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Storm Water Pollution Prevention

    Title:

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention

    Publication date:

    8/2/2013

    Effective date:

    8/2/2013

    BRIEF

    Policy Summary

    In accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations, Berkeley Lab notified the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in 1992 that it will comply with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System's general permit for storm-water discharges associated with industrial activity.
    Berkeley Lab must:

    • Maintain an effective and appropriate storm-water drainage system
    • Ensure that no water other than storm water or SWRCB-approved non-storm-water discharges such as irrigation water, fire-sprinkler-testing water, and air-conditioner condensate enters the storm-water drainage system
    • Collect, monitor, and properly dispose of all non–storm water.
    • Identify all operations that could contaminate storm water, and take appropriate corrective measures to prevent storm-water pollution

    Who Should Read This Policy

    All Berkeley Lab employees and subcontractors

    To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

    The POLICY tab on this wiki page

    To Read the ES&H Program Details, Go To:

    http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/CH57.html

    Contact Information

    Storm Water Discharges Subject Matter Expert
    Environmental Services Group
    EHSS Division

    Title:

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention

    Publication date:

    8/2/2013

    Effective date:

    8/2/2013

    POLICY

    A. Purpose

    Berkeley Lab's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program ensures that the Laboratory implements the best-available cost-effective technology to reduce or eliminate storm-water pollution.

    B. Persons Affected

    All Berkeley Lab employees and subcontractors

    C. Exceptions

    None

    D. Policy Statement

    1. In accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations, Berkeley Lab notified the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in 1992 that it will comply with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System's general permit for storm-water discharges associated with industrial activity.
    2. Berkeley Lab must:
      1. Maintain an effective and appropriate storm-water drainage system
      2. Ensure that no water other than storm water or SWRCB-approved non-storm-water discharges such as irrigation water, fire-sprinkler-testing water, and air-conditioner condensate enters the storm-water drainage system
      3. Collect, monitor, and properly dispose of all non–storm water.
      4. Identify all operations that could contaminate storm water, and take appropriate corrective measures to prevent storm-water pollution
    3. In addition, Berkeley Lab will notify and secure a General Construction Permit from the SWRCB for any construction projects exceeding one acre in size (Work Process A).
    4. Berkeley lab will incorporate post-construction storm-water management controls into new development and redevelopment plans to protect related watersheds and water bodies from hydrologic-based impacts and pollution associated with the post-construction landscape. Those post-construction requirements are included in the California SWRCB General Construction Permit for construction projects exceeding one acre in size, and in the federal Energy Independence and Security Act, Section 438, for federal developments greater than 5,000 square feet.

    E. Roles and Responsibilities

    Role Responsibilities

    Principal investigators and supervisors

     

    • Ensure that environmental laws, regulations, and policies are followed
    • Request assistance from the Environmental Services Group (ESG) for technical advice on which environmental requirements apply to their operations, and what would be an appropriate compliance strategy
    • Provide training for employees in operational requirements pertaining to environmental protection, and maintain records of such training
    • Ensure that activities are performed within acceptable operating standards and that any required records are current
    • Notify the Environment, Health, Safety, and Security (EHSS) Division immediately of any unplanned accidental releases

    Employees

     

    • Follow applicable environmental laws, regulations, and policies
    • Must be fully aware of the environmental impact of their activities, and must comply with all requirements that govern those activities
    • Adhere to all environmental requirements contained in Berkeley Lab storm-water permits
    • Perform activities within acceptable operating standards, and maintain current records whenever required
    • Take immediate action to stop unplanned releases to the environment, and report all instances of unplanned environmental releases to the EHSS Division
    • Complete all required training provided by supervisors and the EHSS Division

