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STORM WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN

for
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES

PIER T, BERTHS 132-140 SHORE TO SHIP POWER PROJ ECT
(Name of Project)

301 HANJ IN ROAD, LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA 90802
(Street Address of Construction Site)
Long Beach, California 90802

WDID No.



Prepared by:
Name of Firm: The Ryan Company
Street Address 15 Commerce Way
City, State, and Zip: Norton, MA 02766
Telephone No.: 508-742-2522


8/30/2012
(Date Prepared)

The Ryan Company
Larry Armstrong
774-406-6347
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ANNUAL RE-CERTIFICATION OF
STORM WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN
BY QUALIFIED DEVELOPER
As a Qualified SWPPP Developer, as defined under Subsection 6.1, I certify under penalty of law
that this document and all attachments were reviewed by me. All modifications to this SWPPP
document, based on new or changed conditions on the construction site have been detailed and
certified in Table 1. Based upon the maintenance and repair of construction-related Best
Management Practices and the site inspections described in Section 4.0 of this Storm Water
Pollution Prevention Plan, I certify, under penalty of law that all construction activities are in
compliance with the requirements of the General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated
with Construction and Land Disturbance Activities.
I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the
possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations.
Qualified SWPPP Developer
Name (Print) Signature Date




Revisions
(All revisions are to be noted below and Table 1 updated in Subsection 1.6.)
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Stormwater Chain-of-Command Contact List
The below mentioned individual is the on-site contractor responsible for daily stormwater
activities. In the event that the below mentioned individual is not available, the next individual
shall be contacted, etc.
Name (Print) Phone Number
Larry Armstrong 774-406-6347
Joe Reise 562-708-0734
Marshall Bridgeford 714-479-1199
Adam Weister 714-479-1199




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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION PAGE
1.0 INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................. 1-1
1.1 Permit Registration Documents ........................................................................... 1-1
1.1.1 Notice of Intent ................................................................................................... 1-2
1.1.2 Site Map .............................................................................................................. 1-2
1.1.3 Risk Assessment ................................................................................................. 1-2
1.1.4 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan .............................................................. 1-2
1.1.5 Post-Construction Water Balance Spreadsheet ................................................... 1-3
1.1.6 Annual Fee .......................................................................................................... 1-3
1.1.7 Compliance Certification .................................................................................... 1-3
1.2 Plan Availability .................................................................................................. 1-4
1.3 Plan Changes ........................................................................................................ 1-4
1.4 Retention of Records ............................................................................................ 1-4
1.5 Contractor/Subcontractor List .............................................................................. 1-4
1.6 Notice of Termination .......................................................................................... 1-4
2.0 SITE DESCRIPTION ............................................................................................................. 2-1
2.1 Existing Site Conditions ...................................................................................... 2-2
2.2 Historic Contamination ........................................................................................ 2-2
2.3 Risk Assessment .................................................................................................. 2-3
2.3.1 General Construction Risk .................................................................................. 2-3
2.3.2 Active Treatment System .................................................................................... 2-3
2.4 Proposed Construction Activities ........................................................................ 2-4
2.5 Construction Schedule ......................................................................................... 2-4
2.6 Potential Site Pollutants ....................................................................................... 2-6
3.0 BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ........................................................................................ 3-7
3.1 Good Site Management Housekeeping ............................................................ 3-7
3.1.1 Construction Materials ........................................................................................ 3-7
3.1.2 Waste Management ........................................................................................... 3-10
3.1.3 Vehicle Storage and Maintenance .................................................................... 3-15
3.1.4 Landscaping ...................................................................................................... 3-16
3.1.5 Site Specific Potential Pollutant Sources .......................................................... 3-17
3.1.6 Air Deposition .................................................................................................. 3-18
3.2 Non-Stormwater Management ........................................................................... 3-18
3.3 Erosion and Sediment Controls ......................................................................... 3-19
3.4 Run-on and Runoff Controls .............................................................................. 3-23
3.5 Post-Construction Stormwater Management Measures & Plan ......................... 3-23
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4.0 BMP INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, &REPAIR .................................................................... 4-25
4.1 Best Management Practice Visual Inspections .................................................. 4-25
4.1.1 Best Management Practice Visual Inspections under Non-Storm Conditions .. 4-25
4.1.2 Best Management Practice Visual Inspections under Storm Conditions .......... 4-25
4.1.3 Best Management Practice Visual Inspections Inspection Checklist ............... 4-25
4.2 Best Management Practice Maintenance & Repair ........................................... 4-26
5.0 TRAINING ......................................................................................................................... 5-28
6.0 RESPONSIBILITIES OF OPERATORS ................................................................................... 6-29
6.1 Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Developer ........................... 6-29
6.2 Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Practitioner(s) ..................... 6-29
7.0 MONITORING &REPORTING PROGRAM ............................................................................. 7-30
7.1 Rain Event Action Plan ...................................................................................... 7-30
7.2 Construction Site Monitoring Program .............................................................. 7-31
7.2.1 Visual Monitoring (inspection) Requirements for Qualifying Rain Events ..... 7-31
7.2.2 Non-Stormwater Discharge Monitoring ........................................................... 7-33
7.2.3 Water Quality Sampling & Analysis ................................................................ 7-33
7.2.4 Non-Visible Pollutant Monitoring .................................................................... 7-34
7.2.5 Receiving Water Monitoring ............................................................................ 7-34
7.3 Compliance Certification ................................................................................... 7-34
7.4 Noncompliance Reporting ................................................................................. 7-34
7.4.1 Numeric Effluent Limitation Violation Report ................................................. 7-35
7.4.2 Numeric Action Level Exceedance Report ....................................................... 7-35
7.5 Annual Reports .................................................................................................. 7-35

List of Tables
1 Summary of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Revisions
2 Contractor/Subcontractor List
3 Construction Activity Milestones
4 Typical Construction Site Pollutants
5 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Reportable Quantity Releases

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Appendices
A General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction and Land
Disturbance Activities
B Vicinity Map and Site Map(s)
C Risk Assessment
D Post-Construction Best Management Practices*
E Construction Site Inspection Report Form
F Training Reporting Form
G Rain Event Action Plan
H Construction Site Monitoring Program
I Rain Event Log
J Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Non-Compliance Report Form
K Annual Report
*requirements under this section will become effective September 2, 2012.


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1.0 INTRODUCTION

This Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) has been prepared to comply with Californias
General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activity (Construction General
Permit). The Construction General Permit (General Permit No. CAS000002) was adopted by the State
Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on September 2, 2009, as Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ. This
order came into effect on J uly 1, 2010. A copy of the Construction General Permit is provided in
Appendix A.

This SWPPP has the following seven major objectives:
Identify the appropriate means to protect water quality, at all times, specific to the type and
complexity of the project and project specific conditions.
Determine the risk to water and sediment quality from all levels and types of construction
projects.
Identify all potential pollutants and their sources, including sources of sediment, that may affect
the quality of storm water discharges from the construction site.
Identify non-storm water discharges to be eliminated, controlled, or treated.
Identify, construct, implement and maintain Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce or
eliminate pollutants in storm water discharges, and authorized non-storm water discharges, from
the construction site during construction.
Identify, implement and assign maintenance responsibilities for post-construction BMPs that are
intended to reduce or eliminate pollutants after construction is completed.
Demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Construction General Permit by providing
information that supports the conclusions, selections, use and maintenance of BMPs, including
BMP calculations and design details for site run-on.



This SWPPP was prepared for The Ryan Company, which will construct the Shore to Ship Power (SSP)
Retrofit for Pier T Berths T132-T140 located in the Port of Long Beach (POLB). Pier T Berths 132-140
are currently leased by Total Terminals International and will remain an operating containment terminal
during construction. The project will be constructed in (4) Phase spanning approximately (60) Acres. The
Shore to Ship Power Retrofit will involve the construction of a 25kV Switchgear adjacent to (E)
switchgear at the Main Terminal Substation (MTS); Construction of four (4) Shore to Ship Power (SSP)
Substations which includes the complete assembly of the primary switchgear, the 7.5MVA transformer
and the 15kV secondary switchgear; installation of eleven (11) shore to ship power outlets; installation
and interconnections of new fiber optic cables for Powerlogic communications between SSP Substations,
MTS switchgear and Admin building; and installation of new conduits and conductors.



