Systematic List Of LDEQ SWPPP Requirements For Obtaining Permit Of Coverage For Large Constructions In Louisiana

Under the EPA guidance for SWPPP for large construction sites within Louisiana, a certain set of directives have been clearly mentioned. Having prior knowledge of these directives will help you get the permit faster and also design the most affirmative storm water pollution prevention strategy for the most regulated costs for your site. Here is a systematic list of these directives to give you an overview of the information.

The Documents you will need

You will need to submit an NOI or notice of intent outlining the probability of your construction site letting off discharge which might be hazardous to the surround water bodies in case of storm run offs. You also have to mention the management plan for handling this issue. The permit for SWPPP will be provided on a provisional coverage basis so you can start the implementation of the plan until the final stabilization of the process. You will need a structured SWMP or storm water management plan. You will need to submit annual forecasts of the plan’s progress chart and also submit reports for your implementation if the plan has been put to development and enforcement within the first 5 years of its initial provision of authorization. You will also need the records of monitoring of the strategy in this case.

The aspects under review by the LDEQ inspector

The LDEQ inspector has to be allowed to inspect the site with access to all monitoring records. This inspection is to occur at set intervals during the implementation process of the SWMP. The inspector will basically review the storm water control strategy and the control measures put in place. The quality of the best practices of the SWMP and the measurable goals of the sites of the plan are also to be inspected each time. The implementation procedure and the personnel or team responsible for the implementation of the plan is also to be audited under these inspection protocols.

Six major control measure that have to be a part of your storm water management plan
  • Public awareness program and outreach strategies for impacts of storm water discharge
  • Participation of the local public within the SMP implementation
  • Control measures for detection and eliminations of any type of illicit discharge
  • Control of construction site runoffs during heavy rainfalls or storms
  • SWMP control measures clearly stating cost of construction management practices for new development and redevelopment projects
  • Pollution control directives and good maintenance practices for any municipal operations.
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