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NPDES-MS4 Regulatory Inspections
County Industrial Activities
DoE conducts annual visual surveys of commercial and industrial areas by using industrial and commercial land uses and sites that the County has determined to have the potential to contribute significant pollutants. DOE inspectors conduct these visual surveys to discover, document and eliminate pollutant sources in these commercial and industrial areas.
County SWPPP Inspection
The county’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Inspection Program is designed to assist county owned industrial facilities in meeting the mandates of the Maryland Department of Environment’s (MDE) permit entitled the “NPDES General Discharge Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity.” Through technical and inspection assistance, the county SWPPP Inspection Program supports county owned industrial property in reducing their environmental impact.
Municipal SWPPP Inspection
The Municipal Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Inspection Program assists Prince George’s County’s municipalities who own and operate industrial facilities, in meeting the mandates of the Maryland Department of Environment’s (MDE) permit entitled the “NPDES General Discharge Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity.” Through technical and inspection assistance, the Municipal SWPPP Inspection Program supports Municipal owned industrial properties in reducing their environmental impact.
DoE inspectors are tasked with conducting inspections of the storm drainage outfall structures throughout the County. These outfalls discharge water runoff from the roadway and surrounding properties into the County’s streams and waterways. Inspections are performed to identify and report any possible pollutant discharge, structural failures to the outfall structure itself, and condition of the stream channel.
Private Best Management Practices Inspection
There are over 4,000 privately-owned and maintained Best Management Practices (BMPs) located throughout Prince George’s County located on private residential and commercial properties.
Water Quality Complaints
DoE inspectors investigate and address water quality complaints from service requests submitted by residents through the PGC311 Call Center concerning illicit discharge or dumping of automotive fluids, household hazardous waste, and other toxic fluids into the County’s storm drain systems and waterways.