1.1 PERMIT REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS
The Planning Division of the Port of Long Beach prepares and submits the NOI for construction projects
within its Harbor District. Operators of the site are those parties that have operational control over
construction plans and specifications, including the ability to make modifications to those plans and
specifications (e.g., Rain Event Action Plan, Risk Assessment Worksheet, and Sampling and Analysis
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Plans). Additionally, parties are also considered operators if they have day to day operational control over
activities at a project which are necessary to ensure compliance with the SWPPP and/or other permit
conditions (e.g., general contractor, erosion control contractor, and other subcontractors who are under the
direction of a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner).

The POLB will assist in obtaining coverage under the Construction General Permit by completing the
NOI application which requires jurisdictional information and the required permit registration documents
(PRDs). It is the responsibility of the developer/contractor to prepare and maintain a Storm Water
Pollution Prevention Plan and to maintain a certified SWPPP Developer that complies with all the
requirements herein. These documents must be submitted prior to the commencement of construction
activity. PRDs include:
Notice of Intent (NOI)
Site Map
Risk Assessment
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
Post-Construction Water Balance
Annual Fee
Signed Certification Statement

Note: The POLB is responsible for submitting all documents to the State Board through the State Water
Boards Storm Water Multi-Application and Report Tracking system (SMARTS system). This includes
receipt of the WDID number. The contractor should not submit any documents or supporting documents,
including the SWPPP, to SMARTS.

1.1.1 Notice of Intent
To obtain coverage under the Construction General Permit, the site owner (POLB) must submit a Notice
of Intent (NOI) to the SWRCB. The contractor should not submit a NOI to the SWRCB. The NOI is an
electronic form that provides the SWRCB with information regarding the construction project, such as:
property owner
developer or general contractor
construction site address and other characteristics
applicable local ordinances, if any
receiving water for discharges
vicinity map

1.1.2 Site Map
The project site map(s) are provided in Appendix B. The site map requirements are summarized in
Section 2.0 of this SWPPP.

1.1.3 Risk Assessment
The Construction General Permit establishes two types of construction sites (general and linear utility)
and three levels/types of risk. Risk assessments in this template apply to general construction projects.
Risk is calculated in two parts: 1) Project Sediment Risk, and 2) Receiving Water Risk. Risk shall be
determined using the Standard Risk Assessment worksheet in Appendix C and using the definitions
defined in Subsection 2.3, below.

1.1.4 StormWater Pollution Prevention Plan
This SWPPP template may be used for Risk Level 1 and Risk Level 2 general construction projects. At
the direction of POLB Project Engineer in coordination with the POLB Environmental Planning
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Department, this SWPPP template may be used for (LUP) though may require modification prior to use.
Risk Level 3 general construction projects and active treatment systems are beyond the scope of this
document.

1.1.5 Post-Construction Water Balance Spreadsheet
The Construction General Permit requires projects to replicate the pre-project runoff water balance
through post-construction non-structural and structural solutions. The Construction General Permit runoff
reduction requirements will be fulfilled by the Port of Long Beach Standard Urban Stormwater
Management Plan (SUSMP). Thus, the Water Balance Spreadsheet does not need to be completed and the
SUSMP should be referenced.

1.1.6 Annual Fee
The annual fee for stormwater permits is established through the State of California Code of Regulations
and based on the total area of land to be disturbed. The Port of Long Beach is responsible for all fees
associated with Port projects.

1.1.7 Compliance Certification

1.1.7.1 Electronic Signature and Certification Requirements
All reports, certifications or other information required by the Construction General Permit must be
electronically signed, certified, and submitted via the State Water Boards Storm Water Multi-Application
and Report Tracking system (SMARTS system) or to the State Water Board by the following:
For a corporation: by a responsible corporate officer, which means: (a) a president, secretary,
treasurer, or vice president of the corporation in charge of a principal business function, or any
other person who performs similar policy or decision-making functions for the corporation, or
(b) the manager of the construction activity if authority to sign documents has been assigned or
delegated to the manager in accordance with corporate procedures;
For a partnership of sole proprietorship: by a general partner or the proprietor, respectively; or
For a municipality, state, federal, or other public agency: by either a principal executive officer,
ranking elected official, or duly authorized representative.

The Port of Long Beach will be responsible for submitting all documents via SMARTS. The contractor
will be required to provide all pertinent documents to the Project Engineer, who will provide the
documents to the appropriate Port of Long Beach division.

The SWPPP Certification and SWPPP Annual Re-Certification forms follow the title page and precede
the Table of Contents for this SWPPP.
1.1.7.2 StormWater Pollution Prevention Plan Certification
Additionally, this SWPPP document shall be prepared, signed, and certified by a Qualified SWPPP
Developer. A SWPPP Certification follows the title page and precedes the Table of Contents for this
SWPPP. Individuals currently designated Qualified SWPPP Developer(s) for this project are also listed
on this certification statement.

After the initial certification, this SWPPP must be annually evaluated and re-certified by a Qualified
SWPPP Developer until the construction project is complete and a Notice of Termination has been
submitted to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. The SWPPP Annual Re-
Certification follows the title page and precedes the Table of Contents for this SWPPP. Qualified
personnel for this project and SWPPP are listed on the SWPPP Certification.
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1.2 PLAN AVAILABILITY
The SWPPP must be retained at the construction site from the date of project initiation to the date of
termination of coverage under the Construction General Permit. Once construction activities are
complete, until stabilization is achieved, the SWPPP shall be available from the SWPPP contact listed in
the permit registration documents. The SWPPP should be available at all times to site employees, the
general public, and to representatives of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board,
SWRCB, Region IX of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or local municipality or
stormwater management agency.

1.3 PLAN CHANGES
The SWPPP must be amended whenever there is a change in project design, construction, or operations
that may have a significant effect on the potential for discharge of pollutants or if the SWPPP proves to be
ineffective in eliminating or minimizing pollutants in stormwater discharges. In addition, the plan must be
amended to identify any new contractor and/or subcontractor who will be under the direction of the
project designated Qualified SWPPP Practitioner. SWPPP amendments and/or revisions are recorded in
Table 1.

1.4 RETENTION OF RECORDS
The Site Operator must retain copies of the SWPPP, all required inspection reports, compliance
certifications, non-compliance reports, training records and records of data used to complete the NOI for
three years from the date generated or date submitted, whichever is last. The Site Operator must retain a
copy of the SWPPP and inspection reports at the construction site from the date of project initiation to the
date coverage under the Construction General Permit is terminated.

1.5 CONTRACTOR/SUBCONTRACTOR LIST
Contractors and subcontractors who will work on the site are listed in Table 2. This list of contractors and
subcontractors shall be kept current throughout the construction project. Each contractor and
subcontractor shall have access to copies of applicable sections of the SWPPP or equivalent document
prior to commencement of construction.

1.6 NOTICE OF TERMINATION
To terminate coverage under the Construction General Permit, a Notice of Termination (NOT), final site
map, and site photos must be electronically submitted to the State Water Boards Storm Water Multi-
Application and Report Tracking system (SMARTS system). The NOT will be completed when:
The site will not pose any additional sediment discharge risk than it did prior to the
commencement of construction activity
There is no potential for construction-related stormwater pollutants to be discharged into site
runoff;
Final stabilization has been reached;
Construction materials and wastes have been disposed of properly;
Compliance with the Post-Construction Standards in Section XIII of the Construction General
Permit has been demonstrated;
Post-construction stormwater management measures have been installed and a long-term
maintenance plan has been established; and
All construction-related equipment, materials and any temporary BMPs no longer needed are
removed from the site.

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The Planning Division of the Port of Long Beach prepares and submits the NOT for construction projects
within its Harbor District.

The Site Operator shall coordinate with the Project Engineer and the Planning Division to ensure that all
appropriate documentation meeting the NOT conditions (electronic photos, SUSMP requirements, etc)
have been provided to the Planning Division prior to project termination.


