An Industry Perspective on Compliance with Storm Water Regulations

An Industry Perspective on Compliance with Storm Water Regulations 
Blair W. Michael and Thomas E. Cooper – Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc. (SSA Journal Volume 8 Number 1 – March 1994 pp. 28 – 31 )

Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc., (LMSC) began a storm water management program at its Sunnyvale, California facility in 1989, prior to federal and state requirements. This proactive stance towards storm water issues has led to a strong and effective program that emphasizes employee and public awareness and education, pollution prevention and source control, and pro-active and cooperative involvement with regulatory agencies in rule development. By assembling a multi-disciplined storm water pollution prevention task team and securing upper management support early in the process, LMSC environmental personnel were able to accomplish the source identification and best management practices (BMPs) development tasks as well as the other required elements of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), all in a timely and costeffective manner. Such accomplishments have resulted in considerable recognition for LMSC’S storm water management program.



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