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Chapter Eight

Chapter 8 - Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping MCM 

8.0             Introduction 

The pollution prevention and good housekeeping minimum control measure is the last of six measures the operator of a Phase II regulated municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) is required to include in its stormwater management program to meet the conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. 

According to the EPA, the pollution prevention and good housekeeping minimum control measure is a key element of the MS4 stormwater management program.  This measure requires the MS4 Operator to examine and subsequently alter their own actions to help ensure a reduction in the amount and type of pollution generated from the City’s operational areas.  Areas of concern include the Logansport Municipal Utilities, Water Treatment Facility, Wastewater Treatment Facility, Street Department, Parks Department, City Building, City Cemetery, Fire Department, and other MS4 operational area.  The pollution prevention and good housekeeping measure is meant to improve or protect receiving water quality by altering municipal or facilities operations.

Each section of this plan describes a Best Management Practice (BMP).  Each BMP is accompanied by its own implementation schedule.  The implementation schedule informs the MS4 Operator and their designated personnel of the tasks to complete for each year.  The MS4 Operator will require that the parties responsible for each pollution prevention and good housekeeping measure record and report annually on the items to be tracked so that the MS4 Operator may include them in the annual report to IDEM. 

Measurable Goal: The pollution prevention and good housekeeping measure is meant to improve or protect receiving water quality by altering municipal facilities operations. The pollution prevention and good housekeeping program aims to reduce the amount of stormwater pollution currently caused within operational areas of Logansport by 10%.  The goal is to achieve the 10% reduction by the end of the 5-year permit term. 

The following is the pollution prevention and good housekeeping program. 

8.1       Maintenance Activities, Schedules, and Inspection of BMPs           

            The following pollution prevention and good housekeeping measures include procedures for inspection, waste material removal, and record keeping for the City of Logansport.  The intent of this section is to reduce floatables and other pollutants discharged from the storm sewer system.

8.1.1   Litter Pick-Up 

Currently, Logansport has a Litter Pick-Up program established. During the summer months, community corrections people clean up litter along roadways, ditches, and operational areas. The litter they gather is placed into large garbage bags and left along the roadways for collection by the City Street Department crew. The foreman records on a log sheet the number of bags collected. The foreman also inspects the areas for any missed debris.   

The following is the proposed Litter Pick-Up program for all operational areas within the City of Logansport.  

Logansport will continue its Litter Pick-Up program currently in place.  In addition, personnel within all operational areas will begin collecting litter and debris on a minimum of a monthly basis.  The dates when materials are collected will be estimated and recorded.  These findings will be included in the annual report to IDEM.  Materials collected will be disposed of in accordance with Section 8.3 of this chapter. 

8.1.1.1      Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of Litter Pick-Up program will be the responsibility of the Logansport Street Department. The following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004): Approve the proposed Litter Pick-Up program identified above. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): Identify areas and develop procedures for the collection, hauling, recording dates, and disposing of litter and debris.

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006):  Implement the procedures established in Year 2 and report on all findings. 

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007):  Review the previous year’s procedures, revising them as necessary, and proceed with the litter pick-up program.

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008):  Review the previous year’s procedures, revising them as necessary, and proceed with the litter pick-up program.

8.1.1.2      Items to be Tracked 

The following item will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Number of litter pick-up events. 

8.1.2   Stormwater Structure and Conveyance Cleaning, Inspection, and Maintenance  

Currently, the City of Logansport, through the Logansport Municipal Utilities Water and Wastewater Departments, cleans stormwater structures from spring to fall utilizing two Vactor units. After cleaning, each structure is inspected for needed repairs. The type, location, cubic yards of materials removed, and the condition of each structure is included in the end of year Annual Report to the Stormwater Management Board at the end of the year. 

The following is the proposed Stormwater Structure and Conveyance Inspection, Cleaning, and Maintenance program for all operational areas within the City Logansport. 

