
 
 Floc Log Construction Water Treatment
Primary Applications
Newly cleared Construction or Building Sites drainage
Road and Highway construction runoff ditches
Ditch placement for all forms of highly turbid waters
Dredging operations as a flocculator 
Benefits
Removes solubilized soils and clay from water
Prevents colloidal solutions in water within ditch systems
Binds cationic metals within water, reducing solubilization
Reduces pesticide/fertilizer loss during rain events
Increases water penetration to shallow plants in ditches
$ Reduces operational and cleanup costs $
$ Reduces risk and helps meet compliance $
 
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PROPOSED TMDLs FOR WATERS & POLLUTANTS OF CONCERN IN GEORGIA
07/23/2009 
 
Notice is hereby given that the State of Georgia has developed proposed total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for individual pollutants for a number of segments of rivers and streams in the Ogeechee and Savannah River Basins.
Bio M SurveyEach TMDL is to be established at a level necessary to implement applicable water quality standards with seasonal variations and a margin of safety. TMDLs are proposed for the following waters:

Ogeechee River Basin
Ash Branch - FC
Iric Branch - FC
Mill Creek - F C
Thick Creek Tributary - FC

Savannah River Basin
Big Toms Creek/Toms Creek - Bio F
Broad River - FC
Cowpen Branch - FC
Dove Creek - Bio F
Eastanollee Creek - Bio F
Grove Creek - Bio F
Little Cedar Creek - Bio F
Little Coldwater Creek - Bio F
Little Shoal Creek - Bio F
Mattox Creek - Bio F
Nancytown Creek - Bio F
Panther Creek (Big Panther Creek) - Bio F
Turkey Branch - FC

Key to TMDL Parameter Abbreviations:
Bio F - Fish Community Biology TMDL for Sediment
FC - TMDL for Fecal Coliform Bacteria
ENFORCEMENT 
 
A Macon, GA Based Company Agrees with EPA to Pay Penalty for Alleged Violations
07/27/2009
 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a Land Disturbance Judgementcase involving alleged violations against YKK (USA), Inc. (YKK), a zipper manufacturer with facilities in Macon, Ga. In accordance with the Consent Agreement and Final Order filed July 22, 2009, YKK has agreed to pay a penalty of $240,000 to resolve several alleged violations. The alleged violations include failure to prepare manifests for hazardous waste containers and failure to meet certain conditions for a permit exemption relating to storage, labeling, marking, inspection and recordkeeping.

Land Owner Ordered to Restore Wetlands
7/23/2009
 
Jack Barron of Bonner County must remove fill material and restore wetlands and stream channels on his property.
 
The order alleges that Barron placed rock and other fill material into Wetlands Preservationfour acres of wetlands and stream channels near Lamb Creek without necessary permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Barron filled the wetlands in preparation to build a house on his property. Lamb Creek is a tributary of Priest Lake, which supports many recreational activities including boating, fishing and camping
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EPA Fines Six Municipalities for Improper Stormwater Management 
7/22/2009
 
MoneyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has filed individual complaints against municipalities for failing to comply with federal Clean Water Act requirements related to stormwater management for small municipal sewer systems. The six municipalities face a total amount of $291,177 in fines.
At the NPDES Training Institute, we believe that KNOWLEDGE is POWER!  This newsletter in intended to be a useful tool for all individuals involved stormwater management, especially those on construction sites. 
 
Please contact me directly at 678-469-5120 with your questions or suggestions.
 
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T. Luke Owen, PG
President, GeoLOGIC Environmental Solutions
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