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Table 1. Summary of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Amendments or Revisions
Section
and Page
Summary of Revision
Name of Qualified SWPPP
Developer and Date





























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Table 2. Contractor/Subcontractor List
Contractor/Subcontractor/
Individual Name
Specific Area of
Responsibility for
Project
Work Address Phone Number

The Ryan Company, Inc.
General Contractor 15 Commerce Way
Norton, MA 02766
508-742-2500
Hampton Tedder


Electrical Testing

4563 State St.
PO box 2338
Montclair, CA 91763
909-628-1256

Hardy and Harper


Paving

1312 E. Warner Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
714-441-1831

Crown Fence


Fence Installation

12118 Bloomfield Ave
Santa Fe Springs, CA
90670
562-864-5177

Golden State Utilities


Concrete Work

1921 W. 11
th
St.
Upland, CA 91876
909-294-7423

The Culver Group


Surveying

14841 Yorba St.
Suite 100
Tustin, CA 92780
714-389-7330
































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2.0 SITE DESCRIPTION


This SWPPP was prepared for construction activities at Pier T Berths T132-T140 located in the Port of
Long Beach (POLB). The Ryan Company will retrofit Pier T with a Shore to Ship Power system across
approximately 60 acres. The project will include the construction of a 25kV Switchgear, four Shore to
Ship Power (SSP) Substations, eleven Shore to Ship Power Outlets (SPO) and new fiber optic cables for
Powerlogic communications between (SSP) Substations, Switchgear and the Admin Building.

The terminal site is located within the city limits of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California at 301
Hanjin Road. Access for ships to the Pier T wharf will be provided through Long Beach Channel into
Middle harbor and the West Basin. The Pier T container terminal will be accessed from Ocean Blvd,
Interstate 710, and Pier T Ave. The project will be constructed in four phases, starting from the northeast
portion of Pier T Container Terminal and moving southwest towards the wharf and West Basin.


Vicinity maps for the construction project site are provided in Appendix B. These maps depict the Project
site in relation to the POLB complex.

In addition, the contractors will develop and update site specific maps and/or construction drawings
depicting the following information. These maps will be kept on site and will be available to the Regional
Board upon request.
Map Shown Information Element on Drawing or Map
M-02 Existing vicinity (areas surrounding project)
M-02 Site layout
HD 10-2014-G5 Construction site boundaries (perimeter), roadways, and lots
N/A
Drainage areas: A drainage area is defined as the area of land that drains water,
sediment, pollutants, and dissolved materials to a common outlet. Operationally this
SWPPP divides a site into drainage areas for inspection, reporting, and monitoring
purposes.
N/A
Post-Construction Water Balance Map: A small-scale topographic map of the site to
show the existing contour elevations, pre-construction and post-construction
drainage divides, and the total length of stream in each watershed area. This map is a
required map submittal to demonstrate compliance with the SUSMP new and re-
development water balance performance standards. (Recommend using a contour
interval of 1 to 5 feet, with high contour intervals on steep slopes.)
HD 10-2014-C33
HD 10-2014-C34
HD 10-2014-C35
HD 10-2014-C36
HD 10-2014-C37
Discharge locations
N/A Sampling locations
HD 10-2014-C27
to
HD 10-2014-C38
Outline of areas of soil disturbance (temporary/permanent, cut/fill, and other grading
activities)
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Map Shown Information Element on Drawing or Map
N/A
Areas of vegetative cover which will remain undisturbed during the construction
project
M-04
to
M-11
Locations of storm drain inlets / MS4 and waterbodies that may receive discharges
from construction activities
M-04
to
M-11
Locations of all structural and nonstructural controls/BMPs identified in this
SWPPP, including but not limited to the following:
- Runoff BMPs
- Erosion Control BMPs
- Sediment Control BMPs
If BMPs cannot be adequately shown on the map(s) they have been described in
detail within this SWPPP.
N/A
Locations of sensitive habitats (such as wetlands), watercourses, and/or other
features which are not to be disturbed
N/A Locations of all post-construction BMPs
M-03
Locations of storage areas for:
- waste,
- vehicles and vehicle service,
- loading/unloading of materials
- access points to the construction site, including all entrances and exits
- fueling, water storage, and water transfer for dust control/compaction


2.1 EXISTING SITE CONDITIONS
Previously, the project site was a United States Naval Station and Shipyard on Pier T in the Port of Long
Beach. Pier T is approximately 325 acres in its entirety, of which Approximately 60 acres will be used to
construct the Shore to Ship Power System. The entire site is currently paved with asphaltic concrete over a
miscellaneous crushed base. There is no vegetation on the site. Surface elevations ranging across the site
are relatively flat sloping gradually from the north to the south at 1% with a mean elevation of 10-15
above sea level. The subsurface soils consist of natural alluvial soils overlaid by hydraulically-placed fill
and conventionally placed compacted fill. There is approximately a 5 to 10-foot-thick layer of compacted
silty sand fill located below the pavement section. The materials below the fill generally consist of loose to
medium-dense silty sands and poorly graded sands at nearly elevation (-20) feet, below that, a firm to very
hard silt layer was interbedded with sandy soils. The standard penetration test (SPT) blow counts for the
upper 30 feet (excluding the compacted fill) varied from 1 to 20 blows per foot. Most of the subsurface
soils were classified as very loose to medium dense. The water table was recorded at an average of 10
below the surface.


2.2 HISTORIC CONTAMINATION

A list of potential non-visible pollutants which may be exposed to stormwater from this site which has
been developed based on this review of potential sources and historical contamination, and proposed
construction activities is provided in Subsection 2.6.

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2.3 RISK ASSESSMENT
The Construction General Permit establishes two types of construction sites in California: general
construction, and linear underground and overhead utilities. General construction projects are classified
with up to three levels of risk. Risk assessment will not be conducted on LUPs using this SWPPP
template.

Risk, type, and applicability to the Harbor District are defined below. This SWPPP template has been
tailored for Risk Level 1 and Risk Level 2 general construction projects. Risk Level 3 general
construction projects and active treatment systems are not anticipated within the jurisdiction of the Harbor
District and therefore are considered to be outside the scope of this SWPPP template document.

Using the Standard Risk Assessment worksheet in Appendix C, this project has been designated:
Risk Level 1

2.3.1 General Construction Risk
Risk is calculated in two parts: 1) Project Sediment Risk, and 2) Receiving Water Risk. The Harbor
District under the jurisdiction of the Port of Long Beach does not currently discharge stormwater directly
to waterbodies listed on the 303(d) List as impaired for sediment/siltation or turbidity. The Harbor
District does not drain to waters designated with beneficial uses of SPAWN, COLD, and MIGRATORY
and therefore has been designated a Low risk to water quality. Based on these circumstances, general
construction projects within the Harbor District are only designated Risk Level 1 or Risk Level 2. This
SWPPP template has been tailored for Risk Level 1 and Risk Level 2 projects.

RISK LEVEL 1
Risk Level 1 projects typically do not have a high potential to impact stormwater quality because:
1) These projects are normally constructed over a short period of time, minimizing the duration that
pollutants could potentially be exposed to rainfall.
2) Occur on relatively flat sites with minimal opportunity for runoff and soils that provide high
infiltration rate.

RISK LEVEL 2
Risk Level 2 projects can have a combination of High, Medium, or Low project sediment risk along with
High or Low receiving water risk. These projects have a higher potential to impact water quality than
Risk Level 1 projects because they:
1) Occur over a longer period of time, potentially exposing disturbed areas to multiple rain events.
2) Sites may include slopes or be located on soils that provide little or no infiltration.

2.3.2 Active Treatment System
There are instances on construction sites where traditional erosion and sediment controls do not
effectively control accelerated erosion. The use of an active treatment system may be necessary where
stormwater discharges leaving a project site may cause or contribute to an exceedance of a water quality
standard. The topography of the Harbor District area is relatively flat and unlikely to have accelerated
erosion resulting in a water quality exceedance.


