Providing Storm Water Services
in Oregon, Washington, California & Arizona
Our team of experienced Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioners (QISP) and Trainers of Record (ToR) have developed consulting programs designed to make compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits a simple and understandable process.
Each program provides similar consulting services designed to make developing and implementing an effective Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program as simple as possible. We provide technical support and quality control for your program through routine document reviews, training classes, and onsite inspections. Our memberships are billed per facility for each reporting year (July 1 – June 30).
About Storm Water Compliance
Facilities that perform industrial activities that are exposed to rainfall are required to obtain NPDES Permit coverage in order to discharge storm water from their property, either through a storm drain system or by flowing off the property line.
In California, the State Water Resources Control Board issues Industrial General Permits to these facilities and outlines a set of monitoring and housekeeping requirements to be implemented in order to protect water quality throughout the state. The neighboring western states have similar permits in place issued by their Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Regardless of the state your facility is located in, the NPDES Permits have common goals in place:
- Identify industrial dischargers
- Evaluate pollutant sources onsite
- Develop methods to control, reduce, and eliminate pollutants in storm water discharges
- And protect water quality and maintain beneficial use of our waterways
Customized Storm Water
NES administers several storm water compliance programs depending on the operations performed at your facility. Each program provides similar consulting services designed to make developing and implementing an effective Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program as simple as possible.
We provide technical support and quality control for your program through routine document reviews, training classes, and onsite inspections. Our memberships are billed per facility for each reporting year (July 1 – June 30).
Storm Water Program Membership Benefits
Simplified Templates & Monitoring Forms
Members are provided with the documents necessary for implementing a cost-effective Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program.
- Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) fillable template
- Monitoring Implementation Plan (MIP) and Guidance Documents
- Simplified visual observation form templates
Technical Review of Storm Water Documentation
NES reviews member-submitted storm water documents throughout the year to verify accuracy and completeness.
- SWPPP and Site Map
- Monthly Visual Observation Forms
- Sampling Event Visual Observation Forms
- Annual Comprehensive Site Compliance Evaluation
- Annual Report Questionnaire
Storm Water Sampling Kits & Laboratory Analysis
Permitted facilities are required to collect and analyze storm water samples to identify potential pollutants discharging from industrial activity areas. As part of the annual membership fee, NES provides the following sampling services:
- Storm water collection kits containing necessary sampling bottles, guidance document, observation form, chain of custody, and prepaid shipping labels
- Laboratory analysis for required sampling parameters
- Detailed reports of analytical results
- Best Management Practices (BMP) recommendations
SMARTS Database is used to submit data, reports, and documents to the Water Boards. NES provides the following services on SMARTS Database for our members:
- Change of Information (COI) request preparation
- Ad Hoc Report preparation for storm water sample results
- Document uploading
- Annual Report Questionnaire preparation
- Level 1 ERA Report preparation and submittal assistance
Annual Site Assistance Visits
NES’ Trainers of Record (ToR) provide annual site compliance evaluations for member facilities. Our visits are modeled after formal inspections you may receive from your Regional Water Quality Control Boards or local agencies. NES provides the following services during annual site visits:
- Review of storm water documentation including the site-specific SWPPP and historical records
- Site walk to observe onsite industrial activity areas and implemented BMPs
- Conduct site-specific training for Pollution Prevention Team members during the site walk
- Provide recommendations in a confidential report
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Training Classes and Webinars
NES provides in-person and web-based Storm Water Pollution Prevention training classes throughout the year. Our classes highlight requirements of the Industrial General Permit and how to effectively implement them onsite. These training sessions also provide the opportunity for members to share and discuss which BMPs have been helpful at their facilities, as well as the associated costs.
California Trucking Association (CTA) Membership Benefits
Since 1999, NES has administered the California Trucking Association Compliance Group (CTACG) and the California Trucking Association Storm Water Program (CTASWP). These consulting programs are only available to current CTA members and storm water membership fees are separate from the annual CTA fees. CTACG and CTASWP members receive a reduced membership fee compared to non-CTA members participating in other NES consulting programs.
Transportation facilities participating in the CTA Compliance Group receive a 50% reduction in sampling frequency. Instead of sampling four (4) qualifying storm events per reporting year, Compliance Group members are only required to sample two (2) events. Additional sampling reductions may be available based on your facility’s sampling history. Membership in the CTA Compliance Group is based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code used by your facility. Only CTA members utilizing SIC Codes 4212, 4213, 4214, and 4231 are eligible to participate in the Compliance Group. CTA members utilizing other SIC Codes can participate in the CTASWP.
CTA members who join the CTA Compliance Group or the CTA Storm Water Program for the first time will receive a 10% discount on their first year of storm water program membership. Current CTACG or CTASWP members can also receive a 10% discount on one year of membership by referring another CTA member facility to enroll in the CTACG or CTASWP for the first time.
Current members can also refer up to 10 new facilities to receive an entire year’s membership for free!
Washington Trucking Association (WTA) Membership Benefits
NEW! Participating in the Washington Trucking Association (WTA) Storm Water Program reduces individual member costs and enables a broader understanding of developing and implementing best management practices common to the trucking industry. As the WTA Storm Water Program Leader, NES provides members with the following storm water benefits as part of their annual membership based on the Washington storm water reporting year of January 1st through December 31st:
- Simplified Templates and Forms
- Document Review
- Storm Water Sampling Guidance and Laboratory Analysis
- Storm Water Pollution Prevention Training
- Site Assistance Visits
Other à la carte Services
NES provides storm water consulting services separate from the membership programs, including the following:
- Site Compliance Evaluations
- SWPPP and Site Map Development
- Notice of Intent (NOI) Preparation
- Level 1 ERA Evaluations and Reporting
- Level 2 ERA Evaluations and Reporting
- Site-Specific Storm Water Pollution Prevention Training Classes