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Hazardous Spill/Illicit Discharge

In the event of a hazardous or suspected hazardous spill:

  • Do NOT touch or attempt to clean up the substance.
  • Secure the area.
  • Notify the nearest College faculty or staff member, who will then report the incident to Security Services.

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

An illicit discharge is defined as any discharge into a storm drain that is not composed entirely of stormwater.  The MS4 program at John Tyler Community College (JTCC) strives to address public and individual concerns on stormwater impacts and encourages the community’s contribution regarding illicit discharges.   The discovery and reporting of possible hazardous runoff conditions is essential to the reduction of pollutants in local waterways.  In order to detect and eliminate both direct and indirect illicit discharges, JTCC has developed an Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Program, which relies strongly on regular inspections and public input. If you would like to report possible or suspected illicit discharges, please contact Chip Kramer, Director of Facilities, or call the Facilities Department at 804-594-1430 (Midlothian Campus) or 804-706-5063 (Chester Campus).

For more information, refer to the EPA’s factsheet on Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination.

Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control

John Tyler Community College (JTCC) is required to develop, implement and enforce a program to reduce the discharge of pollutants associated with construction activity into their municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4). Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) and Stormwater Management (SWM) Programs are integral components of all design, construction maintenance, and management of college facilities.

JTCC, in conjunction with Virginia Community College System, has implemented rules and regulations in its ESC and SWM programs, which are enforced during the planning, permitting and construction phase by JTCC staff and third party inspectors.  Staff is responsible for conducting regular inspections of the site during construction.  Public concern and input associated with runoff from construction activity is received by calling the Facilities Department at (804) 594-1430 (Midlothian Campus) or (804) 706-5063 (Chester Campus).

For more information, refer to the EPA’s factsheet on Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control.


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