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2.4 PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES

The Pier T, Berths 132-140 Shore to Shit Power Project will be constructed in (4) Phases spanning
approximately (60) Acres.

Phase one is approximately (34) Acres starting in the northern portion of the site bordering Gerald Desmond Bridge
continuing south ending at Pier T Berth 140. Phase (1) will involve the following construction Activities:
1,150 LF of (8) way ductbank
25kV switchgear,
Ship to Shore Power Substation (SSP1),
(2) shore to ship power outlets
9,200 LF of cable pulling through existing ductbank.
Excavation in this phase will produce approximately 2,439 CYDs of material that will be reused as fill.

Phase two is approximately (8) Acres contained entirely at Pier T Berth 138. Phase (2) will involve the following
construction Activities:
700 LF of (8) way ductbank
Ship to Shore Power Substation (SSP2)
(3) shore to ship power outlets
1,150 LF of cable pulling through existing ductbank.
Excavation in this phase will produce approximately 1,737 CYDs of material that will be reused as fill.

Phase three is approximately (6) Acres contained entirely at Pier T Berth 136. Phase (3) will involve the following
construction Activities:
800 LF of (8) way ductbank
Ship to Shore Power Substation (SSP3)
(2) shore to ship power outlets
1,150 LF of cable pulling through existing ductbank.
Excavation in this phase will produce approximately 1,887 CYDs of material that will be reused as fill.

Phase four is approximately (14) Acres contained entirely at Pier T Berth 132/134. Phase (4) will involve the
following construction Activities:
1,800 LF of (8) way ductbank
Ship to Shore Power Substation (SSP4)
(4) shore to ship power outlets
2,500 LF of cable pulling through existing ductbank.
Excavation in this phase will produce approximately 3,437 CYDs of material that will be reused as fill.

Project site grading will occur on approximately 3% percent of the total site. This grading includes both
cut and fill. The total graded material is estimated to be 9,500 cubic yards. Graded materials are expected
to be balanced on site. If excess fill is encountered the soils will be hauled off site.

2.5 CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE
A construction activity schedule, describing all major activities such as mass grading, paving, lot or parcel
improvements at the site and the proposed time frame to conduct those activities, is provided in Table 3.
The schedule will be updated on a regular basis to show changes in start or completion dates. The
milestones listed in Table 3 are for The Ryan Companies activities only.

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Table 3. Construction Activity Milestones
Milestone Start Date End Date
Date Notice of Intent (NOI), maps, drawings, project Risk Assessment, Post
Construction Water Balance Calculation(s), and filing fee submitted to SWRCB
July 2012 July 2012
Qualified SWPPP Developer to prepare and certify a site-specific SWPPP.
A construction site is covered by the Construction General Permit upon filing a complete
NOI and implementation of a defensible SWPPP.
June 2012 June 2012
Development of a site-specific Construction Site Monitoring Program (prior to the
commencement of construction activities)
- Rain Event Action Plans shall be developed 48 hours prior to any likely
precipitation event (Risk Level 2 only)
- Sampling and Analysis Plan shall be developed to detail sample collection,
testing protocols (Risk Level 2 only)
- Non-visible pollutant monitoring
June 2012 June 2012
Implement structural BMPs to minimize (prior to implementation of construction) August 2012 September 2012
Implement erosion and sediment control measures (concurrent with all soil disturbing
activities)
August 2012 August 2013
PROJECT PHASE I: MTS & SSP1
Soil disturbing activities (grading, excavating, trenching, etc) August 2012 October 2012
PROJECT PHASE II: SSP2
Soil disturbing activities (grading, excavating, trenching, etc) October 2012 January 2013
PROJECT PHASE III: SSP3
Soil disturbing activities (grading, excavating, trenching, etc) January 2013 February 2013
PROJECT PHASE IV: SSP4
Soil disturbing activities (grading, excavating, trenching, etc) March 2013 April 2013
Complete long-term maintenance plan for post-construction BMPs (designated for
a minimum of five years)
August 2012 August 2013
Site clean-up, including removal of all construction-related equipment, materials
and temporary BMPs
July 2013 July 2013
Anticipated construction completion date October 2013 October 2013
Anticipated filing of Notice of Termination (NOT), final site map, and photos to Los
Angeles Regional Board via SMARTS system.
October 2013 October 2013

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2.6 POTENTIAL SITE POLLUTANTS
Table 4 lists the potential pollutants on the project site, which have been identified based on common
construction products, construction site activities, historical contamination, conditions on the project site,
and other potential sources of pollutions. REFER TO APPENDIX GG SOIL REPORTS

Table 4. Potential Pollutants on Construction Site Based on Construction Activities and Historical
Contamination
Insert X
if Present
Products/Activities with Potential
To Cause Stormwater Pollution
Associated
Potential Pollutants
X Grading activities Sediment
X Disturbance of contaminated soil Sediment
List identified soil contaminant
X Adhesives, glues, resins, epoxy synthetics, caulks, sealers,
putty, sealing agents and coal tars (Naphtha, Pitch)
Phenolics, formaldehydes, asbestos,
benzene, phenols, and naphthalene
Polishes (metal, ceramic, tile), etching agents, cleaners,
ammonia, lye, caustic sodas, bleaching agents and chromate
salts
Metals
Acidity/alkalinity
Chromium
X* Solder (lead, tin), flux (zinc chloride), pipe fitting, galvanized
metal in nails and fences, and electric wiring
Lead, copper, zinc, and tin
Paint thinners, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, stripper paints,
lacquers, varnish, enamels, turpentine, gum spirit, solvents,
dyes, stripping pigments and sanding
VOCs, metals, phenolics, and mineral
spirits
X Sawdust, particle board dust and treated woods BOD, formaldehyde, copper, and
creosote
X Cement and brick dust, colored chalks, concrete curing
compounds, glazing compounds and surfaces cleaners
Sediments, acidity, metals, and
asbestos
Tile cutting, flashing, drywall and adhesives Copper, aluminum, sediments, and
minerals
Venting systems and the use of insulation, brick, cement and
drywall and from saw cutting during remodeling and demolition
Asbestos, aluminum, and zinc
X Yard operation and maintenance procedures such as vehicle
and machinery maintenance, grading, earth moving, fire hazard
control (herbicides), pest control, vehicle washing and the use
of gasoline, oils, additives, marking pens and sprays and
portable toilets
Oils and grease, coolants, benzene and
derivatives, vinyl chloride, metals,
sediments, BOD, disinfectants,
pathogens, sodium arsenite, dinitro
compounds, rodenticides, insecticides,
herbicides, and concrete
X Insulation, coolant reservoirs and adhesives Asbestos and freon
Planting and plant maintenance, excavation, tiling, masonry, the
exposing of mineral deposits, the revegetation of graded areas,
and the use of soil additives and well as the production of solid
waste such as trees, shrubs, green waste and mulch
Pesticides, herbicides, nutrients,
sediment, BOD, acidity/alkalinity, metals,
aluminum sulfate, sulfur, and fertilizers
X Wash waters Concrete, sediment, oil and grease, and
detergents
X Saw Cut Slurries Concrete, asphalt, and sediment
X Hydrostatic test water, pipe flushing Sediment
X Demolition Trash and debris
(Identify additional potential pollutants, as
appropriate for site-specific conditions)

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3.0 BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

This section contains a series of BMPs to eliminate or reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff from the
project site during construction. The Construction General Permit prohibits the discharge of stormwater
that causes or threatens to cause pollution, contamination or nuisance. It also allows the developer/owner
to choose the most economical, effective, and possibly innovative BMPs to reduce or eliminate pollutants
in runoff. These Construction General Permit requirements must be met, not only during the wet season,
but also on a year-round basis. The SWPPP must be implemented in a proactive manner during all
seasons until the construction project is complete. This SWPPP template references the California
Stormwater Quality Associations 2009 Construction BMP Guidance Handbook. This information may
be obtained from the CASQA website, http://www.cabmphandbooks.com/, or by contacting CASQA
directly at 650.366.1042 or info@casqa.org.

