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Employee Training on Practices to Prevent Storm Water Pollution
Commercial and Industrial businesses must annually conduct a storm water pollution prevention training that focuses on employee responsibility for creating, managing, and updating Best Management Practices (BMPs) that prevent storm water pollution.
Definition: Best Management Practices (BMPs) are defined as schedules of activities, pollution treatment practices or devices, prohibitions of practices, general good housekeeping practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices or devices to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants directly or indirectly to Storm Water, Receiving Waters, or the Storm Water Conveyance System. BMPs include, but are not limited to, treatment procedures, and practices to control site runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or water disposal, or drainage from raw materials storage. Best Management Practices may include any type of pollution prevention and pollution control measures that can help to achieve compliance with the City’s Code or the Commercial and Industrial Urban Runoff Requirements Manual.
When Clean Water Program Inspectors arrive at your facility for an inspection they will request to review your employee training log to ensure that your business is conducting the required annual training. Please keep these logs in a location that is familiar to management staff and/or employees that may be in charge of your facility when management is not available.
The following areas that should be discussed with employees during training include: good housekeeping, preventative maintenance, spill prevention and response, and material management practices. The City of Oceanside offers literature for certain types of commercial businesses to help staff train employees. See the list below for publications to assist you with employee training.
Employee training information is located in Oceanside’s Commercial Urban Runoff Manual (380 KB) in Sections 2.4 and 2.5 beginning on page 5. Industrial Businesses can find employee training requirements and a list of BMP requirements in Oceanside’s Industrial Urban Runoff Manual (326 KB).
There are two reference guides available for Automotive and Restaurant businesses that provide training items to discuss with employees. Also below is employee training logs to update and keep on file after each training. Click on the links below for these documents.
Automotive Green Wrench Guide (476 KB)
Automotive Employee Training Log (19 KB)
Restaurant What’s Cookin’ Guide (1.6 MB)
Restaurant Employee Training Log (64 KB)
Report any water running in the street when it is not raining or someone dumping something in the storm drain or curb and gutter by calling the
Urban Runoff Hotline at 760-435-4500.