According to section 402(p) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) all storm water discharges associated with industrial activity to waters of the United States should be authorized by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit. This regulation was modified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to include storm water discharges from construction activities provided that these activities result in disturbing over five acres of land area. As part of the permit, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SW3Ps) are required to be provided and implemented. This research examines the impact of construction stormwater by examining the biological health of a receiving stream. Biological assessment is primarily performed by monitoring the Benthic Macroinvertebrate community at the receiving stream. Microtox acute toxicity tests are currently undertaken to accompany these results.
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 24th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference - Houston, TX, USA|
Duration: Apr 6 1997 → Apr 9 1997
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1997 24th Annual Water Resources Planning and Management Conference|
|City||Houston, TX, USA|
|Period||04/6/97 → 04/9/97|