USGS Washington Water Science Center
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WA385 - Army Stormwater, Vancouver Barracks - Completed FY1994 - Completed FY1994
Problem - The Water Quality Act of 1987 requires operators of Federal facilities that discharge stormwater associated with industrial activity to obtain a permit under the NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) to control the quality of their stormwater discharge. In response to this, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set up application requirements. The permit applications require watershed, topographic, and hydrologic information for each facility, and the location of outfalls. Information is also required on past hazardous waste spills (if any), and the monitoring of all outfalls during the storm event.
Objectives - The USGS Washington Water Science Center will collect, compile, and analyze the information required for the permit application.
Approach - District personnel will monitor the outfalls using automatic samplers and grab samplers. The data will be interpreted and used to prepare a Stormwater Prevention Plan, develop Best Management Practices, and prepare the permit application for Vancouver Barracks.