3.1 GOOD SITE MANAGEMENT HOUSEKEEPING
Good site management and housekeeping measures are designed to reduce or eliminate the addition of
pollutants to construction site runoff through an analysis of pollutant sources and implementation of
proper handling/disposal practices, employee education, and other actions. All projects shall implement
good site management/housekeeping measures to minimize or prevent pollutants in stormwater
discharges and authorized non-stormwater discharges. Good site management and housekeeping
measures required for each risk level and type of construction project, and additional recommended
measures, are defined below.

3.1.1 Construction Materials
All Risk Level 1 or Risk Level 2 projects shall, at a minimum, implement the five mandatory measures
for construction materials described below to prevent the discharge of construction materials that could
potentially be a threat to water quality.

Risk Level 2 general construction projects shall document all housekeeping BMPs in the SWPPP and rain
event action plans (REAPs) (Subsection 7.1) per the nature and phase of construction.

Insert
X if
Present
Not
Applicable
Mandatory Construction Material
Site Management/Housekeeping Measures
Mandatory
for
X
An accurate, up-to-date inventory of materials delivered, stored,
and expected to be stored on site will be kept. Inventory will also
include end products that are to be produced and/or expected to be
produced on site.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2
X
Loose stockpiled construction materials (e.g., soil, spoils,
aggregate, fly-ash, stucco, and hydrated lime) not actively being
used will be covered and bermed.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X

Chemicals will be stored in watertight containers with appropriate
secondary containment, or in a completely enclosed storage shed.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X
Exposure of construction materials to precipitation will be
minimized. Specific site management/housekeeping measures
designed to minimize the exposure of construction materials to
precipitation have been noted in the additional measures table,
below.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

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Insert
X if
Present
Not
Applicable
Mandatory Construction Material
Site Management/Housekeeping Measures
Mandatory
for
X
Implement BMPs to prevent the off-site tracking of loose
construction and landscape materials. Specific site
management/housekeeping measures designed to minimize off-
site tracking have been noted in the additional measures table,
below.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2


These site management/housekeeping measures do not apply to materials and equipment that are designed
to be outdoors and exposed to environmental conditions (i.e., poles, equipment pads, cabinets,
conductors, insulators, bricks, etc.).

Additional construction material management measures and BMPs which may be implemented on site to
prevent the discharge of construction materials that could potentially be a threat to water quality have
been denoted with an X.
Choose one or more of the following additional construction material site management/housekeeping
measures by typing an X in the first column.
X Materials
Delivery
and
Storage
Designate areas of the construction site for material delivery and storage.
Material storage areas will be placed near construction site entrances, away
from drain inlets, culverts and surface waterbodies.
X Materials
Delivery
and
Storage
Employees and subcontractors will be trained on proper handling and storage
practices.
X Materials
Storage
Designated storage areas will be kept clean and well organized.
X Materials
Storage
Storage of hazardous materials on site will be minimized and handled as
infrequently as possible.
X Materials
Storage
The following types of materials will be stored in a covered storage area:
fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, detergents, fuels, oil, grease, glues, paints,
plaster, solvents, curing compounds materials, and other similar materials that
could be considered potential pollutants in stormwater discharge.
X Materials
Storage
Any chemicals, drums or bagged materials not stored in a storage shed
(covered and enclosed), or in a covered location, will be stored on pallets, and
when possible in secondary containment.
Materials
Storage
Secondary containment will be provided for liquids.
Materials
Storage
Secondary containment areas will be covered to prevent accumulation of
rainwater.
X Materials
Storage
Chemicals will be kept in their original containers, and will be well labeled.
X Materials
Storage
Regular inspections of storage areas will be conducted to monitor inventory
and check for leaking containers.
X Materials
Storage
State and local requirements for storage of hazardous materials will be
followed.
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Choose one or more of the following additional construction material site management/housekeeping
measures by typing an X in the first column.
X Tracking
Materials
Off-Site
Before grading or clearing the site, designated and stabilized site access points
for vehicle entry/egress will be provided and maintained or otherwise vehicle
tracking of sediments will be prevented.
Tracking
Materials
Off-Site
A wheel wash facility will be constructed away from drainages and graded to
drain to a sediment catchment pit. Also, the wheel washing facility will be
either bermed or surrounded by sandbags to prevent wash water from exiting
the wash area.
X Tracking
Materials
Off-Site
The construction sites entrances and exits shall be swept as needed to keep the
adjacent streets clean of sediment.
X Concrete
Materials
No raw cement materials will be stored on site.
X Concrete
Materials
Concrete trucks and transfer chutes will be washed-out on site utilizing a
sediment catchment pit to collect all wash water and concrete waste. The pit
will be regularly maintained to prevent concrete waste build-up. The
catchment pit will be sized so that no wash water will be discharged off site.
The washout area will be at least 50 feet from storm drains, open ditches or
waterbodies.
X Concrete
Materials
Any concrete sawcutting wastewater will be contained on site.
X Concrete
Materials
No concrete washout water or concrete sawcutting wastewater will be
discharged off site.
X Concrete
Materials
Sandbags will be used to prevent off-site discharge of saw-cut slurry and
sediment will be cleaned up when dry.
X Concrete
Materials
On a regular basis during concrete work, solid concrete that has accumulated
on site will be broken up, removed, and hauled away. Washing of fresh
concrete will be avoided to the extent possible.
X Concrete
Materials
Excess concrete will not be dumped on site, except in designated areas.
X Concrete
Materials
Sweepings from exposed aggregate concrete will not be washed into the street
or storm drain. The sweepings will be collected and returned to the aggregate
stockpile or disposed in the trash.
X Concrete
Materials
Employees and subcontractors will be trained in proper concrete waste
management.
X Painting
Materials
Paint brushes, paint containers, or any other chemical-holding containers will
not be rinsed or cleaned onto dirt, stone or paved areas of the site, or into
streets, gutters, storm drains, or drainage channels (natural or man-made).
Brushes will be painted out as much as possible. Water-based paints will be
rinsed into waste buckets to be disposed to the sanitary sewer (off site).
Thinners and solvents will be filtered and re-used to the extent feasible. Excess
oil-based paints and sludge will be disposed in accordance with applicable
waste regulations.
X Painting
Materials
All paints, thinners, and solvents will be stored in a covered storage area.
X Painting
Materials
Outdoor painting will not be conducted during rain events.
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Choose one or more of the following additional construction material site management/housekeeping
measures by typing an X in the first column.
Painting
Materials
Waste from scraping or sandblasting will be collected for proper disposal.
Painting
Materials
Painting operations will be properly enclosed or covered to avoid drift.
X Painting
Materials
Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and OSHA
standards for wind drift while painting will be followed. SCAQMD regulations
may, in many areas, specify painting procedures that, if properly carried out,
are usually sufficient to protect stormwater quality.
Painting
Materials
Paint will be mixed indoors or in a containment area.
X Paving
Materials
Paving materials (e.g., asphalt, sand, gravel, coating, and sealing products) will
be prohibited from entering storm drain systems or surface waterbodies.
X Paving
Materials
Excess materials (e.g., asphalt and concrete) will be collected, properly stored,
and then disposed upon completion of paving operations.
X Paving
Materials
The spillage of cleaning materials will be avoided when cleaning paving
equipment on site.
X Paving
Materials
Secondary containment will be used to catch drips, leaks, or spills.
X Paving
Materials
Paving materials and machinery will be stored away from storm drains and
waterbodies.
X Paving
Materials
Paving will not take place within 72 hours of a predicted storm event.
X Paving
Materials
Paving during rainfall will be prohibited.
X Paving
Materials
Drainage courses will be protected, particularly in areas with a grade, by
employing BMPs to divert runoff or trap/filter sediment.
X Paving
Materials
Catch basins and manholes will be covered when applying seal coat, tack coat,
slurry seal, fog seal, etc.
X Paving
Materials
Saw-cut slurry will be shoveled, vacuumed and removed from site. Storm
drains will be covered or barricaded during saw cutting to contain slurry.

