Stormwater Permit Assistance for a Petrochemical Storage Facility

Leaaf’s Engineering & Compliance Division recently assisted a major petrochemical storage facility in Southeast Louisiana with third-party stormwater sampling, emphasizing our dedication to safeguarding waterways and maintaining compliance with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ). In this blog post, we delve into our involvement in this project, detailing our steps to ensure accurate results and providing recommendations for maintaining regulatory compliance.

The Importance of Stormwater Compliance

For petrochemical storage facilities and other industrial plants, complying with stormwater regulations is not just a choice but a legal requirement. Stormwater runoff from such facilities can contain pollutants harmful to the environment, making it essential to manage and monitor these discharges. The LDEQ imposes strict guidelines to mitigate environmental impact and protect local water bodies. To meet these requirements, our team at Leaaf Environmental stepped in to assist our client.

Our Approach

1. Strict Sampling Guidelines

The first crucial step in assisting the petrochemical storage facility was to follow strict sampling guidelines. Our experienced engineers collected water samples from designated stormwater discharge locations within the facility. Proper sampling techniques are essential to obtaining accurate and representative data that can be used to assess compliance.

2. Certified Laboratory Partnership

We partnered with a certified Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (LELAP) laboratory to ensure the analytical results were accurate and unbiased. This partnership guaranteed that professionals with the necessary expertise and credentials analyzed our samples. The accuracy of these results is paramount in determining compliance with regulatory limits and making informed decisions.

3. Comprehensive Reporting

After obtaining the analytical results, our team developed a comprehensive report summarizing the findings. This report not only detailed the results of the stormwater sampling but also provided recommendations for maintaining regulatory compliance. These recommendations are instrumental in guiding our client toward responsible stormwater management practices.

The collaboration between Leaaf Environmental and the petrochemical storage facility is a testament to our commitment to minimizing environmental risk. We understand that responsible operations are not just beneficial to the environment but also to the long-term sustainability and reputation of businesses in the petrochemical industry.

We understand the complex challenges of industrial operations, and our expertise goes far beyond compliance alone. Whether it’s stormwater management, air quality monitoring, or other compliance issues, we support your business’s operational success. Our dedication to providing practical solutions and expert guidance ensures that your facility meets regulatory requirements and operates efficiently and safely. If you have any questions or require assistance navigating the intricate regulatory compliance landscape, do not hesitate to reach out to Leaaf’s Engineering & Compliance Division at We are here to help your plant or facility thrive and succeed in today’s ever-changing industrial landscape by positively impacting the industries we serve.