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Storm Water Runoff Management

Storm water runoff is simply rain water or ice and snow melt that runs off the land into streams, rivers, and lakes. When storm water runs through polluted sites it picks up pollutants and transport them into water ways. As such, storm water runoff is regulated by the Clean Water Act. Storm water runoff can be managed through pollution prevention plans and management practices. The following are different areas of Storm water Management where more information is available.

**Attention** In December 2006, the EPA Administrator signed a final rule to amend the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan. To see a summary of these amendments as well as more information on the complete rule, follow this link.

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ECOS: Small Communities Storm Water

DEC and Environmental Council of States (ECOS):

The Department of Environment and Conservation, Office of Environmental Assistance has conducted a small communities Train the Trainer Storm Water management project. The project intent was to help apply storm water management activities of small communities. The Department of Environment and Conservation looks forward to a productive partnership with Tennessee’s small communities and local governments in our efforts to ensure a clean and safe environment for our citizens. Below are links to the materials developed for this project.

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