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SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

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Stormwater Management

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PURPOSE AND SCOPE

The University is responsible for planning, operating, monitoring, maintaining, and protecting stormwater facilities and systems at WSU campuses, in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.

Applicability

This SPPM section is applicable to WSU Pullman, WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, and WSU Vancouver.

Regulatory Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) have determined that stormwater pollutants are a major source of surface water pollution in the United States. Federal and state regulations and permits require control and management of stormwater facilities and systems in accordance with the DOE's Eastern and Western Washington Phase II Municipal Primary and Secondary Stormwater Permits (see WAC 173-226-230), and the city or regional ordinances of Pullman, Richland, Spokane, and Vancouver, where applicable.

NOTE: DOE Construction Stormwater General Permit requirements are incorporated into the Eastern and Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Discharge Permits and the Stormwater Management Programs.

Stormwater Management Programs

The University has developed Stormwater Management Programs (SWMPs) for WSU Pullman, WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, and WSU Vancouver.

Refer to the following pages in this section for further information regarding stormwater management at the four WSU campuses:

See below for definitions applicable to the SWMPs.

DEFINITIONS

Stormwater

Stormwater is defined as the portion of precipitation that does not naturally percolate into the ground or evaporate, but instead runs off paved roads and parking lots, roofs, and other impervious surfaces during rainfall or snow melt. Stormwater can also come from hard or saturated grass surfaces, such as lawns, pastures, and playfields, and from gravel roads.

As water runs off these surfaces, it can pick up pollutants, such as oil, fertilizers, pesticides, soil, trash, and animal waste.

Total Maximum Daily Load

A Total Maximum Daily Load (TDML) is a water cleanup process that is a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a water body can receive and still meet applicable water quality standards.

Illicit Discharges

Illicit discharges are prohibited from entering storm sewers and surface waters.

An illicit discharge is defined as any discharge that is not stormwater, that can include but not limited to:

Discharges from emergency fire fighting activities are not considered illicit discharges.

WSU PULLMAN

Reporting Illicit Discharges, Concerns, or Emergencies

Individuals may report illicit discharges, concerns, or emergencies to the campus offices indicated below:

During University Business Hours

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S); telephone 509-335-3041.

Before or After University Business Hours

Facilities Services, Operations; telephone 509-335-9000.

Stormwater Committee

The Stormwater Committee coordinates and makes decisions for the WSU Pullman campus stormwater management system and program to meet the Eastern Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Primary and Secondary Permit requirements and Pullman city ordinances, where applicable.

Stormwater Committee Member Positions

The Stormwater Committee has one chair and several staff representatives.

Chair

The chair position rotates between the following University positions on an annual basis:

Staff Representatives

The following University positions serve as staff representatives to the Stormwater Committee:

Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) Components

The WSU Pullman SWMP has the following components:

Program Document

The most current version of the WSU Pullman SWMP is available to the public from the EH&S website. The University encourages public participation and input in the continued development of the SWMP.
To view the WSU Pullman SWMP, go to EH&S website at:

http://ehs.wsu.edu/ph/StormwaterManagement.html

Responsibilities

The Stormwater Committee coordinates the implementation of the WSU Pullman SWMP and permit components. The following are specific departmental responsibilities. Refer to the SWMP for more details.

Facilities Services, Operations

Facilities Services, Operations is responsible for:

EH&S

EH&S is responsible for:

Facilities Services, Capital

Facilities Services, Capital is responsible for:

Transportation Services

Transportation Services is responsible for:

Housing and Dining Services

Housing and Dining Services is responsible for:

WSU SPOKANE

Reporting lllicit Discharges, Concerns, or Emergencies

Individuals may report illicit discharges, concerns, or emergencies before, during, or after normal University business hours to WSU Spokane (WSUS) EH&S; telephone 509-358-6699; or WSUS Facility Services; telephone 509-358-7994.

