NPDES - Construction Stormwater Compliance

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    CONSTRUCTION STORMWATER COMPLIANCE

    In general, the NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) stormwater program requires permit coverage for discharges from construction activities that disturb one or more acres, and discharges from smaller sites that are part of a larger common plan of development or sale. Depending on the location of the construction site, either the state or EPA will administer the permit. See the webpage for Authorization Status for EPA’s Construction and Industrial Stormwater Programs to find out whether EPA or your state is the permitting authority for construction activities. You can also use the “Do I Need a Permit?” flow chart to help determine if and from whom you need to get NPDES permit coverage for your construction activities.

    Stormwater General Permit for Construction Activities Nationwide:

    RSB Environmental can help you obtain your NPDES Construction General Permit for construction site, perform routine inspections, and create Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs). We will identify cost-effective BMPs, and engineer short and long-term stormwater management systems including drainage controls, piping, treatment facilities, erosion controls and more. 

    DO YOU NEED A STORMWATER PERMIT COVERAGE FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES?

    How do you get a NPDES Stormwater Permit Coverage for your construction Site?

    1- Develop a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP)

    The SWPPP is a plan for how you will control stormwater runoff from your construction site. It is broader and more complicated than a typical erosion and sediment control plan. The SWPPP must be completed before you file a NOI to obtain stormwater permit coverage. You don’t have to submit the SWPPP with your NOI to obtain permit coverage, but the plan must be available on-site for review during inspection. Because every site is unique, every SWPPP is unique. The SWPPP needs to be updated as your work progresses. 

    Basic SWPPP Principles

    2- File a Notice of Intent (NOI)

    The Notice of Intent (NOI) lets the state or EPA know that you are filing for a stormwater permit coverage for construction site. It is also your certification that you have read, understood, and implemented the requirements of the construction stormwater permit.  Your completed NOI should be posted at the construction site in a place accessible to the public.

    3-  Implement all BMPs outlined in your SWPPP

    All BMPs must be inspected and maintained regularly. Inspections are required either (1) at least once every 7 days and within 24 hours of the end of a rain event of 1/2-inch or more. 

    4- File a Notice of Termination

    The Notice of termination (NOT) needs to be submitted when construction activity is finished.

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    RSB has conducts Construction Stormwater Compliance projects nationwide. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-304-6517 or email at info@rsbenv.com to get a site specific price for your construction sites. We have strong relationships with the regulating communities that will keep our clients in compliance and free of any violation!

    FAQ

    Construction site operators, general contractors, the person who has operational control over the construction activities, requires NPDES General Permit Coverage for their construction projects.

    Stormwater runoff from construction sites can cause significant harm to our rivers, lakes and coastal waters, so stormwater runoff must be manage by the NPDES Construction General Permit issued by EPA (Environmental Protections Agency)

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