Stormwater Compliance

Stormwater Permitting And Compliance

Projexiv Environmental is a leading environmental consulting firm that specializes in helping construction companies and industrial facilities meet the requirements of stormwater and wastewater discharge regulations. Their experienced team can develop a site-specific stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), obtain a stormwater permit, and assist in the implementation and maintenance of a stormwater compliance program.

Understanding Stormwater Runoff

Rain, hail, sleet, and snowmelt are all types of precipitation that fall to the ground and are known as stormwater. In a natural setting, stormwater is mostly absorbed into the soil, where it refills the groundwater and drinking water supplies, feeds plants and animals, and supports thriving ecosystems. Unfortunately, difficulties with facility management, public health, and the environment can arise when stormwater accumulates on impervious surfaces. When water flows over hard surfaces like asphalt, concrete, roofs, or other hard surfaces, it cannot seep into the ground and instead creates stormwater runoff. As it moves, stormwater runoff picks up industrial pollutants, including sediments, chemicals, heavy metals, oils, trash, and debris and is frequently discharged into nearby bodies of water through storm sewer systems. This can result in the contamination of aquatic environments and the degradation of habitats, which is why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulate stormwater runoff management through the Stormwater compliance program.

Why Do You Need A SWPPP?

A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is a site-specific program that identifies activities and conditions that could cause stormwater pollution and provides detailed steps to minimize or prevent the discharge of any unpermitted pollutants into the water bodies. Facilities wishing to get a State or National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit must first develop a site-specific SWPPP. Additionally, an NPDES/State Permit is required for any plant and construction sites that release pollutants directly into a Water of the United States (WOTUS). The facility must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) outlining the pollutants they intend to release and the names of the receiving waterways to obtain a permit.

A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) depicts the proactive measures that the facility will take to prevent stormwater pollution. SWPPP also includes a detailed site description, pollution prevention team and responsibilities, potential activities that could cause stormwater contamination, control measures for preventing spills, a detailed plan for spill response, procedures for conducting inspection/monitoring/reporting, and provisions for employee training.

Projexiv Environmental’s experts are experienced in developing site-specific SWPPP, including the preparation of permit applications, water sampling, and the development of electronic systems for monitoring discharge reports.

How Can Projexiv Environmental Help With Stormwater Compliance?

At Projexiv Environmental, their team of certified professionals has extensive experience in helping organizations and businesses comply with the Stormwater Compliance.

Their services include:

  • Notice of Intent (NOI) Preparation and Submittal
  • Notice of Termination (NOT) Preparation and Submittal
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) Development and Training
  • Periodic Inspections and Reporting
  • Annual Inspection and SWPPP Updating
  • Storm Water Sampling
  • Stormwater recordkeeping and reporting required by NPDES/State regulations
  • Agency audit support

Their approach is focused on providing customized solutions that meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring compliance with the Stormwater program while minimizing the burden on your organization.

Construction General Permit

If your construction property is discharging stormwater that disturbs one acre or more of ground in your surroundings, you’ll need to acquire a construction stormwater permit, which is the stormwater compliance permit for general construction sites.

This permit requires you to implement a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) that follows the Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce sediment erosion generated by your construction project. Projexiv Environmental’s experts can help with the application and implementation of the SWP3, so you can pursue your construction project without a hitch.

Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP)

If you’re looking for stormwater permitting and compliance experts to help you determine the applicability of the old and new permits related to industrial facility stormwater discharges in channels, ditches, streets, gutters, and other stormwater conveyance systems, Projexiv Environmental can help.

They’ll identify your business activity and Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code, and if it fits within TCEQ or State’s regulated sectors, they’ll move forward with acquiring the relevant permit for you and develop an SWPPP.

Get in touch with Projexiv Environmental today to start your process!

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