Coping with EPA's Storm Water Permit for Hazardous Waste Facilities, Industrial Landfills, Wastewater Treatment Plants, and Recyclers

by James P. Amick, (M.ASCE),

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released NPDES storm water monitoring data from group applicants. This paper will analyze that data to determine which pollutants are present in storm water runoff from disposal, treatment, and recycling facilities. EPA created 29 sectors of industry based on similar types of facilities. EPA assigned all members of all groups to one of the sectors. The monitoring data will be analyzed by sector to determine specifically which industry discharged which pollutants in storm water. The paper's primary focus will be four sectors that included approximately 3,000 facilities. Several hundred facilities representing the hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities; industrial landfills, land application sites, and open dumps; domestic wastewater treatment plants; and scrap and waste materials sectors submitted monitoring data. Each sector will be discussed and appropriate best management practices will be presented with the capability to reduce or eliminate the pollutants in storm water discharges.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Water treatment plants | Industrial facilities | Wastewater treatment plants | Hazardous wastes | Industrial wastes | Waste treatment plants | Water reclamation

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