A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is a site-specific document that details the risks associated with that site’s industrial activities which could contaminate stormwater leaving that property with pollution. A SWPPP is a plan that provides each industrial facility with the behavioral and structural guidelines necessary to reduce contaminants from entering the storm drains, conveyances, local streams and rivers.
The Municipal SWPPP Inspection Program is designed to assist Prince George’s County’s municipalities who own 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”. All holders of the NPDES “Industrial Permit” are required to develop and implement SWPPPs. DoE compiles SWPPP implementation progress and reports annually to Maryland Department of the Environment.
DoE has developed SWPPPs for the 9 Municipality owned facilities in Prince George’s County. Through technical and inspection assistance, the Municipal SWPPP Inspection Program additionally supports municipal industrial facilities in reducing their environmental impact. DoE compiles SWPPP implementation progress reports annually to send to MDE.
There are currently 9 Municipalities Included in the Municipal SWPPP Program:
- Town of Bladensburg
- Town of Cheverly
- City of College Park
- City of Greenbelt
- City of Hyattsville
- City of Laurel
- City of New Carrolton
- Town of Riverdale Park
- City of Seat Pleasant
Why Some Municipalities Are Not Included in this Program?
The program includes municipalities that meet the following criteria:
- Must have an NPDES Phase II General Permit, this permit is for all municipalities with populations greater than 1,000 and less than 100,000
- Must own property that MDE regulates as industrial facilities
The City of Bowie maintains its own NPDES permits. Regulatory information is found on MDE’s website.