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Compliance Management Plans

Intelligently Designed Compliance Documentation

The Environmental Protection Agency developed the NPDES permit program to monitor pollutant stormwater discharges from Construction, Industrial and MS4 activities. The goal of the program is to protect our waters and improve water quality. To do this, the NPDES permit program requires each activity to develop and implement a compliance management plan which may include a SWPPP, implementation of control measures, permit coverage, monitoring, maintenance, and stabilization if appropriate.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP, SWP3, SWMP)

If you are building new construction which disturbs more than one acre of land, or disturbing an area less than one acre but part of a common development plan, you are required to design and implement a SWPPP and submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to discharge. 

A SWPPP is a site - specific plan to assist Owners, Agencies, Contractors, Developers and others minimize pollutant and sediment runoff through stormwater discharge. The goal is to minimize sediment discharge, not eliminate it completely. 

A SWPPP must be designed using good engineering practices. E2RC is unique in that each SWPPP is designed, signed and stamped by a registered P.E. Furthermore, E2RC will review your project specifications and plans to ensure it meets the EPA's COnstruction General Permit requirements and allows you as the Operator to effectively and profitably implement the mitigating measures. 

Group the SWPPP with E2RC's construction, inspection and revegetation services to receive comprehensive coverage from the beginning to end of your new project. 

Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan 

The industrial stormwater permit (MSGP) requires each Operator to develop a site-specific assessment of potential pollutant sources and controls measures the facility will implement to minimize the discharge of pollutants in stormwater runoff. The NPDES permit program for industrial activities regulates 11 categories, including but not limited to oil and gas exploration and processing, automobile junkyards, landfills, and mineral mining operations. The plan also addresses maintenance requirements, inspections, training, and periodic reporting.

The factors to consider for each industrial SWPPP vary significantly from site to site and activity to activity. E2RC works with each site Operator to review the factors at each location to develop an effective SWPPP. E2RC will coordinate with each industrial site to perform the varying reporting requirements such as the quarterly visual inspections and annual reporting. E2RC rounds out the compliance management plan by identifying and implementing structural controls if needed, and will work with the site Operators to monitor and perform necessary maintenance or stabilization measures.

Clean Water Act Plan

Clean Water Act Compliance Plans focus on coordination between the U.S. Core of Engineers, its 401/404 certification and permit, the controlling agency, and the contractor executing its work. They differ from stormwater management plans in their content and focus: this is the ‘what and how’ of the project work to ensure live streams and channels do not suffer negative impacts from the work.  The plans provide a mitigation and response process to follow when the product of work – materials – enters the channel. Clean Water Act Compliance Plans also provide specifics for the equipment used in construction and the sequence of activities that will occur to complete the work.  The plan concentrates on equipment, materials and performance methods to limit live stream and channel impacts from the work.

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