How to Avoid EPA Fines and Penalties

You can’t manage what you can’t see. Poorly Managed Environmental Inspections, Action Items, Documents and Maps = HEAVY FINES & PENALTIES

Where are your Stormwater or SPCC Plan inspections? Do you have instant access to them so that you can see if they are even being done? Do reports contain open and closed action items by dates? Are these plans accessible to anyone that needs to view them? Do they contain current regulations, permits, proper certifications or other necessary items? Are specific components like maps and specifications being properly updated?

What is a SWPPP?

These are questions that industry professionals are presently considering as a growing emphasis is placed on environmental compliance and enforcement in our communities nationwide. Ready mix batch plants and other related concrete production facilities take no exception to this. Continue reading “How to Avoid EPA Fines and Penalties”

What is an Illicit Discharge?

The Importance of Training and Education about Illicit Dishcarges

What Is an Illicit Discharge?

Illicit discharges are any discharges into a storm drain system that are not from storm water and are polluted. Illicit discharges can carry pollutants into nearby water bodies. Cities and counties that hold storm water permits are required to find and respond to illicit discharges and eliminate them. This is called illicit discharge detection and elimination, also known as IDDE. Continue reading “What is an Illicit Discharge?”

A Typical SWPPP Life Cycle

Please Note**- This is a typical SWPPP Life Cycle for the city of Spanish Fork, Utah. While most of the information is probably similar, requirements may vary by MS4 and/or State!

Spanish Fork FAQ

And here is a quick reference for Frequently Asked Questions for Spanish Fork, UT as well. Click on the images to see them full sized.

Where does stormwater go?

Here are some facts I want you to think about;

The water you drink is affected by stormwater! Stormwater comes from all forms and types of precipitation. Stormwater that does not soak into the ground becomes surface runoff. Runoff becomes polluted as it runs along roads and gutters, parking lots, roofs, lawns and farms. Runoff contains and picks up pollutants such as automotive fluids, fertilizers and pesticides, bacteria, sediments, litter, and pet waste. Surface runoff flows (“disappears”) into a storm drain system that eventually flows into waterways (rivers, streams, lakes, oceans). Runoff is typically not treated before it enters the waterways. Continue reading “Where does stormwater go?”