It’s easy to get uneasy about e-reporting. Not many people in the regulated community look forward to reporting site-specific information to state or federal agencies. However, the reporting must be done.
In the world of stormwater, certain “qualified” professionals have hefty responsibilities, such as conducting facility inspections, monitoring, and developing and certifying the stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP). But, what does it really mean to be a qualified professional?
After severe flooding or a storm like Hurricane Matthew, UST owners and operators must evaluate their tanks before putting them back into operation. These evaluation steps are practical measures intended to prevent subsequent accidental releases, ensure safety, and protect public health and the environment.
At the 2016 StormCon conference, stormwater professionals sought information on how to better their respective stormwater programs and to teach others the hard lessons learned. One simple concept stood out the most—the importance of basic communication.This article focuses mainly on construction stormwater, but the tips can be readily applied to all stormwater programs as well as to other industries.