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Storm Water Permitting and Compliance

Since 1989, Envirologic’s team of storm water specialists has assisted clients in complying with the Federal Clean Water Act. This federal law regulates the discharge of pollutants into U.S. waterways.

In 1987, Congress required the EPA to develop regulations for storm water discharges through the National Urban Runoff Program. It indicates that “storm water runoff from cities and industrial activities (including construction activities) carried pollutants to our nation’s water bodies.”

As a result of the federal regulations, the State of Michigan began issuing permit coverage in 1994 through the Michigan Storm Water Program. Michigan achieves the goal of protecting and preserving the state’s water bodies, wetlands, and groundwater through pollution prevention measures.

These legislative acts often require industrial facilities and municipalities to obtain permits for their discharge of storm water. Construction sites that disturb one acre or more of land are also required to obtain permits for their storm water discharges. These programs include the Construction Storm Water Program, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) Program, and Industrial Storm Water Program.

Envirologic’s experienced team has the knowledge and skills to provide you with the resources necessary to achieve and demonstrate regulatory compliance.


Envirologic always works with the client’s end goal in mind. We tailor our storm water services to your needs to deliver a wide range of services, including:

  • Development of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit application
  • Soil Erosion and Sediment Control (SESC) Plans and inspection
  • Storm water discharge visual assessments and inspections
  • Storm water sampling
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Short-term characterization studies