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SPDES Compliance & Enforcement

TOGS 1.4.2 Compliance and Enforcement of SPDES Permits

The Division of Water has finalized the revision to the September 1988 TOGS 1.4.2 in June 2010. This document establishes the Department's guidance on compliance and enforcement activities related to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) program. It provides Department staff with enforcement options and operating guidelines to implement the compliance component of the program.

The goal of this guidance is to ensure consistent statewide understanding and implementation of the SPDES compliance and enforcement program in order to protect public health and the intended best use of the waters of the state. This revised guidance document provides Department staff with the enforcement options and operating guidelines to implement the compliance component of the State Pollutant Elimination Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) programs. The 1988 guidance predated our current SPDES general permits for Stormwater and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). These programs are now addressed in TOGS 1.4.2.

In February 2010, a draft version of TOGS 1.4.2 was public noticed on the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB). During the thirty day public comment period, comments were received by the Department and a responsiveness summary was prepared by staff to address the comments. The responsiveness summary, as well as a copy of the final TOGS document is posted in the important links area on the right hand side of the page.