Eastern Michigan University

Environmental Health & Safety

direct edit
  • Report related concerns or issues to 734.487.0794



Storm Water Pollution Prevention Initiative



Storm Water Pollution Prevention Initiative (SWPPI) , is designed and implemented to reduce, to the maximum extent practicable, the discharge of stormwater pollutants to the surface waters in the EMU community. The SWPPI also updates and integrates some of the schools previously performed plans, such as, the Illicit Discharge Elimination Plan (IDEP) and Public Education Plan (PEP).

The plan fulfills the school's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Storm Water Permit requirement.


NPDES Phase II Storm Water General Watershed Permit , issued in 1999, requires small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) in urbanized areas, as well as small MS4s outside the urbanized areas meet to obtain permit coverage for their stormwater discharges.

The NPDES Phase II Storm Water Permit requires the creation, implementation, and fulfillment of the following requirements or "deliverables."

  • T.M.D.L. – Plan For Addressing Total Maximum Daily Loads
  • P.E.P. – Public Education Plan
  • I.D.E.P. – Illicit Discharge Elimination Plan
  • S.W.P.P.P. – Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
  • S.E.S.C. – Soil Erosion And Sediment Control Activities
  • P.P.P. – Public Participation Plan


Post-construction Requirements, Policy & Procedures

Middle Huron Watershed Storm Water Management Plan

Washtenaw County Design Criteria for Storm Water Management Systems

Michigan Department of Natural Resources & Environment: Certificate of Coverage (COC)