Tag: stormwater pollution prevention plan

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) are a requirement of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) that regulates water quality when associated with construction or industrial activities.

Inlet Protection for Storm Drains

Inlet Protection for Storm Drains

If a stream or other waterbody is showing an increase in sediment or pollutant contamination, nearby active construction sites are usually the first suspect. As any developer or construction crew chief knows, devices to stop runoff from the site are an absolute necessity.

Reader Profile: Scott Story

Reader Profile: Scott Story

In the more than two years since Scott Story started Drake Environmental in College Station, TX, his company has grown dramatically. Regulations are a driving factor, as are the various climate patterns from drought to intense flooding the area has experienced in recent years. That has called for Drake Environmental

EPA Issues New Construction General Permit

EPA Issues New Construction General Permit

EPA issued the final 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP) on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The permit took effect on February 16, 2017 and will last for five years. The 2017 CGP is similar to the 2012 CGP it replaces and includes discharge limitations and requirements for self-inspections, corrective actions, staff training, and

EPA Issues New Construction General Permit

EPA Issues New Construction General Permit

EPA issued the final 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP) on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The permit took effect on February 16, 2017 and will last for five years. The 2017 CGP is similar to the 2012 CGP it replaces and includes discharge limitations and requirements for self-inspections, corrective actions, staff training, and

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

Inlet and Storm Drain Protection

Inlet and Storm Drain Protection

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

California’s New Industrial Permit

California’s New Industrial Permit

Few words may strike more anxiety in the hearts of business owners than “new industrial regulations.” And in California’s industrial sector, it is safe to say that anxiety is likely reaching new levels as businesses grapple with the fine print of the state’s long-in-coming General Permit for Storm Water Associated

Reader Profile: Barbara Rosensteel

Reader Profile: Barbara Rosensteel

Barbara Rosensteel grew up exploring Pennsylvania’s forests and streams. Born and raised in western Pennsylvania’s coal and steel belt, Rosensteel became cognizant of the many water bodies she says were “degraded by decades of abandoned mine drainage and the industrial discharges.” Today, she is an environmental consultant in wetlands, water

Project Profile: Grate Expectations

Project Profile: Grate Expectations

Earlier this year, Jim Nunn was faced with a sediment control issue on the yard of the city of Tacoma, WA, Environmental Services Solid Waste facility. Sediment control around the facility was something he’d easily handled before with hay bales in swales along the landfill roads. In the fall of

Designing Effective Sediment Basins and Traps

Designing Effective Sediment Basins and Traps

The most effective method to remove suspended ­particles from runoff waters is a properly designed sediment basin and/or trap. When developing a containment system for massive debris flow, it is very important that ­sufficient ­containment volume exists. ­However, for the typical ­construction-site stormwater pollution prevention plan (­SWPPP), volume is not the most important

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