MS4 Structure and Conveyance Cleaning and Inspection: Cleaning of the stormwater structures and conveyances will begin in the spring and continue through the fall. Once a structure or conveyance has been cleaned, the structure will then be inspected for needed repairs. The type, location, cubic yards of materials cleaned, and condition of the structure or conveyance will be recorded. All material will be disposed of in accordance with Section 8.3 of this chapter. At the end of the year, the amount of materials collected and disposed of will be included in the annual report to IDEM.  

MS4 Structure and Conveyance Maintenance, Repairs, and Improvements:  Repairs or improvements to MS4 stormwater structures and conveyances will be performed an as-needed basis.  All maintenance, repairs, and improvements will be recorded, including the location and type of work performed. At the end of the year, the number of MS4 structures and conveyances maintained, repaired or otherwise improved upon will be included in the annual report to IDEM. 

8.1.2.1      Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of Stormwater Structure and Conveyance Inspection, Cleaning and Maintenance program will be the responsibility of the Logansport Municipal Utilities.  The following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004):  Approve the proposed Stormwater Structure and Conveyance Inspection, Cleaning and Maintenance program identified above. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005):  Review mapped MS4 Structures and Conveyances.  Create an annual timeline for cleanings and inspections, giving priority to areas of known concern.  Clean and inspect those structures and conveyances listed in current year’s timeline.  Make repairs and improvements as necessary. 

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006):  Update the number and location of all known MS4 Structures and Conveyances, as necessary.  Create a new timeline for Year 3 and clean and inspect those structures and conveyances listed in the Year 3 timeline.  Make repairs and improvements as necessary. 

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007):  Update the number and location of all known MS4 Structures and Conveyances, as necessary.  Create a new timeline for Year 4 and clean and inspect those structures and conveyances listed in the Year 4 timeline.  Make repairs and improvements as necessary. 

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): Update the number and location of all known MS4 Structures and Conveyances, as necessary.  Create a new timeline for Year 5 and clean and inspect those structures and conveyances listed in the Year 5 timeline.  Make repairs and improvements as necessary. 

8.1.2.2   Items to be Tracked 

The following items will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Number, type, and location of all known MS4 structures and conveyances cleaned and inspected;

·         Amount of material collected; and

·         Number, type, and location of all MS4 structures and conveyances repaired or otherwise improved upon.

8.1.3       Pavement Sweeping 

Currently, the City’s Street Department starts their pavement-sweeping program in late winter when street edges become free of snow and ice, continuing through leaf collection season which typically ends in December.  During the course of one year every street gets swept an average of seven (7) times.  All downtown streets get swept once a week. State Highways are swept at least twelve (12) times during the year. All debris that is picked up each day is reported to the main office where an ongoing yearly log sheet is kept for the Annual Report.  

The following is the proposed Pavement Sweeping program for all operational areas within the City of Logansport. 

The City of Logansport will continue its pavement sweeping programs and procedures currently in place.  All collected waste will be disposed of in accordance with Section 8.3 of this chapter.  The City will, as a requirement of this SWQMP, continue to record the amount of debris that is disposed of and report to the MS4 Operator so that it may be included in the annual report to IDEM.   

8.1.3.1      Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of Street Sweeping program will be the responsibility of the Logansport Street Department.  The following schedule will be pursued.

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004): Approve the proposed Pavement Sweeping program identified above. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): Establish procedures for recording and reporting the amount of materials collected to the MS4 Operator.  Continue current pavement sweeping program. 

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006): Update and improve upon the current pavement sweeping program as necessary, continuing the current or revised program throughout the year.  

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007): Update and improve upon the current pavement sweeping program as necessary, continuing the current or revised program throughout the year. 

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): Update and improve upon the current pavement sweeping program as necessary, continuing the current or revised program throughout the year.

8.1.3.2      Items to be Tracked 

The following item will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Amount of material collected.

8.1.4       Roadside Shoulder and Ditch Stabilization 

Currently, Logansport does not have a formal program established for this activity. However, they do perform work along the shoulders and ditches on an as needed basis.  

The following is the proposed Roadside Shoulder and Ditch Stabilization program for all operational areas within the City of Logansport.  

