Are You Prepared for Industrial Stormwater Monitoring?

With several states’ deadlines for discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) looming, it’s a good time of year to get back to basics and evaluate your industrial facility’s stormwater monitoring practices. Forgetting to monitor or improperly monitoring can lead to a number of costly violations for facilities operating under industrial stormwater permits, so it pays to make […]

A Quick Look at Changes to the Stormwater MSGP

Note: Industrial facilities that want coverage under the 2015 MSGP must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) by September 2 to be covered by the new permit. No NEPA Review for New Sources The EPA prepared an environmental assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to determine the potential environmental impact of the […]

Build a Rain Garden into Your SWPPP (con’t)

Advisor: What is the average life span of a properly maintained rain garden? RT: Don’t know yet. They haven’t been used long enough in this manner to know when they are done. Research indicates that they do better as they get older. As the biota [Advisor Note:  animal and plants of a particular region] in […]

An Urban Stormwater Success Story in the Making

An Urban Stormwater Success Story in the Making It’s been said that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but sometimes that grease can also get the wheel turning faster, as was the case in Omaha, Nebraska. Like many urban areas, the city had experienced adverse impacts from stormwater runoff, including one event when stormwater caused […]

EPA’s Strategy for Saving Our Urban Waters

EPA’s Strategy for Saving Our Urban Waters EPA’s Urban Waters program was created in alignment with the America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative launched by President Obama to reconnect people with conservation and outdoor recreation. While the Urban Waters program is not a regulatory program per se, it embraces a range of activities that may include […]