1200Z Permit is a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Discharge Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to industrial facilities that may discharge stormwater to surface waters. The permit holder for the Salem Municipal Airport 1200Z permit is the City of Salem. The City is responsible for sampling and reporting for the permit, but each tenant is responsible for being aware of the permit requirements, maintaining a clean site, and preventing any pollutants from making contact with stormwater or reaching local streams.
All employees of airport tenants must be trained on the 1200Z materials included on this website. Each employee must be trained within 30 days of being hired, as well as annually. Use the resources below to complete training for your employees. Once complete, each employee must take a quiz on the 1200Z training materials.
Who Needs This Training?
Personnel who are required to receive training include general managers, supervisors, and any staff responsible for pollution prevention and stormwater matters including the following:
All personnel who are responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, or repair of controls including, pollution prevention and treatment measures;
All personnel responsible for the storage and handling of chemicals and materials that could contribute pollutants to stormwater;
All personnel who are responsible for conducting or documenting monitoring or inspections as required in
All personnel who are responsible for conducting and documenting corrective actions.
All employees that fit the requirements above must be trained on the 1200Z materials included on this website. Trainings must be completed annually and within 30 days for new hires. Use the resources below to complete the training. Employees taking the training must read each fact sheet and take the quiz at the end of this page. Quiz questions will be based on fact sheet information.
Importance of Stormwater
Stormwater is the water you see flowing across impervious surfaces. Stormwater picks up pollution and carries it to storm drains where it flows untreated to local streams. Please read the following fact sheet about the importance of stormwater and why we need to keep it pollution free.
Importance of Stormwater Fact Sheet (English)
Hoja informativa sobre la importancia de las aguas pluviales (Spanish)
Spill Prevention & Response, Material Management, and BMPs
All businesses should have a Spill Prevention & Response Control Plan and spill kit onsite and easily accessible to employees. Proper material management and best management practices around the business are necessary to prevent pollutants from entering stormwater. Please read the following fact sheet for more information.
Spill Prevention & Response, Material Management, & BMPs Fact Sheet (English)
Hoja informativa sobre prevención y respuesta a derrames, gestión de materiales y prácticas recomendadas (Spanish)
Monitoring & Inspection
The City of Salem, as the 1200Z permit holder, conducts regular inspections of airport property and collects samples from stormwater discharge points. Tenants of the airport need to ensure implementation of good housekeeping and best management practices to stay within the City's monitoring requirements. Please read the following fact sheet for specific limits for certain parameters.
Monitoring & Inspection Fact Sheet (English)
Hoja de datos de supervisión y inspección (Spanish)
1200Z Permit Compliance
Please read the following fact sheet for information on what the 1200Z permit is, how to use the permit, specifics on employee training, and how to stay in compliance.
1200Z Permit Compliance Fact Sheet (English)
Hoja de datos de cumplimiento del permiso 1200Z (Spanish)
Technology Based Effluent Limits (TBELs)
The Narrative Technology Based Effluent Limits are listed in the 1200Z Industrial Stormwater Permit. Please read the following fact sheet for a summary of TBELs.
Technology Based Effluent Limits (TBELs) Fact Sheet (English)
Hoja de datos sobre límites de efluentes basados en tecnología (TBEL) (Spanish)
Click here to take the 1200Z Quiz