The roadside shoulder and ditch stabilization inspections will begin in the spring once the snow has melted and the areas of concern are clear for inspection.  Roadways with shoulders or ditches will be inspected for possible maintenance work.  Examples of possible maintenance include, but are not limited to: shoulder damage due to snow plowing and tire rutting, shoulder roadbed failure, ditches not draining properly, ditch side slope failure and channel erosion.  Maintenance and repairs will be prioritized and then scheduled. All work performed will then be recorded and included in the annual report to IDEM.

 8.1.4.1      Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of Roadside Shoulder and Ditch Stabilization program will be the responsibility of the MS4 Operator who will coordinate the program with the Logansport Street Department and the Logansport Municipal Utilities  The following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004): Approve the proposed Roadside Shoulder and Ditch Stabilization program identified above. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): Identify and locate all known roads with shoulders or ditches.  Create an annual timeline for inspecting these roadways, giving priority to areas of known concern.  Inspect roads listed in the current year’s timeline.  Make repairs and improvements as necessary.

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006): Update the number and location of all known roads with shoulders or ditches, as necessary.  Create a new timeline and inspect roads listed in current year’s timeline. Make repairs and improvements as necessary. 

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007): Update the number and location of all known roads with shoulders or ditches, as necessary.  Create a new timeline and inspect roads listed in current year’s timeline. Make repairs and improvements as necessary. 

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): Update the number and location of all known roads with shoulders or ditches, as necessary.  Create a new timeline and inspect roads listed in current year’s timeline. Make repairs and improvements as necessary. 

8.1.4.2      Items to be Tracked 

The following items will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Estimated linear footage and the location of all known roads with shoulders and ditches; and

·         Estimated linear footage and the location of all known roads with shoulders and ditches stabilized.

8.1.5       Roadside Vegetation Care 

Currently, Logansport does not have a formal program established for this activity. However, they do perform work on roadside vegetation on an as needed basis.  

The following is the proposed Roadside Vegetation Care program for all operational areas within the City of Logansport.  

The roadside vegetation care inspections will begin in the spring once the snow has melted and the areas of concern are clear for inspection.  Roadside vegetation will be inspected for possible maintenance needs.  Examples of possible maintenance include, but are not limited to: vegetation damage due to snow plowing, tire rutting, utility dig-ups during the fall and winter, and poor drainage. Maintenance and repairs will be prioritized and then scheduled. All work performed will then be recorded.  

8.1.5.1      Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of Roadside Vegetation Care program will be the responsibility of the MS4 Operator who will coordinate the program with the Logansport Street Department and the Logansport Municipal Utilities.  The following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004):  Approve the proposed Roadside Vegetation Care program identified above. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): Create an annual timeline for inspecting of roadside vegetation, giving priority to areas of known concern.  Inspect areas with roadside vegetation in the current year’s timeline.  Remediate or make other improvements as necessary. 

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006): Create a new timeline and inspect those roads listed in the current year’s timeline.  Remediate or make other improvements as necessary. 

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007): Create a new timeline and inspect those roads listed in the current year’s timeline.  Remediate or make other improvements as necessary. 

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): Create a new timeline and inspect those roads listed in the current year’s timeline.  Remediate or make other improvements as necessary. 

8.1.5.2      Items to be Tracked 

The following item will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Estimated linear footage and the location of vegetated roadsides inspected; and

·         Estimated linear footage and the location of vegetated roadsides remediated or otherwise improved.

8.1.6       Outfall Scouring Inspection and Remediation 

Currently, the City inspects each known outfall at least one time per year. This initial inspection occurs later in the spring after the rains have subsided and the river levels are down low enough that a person can safely perform the inspection. The outfall is inspected for possible scouring or erosion around the conduit and adjacent conveyance embankment, the condition of the trash rack, and general condition of the surrounding area. Accumulated debris is cleaned from the outfall trash rack and conduit and hauled away. The conditions of the outfall and the amount of debris hauled away are recorded on the inspection sheet.  The MS4 Operator reviews the inspection sheet, then prioritizes and schedules any necessary work for the outfalls. The required work is performed, the work inspected by the MS4 Operator, and a written report of said work is recorded.  All outfalls that required repairs due to scouring are recorded for the Annual Report to the Stormwater Management Board.  

