Stormwater Source Control Inspection Program
Which businesses/sites does Source Control affect?
What do Source Control inspections consist of?
Per PAMC 13.63.275, the City of Port Angeles is now conducting inspections of commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities for proper implementation of Source Control best management practices (BMPs). BMPs may include operational procedures and structural actions. Examples include proper storage and containment of chemicals, spill cleanup, and maintaining clean dumpster areas. A full list of Source Control BMPs based on potential pollutant-generating activities can be found in the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington, Volume IV.
What are Source Control best management practices (BMPs)?
Preparing for your Source Control Inspection
- Does the inspection take place outside or inside?
The inspection will focus mostly on outdoor areas however, certain indoor areas will also be inspected.
- Who needs to be present for a Source Control inspection?
A qualified representative of your business/site. This is usually an owner or manager who has access to and knowledge of your site and operations.
- How often do inspections take place?
Typically, once every five years. Certain types of businesses/sites presenting greater risks for impacting stormwater may require more frequent inspections. Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination (IDDE) complaints made against any business/site may also necessitate additional inspections.