Ensure EPA Compliance with Storm Water Management
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates compliance to standards created in an effort to reduce storm water discharges from new development and redevelopment.
TÜV Rheinland provides complete storm water management services, including erosion control design, storm water monitoring, pollution prevention, and assistance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permits.
Our services are performed by qualified, experienced personnel in a timely and cost effective manner. These experts are certified in storm water collection, testing, sampling, analysis, and testing.
Benefits at a Glance
With storm water management services from TÜV Rheinland, you can be sure of:
- Meeting established EPA standards and Safety compliance
- Prevention and management
- A lead against the competition with an independent third-party certification
- Reduced risk of company liability with documented safety standards
- Fast audit times and our long-standing experience
- TÜV Rheinland’s exclusive, one-stop service
- Compliance with local government and legal requirements
TÜV Rheinland’s storm water management approach is as follows:
- Perform site assessment
- Provide plans for prevention
- Assist in obtaining permits from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
- Sample and test storm water
Most storm water discharges are considered point sources and require coverage under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has initiated a national rulemaking to establish a program to reduce storm water discharges from new development and redevelopment and make other regulatory improvements to strengthen its storm water program.
The NPDES permitting program, including specific permit requirements, is the result of laws enacted by Congress and the development and implementation of federal regulations based on the authorities vested to EPA through those laws.
The NPDES program requires permits to develop and implement a storm water management program that addresses the six minimum control measures:
1. Public education – BMPs (best management practices) for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) to inform individuals and households about ways to reduce storm water pollution
2. Public involvement – BMPs for MS4s to involve the public in the development, implementation, and review of an MS4's storm water management program.
3. Illicit discharge detection and elimination – BMPs for identifying and eliminating illicit discharges and spills to storm drain systems.
4. Construction – BMPs for MS4s and construction site operators to address storm water runoff from active construction sites.
5. Post-construction – BMPs for MS4s, developers, and property owners to address storm water runoff after construction activities have completed.
6. Pollution prevention/good housekeeping – BMPs for MS4s to address storm water runoff from their own facilities and activities
TÜV Rheinland inspectors are licensed professional engineers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. They are affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).
Related Services from TÜV Rheinland
If you’re interested in TÜV Rheinland’s storm water management services, you may also be interested in these services:
- Storm water pollution prevention plans
- NPDES storm water permits
- Storm water sampling
- Sample collection training