The EPA’s revised version of the Construction General Permit may increase the resources, time and effort needed to comply with storm water management obligations.
Every five years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revises its Construction General Permit (CGP). The newest version, which was effective in February 2017, adds some new provisions that have changed the federal regulatory landscape for construction projects. In addition, state and local regulators may require additional preventive measures.
Do you share liability with other operators on your site? Is your construction discharge authorized? Do you know if your Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is available to the public? Is your training on track? Is your SWPP Plan up to date?
Your company must understand what these changes will mean for your projects, as more resources, time and effort are likely needed to comply with your storm water management obligations. New regulations also mean enforcement action risks from permitting agencies and the potential for debilitating enforcement issues and hefty fines.
To make sure you know the answers to these, and many other, questions, join experienced environmental lawyer Tamar Cerafici for this fast-paced boot camp, where you’ll gain practical, hands-on training for the new CGP and SWPPP. You’ll take away the tools you need to train your employees, negotiate with regulators, and improve your company’s bottom line.
Best practices for your construction project
Elements of new CGP, effective February 2017
Understand the significant changes to the 2017 CGP
Identify weaknesses in your SWPPP
Post-construction and MS4 issues in storm water management and green infrastructure
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and safety issues – avoiding post construction “shocks”
How individual state and local programs will implement the permit changes
Changes you’ll need to make in training programs
How green infrastructure practices relate to your SWPPP
Break down new training requirements
Outline any requirements you may have for developing a storm water management plan (SWMP)
Making revisions to your existing SWPPP
New joint and several liability provisions for multiple operators
Changes to the 2017 CGP: Your Potential Liability and Other Issues
Review new storm water permit, including changes from 2012 (35 minutes)
Learn new discharge authorizations
Adoption of C&D rules
Design & sediment control
Electronic filing requirements
Hidden traps in the 2017 permit – will you get SWMP’d? (30 minutes)
Wait: do I have to monitor all of the operators at my sight?
Your training could be inadequate!
Building the SWPP Plan on the Community Level: What You Need and Your Post-Construction Role in the Community’s Regulatory Compliance
SWPPP goals/requirements and building the plan (30 minutes)
Brief outline of what you might think you already know!
Best Management practices
Understand layers of federal, state, and local requirements
Best way to implement training requirements
How your SWPPP fits into your local MS4 requirements, and post-construction impacts (40 minutes)
Discussion of current technologies such as rain gardens, vegetated swales, permeable pavers and a host of other creative programs