The Federal EPA, “states report that non-point source pollution is the leading remaining cause of water quality problems. The effects of non-point source pollutants on specific waters vary and may not always be fully assessed. However, we know that these pollutants have harmful effects on drinking water supplies, recreation, fisheries, and wildlife.” Compliance with Federal and State regulations for Federal Stormwater is mandatory.
To address the impacts of non-point source pollution nationwide, the Federal EPA has developed a federal program under the Clean Water Act to regulate stormwater discharge from industrial facilities, construction sites and municipal sewer systems. This program is the foundation for federal, state and municipal stormwater management programs and guides the permitting process and water quality standards within each state.
The EPA has also established the Total Maximum Daily Load Program, a program to manage water pollution to water bodies that are not meeting Federal water quality standards.Federal Stormwater standards must be met by all generators storing oil products that have the potential to spill in to navigable waters of the United States. To simplfy this...If you can float a canoe in it (ditches and streams included), it is a navigable water and therefore falls under the Federal Stormwater compliance regulations.
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As a reminder, storm water outfalls are required to be identified with proper signage.
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