Does Your Company Need a Stormwater Permit?

March 22, 2017
By admin

With an incredibly rainy winter in Seattle, and more wet weather to come, managing stormwater is coming to the forefront of everyone’s mind. Whether you are a new company applying for a permit and managing stormwater for the first time, or finding new outfalls, staying on top of the permitting process and responding to changes this time a year can be fast paced and is extremely important. Understanding the types of permitting and when each is needed can be difficult. To help with this decision process, here are a few questions that can be used to determine if your organization is in need of a stormwater permit.


Does you facility discharge stormwater to a surface water body of the state, a storm sewer system that drains to a surface water body, or a municipal combined sewer or sanitary sewer?


Is the facility performing industrial activity for a department or agency of the federal government?


Are fueling operations, or maintenance for vehicles and/or equipment conducted at the facility?


Is oil stored above or below ground at the facility?


Answering yes to any of these questions could indicate a need for a stormwater permit and possibly a Spill prevention, cleanup, and countermeasures (SPCC) plan. If you would like to know how Freer Consulting can help your business or other organization with permitting ,implementing, and maintaining a stormwater management system contact us at (206) 285-9044 or