Reducing stormwater pollution doesn’t start with capturing affected stormwater but with preventing runoff associated with contamination sources. A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) identifies potential sources of pollution from industrial activities and provides a strategy for minimizing potential impacts.
When preparing an SWPPP, WithersRavenel investigates all potential sources of contaminant discharge, including loading and unloading operations, outdoor storage, outdoor process activities, dust or particulate generating processes, and waste management. The completed plan outlines procedures to respond to contaminant discharge as well as to prevent discharge from occurring.
An SWPPP is typically required as a condition of obtaining a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. WithersRavenel can not only prepare SWPPPs that satisfy the EPA’s requirements, but also guide industrial operators through the entire NPDES permitting process for either a general or individual permit.