SWPPP requirements vary for different states and need different documents for the permit to pass through the legitimate authorities. While it is important to have an SWPPP plan and integrate it into a construction project, implementing a wrong plan might prove to be more detrimental. Often in case of inspections, it is found non-compliance with the correct SWPPP Inspection Requirements leads to problems for the companies. Often they have to face heavy fines and go through the hassles of filing for a new permit, which now becomes doubly difficult due to their existing record of non-compliance with the EPA. Instead, find a CPESC trained professional to help structure you a flawless SWPPP permit. Here is a detailed overview of this step.
What is an SWPPP and why you need it
SWPPP stands for storm water pollution prevention plan. This is a living document of your entire project’s vulnerable areas, which might cause excessive water pollution in case of storm water runoff from the area. It also contains the step that you intend to take to remedy the situation and how you are planning to enforce these steps. You need this permit because EPA NPDES has strict storm water regulations in place to enforce this permit for most states and local government bodies allowing permits for constructions sites that might disturb anywhere more than an acre of area for industrial sites.
What is CPESC and how can a trained professional help your project
CPESC is a valid certification for the field of erosion and sedimentation control. It stands for certified professional in erosion and sediment control. The certificate is directly affiliated with the International Erosion Control Association. The certification process prepares the professionals to have a sound knowledge of SWPPP inspection requirements for a variety of different areas of the country. They also develop a knack for creating customized permits based on SWPPP templates that are usually a norm for any city or district.
Hiring a CPESC trained professional will help your project gain from the experience and training for these professionals. You can rise above the general template-based permit strategy, which often falls flat in actual implementation. Having a customized plan of storm water prevention can help you establish a stronger position with the EPA during the validation and approval process. The CPESC trained professional can also help you develop an SWPPP, which is easier and cheaper to enforce which helps you cut back on expenses while still making sure your construction project does its full bit for the environment.