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Emergency Response and Inspection


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The Watershed Protection Program’s environmental compliance staff conduct regular site inspections of Los Angeles businesses, field calls from residents reporting illicit discharges, abandoned hazardous waste and illegal connections to the storm drain system and respond to environmental emergencies. They play an important role in protecting the natural resources of Los Angeles and keeping contaminated urban runoff from flowing into our creeks, lakes and ocean.

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Regulations Governing Pollution Control of Dishcharges into the Storm Drain System.

The Rules and Regulations adopted by the Board of Public Works (Board) are consistent with Chapter VI, Article 4.4 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code and effectuate the objectives and intent of the City of Los Angeles (City) Stormwater and Urban Runoff Pollution Control Ordinance. These Rules and Regulations are intended to provide appropriate Best Management Practices that balance environmental, economic, cultural and social considerations which result in the highest level of water resource protection, enhancement and restoration to the maximum extent practicable. With these Rules and Regulations, the City seeks to comply with all Federal and State laws, lawful standards and orders applicable to stormwater and urban runoff pollution control.

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