The Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) Plan: Preparing for a really, really rainy day.
If you’re a business owner in Florida, it’s essential for you to have thorough, comprehensive plans for dealing with storms and stormwater.
The regulations and legislations associated with stormwater may seem like a confusing alphabet soup of acronyms. However, we can help guide you through the steps needed to protect your business from both storms and regulatory violations—while helping you protect Florida’s natural resources.
NPDES and SWPP
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) require certain industrial facilities to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit coverage for stormwater discharges.
These facilities must develop and implement a Stormwater Pollution Prevention (SWPP) plan to satisfy the requirements of the NPDES Permit.
Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) requires you to be certain that any stormwater that leaves your property is not carrying pollutants with it.
Part of that effort involves determining not only what contaminants on your site might actually be swept away by stormwater, but also whether there are any materials that could contribute pollutants simply by being rained on.
ERMI’s stormwater-related services include:
• helping your company establish Best Management Practices (BMPs);
• assisting with monitoring and inspection schedules;
• evaluating your systems and procedures for preventing spills and stormwater-based discharges;
• recommending measures to control such spills should they occur;
• guiding you in appropriate training regimens that relate to all these situations.