PSH Operation Polluting Activity
Vehicle Operations
  • Improper disposal of fluids down shop and storm drains
  • Spilled fuel, leaks and drips from wrecked vehicles
  • Hosing of ourdoor work areas*Wash water from cleaning
  • Uncovered outdoor storage of liquids/oils/batteries spills
  • Pollutant wash-off from parking lot
Outdoor Materials
  • Spills at loading areas
  • Hosing/washing of loading areas into shop or storm drains
  • Wash-off of uncovered bulk materials and liquids stored outside, of particular concern in MN are road salt storage areas
  • Leaks and spills
Waste Management
  • Spills and leaks of liquids
  • Dumping into storm drains
  • Leaking dumpsters (Dumpster juice)
  • Wash-off of dumpster spillage
  • Accumulation of particulate deposits
Physical Plant Maintenance
  • Discharges from power washing and steam cleaning
  • Wash-off of fine particles from painting/sandblasting operations
  • Rinse water and wash water discharges during cleanup
  • Temporary outdoor storage
  • Runoff from degreasing and re-surfacing
Turf and Landscaping
  • Non-target irrigation
  • Runoff of nutrients and pesticides
  • Deposition and subsequent washoff of soil and organic matter on impervious surfaces
  • Improper rinsing of fertilizer/pesticide applicators
Unique PSH Operations (Pools, Golf Courses, Marinas, Construciton, Restaurants, Hobby Famrs)

Varies but includes:

  • Discharge of chlorinated water from pools
  • Improper disposal of sewage and grease
  • Wash off of livestock manure
  • Soil erosion
  • Runooff of pesticides
  • Salt storage
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This is a test of the checklist format

BIORETENTION - Construction Inspection Checklist

Site Status:
Construction Sequence Satisfactory/ Unsatisfacroty Comments
1. Pre Construction
Pre Construction Meeting
Runoff diverted
Facility area cleared
Soil tested for permibility
Project benchmark near site
facility location staked out
Temporary erosion and sedimant protection properly installed
2. Excavation
lateral slopes completly level
Soils not compacted durring excavation
Longitudinal slopes within design range
Stockpile location not adjacent to excavation area and stablized with vegitation and/or silt fence
3. Structural Components
4. Vegitation
5. Final Inspection
Dimensions per plans
Pretreatment operational
Inlet/outlet operational
Soil/ filter bed permeability verified
Effective stand of vegetation stabilized
Construction generated sediments removed
Contributing watershed stabilized before flow is diverted to the practice
Actions to be taken:
Bioretention Construction Inspection Checklist