Lesson 2: Permitting Options and Requirements
Good engineering practices are to be used when selecting, designing, installing, implementing and maintaining BMPs.
At a minimum, all of the following should be implemented unless you demonstrate that these controls are not relevant (such as not having storage piles containing salt):
- Good housekeeping – regularly clean all exposed areas such as around trash containers, storage areas, loading docks and fueling areas
- Eliminate and minimize exposure – locate industrial materials and activities inside or protect them with storm-resistant coverings
- Preventive maintenance – conduct regular inspections, testing, maintenance and repair of all industrial systems that might leak or spill
- Spill prevention and response procedures – including the use of barriers and secondary containment, notification procedures, and contact information in case of a spill or release
- Routine facility inspections – develop an inspection schedule; use qualified facility personnel to conduct inspections.
- Employee training - educate all employees who may impact stormwater quality.
- Erosion and sediment controls – include if there are areas that have a potential for soil erosion; structural, vegetative and/or stabilization BMPs may be necessary
- Runoff management – implement permanent structural BMPs that divert, infiltrate, reuse, contain, or otherwise reduce pollutants in your discharges
- Enclose/Cover piles - protect salt and other material storage piles to prevent exposure to precipitation