Improving Your Construction Site Ryan Alltop, CPESC, DECI Construction Division Manager
Overview • Know the Regulators • Know the Regulations • Follow the Regulations and your SWPPP • Manage Your Subcontractors • During Construction Modification • Stabilize • Signoff
Know The Regulators • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) -Construction Activities USEPA • 327 IAC 15-5 Administered by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management • Local Regulations by MS4s and SWCDs
Know The Regulations • SWPPP Submitted to IDEM and MS4 • Public Notice Given • Notice of Intent (NOI) – Must show proof of SWPPP and Public notice. Image from Fanpop.com
Know The Regulations • 70 percent cover for areas not being worked on for 15 days. • Inspections every week or within the first business day after a measurable storm event (.5 inches) • Notice of Termination (NOT) • NOT may only be submitted after a Perennial Stand of Vegetation having 70 percent or greater coverage has been established.
Follow The Regulations and Your SWPPP • Inspect your site at the correct time. • During rainstorms or immediately after. • Driest day in July won’t tell you much. • Improve your BMPs, and Modify or Switch BMPs that don’t work • Update your SWPPP • Avoid offsite discharge of sediment
Manage Your Contractors • If something will effect your bottom line make it effect theirs • Teach them about your SWPPP and how it effects them • Let them know your expectations while they are on your site
During Construction Modification • If it is Broken Fix it!
Sign Off • Submit Your Notice of Termination • Must Have 70 Percent Permanent Perennial Vegetative Cover • Remove temporary sediment control BMPs
Questions? Ryan Alltop Construction Division Manager ENCAP, Inc. 2585 Wagner Ct., DeKalb, IL 60115 815-748-4500 ENCAP, Inc. 772 North Madison St. Crown Point, IN 46307