Erosion Control Compliance
Avoid Costly Fines and Shut Down
Erosion control compliance is an important subject, especially for construction sites. The EPA reports that the greatest amount of soil loss comes from unmanaged construction sites. How does it compare? Typical erosion rates for land-based activities, in tons per acre per year, are less than 1 from forest land, 1 from active pasture farm land, 4.7 from row crop farm land, and a whopping 35-45 from bare soil.
With the amount of displaced soil on construction sites, contamination and runoff pose a threat to our waters. For this reason the Clean Water Act was established. Furthermore, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System was implemented to regulate compliance with the Act.
Developing a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan provides a structured “checklist” to assure that erosion is being controlled in order for runoff and contamination is being prevented. Failure to comply with erosion control compliance and NPDES Regulations can result in costly fines and even shut down.
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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES):
- Authorized by the Clean Water Act
- Regulates Point Sources that Discharge Pollutants into US Waters
- Three Main Point Sources: Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), Construction Activites, Industrial Activites
- Most Permit Programs are Administered by Authorized States
- Geotextiles are Effective Best Management Practices (BMPs) as On-Site Controls
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP):
- Protects Rivers, Lakes, Wetlands, and Coastal Waters
- Identifies Potential Stormwater Pollution on Construction Sites
- Describes Best Management Practices (BMPs) to Reduce Pollutants
- Identifies Compliance Procedures to be Implemented
- Helps Keep You in Compliance with NPDES Regulations
- Failure to Implement a SWPPP Could Mean Fines From the State or the EPA
Your State May Call a SWPPP by This Name:
- Construction Best Practices Plan
- Sediment and Stormwater Plan
- Erosion, Sediment, and Pollution Prevention Plan
- Construction Site Best Management Practices
- Erosion Control Plan and Best Management Practices
- Best Management Practices Plan
- Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
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