Does Your Company Need a Stormwater Permit?

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 your 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 [email protected].