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Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory compliance is a critical driver for any stormwater program. It ensures communities improve the water quality in their lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, and reservoirs. Absent compliance, communities subject themselves to possible fines, consent orders, and other regulatory enforcement action. Gannett Fleming helps our clients understand their obligations under federal, state, and local regulations, and develops sustainable solutions that ensure stormwater infrastructure and related water quality programs are in alignment with the appropriate regulatory permits.

Our Experience

The complex regulatory landscape is continually evolving, and as such, can be a moving target. Gannett Fleming remains abreast of stormwater legislation, keeping a finger on the pulse of regulation and how it affects our clients’ projects and programs. Our expertise in national legislation, such as the Clean Water Act, Total Maximum Daily Loads, and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, combined with our in-depth knowledge of state and local regulations, helps our clients stay ahead of the curve. When you rely on our team to help you navigate the regulatory labyrinth, remain compliant, and avoid costly sanctions and fines, you’re better able to focus on the core priorities of your business.

A Holistic Approach for the Ripple Effect
While regulatory compliance can be a primary driver of your stormwater investments, it can have a ripple effect into other areas, such as asset management, system maintenance, and even staffing. For this reason, a holistic approach to any stormwater program is imperative. Gannett Fleming offers a team of experts, including engineers, scientists, GIS analysts, landscape architects, and field technicians, to help you remain compliant with the regulations that govern your stormwater interests. Our professionals help you identify and prioritize compliance gaps and develop strategies to not only manage or close the gaps to achieve and maintain permit compliance, but also to find long-term, sustainable means to properly fund the effort.

Meeting Your MS4 Needs
One of the largest issues facing our clients today is Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permitting. We provide support in the pursuit and maintenance of MS4 compliance in a way that best meets your needs—whether a general permit or an individual permit tailored to address specific concerns in your watershed. In either case, Gannett Fleming will ensure your stormwater program meets the minimum control measures (MCM) established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, including public education and outreach, public participation and involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site runoff control, post-construction runoff control, and pollution prevention/good housekeeping.

Regulatory Permitting and Compliance Services:

  • Construction activities
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Drone mapping and assessment capabilities
  • Geographic information systems mapping
  • Grant applications
  • Industrial facilities
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System 
  • Mock environmental audits
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
  • Program management 
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPP)
  • Total Maximum Daily Load modeling / planning.

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