Best Management Practices

Spill KitLike all industrial stormwater permit holders, the Port of Longview has very specific Best Management Practices (BMPs) that we apply to our cargo handling areas and stormwater management systems. Learn more here.

Source Control Guidance

Preventing potential stormwater contamination at points it might originate; because then it cannot wash away. At a port, this means spill prevention, employee training and good housekeeping.

Cleaning or Washing Guidance

Cleaning and washing paved surfaces, vehicles and equipment may contain any potential pollutants before they enter stormwater. The Port employs source control and sweeps and cleans at our berths to reduce any fugitive pollutants. 

Roads and Ditches

The Port maintains miles of roads, acres of laydown storage, miles of ditches and conveyance pipe and over 200 catch basins. We maintain and clean these using BMPs to ensure our systems are operating correctly and cleaned regularly. 

Soil, Erosion, Sediment Control and Landscaping Source Control

The Port focuses on dust reduction and abatement on unpaved areas as well as maintaining soil stability throughout the Port's facilities. We also use construction BMPs such as silt fencing or other temporary erosion and soil control techniques when we do specific jobs. 

Storage and Stockpiling Source Control

Similar to soil erosion control, the Port manages its resources to prevent runoff from storage and stockpiling areas. For our areas, this primarily means covering stockpiles and using dust control measures at stockpile locations, like silt fencing. 

Other BMPs 

Remaining BMPs focus on the areas that fall outside the above BMP groupings. For the Port, they include topics like painting, roof drains and labeling storm drains.