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CONSTRUCTION STORMWATER COMPLIANCE
In general, the NPDES 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 in Texas:
RSB Environmental can help you prepare and submit for you permit application, 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.
YOU NEED A PERMIT COVERAGE?
Where to start? How do you get a Stomrwater 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 an NOI to apply for coverage under the TXR150000 stormwater permit. 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
- Divert stormwater away from disturbed or exposed areas of the construction site.
- Install BMPs to control erosion and sediment and manage stormwater.
- Inspect the site regularly and properly maintain BMPs, especially after rainstorms.
- Revise the SWPPP as site conditions change during construction and improve the SWPPP if BMPs are not effectively controlling erosion and sediment.
- Keep the construction site clean by putting trash in trash cans, keeping storage bins covered, and sweeping up excess sediment on roads and other impervious surfaces.
2- File a Notice of Intent (NOI)
The Notice of Intent (NOI) lets the state or EPA know that you are filing for permit coverage. 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.
RSB Environmental can help with:
- Construction Stormwater Compliance
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) – 5 business days
- TPDES NOI Permit- 24 hr turnaround
- Best Management Practices Implementation
- Area Inlet Protection
- Curb Inlet Protection
- Chain Link Fencing
- Sign posting
Our environmental specialists can help you understand whether a permit is required, and what type of stormwater permit you need.
Our Service Areas
RSB has conducts Construction Stormwater Compliance projects nationwide. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-304-6517 or email at email@example.com to get a site specific price for your construction sites. We serve our clients in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, throughout Texas with an emphasis on customer service!
What is a stormwater plan?
The overall objective of the plans is to facilitate the coordinated management of stormwater within the catchment to improve the health and quality of the waterways.
What does SWPPP stand for?
Stormwater pollution prevention plan stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP).