If you need assistance in obtaining a permit or complying with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements, contact OSC. We can also develop your storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP).
US Environmental Protection Agency:
The Clean Water Act made it unlawful to discharge any pollutant from a point source into navigable waters, unless a permit was obtained. EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls discharges. Point sources are discrete conveyances such as pipes or man-made ditches. Industrial, municipal, and other facilities must obtain permits if their discharges go directly to surface waters.
If an NPDES permit is not required, it is recommended that your local government agencies be consulted about their permit requirements.
The goal of the storm water permit program is to improve the quality of surface waters by reducing the amount of pollutants potentially contained in the storm water runoff being discharged. Industrial facilities subject to an NPDES permit must prepare and implement a storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) for their facility.
OSC can develop your SWPPP that describes your facility and its operations, identifies potential sources of storm water pollution at the facility, recommends appropriate best management practices (BMPs) or pollution control measures to reduce the discharge of pollutants in storm water runoff, and provides for periodic review of the SWPPP.