Proper timing and preparation are critical to the success of SWPPP compliance efforts. Our systematic process for project startup includes:
- Determine how the project site fits into the surrounding topography, how the area to be disturbed fits on the property and what problems may have to be dealt with along the way.
- Gather all pertinent information required to develop the project SWPPP documentation far enough in advance to ensure that it is complete and in place, along with signage, postings, and BMPs, prior to the commencement of construction.
- We produce the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, developed by a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), being careful to incorporate all local additions to the regulatory requirements.
- We will ensure that all SWPPP controls indicated on the project drawings are appropriate, necessary and functional. The end result is a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan that makes sense and one that protects the interests of our Owner and ourselves as the Operator, as well as the environment.
- Make the proper written notification to the MS4 in whose jurisdiction the site is located, prior to construction (and do so again when the project is complete).
- Set up the project SWPPP in a site binder and record keeping system.
- Install purpose-specific SWPPP posting signage at the entrance to the site.
- Incorporate a Spill Prevention, Hazardous Products Practices and Spill Response Plan within the SWPPP.
- Provide SWPPP information and training for our own and Sub-Contractor personnel at our Pre-Construction meeting.