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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program which regulates stormwater discharges from three potential sources: municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), construction activities, and industrial activities. Most stormwater discharges are considered point sources, and operators of these sources may be required to have a NPDES permit before they can discharge. This permitting process is designed to prevent stormwater runoff from washing harmful pollutants into local surface waters such as streams, rivers, lakes or coastal waters.
LTE has extensive experience in federal, state, and local regulations regarding stormwater permitting and compliance requirements for industrial and construction projects. Our experience includes conducting studies to determine drainage basins, peak flows, required detention volumes, and system design for public and private development.
We have over 15 staff members who conduct routine stormwater inspections, design Best Management Practices (BMPs), prepare work orders for and management of BMP contractors, prepare and update Stormwater Management Plans (SWMPs), complete reports using LTE’s stormwater database system, and provide expert witness assistance for responding to a Notice of Violation (NOV).
Read about LTE's experience in Stormwater Management.