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Caja del Rio SWPPP
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
The SWPPP process was designed to help local government agencies comply with the Federal National Discharge and Elimination System (NDPES)

This SWPPP has been prepared for the Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency’s (SFSWMA) Caja del Rio Landfill, located at 149 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, New Mexico (Landfill). The Landfill is an existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill. The Site, which is owned and operated by the Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency (SFSWMA) accepts MSW, construction and demolition debris, and is approved for special wastes. For activities conducted at the Site, a Notice of Intent (NOI) for coverage under this National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) 2015 Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) and corresponding Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) have been prepared. This SWPPP was been prepared in accordance with federal requirements for the NPDES MSGP for stormwater discharges, Sector L (Landfill and Land Applications Sites) and addresses the items required by Sector L of the General Permit, as well as the specific requirements for sites located in the State of New Mexico established within the MSGP.

The purpose of this Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is to:

  • Identify potential pollution sources affecting the quality of stormwater discharges;
  • Describe practices that will minimize and control pollutants in stormwater discharges associated with facility activities; and
  • Ensure implementation of these practices.

This SWPPP will serve as a guide for evaluating potential stormwater pollution sources and for selecting and implementing appropriate management methods to prevent or control pollution in any stormwater discharge at the Site.

This SWPPP may be updated following the procedures set forth in this SWPPP to comply with the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) effective September 2, 2015 for Industrial Activities.
A copy of the 2015 MSGP (Permit) is provided in Appendix A. The SWPPP is required to be updated and revised whenever there is a change in design, construction, operation, or maintenance at the Site that may impact the potential pollutants to be discharged to stormwater runoff. Also, if the SWPPP is found to be ineffective in controlling the discharge of pollutants, the SWPPP will be revised to correct the identified deficiencies.

Download the Caja Del Rio SWPPP here