Water Quality Permits
Clean Water Program
GSFC maintains several strict permits that govern the discharge of industrial wastewater and stormwater to the sanitary sewer and storm drainage system. The permits set limits on the amount and types of pollutants that may be discharged to the environment. GSFC conducts routine monitoring of the permitted discharges to maintain water quality and compliance with Federal and State clean water regulations. As a GSFC employee or contractor, you are required to comply with environmental regulations and our permits. Use the following guidelines to manage your wastewater:
- Do not allow any wastewater at GSFC to be discharged by a process or by hand to the storm drain or a body of water without prior evaluation by Code 250 Environmental Management.
- Accumulate and dispose of chemical or laboratory waste properly. Call Code 250 at x6-9233 for help.
- Only residual amounts of hazardous materials/waste (e.g., rinsate from laboratory containers) should be discharged to the sanitary sewer (e.g., down the drain) unless larger quantities are authorized by Code 250 Environmental Management.
- Contact Code 250 Environmental Management for an evaluation before implementing operational or process changes that may significantly increase wastewater production or introduce new or larger quantities of potential pollutants into the sanitary sewer.
- Prior to installation, notify Code 250 of any new process that generates wastewater, and allow time for Code 250 to conduct an evaluation.
For more information concerning Clean Water Programs, view a poster explaining GSFC’s clean water permits.