Stormwater Management

At the WSU Spokane campus, WSUS EH&S and WSUS Facility Services coordinate and make decisions for the campus stormwater management system and program to meet the Eastern Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Secondary Permit requirements and Spokane city ordinances, where applicable.

SWMP Components

The WSU Spokane SWMP has the following components:

Program Document

The most current version of the WSU Spokane SWMP is available to the public by contacting WSUS Facility Services, telephone 509-358-7994. The University encourages public participation and input in the continued development of the SWMP.

Responsibilities

WSUS EH&S and WSUS Facility Services coordinate the implementation of the WSU Spokane SWMP and permit components. The following are specific departmental responsibilities. Refer to the SWMP for more details.

WSUS EH&S

WSUS EH&S is responsible for:

WSUS Facility Services

WSUS Facility Services is responsible for:

WSUS Campus Development

WSUS Campus Development is responsible for:

WSU TRI-CITIES

Reporting lllicit Discharges, Concerns, or Emergencies

Individuals may report illicit discharges, concerns, or emergencies to the campus offices indicated below:

During University Business Hours

WSU Tri-Cities (WSUTC) EH&S; telephone 509-372-7163.

Before or After University Business Hours

WSUTC Emergency Line; telephone 509-372-7234.

Stormwater Management

At the WSU Tri-Cities (WSUTC) campus, the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration coordinates and makes decisions for the campus stormwater management system and program to meet the Eastern Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Secondary Permit requirements and Tri-Cities regional ordinances, where applicable.

SWMP Components

The WSU Tri-Cities SWMP has the following components:

Program Document

The most current version of the WSU Tri-Cities SWMP is available to the public by contacting WSUTC EH&S; telephone 509-372-7163. The University encourages public participation and input in the continued development of the SWMP.

Responsibilities

The WSU Tri-Cities Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration coordinates the implementation of the WSU Tri-Cities SWMP and permit components. The following are specific departmental responsibilities. Refer to the SWMP for more details.

WSUTC EH&S

WSUTC EH&S is responsible for:

WSUTC Facilities Department

WSUTC Facilities Department is responsible for:

Facilities Services, Capital

Facilities Services, Capital at WSU Pullman is responsible for the following functions at WSU Tri-Cities:

WSUTC Campus Marketing

WSUTC Campus Marketing is responsible for:

WSU VANCOUVER

Reporting lllicit Discharges, Concerns, or Emergencies

Individuals may report illicit discharges, concerns, or emergencies to the campus offices indicated below:

During University Business Hours

WSU Vancouver (WSUV) EH&S; telephone 360-546-9706; or WSUV Facilities Operations; telephone 360-546-9000.

Before or After University Business Hours

WSUV Public Safety; telephone 360-546-9001.

Stormwater Management

At the WSU Vancouver campus, the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations and the Director of Capital Planning coordinate and make decisions for the campus stormwater management system and program to meet the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Secondary Permit requirements and Vancouver city ordinances, where applicable.

SWMP Components

The WSU Vancouver SWMP has the following components:

Program Document

The most current version of the WSU Vancouver SWMP is available to the public from the WSUV Environmental Health and Safety website. The University encourages public participation and input in the continued development of the SWMP.

To view the WSU Vancouver SWMP, go to the WSUV Environmental Health and Safety website at:

http://admin.vancouver.wsu.edu/ehs/environmental-health-safety

Responsibilities

The Director of WSUV Facilities Operations coordinates the implementation of the WSU Vancouver SWMP and permit components. The following are specific departmental responsibilities. Refer to the SWMP for more details.

WSUV Facilities Operations

WSUV Facilities Operations is responsible for:

WSUV EH&S

WSUV EH&S is responsible for:

WSUV Capital Planning and Development

WSUV Capital Planning and Development is responsible for:

WSUV Public Safety

WSUV Public Safety is responsible for illicit discharge detection and elimination enforcement.