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Best Management Practice Types


There are two main types of best management practices (BMPs): structural and non-structural. Structural BMPs are designed to remove pollutants from stormwater runoff or reduce the volume of stormwater runoff. Non-structural BMPs are focused on pollutant reduction, management of pollutants, and preservation of natural features. Management techniques are often highly specific to the activity taking place and often involve structural and non-structural practices.

Airports have pollutant-producing activities that are similar to other industries, such as oil storage, and activities that are unique, such as deicing activities. The BMPs are organized into the following categories according to type of activity to guide the selection of appropriate combinations of BMPs specific to the pollutant sources associated with that activity:

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