The following is the proposed Outfall Scouring Inspection and Remediation program for all operational areas within the City of Logansport. 

The City of Logansport will continue its outfall scouring inspection and remediation program and procedures currently in place. All collected waste will be disposed of in accordance with Section 8.3 of this chapter. The City will, as a requirement of this SWQMP, continue to record the amount of debris that they dispose of and report to the MS4 Operator so that it may be included in the annual report to IDEM.   

8.1.6.1      Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of Outfall Scouring Inspection and Remediation program will be the responsibility of the MS4 Operator.  The following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004): Approve the proposed Outfall Scouring Inspection and Remediation program identified above. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): Create an annual timeline for inspecting all mapped outfalls (as identified in Chapter 5, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination), giving priority to areas of known concern. Inspect those outfalls listed in the current year’s timeline. Make repairs and improvements as necessary. 

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006): Update the number and location of all mapped outfalls, as necessary.  Create a new timeline and inspect those outfalls listed in the current year’s timeline.  Make repairs and improvements as necessary. 

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007): Update the number and location of all mapped outfalls, as necessary.  Create a new timeline and inspect those outfalls listed in the current year’s timeline.  Make repairs and improvements as necessary. 

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): Update the number and location of all mapped outfalls, as necessary.  Create a new timeline and inspect those outfalls listed in the current year’s timeline.  Make repairs and improvements as necessary. 

8.1.6.2      Items to be Tracked 

The following items will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Number and location of outfalls inspected for scouring conditions; and

·         Number and location of outfalls repaired.

8.2             Controls for Minimizing Pollutants from Operational Areas 

The following pollution prevention and good housekeeping measures include procedures for reducing or eliminating the discharge of pollutants for the City of Logansport. 

8.2.1       Salt and Sand Storage and Application 

Currently, the Logansport Street Department stores its salt and sand inside of a building at a location between 6th and 7th Streets and north of Race Street. The building has an asphalt floor with one large door for the front-end loader to enter. The building can hold up to 1,200 tons of material. Rain and snow cannot get inside. The material stays dry until loaded into trucks.  

Logansport uses a salt and sand mixture for treating streets when they have snow or ice. The mixture ratio is one part salt to three parts sand. The amount of salt and sand used for street treatment will be recorded for the Annual Report. The Street Superintendent will be responsible for the records. Any salt and sand remaining after the winter season will remain in the salt and sand building for future use. 

The following is the proposed Salt and Sand Storage and Application controls for all operational areas within the City of Logansport.  

All salt and sand will continue to be stored in a covered structure. Salt and sand that is spilled outside of the covered facility but within the operational area will be swept up following the snow or ice event.  The amount of salt and sand used will be documented and included in the annual report to IDEM. 

8.2.1.1      Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of Salt and Sand Storage and Application controls will be the responsibility of the Logansport Street Department.  The following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004): Approve the Salt and Sand Storage and Application controls identified above. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): Develop procedures for the delivery, storage, disbursement and cleanup of salt and sand applications. 

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006): Implement procedures for the delivery, storage, disbursement and cleanup of salt and sand applications. 

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007): Review the previous year’s procedures for the delivery, storage, disbursement and cleanup of salt and sand applications.  Implement the existing or revised procedures. 

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): Review the previous year’s procedures for the delivery, storage, disbursement and cleanup of salt and sand applications.  Implement the existing or revised procedures. 

8.2.1.2      Items to be Tracked 

The following items will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Number and location of salt and sand storage facilities; and

·         Estimated amount of salt and sand applied throughout the year.

