Water Related Services

Storm Water Permitting

The Clean Water Act Amendments (CWAA) of 1987 led to the creation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) which regulates discharges of storm water from industrial activities into surface water of the United States.

Storm Water Permitting Services

  • Determine whether a storm water permit is required or if eligible for “no exposure” status.
  • File required forms to the EPA or state agency with permitting authority to obtain coverage.
  • Identify potential sources of storm water discharge and develop a storm water pollution prevention plan as required.

Pollution Prevention Plans

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) are required for sites covered under a storm water permit. The SWPPP is a document that describes pertinent information about the site, including potential sources of storm water pollution, Best Management Practices (BMPs) aimed as reducing storm water pollution, a plan for BMP implementation, evaluation and monitoring schedules, and any other industry specific requirements.

Pollution Prevention Plan Development Services

  • Develop pollution prevention individual/team
  • Evaluate site and identify sources of storm water pollution
  • Identify appropriate BMPs

SPCC Plans

The spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plan (SPCC plan) regulation is also known as the Oil Pollution Prevention regulation. SPCC plans are required for non-transportation related facilities that could reasonable be expected to discharge oil into U.S. waters. The federal requirements are in 40 CFR 112 and apply to facilities that have (1) a total underground oil storage capacity of more than 42,000 gallons; or (2) a total above ground oil storage capacity of more than 1,320 gallons. If the facility’s total oil storage capacity is greater than one million gallons, it may also be subject to a Facility Response Plan (FRP) under 40 CFR 112.20, 112.21.

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