Storm Water Program

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What EPA Requires
Activities that take place at industrial facilities, such as material handling and storage, are often exposed to the weather. As runoff from rain or snowmelt comes into contact with these activities, it can pick up pollutants and transport them to a nearby storm sewer system or directly to a river, lake, or coastal water. To minimize the impact of stormwater discharges from industrial facilities, the NPDES program includes an industrial stormwater permitting component that covers 10 categories of industrial activity that require authorization under an NPDES industrial stormwater permit for stormwater discharges. There are some exclusions, however, in general the 10 categories of industrial activities are as follows:
  • Facilities subject to federal stormwater effluent discharge standards in 40 CFR Parts 405-471
  • Heavy manufacturing (for example, paper mills, chemical plants, pretroleum refineries, and steel mills and foundries)
  • Coal and mineral mining and oil and gas exploration and processing
  • Hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities
  • Landfills, land application sites, and open dumps with industrial wastes
  • Metal scrapyards, salvage yards, automobile junkyards, and battery reclaimers
  • Steam electric power generating plants
  • Transportation facilities that have vehicle maintenance, equipment cleaning, or airport deicing operations
  • Treatment works treating domestic sewage with a design flow of 1 million gallons a day or more
  • Light manufacturing (For example, food processing, printing and publishing, electronic and other electrical equipment manufacturing, and public warehousing and storage).
All but five states are authorized to implement the Stormwater NPDES permitting program. Therefore, the vast majority of industrial facilities will need to obtain NPDES permit coverage through their state. For industrial facilities located in areas where EPA is the permitting authority, coverage is available under the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). On September 29, 2008, EPA published its final 2008 MSGP.


To determine your Stormwater requirements please refer to NPDES Homepage and your state environmental agency or Contact us.

Our View:  We provide cost effective and painless way to get in compliance and manage your storm water requirements.

What We Offer
Storm Water Program
We do everything for you. First we evaluate your facility to determine that it cannot be exempt. If it cannot, we do the following in accordance to the federal, state and sector requirements:

o File your Notice of Intent (NOI)
o Conduct an onsite assessment of the facility is conducted to identify:
  • Potential contaminates;
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Team;
  • Best Management Practices; and
  • Compliance objectives.
o Develop a Written Pollution Prevention Plan (PPP) in accordance to regulatory requirements that includes:
  •  your facility emergency contact information;
  •  a site assessment to determine how the regulations affect your facility;
  •  a determination of existing management practices and required changes to comply with the plan;
  • the specific training required to follow the plan;
  • a determination of the process water usage and the appropriate alterations needed;
  • an implementation schedule for annual site compliance;
  • a listing of your pollution prevention team;
  • an Auto-Cad Site Map that shows such items as chemical and other storage, ground (gravel, grass, etc.), adjacent streets and/or water ways, and the pattern rain water flows from your property;
  • a Geological map that displays a survey of area waterways, grades, longitude and latitude, etc.;
  • an evaluation of your material inventory to determine how they affect your facility under this regulation;
  • an evaluation on any materials exposed to rain water;
  • a list of significant spills and leaks (in excess of the reportable quantities);
  • a non-storm water discharge assessment to address all the programs not directly related to the storm water program that have a bearing on it, such as good housekeeping, spill prevention and response, material handling and storage, etc.;
  • a pollutant source identification to list the items for the pollution prevention team to review (environmental/health and safety incidents, announcing any changes to the plan, etc.);
  • a description of the Best Management Practices (BMP) selected for your plan; and
  • a summary of your recommended storm water management measures as they pertain to the regulations.

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