Stormwater Compliance (Construction and Industrial)

VESTRA has prepared hundreds of Construction and Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) and Erosion Control Plans for clients under the Industrial and Construction General NPDES permit requirements of the State of California.

Construction SWPPPs are required for project sites disturbing one acre or more of soil and generally focus on establishing the Best Management Practices (BMPs) that will be employed to prevent sediment from leaving the site during construction activities. Plans also include monitoring activities to gauge the efficacy of the BMPs. For construction, our Engineers have extensive experience in designing and implementing these plans, conducting site inspections, performing required sampling, and preparing the necessary documentation and reports. Our work includes both the General Construction Permit and the special Caltrans requirements and provisions.

Industrial SWPPPs are required for sites covered by the State Industrial General Permit, including manufacturing facilities, oil and gas/mining facilities, hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities, landfills, transportation facilities, and sewage or waste treatment works. Industrial SWPPPs focus on pollutants that may be present onsite and describe activities employed to prevent those pollutants from leaving the site. Our staff include one Trainer of Record, and two Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioners (QISPs) under the new Industrial General Permit. We have assisted hundreds of clients in preparation of SWPPPs, compliance sampling, reporting, development of site-specific sampling and evaluation strategies, and design of treatment systems. Our work has included activities under the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 505 citizen litigation provisions and commonly results in reduced settlements and shortened oversight periods. Samples of the industries we have served include marinas, sawmills, aggregate and mineral processing facilities, dairies, confined aquatic feeding operations, log yards, trucking facilities, municipalities, counties, landfills, transfer stations, and material recovery facilities.