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Stormwater: Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and Best Management Practices

Robert P. Stevens, P.E., DEE

Course Outline

This four-hour course includes three parts. Part 1 discusses the Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) Plan requirements for industrial facilities covered under the stormwater Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP). Part 2 discusses candidate Best Management Practices (BMPs) identified as applicable for stormwater programs at industrial facilities. These BMPs are specifically required under NPDES permits for stormwater discharges, as one part of the SWPP Plan. Part 3 includes several references to more detail on the topics in this course as well as related storm water management information. This information will be useful for any manufacturing facility or construction site covered by a MSGP or state equivalent. This information will enable the student to understand the requirements of the SWPP Plan, why BMPs are necessary, and when the various BMPs are most appropriate.

This course includes multiple-choice quiz that are designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be familiar with

Course Introduction

Activities that take place at industrial facilities, such as material handling and storage, are often exposed to storm water. The runoff from these activities discharges industrial pollutants into nearby storm sewer systems and water bodies which may adversely impact water quality. The Environmental Protection Agency has issued rules under the Clean Water Act (CWA) regulating the discharge of storm water including discharges from certain industrial facilities.

Course Content

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.