3.1.2 Waste Management
Construction sites can generate any of the following non-hazardous and hazardous wastes:
Solid waste generated from trees and shrubs removed during land clearing, demolition of existing
structures and building construction
Packaging materials including wood, paper and plastic
Scrap or surplus building materials including scrap metals, rubber, plastic, glass pieces and
masonry products
Domestic wastes including food containers such as beverage cans, coffee cups, paper bags and
plastic wrappers and cigarettes
Paints, solvents, petroleum products such as oils, fuels and grease, herbicides and pesticides,
acids and concrete curing compounds
Leaks and spills.

All Risk Level 1or Risk Level 2 projects shall, at a minimum, implement the 13 mandatory measures for
waste management and leak/spill management described below.

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Risk Level 2 general construction projects shall document all housekeeping BMPs in the SWPPP and
REAP (Subsection 7.1) per the nature and phase of construction.

Insert
X if
Present
Not
Applicable
Mandatory Waste Management and Leak/Spill
Site Management/Housekeeping Measures
Mandatory
for
X

BMPs and management measures identified in this SWPPP
document will be implemented prior to start of construction
activities.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2
X

Rinse/wash waters and materials will be disposed of properly.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2

X

Secondary containment will be provided around sanitation
facilities (e.g., portable toilets) to prevent discharges of pollutants
to the stormwater drainage system and/or receiving water.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2

X

Sanitation facilities will be regularly inspected for leaks and
spills. Facilities will be regularly cleaned or replaced.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2

X

Waste disposal containers will be covered at the end of every
business day and during rain events.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2

X

Secondary containment and other BMPs will be installed to
prevent discharges from waste disposal containers, as appropriate.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2

X

Stockpiled waste material will be contained and securely
protected from wind and rain at all times when stockpile is not in
active use.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2

X

A spill response plan will be developed to effectively address
hazardous and nonhazardous spills. Specific site spill response
measures have been noted in the additional measures table, below.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2

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Insert
X if
Present
Not
Applicable
Mandatory Waste Management and Leak/Spill
Site Management/Housekeeping Measures
Mandatory
for
X

Before commencement of construction activities, a spill response
plan will be developed. Specific site management/housekeeping
measures which may be incorporated into the spill response plan
have been noted in the additional measures table, below.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2

X

Concrete washout areas and other washout areas will have proper
containment so there is no discharge into the underlying soil
and/or onto the surrounding areas.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2

X

Equipment and materials for cleanup of spills will be available on
site.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2

X

Spills and leaks will be cleaned up immediately and disposed of
properly.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2

X

Appropriate spill response personnel will be assigned and trained.
Risk Level
1
Risk Level
2


Additional waste management measures and BMPs which may be implemented on site to keep a clean
site and reduce the potential for non-hazardous and potentially hazardous waste from coming in contact
with stormwater or non-stormwater discharges have been denoted with an X.

X Waste
Management
After existing facilities are demolished, any materials not re-used on site will
be either loaded directly onto waste hauler trucks for off-site removal the
same day, or will be collected and stored in dumpsters (roll-offs) until off-
site removal is accomplished.
X Waste
Management
If any asbestos is discovered in the demolished materials, asbestos removal
and disposal will be performed by a licensed contractor or licensed
subcontractor trained in asbestos removal. All removal and disposal will be
done in accordance with state and federal regulations. Any asbestos wastes
stored on site prior to removal will be stored within dumpsters (roll-offs)
covered with tarps or other appropriate method to prevent contact with rain
and minimize exposure to wind.
X Waste
Management
The site will be kept clean of litter and waste.
X Waste
Management
Waste materials will be segregated and recycled (e.g., paints, solvents, used
oil, batteries, and anti-freeze). Wastes will not be mixed since this can cause
chemical reactions, will make recycling impossible and complicate disposal.
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X Waste
Management
Toxic wastes and chemicals will not be disposed of in dumpsters designated
for construction debris.
X Waste
Management
Covered waste bins will be designated for the disposal of all empty product
(e.g., paints, solvents, glues, petroleum products, concrete, exterior finishes,
pesticides, and fertilizers) containers.
X Waste
Management
All of a hazardous material will be used before disposing of the container.
X Waste
Management
The original product label will not be removed as it contains important
safety and disposal information.
X Waste
Management
Secondary containment will be provided for hazardous waste containers.
X Waste
Management
Site trash will be collected daily, especially during windy or rainy
conditions, to maintain a clean construction site. Additional containers and
more frequent pickup will be provided during the demolition phase of
construction.
X Waste
Management
Trash hauling contractors will be informed that only watertight dumpsters
will be accepted for on-site use. Dumpsters will be inspected for leaks and
any dumpster that is not watertight will be repaired.
X Waste
Management
Storage of hazardous materials on site will be minimized. Any hazardous
materials generated during construction will be containerized and kept
closed during work activities, except for filing. Waste containers will be
placed in a designated hazardous waste storage area that is covered and has
an impermeable bottom surface surrounded by secondary containment to
minimize the mixing of wastes with stormwater and to prevent the direct
release of liquid waste to stormwater. The temporary storage and removal of
hazardous wastes from the site will be in accordance with all applicable state
and federal laws.
X Waste
Management
When practical, non-hazardous site wastes (small enough to fit into
dumpsters) will be stored within covered dumpsters and/or containers that
prevent exposure to rain and prevent loss of wastes when it is windy.
X Waste
Management
Dumpsters will not be hosed out on the construction site. Any required
dumpster cleaning will be done offsite by the trash hauling contractor.
X Waste
Management
Any solid waste that may accumulate at erosion and sediment control
devices will be removed immediately.
X Waste
Management
All local and state solid waste disposal and nuisance requirements will be
followed.
X Waste
Management
All federal, state, and local requirements for hazardous waste, contaminated
soil and sanitary/septic waste management will be followed.
X Waste
Management
Employees and subcontractors will be trained in proper waste management.
X Waste
Regulations
Measures will be implemented to ensure compliance with state or local
waste disposal, sanitary sewer or septic system regulations.
X Waste
Regulations
Portable sanitary facilities will be transported to and from the site by a
licensed contractor, placed in a convenient location and maintained in good
working order by a licensed service.
X Waste
Regulations
Untreated wastewater will never be discharged to surface waters or on-site
storm drains and will never be buried.
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X Spill
Prevention
and Control
Construction vehicles will be inspected daily, before use, for leaks and
repaired as necessary.
X Spill
Prevention
and Control
During on-site vehicle and equipment fueling, topping-off of fuel tanks
will be discouraged, secondary containment such as a drain pan or drop cloth
will always be used when fueling to catch spills/leaks.
X Spill
Prevention
and Control

Optional
Spill
Response
Plan for
Minor Spills
If a spill were to occur at the site, it will never be cleaned by hosing off the
area. Dry material spills will never be hosed down or buried.
Minor spills that may occur will be controlled as follows:
1. The site construction manager or his designated representative will be
notified immediately.
2. The spilled material will be identified and the approximate quantity
will be estimated.
3. The spread of the spill will be contained using absorbent material or
barriers.
4. If the spill has occurred on a paved/impermeable surface, it will be
cleaned up using dry methods (absorbent materials, cat litter, and/or
rags). Encircling it with absorbent materials will contain the spill. If
the spilled material is hazardous, then the used cleanup materials are
also hazardous and will be sent to either a certified laundry (rags) or
disposed of as hazardous waste.
5. If the spill has occurred on an unpaved or permeable surface,
constructing an earthen dike will immediately contain the spill. The
contaminated soil will be excavated and properly disposed of.
6. If the spill has occurred during a rain event, the area will be covered
as quickly as possible. The spill will be cleaned up as soon as possible
after cessation of rain.
X Spill
Prevention
and Control
Spill cleanup materials will be stored near potential spill areas (e.g., painting
and vehicle maintenance areas).
X Spill
Prevention
and Control
The Construction Environmental Coordinator shall coordinate any required
spill reporting. Table 5, SWPPP Reportable Quantity Releases, should be
completed for any spill that meets the reportable quantity threshold.

Instances where leaks and spills could not be prevented by stopping the source of spills, containing and
cleaning up spills, properly disposing of spill materials, and/or training employees, the form presented in
Table 5 will be used to quantify and report the release.







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Table 5. SWPPP Reportable Quantity Releases
This table will be completed for any Reportable Quantity spill (as established under 40 CFR Part 110
1
,
40 CFR Part 117
2
, or 40 CFR 302
3
) that occurs on site.
Date
of Spill
Material Spilled
Approximate
Quantity
Agencies Notified
Date
Notified







3.1.3 Vehicle Storage and Maintenance
As with most construction sites, vehicle and equipment cleaning, fueling, and maintenance have the
potential to contribute to stormwater pollution. This potential can be reduced by using off-site facilities
whenever feasible, performing work in designated areas only, running a dry site and training employees
and subcontractors.

All Risk Level 1or Risk Level 2 projects shall, at a minimum, implement the three mandatory measures
vehicle equipment, cleaning, fueling and maintenance described below.

Risk Level 2 general construction projects shall document all housekeeping BMPs in the SWPPP and
REAP (Subsection 7.1) per the nature and phase of construction.

Insert
X if
Present
Not
Applicable
Mandatory Vehicle Storage and Maintenance
Site Management/Housekeeping Measures
Mandatory
for
X

Prevent oil, grease, or fuel to leak in to the ground, storm drains or
surface waters.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X
Place all equipment or vehicles, which are to be fueled,
maintained and stored in a designated area fitted with appropriate
BMPs.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X

Clean leaks immediately and disposing of leaked materials
properly.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2



Additional waste management measures and BMPs which may be implemented on site to prevent
discharges from vehicle equipment, cleaning, fueling and maintenance that could potentially be a threat to
water quality have been denoted with an X.



1 40 CFR Part 110 addresses the discharge of oil in such quantities as may be harmful pursuant to Section 311(b)(4) of the Clean
Water Act.
2 40 CFR Part 117 addresses the determination of such quantities of hazardous substances that may be harmful pursuant to
Section 311(b)(3) of the Clean Water Act.
3
40 CFR Part 302 addresses the designation, reportable quantities, and notification requirements for the release of substances
designated under Section 311(b)(2)(A) of the Clean Water Act.
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X Vehicles,
Cleaning,
Maintenance
Vehicles and equipment will be fueled on site by a mobile vehicle fueling
truck, and only minor amounts of fuel will be stored in a covered storage
area (e.g., construction warehouse, trailer, and shed).
X Vehicles,
Maintenance
Construction vehicle maintenance will be performed off site, when feasible.
Only minor amounts of lubricants and other vehicle and equipment fluids
will be stored in a covered storage area (e.g., construction warehouse, trailer,
and shed).
X Vehicles,
Cleaning,
Maintenance
Areas will be designated for on-site fueling and maintenance away from
storm drain inlets and surface waterbodies.
X Vehicles,
Cleaning,
Maintenance
Spills and leaks during fueling and maintenance operations will be prevented
or contained and cleaned up immediately.
X Vehicles,
Cleaning,
Maintenance
Vehicles, equipment, and tanks will be checked for leaks and spills
regularly.
X Vehicles,
Cleaning,
Maintenance
Drip pans or adsorbent materials will be placed under leak-prone machinery
when idle.
X Vehicles,
Cleaning,
Maintenance
Steam cleaning will not be permitted on site since steam cleaning can
generate significant pollutant concentrations.
X Vehicles,
Cleaning,
Maintenance
All vehicle, equipment, and machinery washing will be done off site at
commercial wash facilities or at a facility that is properly permitted and
discharges wash water to a recycle/reuse system or to the sanitary sewer.
Vehicles,
Cleaning,
Maintenance
Vehicles and equipment may be washed on site. A designated, bermed wash
area will be used to prevent wash water from contacting stormwater or
discharging into creeks, rivers, and other waterbodies. The wash area may be
sloped for wash water collection and subsequent infiltration into the ground.
As little water as possible will be used to avoid having to install erosion and
sediment controls for the wash area.
Vehicles,
Cleaning,
Maintenance
Vehicle, equipment, or machinery wash water will not be discharged to the
storm drain system, surface waterbodies, or soils.
X Vehicles,
Cleaning,
Maintenance
Employees and subcontractors will be trained on proper vehicle maintenance
and the need to conduct vehicle maintenance and cleaning off site, when
feasible.
X Vehicles,
Cleaning,
Maintenance
All federal, state and local requirements for fuel storage tanks will be
followed.

3.1.4 Landscaping

All Risk Level 1or Risk Level 2 projects shall, at a minimum, implement the five mandatory measures for
landscaping described below.

Risk Level 2 general construction projects shall document all housekeeping BMPs in the SWPPP and
REAP (Subsection 7.1) per the nature and phase of construction.
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Insert
X if
Present
Not
Applicable
Mandatory Landscaping
Site Management/Housekeeping Measures
Mandatory
for

X
Contain stockpiled materials such as mulches and topsoil when
they are not actively being used.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2


X
Contain fertilizers and other landscape materials when they are
not actively being used.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2


X Discontinue the application of any erodible landscape material
within 2 days before a forecasted rain event or during periods
of precipitation.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2


X Apply erodible landscape material at quantities and application
rates according to manufacture recommendations or based on
written specifications by knowledgeable and experienced field
personnel.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2


X
Stack erodible landscape material on pallets and covering or
storing such materials when not being used or applied.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2


Additional waste management measures and BMPs which may be implemented on site to prevent
discharges from landscaping that could potentially be a threat to water quality have been denoted with an
X.

Pesticides/
Herbicides/
Fertilizers
Only trained personnel, certified in accordance with federal and state
regulations, will perform pesticide application.
Pesticides/
Herbicides/
Fertilizers
Recommended usage instructions will be followed for application of
pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.
Pesticides/
Herbicides/
Fertilizers
Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers will not be over applied. Only the
amount needed will be prepared.
Pesticides/
Herbicides/
Fertilizers
Application of pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides will be avoided when
precipitation is forecasted and will be prohibited during precipitation events.
Fertilizers Fertilizers will be applied in multiple smaller applications, as opposed to one
large application.
Waste
Management
Vegetative debris will be disposed as green waste or solid waste.


3.1.5 Site Specific Potential Pollutant Sources
All projects shall conduct an assessment and create a list of potential pollutant sources and identify any
areas of the site where additional BMPs are necessary to reduce or prevent pollutants in stormwater
discharges and authorized non-stormwater discharges (Table 4). This potential pollutant list shall be kept
with the SWPPP and shall identify all non-visible pollutants which are known, or should be known, to
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occur on the construction site. All Risk Level 1or Risk Level 2 projects shall, at a minimum, implement
the five mandatory measures described below.

Risk Level 2 general construction projects shall document all housekeeping BMPs in the SWPPP and
REAP (Subsection 7.1) per the nature and phase of construction.

Insert X
if Present
Not
Applicable
Mandatory Site-Specific
Potential Pollutant Measures
Mandatory
for
X
Consider the quantity, physical characteristics (e.g., liquid,
powder, and solid), and locations of each potential pollutant
source handled, produced, stored, recycled, or disposed of at
the site.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X
Consider the degree to which pollutants associated with those
materials may be exposed to and mobilized by contact with
stormwater.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X
Consider the direct and indirect pathways that pollutants may
be exposed to stormwater or authorized non-stormwater
discharges. This shall include an assessment of past spills or
leaks, non-stormwater discharges, and discharges from
adjoining areas.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X

Ensure retention of sampling, visual observation, and
inspection records.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X
Ensure effectiveness of existing BMPs to reduce or prevent
pollutants in stormwater discharges and authorized non-
stormwater discharges.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2



3.1.6 Air Deposition
All projects shall implement good housekeeping measures on the construction site to control the air
deposition of site materials and from site operations. Such particulates can include, but are not limited to,
sediment, nutrients, trash, metals, bacteria, oil and grease and organics.

