Stormwater Permits: Industrial, Construction or Neither?

Uncontrolled stormwater can lead to erosion, flooding, affect the ecological integrity and quality of our water resources, and create instability in our stream channels. Activities that occur at industrial facilities (such as waste handling and equipment cleaning), and construction sites (such as excavating and grading), results in the discharge of pollutants in stormwater runoff. Considering federal, state, and local requirements, it’s understandable if you are confused about what requirements your site is subject to and if it needs a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3). To perhaps complicate it even further, did you know that there are multiple types of SWP3’s? Your site may need a SWP3 for construction and/or industrial activities. These are a few common questions we hear regarding SWP3’s: Does my site’s Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code trigger the need for a SWP3? Do I need a construction stormwater discharge permit if my site disturbs half an acre?
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Compliance Assistance for Chemical Producer

W&M has been working with this chemical company since 2007, assisting with regulatory compliance, particularly Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3), Tier II and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting, and waste handling and disposal.  Each year, W&M has helped at various Client Sites to provide support with stormwater (SWP3 inspections, best management practice (BMP) evaluation, spill cleanup procedures and cleanup material, pollution prevention and permit requirements), the preparation of Tier II and TRI reports for Client Sites, and has met more specific needs for each of the Sites.