Stormwater Pollution Control Requirements for Regulated Industrial Facilities

Course Description:

By the end of this presentation, you will understand your responsibility to create and maintain a compliant stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), obtain the necessary permit, and conduct required monitoring; keep proper records and provide an annual report to the EPA; train employees identified in the SWPPP; identify stormwater pollution and sources, implement best management practices (BMPs), and conduct required inspections; and respond effectively to spills.

Course Duration: 30 minutes

Why “Stormwater Pollution Control Requirements for Regulated Industrial Facilities” Matters:

Stormwater runoff is a major source of pollutants that damage rivers, lakes, streams, and coastal waters of the United States. To address this problem, the EPA has developed a federal program under the Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program to regulate stormwater discharge sources (40 CFR 122). Under the NPDES permit program, stormwater discharges from industrial facilities, municipal sewer systems, or construction sites may require a stormwater permit and the preparation and implementation of an SWPPP.


Most states have the authority to administer their own NPDES programs. Check your state or local permit for any additional specific training requirements.

Key Points:

You should:

  • Have a compliant stormwater pollution prevention plan;
  • Have a proper permit;
  • Conduct benchmark monitoring as required;
  • Follow EPA recordkeeping and reporting requirements;
  • Implement best management practices for preventing stormwater pollution;
  • Train employees to follow stormwater pollution prevention procedures;
  • Conduct appropriate inspections; and
  • Have effective spill response procedures.

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