Can your stormwater management program endure the storm?
Large municipalities have been under stormwater permits in some cases for over 15 years, while many smaller municipalities are nearing the end of their first 5-year permit term. To ensure that these municipalities are complying with their permit requirements, EPA and some states have been conducting audits to assess compliance.
How can you, as a municipal stormwater program manager, prepare for these EPA audits and minimize your risk? By conducting your own audit! Important topics to be addressed include:
Why EPA conducts municipal stormwater audits,
What EPA typically looks for during audits,
Lessons learned from past EPA audits,
How and why you should conduct a self-audit of your stormwater program, and
Tools to use during your self audit.