National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPES) regulations are intended to protect surface water resources. The NPDES program overall includes direct discharges of wastewater and stormwater discharges to surface water. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulatory authority of the NPDES program in Ohio.
B&N helps a wide variety of clients to comply with the requirements of the NDPES regulations related to stormwater. This includes compliance with the Construction General Stormwater Permit for construction projects where one acre of land or more is disturbed; the Industrial General Stormwater Permit for certain industrial facilities, landfills, and large wastewater treatment plants that are required to comply with industrial stormwater requirements; as well as the Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit that requires small MS4s to manage stormwater in their jurisdictions.
B&N assists clients with preparing and submitting their application for coverage under the appropriate general permits, preparing the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for the project/site as necessary, and overall compliance with the permits. MS4 assistance can include updating the required Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP), conducting plan reviews for construction projects, and preparation of the annual report required by the Small MS4 permit.
With a long track record of civil/site design experience in both the private and public sectors, the B&N team designs the required water quantity and water quality management practices. Example projects include:
B&N has also assisted Ohio communities, including Cambridge, Marble Cliff, Brice, and Upper Arlington, with reviewing site development plans that have been submitted to the community for compliance with the stormwater management requirements.
B&N prepares SWPPPs for construction projects and for industrial sites to meet the requirements in the appropriate permit. SWPPPs compile important site information and provide details on how to prevent stormwater pollution.