In 1972 the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as
the Clean Water Act (CWA), was amended to prevent illegal discharge
of pollutants to waters of the United States (rivers, streams, ponds,
lakes, ditches) unless the discharge was permitted under the National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). To become permitted,
a facility must supply information on the processes and operations
of the company and analytical data for each discharge it may have.
Once permitted, the facility must comply with various terms and conditions,
including periodic sampling, analysis, and development of Best Management
Practices (BMP) Plan.
Additional Amendments to the CWA in 1987 established a program
that required NPDES permitting of point source discharges of storm water
associated with industrial facilities. A facility may choose one of three
options to obtain coverage under this permit. These include applying
for a group, individual, or general permit and complying with the conditions
of the permit issued. Again, the conditions can include periodic sampling,
analysis, and development of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
RCA Management Inc. can assist your company in determining what
permit may be required for your facility, completing the application
process, and complying with the terms and conditions of the permit.
This includes sampling, analysis, and development of a site specific
Contact RCA Management Inc. for a free initial consultation to
ensure your company ’s compliance.