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Storm Water Pollution Prevention


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Overview/Description
This course describes the nature and occurrence of storm water pollution, its environmental effects, and ways to address this important water quality problem. Rainwater that enters a surface water body, by flowing either overland or through a storm sewer system, is called storm water or storm water runoff. Storm water runoff is one of the leading causes of pollution in rivers and lakes. Identifying sources of storm water pollution and keeping them from coming in contact with runoff is the best and most economical way to protect the quality of the nation's waters. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to describe common storm water pollutants, identify categories covered under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination, and discuss methods of preventing storm water pollution. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Target Audience
Personnel involved in activities that could positively or adversely affect storm water quality

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Storm Water Pollution Prevention

  • identify common storm water pollutants
  • identify the conditions that can result from storm water pollution
  • identify activities that have the potential to cause storm water pollution
  • identify activities that require the 11 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) categories to obtain permit coverage
  • identify the conditions under which it is possible to receive waivers from permitting for construction activity
  • identify the factors and activities included in individual efforts to prevent and control storm water pollution
  • identify components of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
  • identify structural and non-structural best management practices
  • Course Number:
    esh_sah_b03_sh_enus