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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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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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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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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