8.2.2       Designated Snow Disposal Areas 

Currently, the City of Logansport, through the Logansport Municipal Utility, stores excess snow in a designated area. This storage area detains all sediments offsite, thus keeping the nearby streams and stormwater lines clear of this debris, and is for LMU use only. Upon extreme snowfall occasions, the City of Logansport Street Department has also utilized this storage area.  Under typical snowfall conditions, the Street Department does not haul and store snow. 

Once the winter snows have subsided, and the snow storage area has a chance to dry, LMU personnel will inspect the site to determine if any debris remains. Should there be an accumulation of debris, then the LMU personnel will clean the site.  

The following is the proposed Snow Disposal controls for all operational areas within the City of Logansport.  

The City of Logansport may establish additional areas designated for snow disposal that have minimum potential for pollutants to runoff and impact the stormwater system, aside from LMU’s designated area. Following the snowmelt, remaining debris will be collected and disposed of in accordance with Section 8.3 of this chapter. 

8.2.2.1      Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of Snow Disposal controls will be the responsibility of the MS4 Operator who will coordinate the program with the Logansport Street Department and the Logansport Municipal Utilities.  The following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004): Approve the Snow Disposal controls identified above. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): Investigate the need for additional locations for storing excess amounts of snow. 

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006): Establish a designated and additional snow disposal area, if needed.  Store excess snow at this location if developed. 

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007): Review the effectiveness of the existing designated disposal area, making changes as necessary, storing excess snow at the current designated or newly designated area if necessary.

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): Review the effectiveness of  the existing designated disposal area, making changes as necessary, storing excess snow at the current designated or newly designated area if necessary. 

8.2.2.2      Items to be Tracked 

The following items will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Number and location of areas used for disposal; and

·         Amount of material collected and disposed of following the snowmelt.

8.2.3       Containment Facilities for Accidental Pollution 

Currently, all above-ground tanks within the City of Logansport have either an earthen embankment or a concrete enclosure around the entire site. This includes fuel and oil storage areas. Logansport Fire Department personnel and LMU employees conduct yearly inspections on these structures. All tanks and containers are identified and stored in their appropriate areas. 

Outside storage is specifically spelled out in the existing and currently enforced Zoning Ordinance – 504.08.  This ordinance outlines the outdoor storage regulations.  Zoning Ordinance 504.09 outlines the fencing standards to follow.

The following is the proposed Accidental Pollution controls for all operational areas within the City of Logansport.  

The City of Logansport will continue with its current accidental pollution controls and, as a requirement of this SWQMP, require that all future above ground storage tanks have containment structure enclosures designed to meet current OSHA, State, and local codes. 

8.2.3.1      Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of Accidental Pollution controls will be the responsibility of the MS4 Operator.  The following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004): Approve the proposed Accidental Pollution controls identified above. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): Identify storage areas of concentrated solutions, acids, alkalies, salts, oils or other polluting materials.  Ensure that all new storage areas have containment structure enclosures designed to meet current OSHA, State, and local codes. 

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006): Evaluate alternatives for providing containment for the identified storage areas in Year 2.  Ensure that all new storage areas have containment structure enclosures designed to meet current OSHA, State, and local codes. 

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007): Prioritize the implementation of retrofitting existing facilities with containment measures, based on areas of most concern.  Ensure that all new storage areas have containment structure enclosures designed to meet current OSHA, State, and local codes.

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): Continue the implementation of retrofitting existing facilities with containment measures, based on areas of most concern.  Ensure that all new storage areas have containment structure enclosures designed to meet current OSHA, State, and local codes. 

8.2.3.2      Items to be Tracked

The following items will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·        Number and location of existing storage facilities;

        Number and location of storage facilities that have containment for accidental releases; and 

·       Number and location of storage facilities retrofitted for containment for accidental releases this year. 

8.2.4       Spill Prevention and Response when Fueling 

Currently, the Cass County EMA (CCEMA), EMS, and Logansport Fire Department (LFD) are the primary responding agencies for spill prevention and response.  LMU assists on an advisory capacity.  

The CCEMA and LFD inspect all establishments for safety, fire prevention, hazardous materials, and spill prevention.  All inspections are recorded, potential problems identified, and remedial actions recommended.  

