Introduction to Industrial Stormwater Management

Offered Semiannually in the Spring and Fall: See course dates and register for Introduction to Industrial Stormwater Management Course

Many activities and processes at industrial facilities are exposed to the weather (material handling and storage, equipment maintenance, etc.).

Stormwater runoff that comes into contact with these activities can transport pollutants and contaminate nearby rivers, lakes, and wetlands. Federal regulations [40 CFR 122.26(b)(14)(i)-(xi)] require stormwater discharges associated with specific categories of industrial activity to be covered under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.

Successful completion of this one-day course will provide foundational knowledge for staff to achieve compliance with NPDES permit conditions.

Topics include: development of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), review of best management practices (BMPs), sampling and monitoring strategies, and understanding permit conditions.




Spill Prevention, Controls, and Countermeasures Plan Implementation

Offered Semiannually in the Spring and Fall – the day following the Stormwater Course: See course dates and register for Spill Prevention, Controls, and Countermeasures Plan Course

This half-day course introduces the concepts and requirements of the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule (40 CFR Part 112).

It can act as your required annual SPCC training and is also a great introduction for new oil-handling personnel.

The material focuses on industrial, commercial, agricultural, and public facilities using or storing oil and covers essential topics such as: rule applicability, general rule requirements, prevention measures, secondary containment, inspection procedures, spill response, and notification.

Students will work through the EPA Tier I Qualified Facility Template and learn the basics of developing, implementing and maintaining an oil spill prevention plan (SPCC plan). Through practical exercises and discussions you will grow your understanding of the SPCC Rule and how to control and respond to spills.




Water with oily sheen flowing along pavement





Oil Spill Kit55 gallon oil drums with secondary containment.

Cancellation Policy Effected June 1, 2023

A cancellation charge of 100% of the registration fee will be assessed on cancellations occurring within seven (7) days of the start of this session. Refunds will not be granted after the program has begun. The University of Alabama reserves the right to cancel, postpone or combine class sections, to limit registration or to change instructors. To cancel your registration, contact the Registration Services department at 205-348-3000 or A copy of the OTIDE Cancellation Policy can be found online.

Compliance Assistance

Does your facility need personalized training or compliance assistance related to industrial stormwater and spill prevention?

Click here to learn more about industrial compliance assistance – and how UA SafeState can help.