How to Handle Toxic Substances Commonly Found on Construction Sites  Concrete, Paint, and Stucco Concrete, Paint, and Stucco, if introduced into a waterbody, can cause serious issues with a waterbody. Some of the impacts include: Increased turbidityIncreased toxicityHigh (alkaline) pH levelsReduced oxygen levels If these materials are washed onto the soil, these impacts can still

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How Dirt Affects SWPPP Compliance Dust Controls, Preserving Topsoil, and Minimizing Soil Compaction Dust control consists of things such as: the use of water truckslimiting access to the siteslowing the speed of vehiclesminimizing work in high windsslowing the dumping of materialspreventing trackingpreserving vegetationcovering stockpilesthe use of wind fences Where dust is a concern, you should

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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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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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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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Things to Watch for if You Want to Stay SPCC Compliant Considerations for SWPPP Compliance The stormwater permit for construction requires the developer or contractor to ensure two things. One, that subcontractors or other outside service providers understand and follow the requirements of the permit and the SWPPP pertaining to the specific project. Two, that

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