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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Why Inlet Protection Can’t be the First Line of Defense Storm Drain Inlet Protection According to just about every permit there is, storm drains must be protected. Most permits require a combination of sediment and erosion controls to prevent sediment and pollutants from reaching storm drains. The idea is that storm drain inlet protection is

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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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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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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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