Stormwater Permit Consulting

Over the past several years, regulatory authorities and nonprofits nationwide have stepped up their efforts to enforce stormwater permit compliance.

We provide a wide range of consulting services, including assessments of stormwater permit compliance, review of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), and guidance on best management practices for implementation of stormwater controls to reduce pollutants.

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    Stormwater Permit Compliance

    Stormwater flow into lakes, rivers, wetlands, and other bodies of water is a significant source of pollution from nonpoint sources such as tire wear, oil leaks, and eroded soil. Regulatory agencies require certain industrial businesses to obtain permit coverage in order to discharge stormwater from their properties.

    We tailor our services to meet your needs and budget. Whether you require a basic compliance audit, turnkey treatment system or customized engineering, our expertise provides peace of mind. You only pay for the services you need.

    Stormwater Services We Provide

    Permit Applications

    Management of permit applications and other documentation assistance including Notice of Intent (NOI), Notice of Termination (NOT), corrective actions and more

    Stormwater Planning (SWPPP)

    Development of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), effective Visual Monitoring Reports, implementation and auditing


    Annual stormwater training to ensure your organization meets federal and state requirements that includes collecting samples that are properly based on your unique Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) or North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) parameters for measurement

    Sampling & Lab Management

    Collection of stormwater samples, storm drain solids sampling, delivery of samples, chain-of-custody management and results analysis through key partnerships with local labs

    Stormwater Inspection & Controls

    Conduct facility stormwater inspections and offer improvements to incorporates source, operational and treatment control techniques to prevent potential pollution, reduce discharge flow rates and treat existing pollution in a cost-effective manner

    Engineering Support

    Recommendations for source, operational and treatment controls when results repeatedly exceed benchmark levels or effluent limits, detailed hazardous materials and waste management, emergency response planning and inspections

    EPA/State Reporting

    Liaison to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state monitoring authorities for discharge monitoring and corrective action reports including Portal setup and administration for online reporting

    Management System Integration

    Integration of stormwater compliance into other relevant initiatives and management systems including Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC), Environmental Management System (EMS) and ISO14001

    Vessel General Permit

    Advice and compliance recommendations for open-ocean, coastal and inland maritime fleets regarding EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Vessel General Permit (VGP) for water discharges that are incidental to the normal operation of vessels

    Are you in compliance with today’s stormwater regulations?

    Regulatory authorities and nonprofits are increasing their watch over stormwater compliance. Stormwater violations, if not addressed properly, can be costly. Our solid track record of stormwater management and engineering solutions will help you with all your stormwater compliance needs.

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