Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
Non-compliance with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit regulations can shut down your construction project or industrial operations. To keep your project moving forward, you need a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) that is effective, easy to implement and cost-effective.
Green Globe Environmental, LLC in Albuquerque, NM and El Paso, TX has the engineering expertise you need to develop an SWPPP that meets your needs.
Why You Need Engineering Services
Developing an SWPPP for a construction project is no easy task. You must identify potential sources of pollutant discharge before any equipment or materials have been delivered to the site. An experienced engineer can help you understand what construction operations are likely to release pollutants and/or threaten soil stability. An engineer can also help you identify BMPs that will most effectively (and cost-effectively) prevent pollutant discharge and/or erosion.
Engineer with the Certification and Experience You Need
Green Globe Environmental, LLC has the engineering expertise you need to develop a comprehensive SWPPP. Our engineer possesses:
- More than 20 years of experience in the field
- Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) certification
- Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ) certification
We have developed SWPPPs, erosion and sediment control plans and other types of civil plans for residential, commercial and military contractors. We strive to help you prevent ecological disturbances without jeopardizing the profitability of your project.
Contact us for all your SWPPP needs—development, implementation, and maintenance.
The EPA, state, and local agencies are serious about water pollution prevention. That is why your stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) must include a schedule for regular inspections to make sure that your controls are working.
Green Globe Environmental, LLC provides inspection services to help you maintain National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit compliance.
NPDES Inspection Requirements
Every NPDES permit holder is required to have regular inspections to ensure the effectiveness of implemented BMPs. However, the frequency of inspections varies for each project.
For most construction projects, inspections are required:
- Every 14 days
- Within 24 hours of a rain event of .25 inches or greater
For industrial operators, your SWPPP should include two types of inspections:
Routine facility assessments, the schedule for which will be determined by the nature of the operations
Comprehensive annual inspections
Projects or industrial operations near an at-risk waterbody may introduce additional inspection requirements, such as water sampling.
Green Globe Environmental Pollution Prevention Inspections
Inspections must be conducted by a professional who understands NPDES permit requirements, stormwater pollution prevention BMPs and erosion and sediment control. While New Mexico does not require inspectors to possess professional certification, Green Globe Environmental, LLC inspectors do possess the only two nationally recognized certifications for stormwater inspection:
- Certified Erosion, Sediment and Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI)
- Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC)
Our inspectors have years of experience in the field. In addition to identifying compliance issues, they can help you develop cost-effective remedies and maintenance strategies.
Contact us for regular inspections and comprehensive stormwater pollution prevention services.
Temporary Erosion Sediment Control
Stormwater pollution prevention has been a requirement for contractors and industrial operators since it was authorized by the Clean Water Act of 1972.
Even if you are new to stormwater pollution prevention, you need not waste time “recreating the wheel.” Control measures’ performance has been researched and analyzed, leading to a number of principles and practices that can help make your stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) more effective.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention General Principles
The EPA has outlined a number of principles that should be applied to every SWPPP to integrate preventive and active measures:
- Pollution prevention
Preventing pollutants from being discharged into local waterbodies is both cheaper and better for the environment than remediation measures.
- Minimizing exposure
Pollution can be reduced or eliminated by the careful handling and storage of potential pollutants where they do not come into contact with water from storm events.
- Combining controls
The most effective SWPPP include both structural controls, like inlet protection and silt fences, and non-structural controls, including good housekeeping practices and employee training.
- Examining your site’s pollutant sources
In order to prevent pollution, you must be able to locate potential point sources. Pollutant sources must be identified on the project or facility sitemap in your SWPPP.
- Maximizing infiltration
Reducing the volume and velocity of stormwater runoff by allowing water to be absorbed by the ground helps prevent or reduce erosion.
- Using existing vegetated areas
Existing vegetation, whether natural or engineered, can be an effective and cost-effective BMP for sediment and/or erosion
- Buffering on-site/adjacent water bodies or drainage systems
Minimizing the amount of stormwater that flows to your site from neighboring land can reduce the potential and capacity of stormwater to carry pollutants to local waterbodies.
The most effective SWPPPs combine preventive and active stormwater pollution controls, and applying these principles will ensure that your plan does.
Executing stormwater pollution prevention plans require a high degree of expertise, one that Green Globe Environmental has mastered! From engineering techniques to compliance competency, everything we do is done efficiently, within a timely manner, and within stormwater compliance. To achieve this across a wide range of clients, both within New Mexico and Texas, we offer an exclusive training program. Here, technicians will learn principles and practices that have been researched and analyzed to make SWPPPs more effective and overall successful. In completing Green Globe’s environmental training, trainees will have acquired a legitimate understanding of SWPPPs, their process, construction, and furthermore, the value of quality!