Storm Water Discharges: Regulatory Compliance and Best Management Practices, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Storm Water Discharges

Regulatory Compliance and Best Management Practices, 1st Edition

By Mark S. Dennison

CRC Press

464 pages

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Filled with tables, checklists, worksheets, and sample plans, Storm Water Discharges is a unique, nontechnical guide to the full spectrum of storm water issues. Written in a language accessible to everyone, this guide offers a practical, nuts-and-bolts approach to compliance with EPA's complex storm water discharge requirements. In addition to a step-by-step treatment of regulatory requirements, the book also focuses on the technological aspects of compliance, from storm water sampling to estimating discharge flow rates and volumes. Its coverage of the storm water permit process is comprehensive and includes the types of permits in existence, how to submit a permit, and technical guidance on the sampling and monitoring requirements needed to obtain a permit. This is an excellent guide for all firms - and individuals within firms - required by law to meet strict discharge requirements.

Table of Contents


Nature of Storm Water Pollution

Scope of the Storm Water Problem

Pollutants in Storm Water and Associated Impacts

Storm Water Control Practices

Storm Water Discharge Regulation

Clean Water Act NPDES Permit Program

EPA's Storm Water Program

Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Programs

Storm Water Permit Process


Individual Permits

Group Permits

General Permits

Pollution Prevention Plan Requirements

Technical Guidance for Storm Water Permit Applications

Storm Water Sampling

Identification of Outfalls to be Monitored

Estimates of Discharge Flow Rates and Volumes

Collecting Storm Water Discharge Samples


Pollution Prevention Plan Development and Implementation


Pollution Prevention Plan Development

Pollution Source Assessment

Best Management Practices Identification

Baseline BMPs

Pollution Prevention Plan Implementation

Plan Evaluation and Revision

Plan Administration

Special Requirements

Pollution Prevention Plan Worksheets

Industry-Specific BMPs


Metal Finishing Industry

Organic Chemicals, Plastics, and Synthetic Fibers (OCPSF) Manufacturing

Textiles Manufacturing

Pulp and Paper Products Manufacturing

Pesticides Formulation

Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing

Primary Metals Manufacturing

Petroleum Refining

Inorganic Chemicals Manufacturing

Activity-Specific BMPs


Fueling Station Activities

Maintaining Vehicles and Equipment

Painting Vehicles and Equipment

Washing Vehicles and Equipment

Loading and Unloading Vehicles

Liquid Storage in Aboveground Tanks

Industrial Waste Management and Outside Manufacturing

Outside Storage of Raw Materials, By-Products, or Finished Products

Salt Storage Facilities

Flow Diversion, Exposure Minimization, and Mitigation Practices


Flow Diversion Practices

Exposure Minimization Practices

Mitigation Practices

Additional Preventive Practices

Erosion Prevention, Sediment Control, and Infiltration Practices


Vegetative Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Practices

Structural Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Practices

Infiltration Practices


Glossary of Terms

Federal and State Storm Water Regulatory Offices

Sample Pollution Prevention Plan


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply