Perhaps your company is embarking on a large construction project or your company is actually the construction team working on a large project. Whatever the case, ERI Solutions, LLC is often asked if a construction storm water plan, which is more officially called a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), is needed?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an SWPPP describes all the construction site operator’s activities to prevent stormwater contamination, control sedimentation and erosion, and comply with the requirements of the Clean Water Act.
In other words, a construction storm water plan is required in some cases in order to avoid harming the environment and thus, comply with the EPA.
“If a company is doing a new project that will disturb more than an acre of land, they must submit a notice of intent to the state agency prior to breaking ground as well as have a construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan,” said Lauren Taylor, a senior Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) consultant with ERI Solutions.
According to the EPA, the construction operator’s SWPP should include:
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