Storm Water Management and Technology

Storm Water Management and Technology, 1st Edition

Storm Water Management and Technology, 1st Edition,US Environmental Protection Agency,ISBN9780815513278


William Andrew




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This book provides industrial facilities with comprehensive guidance on the development of storm water pollution prevention plans and identification of Best Management Practices (BMPs). It provides technical assistance and support to all facilities suibject to pollution prevention requirements established under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for storm water point discharge discharges. In addition to providing guidance for facilities that are subject to storm water permit requirements, this book contains information that is generally useful for controlling storm water problems. Guidelines and accompanying worksheets will walk the reader through the process.

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Storm Water Management and Technology, 1st Edition

1. Introduction

1.1 Purpose of This Guidance Manual

1.2 Organization of This Guidance Manual

1.3 Scope of This Manual

1.4 Definitions

1.5 Goals of Storm Water Management

1.6 Summary of the Storm Water Program

2. Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

2.1 Planning and Organization Phase

2.1.1 Who Will Develop and Implement Your Plan?

2.1.2 Building on Existing Environmental Management Plans

2.2 Assessment Phase-Description of Potential Pollutant Sources

2.2.1 Developing a Site Map

2.2.2 Material Inventory

2.2.3 Identifying Past Spills and Leaks

2.2.4 Identifying Non-Storm Water Discharges

2.2.5 Storm Water Monitoring Data

2.2.6 Assessment Summary

2.3 BMP Identification Phase

2.3.1 Baseline Best Management Practices

2.3.2 Advanced Best Management Practices

2.3.3 Completing the BMP Identification Phase

2.4 Implementation Phase

2.4.1 Implement Appropriate Controls

2.4.2 Employee Training

2.5 Evaluation Phase

2.5.1 Annual Site Compliance Evaluation

2.5.2 Recordkeeping and Internal Reporting

2.5.3 Plan Revisions

2.6 General Requirements

2.6.1 Schedule for Plan Development and Implementation

2.6.2 Required Signatures

2.6.3 Plan Location and Public Access

2.6.4 Director-Required Plan Modifications

2.7 Special Requirements

2.7.1 Special Requirements for Discharges Through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems

2.7.2 Special Requirements for EPCRA, Section 313 Reporting Facilities Specific Requirements

2.7.3 Special Requirements for Salt Storage Piles

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Worksheets

Worksheet #1: Pollution Prevention Team

Worksheet #2: Developing a Site Map

Worksheet #3: Material Inventory

Worksheet #3A: Description of Exposed Significant Material

Worksheet #4: List of Significant Spills and Leaks

Worksheet #5: Non-Storm Water Discharge Assessment and Certification

Worksheet #6: Non-Storm Water Discharge Assessment and Failure to Certify Notification

Worksheet #7: Pollutant Source Identification

Worksheet #7a: BMP Identification

Worksheet #8: Implementation

Worksheet #9: Employee Training

3. Activity-Specific Source Control BMPs

3.1 BMPs for Fueling Stations

3.2 BMPs for Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance

3.3 BMPs for Painting Operations

3.4 BMPs for Vehicle and Equipment Washing

3.5 BMPs for Loading and Unloading Materials

3.6 BMPs for Liquid Storage in Above-Ground Tanks

3.7 BMPs for Industrial Waste Management Areas and Outside Manufacturing

3.8 BMPs for Outside Storage of Raw Materials, By-Products, or Finished Products

3.9 BMPs for Salt Storage Facilities

4. Site-Specific Industrial Storm Water BMPs

4.1 Flow Diversion Practices

Storm Water Conveyances

Diversion Dikes

Graded Areas and Pavement

4.2 Exposure Minimization Practices

Containment Diking


Drip Pans

Collection Basins



Vehicle Positioning

Loading and Unloading by Air Pressure or Vacuum

4.3 Mitigative Practices



Excavation Practices

Vacuum and Pump Systems


Gelling Agents

4.4 Other Preventive Practices

Preventive Monitoring Practices

Dust Control (Land Disturbance and Demolition Areas)

Dust Control (Industrial)

Signs and Labels


Area Control Procedures

Vehicle Washing

4.5 Sediment and Erosion Prevention Practices

4.5.1 Vegetative Practices

4.5.2 Structural Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Practices

4.6 Infiltration Practices

Vegetated Filter Strips

Grassed Swales

Level Spreaders

Infiltration Trenches

Porous Pavements/Concrete Grids and Modular Pavements

Appendix A: References

Appendix B: Glossary

Appendix C: Model Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

Appendix D: Storm Water and Pollution Prevention Contacts and Additional Pollution Prevention Information

State Storm Water and Pollution Prevention Contacts

Additional Pollution Prevention Information

Industry-Specific Pollution Prevention Guidance Manuals Available from the PPIC

Fact Sheets Available from PPIC

Appendix E: BMP Fact Sheets

Silt Fence

Pipe Slope Drain

Filter Fabric Inlet Protection

Excavated Gravel Inlet Protection

Block and Gravel Inlet Protection

Temporary Sediment Trap

Appendix F: Tests for Non-Storm Water Discharges

Appendix G: Comparison of Other Environmental Plans

Appendix H: List of Hazardous Substances and Reportable Quantities

Appendix I: Section 313 Water Priority Chemicals

Appendix J: Table of Monitoring Requirements in EPA’s General Permit
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