These management and operational procedures are intended to prevent pollutants from entering a facility’s wastestream or reaching a discharge point.
These best management practices (BMPs) are defined within Title 40 (Protection of the Environment) of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 403.3(e) as schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices to implement the general and specific prohibitions listed in sections 403.5(a)(1) and (b).
Best management practices include, but are not limited to:
- Treatment requirements
- Operating procedures
- Practices to control
- Plant site runoff
- Spillage or leaks
- Sludge or waste disposal
- Drainage from raw materials storage
Best management practices documents
These documents address common practices used in various industries. They are provided by the Environmental Services section of the City of Salem Public Works Department and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.