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SUMMARY OF 
SWPPP PROJECTS                    
                          


Why are Storm Water Pollution Plans Required?

Storm water runoff is rainwater or industrial generated water that runs off the land and eventually reaches our streams, rivers, lakes and oceans.  When storm water runs through sites of industrial activity it may pick up pollutants and transport them into national waterways and effect commercial fisheries, restrict swimming areas and negatively affect the navigability of the nation’s waters. 

To help curb the problem of storm water, the Environmental Protection Agency has developed a program under the Clean Water Act.  A major part of this program is the National Pollution discharge Elimination System (NPDES), which requires permitting for industrial activities.  The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is a major component of this program. 

ADvTECH helps clients meet these requirements with the following step-by-step program:

Planning and Organization

Assessment

Best Management Practices

Implementation

Evaluation and Monitoring

 

Step by Step Approach to Completing a SWPPP 

ADvTECH can assist you by completing any of the steps needed to meet the requirements of your SWPPP program.  ADvTECH has the flexibility to meet the particular needs of your organization.  To help you understand what is required the following are key components of a comprehensive SWPPP program.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION

v   Forming a Pollution Prevention Team –ADvTECH can help you select critical players who are most familiar with the facilities and operations.  One individual or a smaller team will then be intimately involved in helping to develop, implement, maintain and revise the SWPPP.

v   Build on Pre-Existing Plans – ADvTECH can help you identify and use existing state or federal requirements that may already be in existence at your facility and that can be incorporated into the SWPPP. 

Storm Water Pollution Plans help keep  hazardous substances out of our storm drains which help keep our national waterways clean and safe.

ASSESSMENT

v   Develop a Site Map – A site map will identify points of discharge, runoff patterns, direction of runoff flow, surface water bodies, structural control measures, and locations of industrial activities and materials that may enter runoff.

v   Material Inventory – An inventory will be made of hazardous materials that are stored, handled, or processed at the facility.

v   Recording past Spills and Leaks – A record of past spills or leaks of reportable quantities will be made under CERCLA and the Clean Water Act limits.

v   Non-Storm Water Discharges – An evaluation of these discharges will be made.  Examples include water used directly in the manufacturing process, vehicle wash water, or non-contact cooling water.

v   Site Evaluation Summary – A narrative will be completed that describes any activities and locations that may contribute to storm water pollution and identify pollutants that are present in these areas.   

BMP IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION Selected Best Management Practices:

v   Good Housekeeping – A safe, orderly and clean work environment that includes proper maintenance of machinery and processes, careful storage practices, routine cleanup operations and proper training of employees will be identified and described.

v   Spill Prevention and Response – Employees will be kept aware of correct response procedures including material handling and storage.  Cleanup equipment will be readily available and a spill plan will be kept updated and accessible.

v   Sediment and Erosion Control – Measures to control sediment and reduce erosion will be identified and utilized.

v   Non Storm Water Control – Measures to control vehicle cleaning and fueling areas and spot illicit connections/illicit discharges and will be identified and utilized.

IMPLEMENTATION

v      Implementing Appropriate Controls –Scheduling, delegating responsibilities to specific individuals, obtaining management input and oversight will all be part of the implementation process.

v      Employee Training – A training program that creates an overall awareness of the SWPPP objectives and focuses on topics such as spill prevention and response, good housekeeping and material management practices will be implemented. 

EVALUATION AND MONITORING

v      Annual Site Compliance Evaluation – An annual report that documents inspection of all drainage areas, evaluates good housekeeping measures, observes structural measures and inspects entire site for problems will be conducted.

v      Record keeping and Internal Reporting – Quarterly and monthly records of all inspections, spills, leaks, water sampling activities and maintenance activities will be kept.  All records will be kept on-site and for a specified time period.

v      Plan Revisions – Any changes in the facilities design, construction, or maintenance program that will affect the SWPPP will be noted and the SWPPP will be changed accordingly.

ADvTECH is a full-service environmental consulting company that conducts Phase I/Phase II ESAs Environmental Audits Preliminary Endangerment Assessments (PEAs) Feasibility Studies Soil and Groundwater Investigations Remedial and Wastewater Engineering Services Facility Closure Programs Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and NPDES Services Groundwater Production/Supply and Regulatory and Litigation Support.

 

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