In June, 1998, the Division of Water Quality of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit (no. NCS000250, for the period June 8, 1998 to May 31, 2003) to NCDOT authorizing the discharge of borrow pit wastewater and stormwater associated with industrial activities. The permit outlines requirements such as Stormwater System Inventory and Prioritization, BMP Retrofits and BMP Toolbox for Roadway Drainage & Construction Sites, Industrial Activities, and Borrow Pit/Waste Pile Activities. In addition, the permit details specific record keeping and reporting requirements.
This research project will provide NCDOT assistance in meeting the following permit requirements:
Analytical monitoring of
- Ferry facility
- Industrial facilities
- Borrow pits
This research will also evaluate the structural Best Management Practices (BMPs) for treating runoff from all 20 sites.
Data elements to be collected include storm criteria and number to be sampled, borrow pit sampling, monitoring description, QA/QC measures, covariates (land use characteristics and tracking) and data analysis.