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Stormwater Management Program Training

Presented By FAU Environmental Health & Safety Phone: 297-3129 Fax: 297-2210 Email: ehs@fau.edu Web: www.fau.edu/ehs. Stormwater Management Program Training. Introduction.

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Stormwater Management Program Training

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  1. Presented By FAU Environmental Health & Safety Phone: 297-3129 Fax: 297-2210 Email: ehs@fau.edu Web: www.fau.edu/ehs Stormwater Management Program Training

  2. Introduction • Because FAU is located in an urbanized area, it is required by Federal and State Regulations to complete a Stormwater Management Plan

  3. Stormwater Management Program • FAU has developed a stormwater management program that includes best management practices, with measurable goals, to effectively implement the following six minimum control measures: • Public Education and Outreach: Perform educational outreach regarding the harmful impacts of polluted stormwater runoff. • Public Participation/Involvement: Comply with State and local public notice requirements and encourage other avenues for citizen involvement. • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination: Implement a plan to detect and eliminate any non-stormwater discharges to the storm sewer system and create a system map showing outfall locations. • Construction Site Runoff Control: Implement and enforce an erosion and sediment control program for construction activities. • Post-construction Runoff Control: Implement and enforce a program to address discharges of post-construction stormwater runoff from new development and redevelopment areas. • Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping: Implement a program to reduce pollutant runoff from municipal operations and property and perform staff pollution prevention training.

  4. Stormwater Management ProgramAreas of Responsibility Public Education and Outreach: Public Participation/Involvement: • Environmental Health & Safety Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination: • Physical Plant (Maintenance, Transportation, & Grounds) • Engineering & Utilities Construction Site Runoff Control: • Engineering & Utilities Post-construction Runoff Control: • Facilities Planning – through SFWMD Environmental Permitting Process Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping: • Physical Plant (Maintenance, Transportation, & Grounds) • Environmental Health & Safety (Training)

  5. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination • The requirements • develop, implement and enforce a program to detect and eliminate illicit discharges • Develop a storm sewer system map showing the location of all outfalls and the names and location of all waters that receive discharges from those outfalls

  6. EPA Recommendations • Procedures for locating priority areas likely to have illicit discharges • Procedures for tracing the source of an illicit discharge • Procedures for removing the source of the discharge • Procedures for program evaluation and assessment. • Visually screening outfalls during dry weather

  7. Your Responsibilities • You are the eyes of the University. You are expected to: • Look for discharges/possible discharges • Report any problems to EH&S (7-3129)

  8. Where to look • Priority Areas • Aboveground Storage Tanks • Roadway/Parking Lot Storm Drains • Storm Sewer Outfalls to El Rio Canal • Vehicle/Equipment/Fertilizer Storage Areas

  9. What to look for • Any type of liquid or solid that could make its way to the storm sewer • Chemicals, Oil, Gas, Antifreeze, etc. • Trash, Debris, Soil, Fertilizers • Suspicious flows during dry weather • Water in normally dry ponds • Discharges from outflows to canals

  10. What if I find a problem? • Trash, Debris, etc. • Clean-up and dispose of to regular trash • Soils, Fertilizers, other solids • Notify EH&S. • Chemicals, Gas, Diesel, Antifreeze, etc. • Notify EH&S immediately • Suspicious flows • Notify EH&S immediately

  11. EH&S will • Respond to liquid and solid discharges • Chemicals, gas, diesel, antifreeze, etc. • Soils, Fertilizers, etc. • Find and eliminate source of discharge • Perform (or contract out) clean up operations. • File any required reports • Evaluate program effectiveness and make changes, if necessary.

  12. What have you learned? • Click here to take the quiz and get credit for this training.

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