    Environmental Services Group

    • Develops Berkeley Lab policies and procedures to ensure operations are conducted in an environmentally safe manner and in full compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations and DOE orders
    • Prepares environmental compliance plans and reports as mandated by SWRCB regulations and DOE orders
    • Assesses current and planned Berkeley Lab programs, and assists in defining environmental-protection compliance upgrades and corrective actions
    • Prepares budget requests for, and manages, environmental protection upgrades and corrective actions for institutional projects.
    • Provides training, makes presentations, and participates in discussions regarding environmental-protection matters with Berkeley Lab employees, regulatory agencies, concerned public citizens, community organizations, and the media
    • Manages and applies for storm-water permits
    • Curtails or suspends any operations that pose an immediate danger to members of the public or the environment
    • Monitors laboratory discharges to the environment to verify compliance with applicable regulations and permits
    • Investigates reports of unplanned environmental releases, and notifies federal, state, and local authorities in a timely manner, as required
    • Coordinates and represents Berkeley Lab activities during environmental audits and inspections by regulatory agencies and DOE
    • Responds to information requests from the public
    • Participates in DOE audits of off-site analytical laboratories to ensure the quality of analytical results received for environmental-monitoring programs

    F. Definitions/Acronyms

    Term Definition

    Pollution prevention

    Reducing or eliminating waste at the source by modifying production processes, promoting the use of nontoxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques, and reusing materials rather than putting them into the waste stream

    State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)

    The agency responsible for promulgating the California General Permit for Storm Water Discharge Associated with Industrial Activities and the Permit for Storm Water Discharge Associated with Construction Activities. At Berkeley Lab, these permits are administered and enforced by the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board, with assistance from the City of Berkeley.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    A federal agency responsible for enforcing environmental laws. In California, some of this responsibility is typically delegated to state and local regulatory agencies.

    G. Recordkeeping Requirements

    Storm-water sampling results are maintained by the Environmental Services Group.

    H. Implementing Documents

    Document number

    Title

    Type

    07.09.007.001

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention

    Program

    07.09.007.002

    Work Process A, General Requirements

    Process

    07.09.007.003

    Alternative Storm Water Monitoring Plan

    Plan

    07.09.007.004

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

    Plan

    07.09.007.005

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for Old Town Demolition and Environmental Restoration

    Plan

    07.09.007.006

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for Seismic Phase II Project

    Plan

    07.09.007.007

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for Building 90 User Test Bed Facility

    Plan

    07.09.007.008

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for Computational Research and Theory Facility

    Plan

    07.09.007.009

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for Solar Energy Research Center (SERC)

    Plan

    07.09.007.010

    Environmental Monitoring Plan (storm-water discharge section)

    Plan

    07.09.007.011

    ESG Procedure 200, Environmental Reporting and Correspondence

    Procedure

    07.09.007.012

    ESG Procedure 201, Environmental Permitting

    Procedure

    07.09.007.013

    ESG Procedure 206, On-Site Analysis of Environmental Samples

    Procedure

    07.09.007.014

    ESG Procedure 252, Data Quality Objectives and Assessment

    Procedure

    07.09.007.015

    ESG Procedure 254, Sample Processing , Packaging, and Transport

    Procedure

    07.09.007.016

    ESG Procedure 256, ESG Database Verification and Validation

    Procedure

    07.09.007.017

    ESG Procedure 260, Sampling Unauthorized Non-Stormwater Discharges

    Procedure

    07.09.007.018

    ESG Procedure 263, Surface Water Sampling

    Procedure

    07.09.007.019

    ESG Emergency Response Protocol for Sewage and Potable Water Releases.

    Procedure

    I. Contact Information

    Storm Water Discharges Subject Matter Expert
    Environmental Services Group
    EHSS Division

    J. Revision History

    Date

    Revision

    By whom

    Revision Description

    Section(s) affected

    Change Type

    1/2/2012

    0

    T. Bauters

    Rewrite for wiki (brief)

    All

    Minor

    8/2/2013

    1

    R.Fox

    Rewrite for wiki (policy)

    All

    Minor

    DOCUMENT INFORMATION

    Title:

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention

    Document number

    07.09.007.000

    Revision number

    1

    Publication date:

    8/2/2013

    Effective date:

    8/2/2013

    Next review date:

    8/2/2016

    Policy Area:

    Environmental Protection Program

    RPM Section (home)

    ESH

    RPM Section (cross-reference)

    None

    Functional Division

    EHS

    Prior reference information (optional)

    PUB-3000 Section 11.3.12 moved to Chapter 57

    Driving Requirements

    • 33 United States Code Ch 26, 1311 et seq., Clean Water Act
    • 42 USC, Chapter 103 Section 9601 et seq., Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, as amended
    • 42 USC, Chapter133, 13101-13109 Pollution Prevention Act of 1990
    • 40 CFR 110, 112, 116, 117, 122, 136, 300, 302, 355,372,401
    • CCR Title 23 CCR Division 3 , Chapter 9, Waste Discharge Reports and Requirements, and Chapter 9.2 Sections 2250, 2251, 2260, Reportable Quantities and Reporting Requirements, discharges of non-AEA to waters of the state
    • California Health and Safety Code, Division 5 Sections 5410, 5411, and 5411.5, Reporting Discharges of sewage or other waste to the waters of the state
    • California Health and Safety Code, Division 20 Chapter 6.67, Aboveground Storage of Petroleum, to the extent involving discharges or potential discharges to waters of the state
    • California Water Code, Division 7, Water Quality, to the extent involving discharges or potential discharges of non AEA materials to waters of the state
    • SWRCB Water Quality Order #2006-003-DWQ Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems
    • SWRBC Water Quality Order #97-003-DWQ Statewide General Permit Requirements for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity
    • SWRCB Water Quality Order #99-008-DWQ Statewide General Permit for Construction Stormwater Discharges
    • Berkeley Municipal Code 17.20, City of Berkeley, Discharge of Non-Storm Water into the City's Storm Drain System—Reduction of Storm Water Pollution (except discharges of Atomic Energy Act materials)
    • Oakland Municipal Code Ordinance 12024, City of Oakland, Creek Protection, Storm Water Management, and Discharge Control, (except discharges of Atomic Energy Act materials)
    • Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA),
    • EPA SW 846 Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste
    • Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater
    • California Health and Safety Code Sections, 25270, 25501, 25503 and 25507
    • California Water Code Sections 13260, 13267, 13271 and 13273

    Implementing Documents

    Document number

    Title

    Type

    07.09.007.001

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention

    Program

    07.09.007.002

    Work Process A, General Requirements

    Process

    07.09.007.003

    Alternative Storm Water Monitoring Plan

    Plan

    07.09.007.004

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

    Plan

    07.09.007.005

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for Old Town Demolition and Environmental Restoration

    Plan

    07.09.007.006

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for Seismic Phase II Project

    Plan

    07.09.007.007

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for Building 90 User Test Bed Facility

    Plan

    07.09.007.008

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for Computational Research and Theory Facility

    Plan

    07.09.007.009

    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for Solar Energy Research Center (SERC)

    Plan

    07.09.007.010

    Environmental Monitoring Plan (storm-water discharge section)

    Plan

    07.09.007.011

    ESG Procedure 200, Environmental Reporting and Correspondence

    Procedure

    07.09.007.012

    ESG Procedure 201, Environmental Permitting

    Procedure

    07.09.007.013

    ESG Procedure 206, On-Site Analysis of Environmental Samples

    Procedure

    07.09.007.014

    ESG Procedure 252, Data Quality Objectives and Assessment

    Procedure

    07.09.007.015

    ESG Procedure 254, Sample Processing , Packaging, and Transport

    Procedure

    07.09.007.016

    ESG Procedure 256, ESG Database Verification and Validation

    Procedure

    07.09.007.017

    ESG Procedure 260, Sampling Unauthorized Non-Stormwater Discharges

    Procedure

    07.09.007.018

    ESG Procedure 263, Surface Water Sampling

    Procedure

    07.09.007.019

    ESG Emergency Response Protocol for Sewage and Potable Water Releases.

    Procedure

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