It has been included in the training of CCEMA and LFD responders that spills are to be remediated from the site, not offsite, and definitely not into the nearby sewer system.  

The following is the proposed Operating Procedures for Spill Prevention and Clean up When Fueling for all operational areas for the City Logansport.  

In addition to their current operating procedures for spill prevention and clean up when fueling, City of Logansport will further prohibit unattended filling of gasoline or diesel tanks.  They will also require facilities to store absorbent materials near areas where fueling activities occur.  Waste will be disposed of in accordance with Section 8.3 of this chapter. Spills will be recorded and the appropriate authority will be notified in accordance with procedures outlined in the Illicit Discharge Ordinance. 

8.2.4.1      Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of Operating Procedures for Spill Prevention and Clean up When Fueling will be the responsibility of the MS4 Operator..  The following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004): Approve the proposed Operating Procedures for Spill Prevention and Clean up When Fueling identified above.

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): Establish procedures for recording and reporting spills.   

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006): Update and improve upon current spill prevention procedures, continuing the current or revised program throughout the year. 

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007): Update and improve upon current spill prevention procedures, continuing the current or revised program throughout the year. 

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): Update and improve upon current spill prevention procedures, continuing the current or revised program throughout the year.

8.2.4.2   Items to be Tracked 

The following items will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Number and location of spills while fueling; and

·         Number and location of spills, while fueling that were properly contained.

8.2.5       BMP for Vehicular Maintenance Areas

Currently, scheduled vehicle and equipment maintenance is routinely performed inside the City Garage and the LMU maintenance garage on Bringhurst Street. These facilities have concrete floors sloped towards floor drains. The floor drains discharge into the sanitary sewer system. Unfortunately, vehicle and equipment breakdowns normally occur in the field causing a number of breakdowns that require repairs to be performed on streets or parking lots. The equipment operator notifies the supervisor who then notifies the LMU Wastewater Department.  The LMU personnel then are dispatched to verify that precautions are in place to prevent spills or accidental discharges from any impervious surfaces. 

In addition, the City and LMU make every attempt to replace hazardous chemicals utilized with those that are non-hazardous, easily biodegradable, and more environmentally friendly. 

The following is the proposed BMP for Vehicular Maintenance Areas for all operational areas within the City of Logansport.  

The City of Logansport and LMU will continue their current vehicular maintenance procedures.  All collected waste will be disposed of in accordance with Section 8.3 of this chapter.  The City of Logansport and LMU will be required to record the amount of fluids that they disposed of, or recycle, and report to the MS4 Operator so that it may be included in the annual report to IDEM. 

8.2.5.1      Implementation Schedule

The implementation of BMPs for Vehicular Maintenance Areas will be the responsibility of the MS4 Operator who will coordinate the program with the Logansport Street Department and the Logansport Municipal Utilities. The following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004): Approve the proposed BMPs for Vehicular Maintenance Areas identified above. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): Establish procedures for recording and reporting the amount of fluids disposed of, or recycled, to the MS4 Operator.  Continue current vehicular maintenance procedures. 

 Year 3 (ending Nov 2006): Update and improve upon the current vehicular maintenance procedures as necessary, continuing the current or revised procedures throughout the year.   

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007): Update and improve upon the current vehicular maintenance procedures as necessary, continuing the current or revised procedures throughout the year.   

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): Update and improve upon the current vehicular maintenance procedures as necessary, continuing the current or revised procedures throughout the year.   

8.2.5.2      Items to be Tracked 

The following items will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Number and location of facilities that perform on-site vehicular maintenance properly;

·         Amount of material collected and disposed of; and

·         Amount of material recycled.

8.2.6       Operational Wash Water Controls 

Currently, the City has a vehicle and equipment wash station at the Street Department Garage.  The wash station is on a concrete slab that drains to the sanitary sewer.   

The following is the proposed Operational Wash Water Controls for all operational areas within the City of Logansport. 

