Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) – Insight’s Team is ready for the New QSD/QSP requirements. Are you?

stormwater blog Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) – Insight’s Team is ready for the New QSD/QSP requirements.  Are you?July 1, 2011 is fast approaching and with each passing day the time to meet the training and certification requirements for the 2009-0009-DWQ, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit slips away. The General Permit requires Qualified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Developers (QSD) and practitioners (QSP) to obtain appropriate training or certifications, two years after adoption to ensure their level of knowledge and skills are adequate to design and evaluate projects that comply with General Permit requirements. Previously there were no required training or certification programs for contractors, preparers of soil erosion and sediment control SWPPPs, or field inspectors.
Effective July 1, a QSD and QSP must possess one of the following certifications and or registrations specified in the General Permit “and” must have attended a State Water Board-sponsored or approved Qualified SWPPP Developer training course.

Qualified SWPPP Developer Requirements:

1. A California registered Professional Civil Engineer;

2. A California registered Professional Geologist or Engineering Geologist;

3. A California registered Landscape Architect;

4. Registered Professional Hydrologist (American Institute of Hydrology)

5. Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)TM registered through EnviroCert International, Inc.;

6. Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ) TM registered through EnviroCert International, Inc.; or

7. A professional in erosion and sediment control registered through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET);

Qualified SWPPP Practitioner Requirements:

1. Certified erosion, sediment and storm water inspector registered (EnviroCert International, Inc)

2. Certified inspector of sediment and erosion control registered (Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control, Inc)

Insight’s team has routinely implemented the new SWPPP requirements and assisted our clients’ permitting needs since their release in July 2010. The majority of our projects have included earthwork construction, groundwater remediation, and soil remediation.
Do you have the appropriate qualifications and site/construction experience to provide your clients with a NPDES) permits and to identify a projects stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), including the Best Management Practices (BMPs)?

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