City of Millington
7930 Nelson Road
Millington, TN 38053
In compliance with the provisions of the Federal Clean Water Act, the City of Millington must obtain federal authorization to discharge pollutants to waters of the United States via our storm sewer system. In order to qualify for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits necessary to do so, we must implement a plan to reduce and control the pollutants that are carried into these waters. The Stormwater Management Division is responsible for implementation of the City of Millington Stormwater Management Plan and for enforcement of city ordinances and regulations relative to stormwater pollution and management.
Expectations of Contractors
Through the use of approved Best Management Practices (BMP), contractors are expected to control erosion and sediment transfer at a construction site and not allow these and other construction-related pollutants to enter the stormwater system. The contractor is obligated to apply for coverage under the State of Tennessee General Permit via the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) if land disturbance is over one acre. The City's role is to assure compliance with these and other local requirements.
Plans & Practices
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
An Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is a plan prepared by a qualified professional that spells out the best management practices that are to be used on a site to control storm water pollutants on-site.
Best Management Practices
Best Management Practices (BMPs) are practices developed by the EPA. They are used to implement minimum control measures aimed at reducing stormwater pollution. BMPs can be structural such as site silt fences or filtering systems or they can be non-structural such as educational programs and public service announcements.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
The NPDES permit program is a component of the Clean Water Act developed by the EPA for the regulation of the discharge of pollutants from point sources to waters of the United States. Industrial, municipal and other facilities and anyone (excluding individual homes that are connected to a municipal system) who wants to discharge pollutants to waters of the United States must first obtain an NPDES permit.
Notice of Intent
A Notice of Intent (NOI) is an application that must be filed with the EPA in order to obtain coverage under an NPDES permit.