Protecting waterways and keeping our clients in compliance
Padre provides Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) preparation and compliance monitoring services. Our Qualified SWPPP Developers (QSDs) assist clients in developing appropriate strategies for their particular construction projects in order to comply with Federal and State stormwater regulations intended to minimize sediment and other pollutants in stormwater runoff associated with construction activities.
Padre develops SWPPPs, specific to each construction site, that describe required contractor actions to prevent stormwater contamination, control sediment and erosion, and comply with the requirements of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). Each Padre-prepared SWPPP:
- identifies potential sources of stormwater pollution at the construction site;
- categorizes constructions sites into risk levels;
- provides practices to reduce pollutants in stormwater discharges from the construction site including best management practices (BMPs) to minimize erosion and sediment(i.e. gravel bags, silt fence, straw wattle, sediment basin, soil stabilizers, etc…);
- provides BMPs to minimize non-stormwater discharges (i.e. concrete waste management, material waste management, good housekeeping practices, etc.);
- establishes site inspections and BMP maintenance procedures;
- outlines the laboratory sampling and analysis procedures; and
- includes all other information necessary for compliance with the terms and conditions of a construction general permit.
Padre’s Qualified SWPPP Practitioners (QSPs) are regularly authorized to act on behalf of the Legally Responsible Person (LRP) in submitting the necessary project Permit Registration Documents (PRDs) (Notice of Intent, Risk Assessment, Post-Construction Calculations, a Site Map, the SWPPP, a signed certification statement by the LRP, and the first annual fee) as well as follow-up reports through the Stormwater Multi-Application Report Tracking System (SMARTS). Our QSPs serve as the persons responsible for implementing the SWPPP on the project site and are also in charge of implementing Rain Event Action Plans (REAPs) which may be developed as necessary by the QSD.