RTP’s experts have and continue to provide clients with effective stormwater management plans (SWPPP or SWP3) that meet or exceed applicable requirements without adding unnecessary, superfluous tasks that further encumber facility employees. RTP’s extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements, best management practices (BMPs) and facility operations provides each facility with a comprehensive, common sense approach for stormwater management.
RTP typically works with the project team to review construction and development plans or pre-bid packages to reduce regulatory burdens and provide proactive information early in the project to reduce cost overruns and/or time delays.
Federal, State and Local agencies regulate stormwater at a site and the requirements are geared to two separate aspects; Stormwater Associated with Construction and Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activities.
RTP can provide you with the necessary guidance for maintaining compliance with applicable stormwater requirements. Typical activities associated with stormwater management include a review of site specific plans and control devices, a review of current facility monitoring and recordkeeping activities. RTP will also perform an evaluation of potential cross-media benefits. For example, LDAR is an air program requirement but can often be used to augment stormwater inspections as it is a detailed and up-close inspection of certain piping. Therefore, one inspection may be useful for multiple programs. RTP’s vast knowledge of multi-media benefits the facility by defining potential overlapping activities and recordkeeping to ultimately reduce staff time and improves efficiency of the overall environmental program. Each SWPPP typically includes a registration, known as a Notice of Intent (NOI), which is provided to the regulatory agency. In addition, each SWPPP must be specific to the project and all proposed/existing activities and must be kept on-site.
RTP staff has and continues to obtain stormwater authorizations in multiple states for numerous types of projects. RTP is experienced with both general and individual stormwater permits. RTP’s experienced staff can participate in pre-application conferences, appeal hearings, public hearings, and agency audits and inspections. We successfully assist clients in the preparation of plans, inspection checklists and sampling and monitoring plans. RTP can also provide on-site training and third party inspections to determine the efficacy of BMPs and the compliance status of the site with respect to stormwater requirements. RTP can also help prepare incident reports and Notices of Termination (NOT).
SWPPP Associated with Construction
The requirements for storm water associated with construction permits are regulated by the provisions of the Clean Water Act. Typically, States have more stringent requirements and sometimes local municipalities such as a County or Town have additional rules that must be followed. Stormwater permits for construction activities are usually required for projects that disturb one (1) acre or more and are often issued under a general permit. The general permit requires implementation of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) which must incorporate any required pollution control measures during construction activities. In addition, a Notice of Intent (NOI) must be submitted to the regulatory agency prior to commencing pre-construction dirt work.
SWPPP Associated with Industrial Activities
Similar to stormwater associated with construction activities requirements, the permit requirements for stormwater associated with Industrial Activities are outlined in the Clean Water Act. Typically, States have more stringent requirements and sometimes local municipalities such as a County or Town have additional rules that must be followed. Storm water permits for industrial activities are usually issued under a general permit. The general permit requires implementation of a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) which must incorporate any required pollution control measures during operation of the facility. Similar to construction related stormwater requirements, a Notice of Intent (NOI) must be submitted to the regulatory agency prior to facility start-up.