Common Questions on the MS4 Stormwater Inspection Form Municipal inspections nationwide are beginning to be the norm for permitted sites discharging stormwater that have 1 acre or greater of disturbance or are part of a common plan of development. Below are 8 common questions often part of a comprehensive regulatory MS4 inspection report. Is the

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“ComplianceGROW” Your Stormwater Management Consulting Business Running a profitable business involves having control over the factors of production. Less control means less control over production and growth with higher costs and fluctuations in cost. Stormwater consultants are faced with many moving parts as they manage the plans, permits, and inspections of their clients, each of

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What You Need to Know Before You Begin Construction Develop Your SWPPP First, File for Your Permit Second When you begin construction, you’ll need a permit before you break ground. With the SWPPP, you can file your Notice of Intent or NOI, which is your permit. Your permit allows you to discharge stormwater from your

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How Water Affects Your SWPPP Impaired Waters When there are impaired waters on or near your site, check your permit to see if you may have additional considerations or requirements when protecting these waters. When looking at the regulations, make sure you pay attention to what type of pollutants are present, because sometimes the pollutants

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Make Sure You Don’t Leave These Out of Your SWPPP General SWPPP Requirements  SWPPP documentation is critical and is there as your defense if challenged, so here are requirements for the SWPPP that are often left out causing the contractor problems. Your SWPPP must include: A certification signed by the Operator/Owner of the project. Regulators

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What Exactly IS a SWPPP? Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Definition The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan or SWPPP must be completed according to regulations prior to construction. These requirements are for the construction general permit. The SWPPP must meet the requirements of the permit. Be sure you are using the current template and that it is

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Construction: Stormwater Documentation Requirements Construction Project Documentation Requirements for Stormwater Compliance The construction stormwater permit requires that all stormwater documentation is made accessible to the MS4. The city inspector will need access to the SWPPP, maps, permits, inspections, and corrective actions.  These documents need to be kept updated to be in compliance. The MS4 can

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Why is the Clean Water Act Important? Construction Contractors have to follow stormwater regulations that come from the United States Clean Water Act. One of the purposes of the Clean Water Act is to make the waters of the United States fishable and swimmable. Another purpose of the Clean Water Act is to protect sources

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Stormwater Compliance for Landscape Subcontractors The stormwater permit for construction requires the developer/contractor to ensure that landscape subcontractors or other outside service providers understand and follow the requirements of the permit and the SWPPP pertaining to the specific project and that the subcontractor follows the stormwater requirements. Failure of the governing municipality (MS4) to assure

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