Wading into Storm Water Regulations?


EEC SLICES RED TAPE FOR INDUSTRIAL CLIENTS


Storm water permitting requires detailed knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as the expertise of a registered professional engineer to produce site plans and drawings. Since 1979, EEC has helped clients meet these often complex regulatory requirements.

Under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and authorized the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to implement the program in this state. Local governments and regional water management districts also regulate industrial facilities in a number of ways. Depending on the project design and size, one facility may require several permits.

  • Federal NPDES permitting can apply to construction sites as well as industrial facilities under certain standard classifications regulated by EPA. An NPDES permit, issued by the DEP, requires the regulated entity to develop and implement a storm water management plan, including pollution prevention techniques to reduce contamination of nearby waters by storm water runoff.

  • Environmental Resource Permits (ERPs) address the unique circumstances of a site as revealed by engineering studies and computer modeling. A permit provides a master plan for a surface water management system or for a mitigation bank, and it establishes reporting practices to document compliance.

  • A city or county -- primarily interested in flood control -- may require an industrial, commercial or residential facility to install a storm water retention basin.

  • A regional regulatory body such as the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) may require partial treatment of runoff in order to preserve the water quality of the receiving body of water. 

We bring solutions to storm water quality problems.

Find out the many ways that EEC can help your business control its environmental impacts and stay in compliance with complicated regulations.

  • Sample water quality after storm events to characterize existing runoff water quality.

  • Design a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) aimed at preventing pollutants from contacting storm water.

  • Perform required O & M inspections of storm water retention systems to document that they are operating and maintained as designed.

EEC can find the solutions your company needs, just as we have done for industrial operations from north Florida to Key West and beyond, including Barbados:

  • Petroleum bulk storage terminals
  • Stevedoring operations
  • Cement manufacturers
  • Paint manufacturers
  • Boat manufacturers