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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Is Your Sediment Control SWPPP Compliant? The best way to prevent pollution from sedimentation is to keep the dirt where it is. If the dirt doesn’t move, it can’t pollute. Perimeter and Sediment Controls Perimeter controls are BMPs that are used where stormwater from disturbed areas is likely to leave the perimeter of the site.

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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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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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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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Don’t Sub on a Stormwater Regulated Site Until You’ve Read This Article The stormwater permit for construction requires the developer/contractor to ensure that 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. Why is

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Informing Subcontractors About Stormwater Requirements Stormwater Compliance Intro for Vertical Construction Subcontractors The stormwater permit for construction requires the developer/contractor to ensure that 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

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Considerations to Help Comply with the MS4 Stormwater Permit Phase I and Phase II MS4 Stormwater Permits require regular ongoing inspections and monitoring within the long-term stormwater management minimum control measure.  MS4s often find themselves scrambling to achieve the minimum standard to accomplish these inspections, which is often a percentage total annually but in some

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