Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Many industrial facilities, municipal departments, and construction sites operate under a state or EPA-issued permit for their stormwater discharges. Under these permits, employees and contractors working outdoors with materials or wastes that may pollute stormwater must be properly trained to prevent stormwater pollution.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention: "A Drop in the Bucket"
This employee training program shows employees at industrial and industrial-type government facilities the latest Stormwater Pollution Prevention techniques like good housekeeping, materials management, spill prevention, maintenance, and small spill clean-up. Based on the EPA's latest discharge permit for industrial operations, this video is for training at facilities covered under a General or Multi-Sector General permit for Stormwater discharges. Train your employees and contractors in accordance with the training requirements of these permits. The video describes Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) and shows how they prevent storm water pollution. (16 Minutes)
Stormwater Pollution Prevention for MS4s: "Rain Check"
Regulated municipalities and other municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) operators must prevent pollutants from entering their storm drainage systems. One element of this requirement is preventing stormwater pollution by municipal facilities such as fleet maintenance shops, bus barns, sanitation facilities, parks and street sweeping operations. This program shows employees how to practice good housekeeping, spill response, materials management, vehicle fueling and washing, and the other BMPs profiled in the “National Menu".
(video run-time: 19 to 31 minutes)
Stormwater for Construction BMPs: "Ground Control"
This employee training kit is designed to show employees how erosion, sediments and other potential surface water pollutants are controlled at construction sites. The program focuses on Best Management Practices (BMPs) that are widely used at most construction sites including: silt fence, stabilized entrances/exits, drop inlet protectors and others. The program illustrates how these BMPs work and how they can fail. (14 minutes)
Municipal Stormwater Pollution Prevention: "Storm Watch"
Regulated municipalities are required to train their employees on stormwater pollution prevention and BMPs. This training video helps regulated municipalities (Phase I and Phase II) train their employees as required under their Permit. The program focuses on BMPs that are important to many municipal operations such as good housekeeping, spill response, materials storage and handling, landscape maintenance and street maintenance. Employees working in fleet maintenance, garages, parks, recreation facilities, street maintenance and other departments can all benefit from this information. (20 minutes)
General Stormwater Pollution Prevention: "Storm Warnings"
This training kit is designed to provide general awareness training to employees and contractors about stormwater pollution prevention. It describes Best Management Practices (BMPs) that are useful and important at a wide range of regulated facilities. It covers good housekeeping and other BMPs that help protect stormwater run-off. The kit includes a template to guide the trainer through creating site specific training to use in addition to the general training in the video. (18 minutes)
Concrete Wash-Out: "Building for a Cleaner Environment"
This employee training video focuses on vehicle and equipment washout at construction sites. Mixer truck, concrete pump trucks, and concrete finishing tools must be washed at job sites to prevent road hazards and for continued use of the equipment. Employees and contractors need to be aware of the potential impact that the wastes from the washout can have on the environment if it is allowed to runoff from construction sites. This video instructs employees on how to locate job-site washout locations, proper washout techniques, and working at difficult job sites. (13 minutes)