The City of Logansport will continue its current vehicular and equipment washing procedures. Appropriate containment measures will be employed to keep pollutants from entering stormwater conveyance systems. 

Hydrodemolition waste will also be prohibited from entering stormwater runoff. 

8.2.6.1      Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of Operational Wash Water Controls will be the responsibility of the MS4 Operator who will coordinate the program with the Logansport Street Department and the Logansport Municipal Utilities. The following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004): Approve the proposed Operational Wash Water and Hydrodemolition controls identified above. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): Develop procedures for ensuring that all washing facilities and hydrodemolition activities drain to the sanitary sewer system. 

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006): Ensure that all washing facilities and hydrodemolition activities drain to the sanitary sewer system. 

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007): Ensure that all washing facilities and hydrodemolition activities drain to the sanitary sewer system. 

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): Ensure that all washing facilities and hydrodemolition activities drain to the sanitary sewer system. 

8.2.6.2      Items to be Tracked

The following items will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Number and location of wash facilities;

·         Number and location of hydrodemolition activities; and

·         Number and location of hydrodemolition activities properly contained.

8.2.7       Minimization of Pesticide and Fertilizer Usage 

Currently, the City of Logansport conducts a mosquito-spraying program during the summer months of the year. All employees are adequately trained to apply, handle, store, mix, load, transport, and dispose of pesticides. The City keeps the minimum amount of the pesticide on hand and only during the mosquito-spraying season.  

The City’s Street Department uses fertilizer when there is a vegetation repair patch that needs to be seeded. The City only keeps enough fertilizer on hand to apply to the vegetation repair patches. It is stored, handled, and disposed of per the manufacturer’s recommendations.  The City Parks Department uses fertilizer in various areas of the park system, for example on the baseball, softball, and soccer fields. The Parks Department also keeps only enough fertilizer available to apply to the grounds designated for fertilization. The Parks Department’s fertilizer is also stored, handled, and disposed of per the manufacturer’s recommendations. 

The following is the proposed BMPs for the Minimization of Pesticide and Fertilizer Use for all operational areas within the City Logansport.  

In addition to the procedures already being carried out by the City and the Parks Department, pesticides and fertilizers will be used, applied, handled, stored, mixed, loaded, transported and disposed of via office of the Indiana State Chemists Guidance Requirements.  All applications and disposals will be recorded and reported to the MS4 Operator to be included in the annual report to IDEM. 

8.2.7.1      Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of BMPs for the Minimization of Pesticide and Fertilizer Use will be the responsibility of MS4 OperatorThe following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004): Approve the proposed BMPs for the Minimization of Pesticide and Fertilizer Use identified above. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): Develop procedures for using, applying, handling, storing, mixing, loading, transporting and disposing of pesticides and fertilizers in accordance with the Indiana State Chemists Guidance Requirements. 

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006): Implement procedures for using, applying, handling, storing, mixing, loading, transporting and disposing of pesticides and fertilizers in accordance with the Indiana State Chemists Guidance Requirements. 

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007): Update, if necessary, and continue procedures for using, applying, handling, storing, mixing, loading, transporting and disposing of pesticides and fertilizers in accordance with the Indiana State Chemists Guidance Requirements. 

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): Update, if necessary, and continue procedures for using, applying, handling, storing, mixing, loading, transporting and disposing of pesticides and fertilizers in accordance with the Indiana State Chemists Guidance Requirements. 

8.2.7.2      Items to be Tracked 

The following items will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Amount, type, location, and estimated square footage where pesticides were used; and

·         Amount, type, location, and estimated square footage where fertilizers were used;

·         Amount and type of pesticides and fertilizers disposed of; including their method of disposal.

8.2.8       Proper Disposal of Animal Wastes 

Currently, the City of Logansport does not have a Canine Park, or any other operational areas with a concentration of animal waste.   

If a canine park or other operational areas with a concentration of animal waste is permitted, it will not be allowed to be built any closer than 150 feet from a surface water body. After the first related facility is permitted, the City will develop a program for the proper disposal of animal waste. The implementation schedule will be the responsibility of the MS4 Operator. 

