Construction Stormwater Permits and Compliance: Why You Need a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

What Are Construction Stormwater Permits? Construction stormwater permits are a set of regulations that aim to eliminate pollutants in stormwater runoff at construction sites. Federal stormwater regulations have been around since the 1970s and have continued to become more and more stringent with each reissuance of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Construction Stormwater General Permit. These days, most states have their own set of regulations described in their construction stormwater permits which owners and operators must abide by. Additionally, most large municipalities have ordinances, and many watershed districts also have their own set of regulations. State and local requirements often...

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Avoid Delays! How to get a Wetland Permit

Wetlands delineation

Efficient Wetland Permitting Like clockwork, the much-awaited onset of warmer weather in northern states brings the start of construction season. Contractors are actively digging and moving dirt, and in some cases, that activity impacts wetlands. Regardless of the season or locale, I have a few tips to help successfully identify and manage impacts to wetlands and other water bodies and how to obtain a subsequent wetland permit on construction projects. To begin with, if there is a chance that wetlands may be affected, I recommend early communication with regulatory agencies. This includes the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...

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[OnDemand Webinar] Environmental Review, Permitting and Compliance

Wetland delineation

View a recorded version of our webinar. Our presentation will strengthen your knowledge on wetland issues as they affect industry and development, with a focus on understanding tasks and milestones that are necessary to avoid project delays and regulatory violations. We will discuss federal regulations, such as Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and select state regulations....

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