Florida Boatyards & Marinas
The complexities of stormwater pollution discharge regulations can be confusing and daunting for marina and boatyard personnel. They’re required to implement practices that reduce toxic discharge and prevent pollutants associated with industrial activities from entering stormwater discharges.
Industrial activity within marinas and boatyards—routine cleaning, boat repair/handling/storage, equipment maintenance and other activities—combined with detrimental weather conditions common to Florida—lead to extreme pollution of stormwater systems and waterways.
NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) is a provision of the Clean Water Act, which prohibits discharge of pollutants into waters in the United States.
HEIS handles all aspects of compliance requirements, including: inspections, illicit discharge detection and elimination, outfall monitoring, water sampling and employee training and risk prevention. We reduce your liability risks and provide full visibility into all environmental changes within the marina.
Our streamlined NPDES renewal system provides you with all inspection tracking system templates and material in order for you to excel with FDEP (Florida Department of Environmental Protection) inspections. The entire process greatly facilitates future renewals.
Marine Industry NPDES Services:
- Introductory Compliance Review – a comprehensive on-site evaluation
- NPDES Renewal - from start to finish
- NPDES Compliance Inspections – eliminating stress for your personnel
- Sampling & Discharge Monitoring Reports – one-stop process
- Employee Training/Employee Handbooks – customized to meet FDEP protocols
Providing efficient, cutting-edge solutions ensuring compliancy with ever-changing NPDES requirements.
STRESS-FREE RENEWALS AND PERMITS
HEIS has extensive experience in all aspects of NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permitting under FDEP (Florida Department of Environmental Protection) Regulations.
Our clients appreciate our easily implemented turnkey process. We eliminate stress associated with the permit renewal process by streamlining SWPPPs (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan) and reviewing/updating your BMPs (Best Management Practices).
Introductory Compliance Review Service
Introductory on-site meeting with your Pollution Prevention Team to evaluate the following:
- Review the existing Narrative Description portion of your SWPPP
- Review your SWPPP site map for compliancy
- Evaluate ALL BMPs (Best Management Practices) to ascertain if any information is unaccounted for—which will determine if you are in compliance with FDEP Regulations
- Provide a summary report identifying any deficiencies and areas requiring corrective actions
- Provide a cost-effective proposal specifically tailored to your needs
- Fee range $494 - $1250+ depending on property size
Take the first steps to ensure you’re only paying for what’s needed, saving you time and money.
NPDES Renewal Services
We complete your entire 5-Year Renewal submittal from start to finish, eliminating any stress for you and your team, services include:
- Providing, customizing and/or updating your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
- Creating or updating your SWPPP site map
- Preparations of your NOI (Notice of Intent)
- Coordination and site meetings with your team to refine required documentation
- Provide all correspondence and research with FDEP
- Submitting the final documentation to the FDEP
NPDES Inspection Services
HEIS conducts on-site NPDES compliance inspections, through which we provide:
- Identification of required corrective actions
- Mandatory reporting and recorded documentation
- Regular inspections for thorough housekeeping (on weekly, monthly, bi-weekly, quarterly and annual basis)
- A guarantee that all information in the inspection reports is accurate and up-to-date
- Assurance you’ll be fully compliant for any FDEP random on-site inspections
Sampling & Discharge Monitoring Reports
HEIS handles all aspects of compliance monitoring in a one-stop system for you, including:
- Required inspections and documentation
- Performing routine collection of discharge samples (with reports and logs)
- Identifying illicit discharges and recommending corrective actions
- Outfall(s) discharge monitoring
- Collecting discharge samples and processing samples with State-designated laboratories
- Submitting all required documentation required by FDEP accurately and efficiently
Employee SWPPP Training / SWPPP Employee Handbooks
HEIS provides a comprehensive training/employee program, through which we:
- Create an SWPPP employee manual that’s functional for your team
- Customize templates, reports and logs required for record keeping
- In-house employee SWPPP training
- Provide SWPPP user guidelines for visitors and subcontractors
- Train for BMP’s and good housekeeping
- Provide Spill Prevention and hazardous material review and training
Florida's Marinas and Boatyards Must:
- Be compliant with stormwater pollution prevention protocol (per FDEP)
- Always have a thorough and updated SWPPP site map
- Have spill-prevention control and countermeasure plans
- Have BMPs (Best Management Practices) and employee training
- Ensure sub-contractors/visitors abiding by your SWPPP guidelines and BMP's
client’s notable past frustrations:
- Lacking/missing documentation upon FDEP surprise visits or at the time of renewal
- Improper SIC codes being filed
- Failure to conduct required DMR sampling and reporting to the State
- Insufficient SWPPP employee training and implementation
- Insufficient tracking, inspection documentation, scheduling & onsite record-keeping
- Maintaining the required SWPPP and BMP’s adjustments which ensure FDEP compliance
- Incomplete site/drainage plans identifying stormwater system & all operational activities
- Time, focus and attention NPDES/SWPPP requirements overwhelming staff and their key responsibilities
- Failure to implement SWPPP guidelines for visitors and subcontractors with BMP enforcement
- Lack of SWPPP employee manuals for proper SWPPP policies & procedures
Our turnkey process provides you with all required documentation, making future renewals easier—saving you time and money.
Failure to comply with FDEP rules, regulations, orders, permits or certifications is illegal. Violations are first-degree misdemeanors and can result in civil penalties, fines up to $10,000.00 and/or six months in jail.