8.3              Waste Disposal from MS4 Systems and Operational Areas 

The following pollution prevention and good housekeeping measures include procedures for implementing proper Waste Disposal from MS4 Systems and Operational Areas within the City of Logansport. 

Currently the City of Logansport does not operate under a formal waste disposal program for their MS4 systems and operational areas. 

The following is the proposed BMPs for the implementation of the proper disposal of wastes generated from MS4 systems and operational areas within the City of Logansport.  

All materials removed from separate storm sewer systems and operational areas, including dredge spoil, accumulated sediments, floatables, and debris must be recycled or reused or disposed of in accordance with applicable solid waste disposal regulations adhered to by the Cass County Solid Waste District Landfill. 

Hazardous waste will be disposed of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations. 

8.4             Flood Management and Stormwater Quality Standards 

The following pollution prevention and good housekeeping measures include procedures for implementing Flood Management and Stormwater Quality Standards for the City of Logansport. 

Currently, the City of Logansport does not have any MS4 operated retention or detention basins to implement flood management or stormwater quality standards. Any new construction will follow the guidelines outlined in Chapter 7, Post-Construction Run-off Control MCM. 

8.5             Annual Training of MS4 Personnel 

The following pollution prevention and good housekeeping measures include procedures for training existing and new employees for the City of Logansport. 

Current Employee Training: Current employees whose work could affect stormwater quality, including but not limited to: city maintenance staff, janitorial personnel, and police and fire personnel, will be required to complete training on stormwater related policies, programs, and procedures.  This training will be documented and retained.  

During subsequent years current employees whose work could affect stormwater quality will be required to complete annual refresher training in various areas affecting stormwater quality and how it relates to their job.  This training will be documented and retained.  

Employees will be trained on topics, including but not limited to: proper disposal of hazardous waste, vegetative waste handling, fertilizer and pesticide application and the function of implemented BMPs. 

New Employee Training: New employees whose work could affect stormwater quality will be required to complete training on stormwater related policies, programs, and procedures.  The training will take place within the first two months of employment with the City or related governmental entity with authority within the Logansport City Limits.  This training will be documented and retained.  

Employees will be trained on topics, including but not limited to: proper disposal of hazardous waste, vegetative waste handling, fertilizer and pesticide application and the function of implemented BMPs. 

8.5.1    Implementation Schedule 

The implementation of the Annual Training of MS4 Personnel program will be the responsibility of the MS4 OperatorThe following schedule will be pursued. 

Year 1 (ending Nov 2004): The City will begin to develop training policy and procedures for all of the programs developed within this chapter. 

Year 2 (ending Nov 2005): The City will implement training policy and procedures, and develop training methods for employees.  

Year 3 (ending Nov 2006): The City will begin training employees. 

Year 4 (ending Nov 2007): The City will continue training employees. 

Year 5 (ending Nov 2008): The City will evaluate the policies, procedures, and training methods; and begin implementing any recommended changes. 

8.5.2    Items to be Tracked 

The following items will be recorded on the corresponding reporting form located at the end of this chapter. 

·         Number and names of new employees trained in stormwater quality related policies and procedures.  

·         Number and names of current employees trained in stormwater quality related policies and procedures. 

8.6       Consistency with the CSOOP and the LTCP 

The City of Logansport’s Combined Sewer Overflow Operational Plan (CSOOP) and Long-Term Control Plan (LTCP) have been reviewed for their provisions on good housekeeping and pollution prevention. It was found that both plans mentioned such areas as catch basin cleaning, street sweeping, leaf pick up, recycling, and hazardous waste collection; however, this SWQMP provides the means necessary for implementing and tracking such activities. 

In conclusion, the efforts of this SWQMP, which aim to improve or protect receiving water quality by altering municipal or facilities operations, are not in conflict with nor a duplication of either the City of Logansport’s LTCP or their CSOOP.  Rather, the pollution prevention and good housekeeping measures of this SWQMP compliment such efforts of the City’s LTCP and CSOOP.

 

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