3.2 NON-STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
The elimination or reduction of non-stormwater discharges to the storm drain system or receiving waters
is a major goal of the Construction General Permit. Non-stormwater discharges to the storm drain system
and receiving waters should be eliminated to the greatest extent possible. Non-stormwater discharges can
be either direct discharges (e.g., pumped contaminated groundwater) or can result from dumping,
washing, spills or leakage from storage tanks or transfer areas. To the greatest extent possible, the Site
Operator will operate a dry construction site. Non-stormwater flows will not be discharged in an
uncontrolled fashion onto the construction site or into storm drains.

At a minimum, Risk Level 1or Risk Level 2 projects shall implement the three non-stormwater
management described below:



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Insert
X if
Present
Not
Applicable
Mandatory Non-Stormwater Management Measures Mandatory for
X Measures to control all non-stormwater discharges during
construction shall be implemented.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X Vehicles shall be washed in a manner as to prevent non-
stormwater discharges to surface waters or stormwater
conveyance systems. For additional measures, see Subsection
3.1.3, above.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X The streets will be cleaned in such a manner as to prevent
unauthorized non-stormwater discharges from reaching
surface water or MS4 drainage systems.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2



3.3 EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROLS
The Construction General Permit identifies erosion control BMPs as the primary means of preventing
stormwater contamination. Particular attention must be paid to large, mass-graded sites where the
potential for soil exposure to the erosive effects of rainfall and wind is great and where there is potential
for significant sediment discharge from the site to surface waters. As a rule, native vegetation in
undisturbed areas represents the baseline for erosion control. Thus, retaining native vegetation in
undisturbed areas provides the first and best line of defense against erosion and sedimentation, and at the
least cost to the contractor. Where this retention of native vegetation is not possible, the Construction
General Permit requires that stabilization be employed as soon as possible in critical areas. Sediment
control BMPs should be the secondary means of preventing stormwater contamination. When erosion
control techniques are ineffective, sediment control techniques should be used to capture any soil that
becomes eroded.

The minimum erosion control and site stabilization measures that shall be implemented by projects of
varying risk level and/or project type are summarized below.

Insert
X if
Present
Not
Applicable
Mandatory Erosion and Sediment Controls/
Site Stabilization Measures
Mandatory for
X Effective wind erosion control measures will be implemented
on site. Specific wind erosion control measures used on site
have been identified in the additional measures table below.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X Effective soil cover will be provided for inactive areas and all
finished slopes, open space, utility backfill, and completed lots.
Specific soil cover BMPs used on site have been identified in
the additional measures table below.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X Sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative products for
erosion control and site stabilization will be used on site
whenever feasible. Where plastic materials are deemed
necessary, the contractor shall consider the use of plastic
materials resistant to solar degradation.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X Effective perimeter controls will be implemented and
maintained on site.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

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Insert
X if
Present
Not
Applicable
Mandatory Erosion and Sediment Controls/
Site Stabilization Measures
Mandatory for
X All construction entrances and exits will be sufficiently
stabilized to control erosion and sediment discharges from the
site.
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X Stormwater sediment basin(s) will be constructed early in the
site grading process to collect sediment from all areas during
construction. The sediment basin will be designed according to
the method provided in Section SE-2 of the latest version of
CASQAs Construction BMP Guidance Handbook (2009).

Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

X Appropriate erosion control BMPs in conjunction with
sediment control BMPs will be implemented on site in areas
under active construction.
Risk Level 2
ONLY
X Linear sediment controls along the toe of the slope, face of the
slope, and at the grade breaks of exposed slopes will be
designed and implemented in accordance with the sheet flow
lengths defined in Table 6.
Risk Level 2
ONLY
X Construction activity traffic to and from the project will be
limited to designated site entrances and exits, where effective
controls to prevent off-site sediment tracking.
Risk Level 2
ONLY
X All storm drain inlets and perimeter controls, runoff control
BMPs, and pollutant controls at site entrances and exits (e.g.,
tire washoff locations) will be maintained and protected from
activities that reduce their effectiveness.
Risk Level 2
ONLY
X All immediate access roads will be inspected on a daily basis
for any sediment or other construction activity related materials
that are deposited on the roads. When daily inspections indicate
a need, all immediate access roads will be vacuumed or swept
to remove deposited sediments and materials.
Risk Level 2
ONLY
X All immediate access roads will be vacuumed or swept to
remove deposited sediments and other construction activity
related materials that are deposited on the roads.
Risk Level 2



Table 6. Critical Slope / Sheet Flow Length Combinations for Slope Stabilization Design
Slope Percentage Sheet Flow Length Not to Exceed
025% 20 feet
2550% 15 feet
Over 50% 10 feet


Additional erosion control, sediment control, and site stabilization measures that may be implemented on
site to prevent stormwater contamination from sediments have been denoted with an X. These erosion
control measures are only examples and do not preclude new or innovative approaches currently available
or being developed. As new approaches are identified and implemented, this SWPPP will be updated to
include the innovations.

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Erosion
Control
Before commencing grading or clearing, steep slopes and areas adjacent to
waterbodies will be stabilized. Stabilization will be accomplished with
vegetative cover including grass, trees, vines, shrubs, etc. or with
nonvegetative controls such as geotextiles, riprap or gabions (wire mesh
boxes filled with rock), and mulches such as straw or bark in conjunction with
vegetation.
X Erosion
Control
To prevent transport of sediment into existing storm drain inlets and onto
adjacent properties and roadways, before grading or clearing, the site
perimeter will be stabilized (preferably through preservation of buffer strips
of vegetation); storm drain inlets will be protected; and sediment basins (if
applicable) will be constructed.
X Erosion
Control
Before commencing grading or clearing of the site, clearing limits, easements,
setbacks, and vegetation to be preserved will be delineated by marking in the
field.
X Erosion
Control
Site disturbance and vegetation clearing will be minimized.
Erosion
Control
During the rainy season, disturbed areas of the construction site that will not
be re-disturbed for 21 days or more will be stabilized within 7 days of the last
disturbance.
Erosion
Control
Vegetated buffer areas adjacent to waterbodies and on steep slopes will be
preserved.
Erosion
Control
Runoff velocities, both on slopes and at discharge points, will be retarded to
prevent erosion.
X Erosion
Control
The wetting down of exposed soil for dust control during construction shall
be done in such a manner that no runoff is generated.
X Erosion
Control
Temporary silt fences along site perimeters will be constructed and
maintained at the toe of exposed and erodible slopes downslope of exposed
soil areas or around temporary soil stockpiles to allow sediment to settle from
runoff before water leaves the site.
X Erosion
Control
Baled hay or straw dams will be constructed and maintained at the toe of
exposed and erodible slopes downslope of exposed soil areas or around
temporary soil stockpiles to allow sediment to settle from runoff before water
leaves the site.
Erosion
Control
Diversion ditches to prevent run-on from off-site areas will be constructed
and maintained.
Erosion
Control
Check dams or other energy dissipation structures in unlined drainage
channels will be built to slow runoff velocity and encourage settlement of
sediment.
Erosion
Control
Temporary earth berms and ditches will be constructed and maintained to
divert storm flow from an erodible surface to a public roadway.
Erosion
Control
Level spreaders, outlets for dikes and flow channels consisting of an
excavated depression constructed at zero grade across a slope, will be used to
convert concentrated runoff into diffuse flow to be released onto areas
stabilized by existing vegetation.
X Erosion
Control
Reasonably available control measures will be implemented, installed and
maintained to control fugitive dust release from the construction site.
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X Erosion
Control
As new storm drain inlets / catch basins are constructed to collect on-site
storm flows to the surrounding drainage system and/or project storm sewer
system, loose sediment shall be prevented from entering the storm drain inlet
by employing an appropriate storm drain inlet protection technique such as
filter fabrics, block and gravel filters, gravel and wire mesh filters, or sand
bag barriers. These storm drain inlet protection techniques shall remain in
place until the site paving and stoning/graveling is completed.
Erosion
Control
A sedimentation basin will be used to remove sediment from dewatering
waters prior to discharge.
Erosion
Control
Dewatering of the basin must occur within seven days following the storm
event. The outflow from the basin must be designed to prevent erosion and/or
scouring of the basin embankment and channel.
Erosion
Control
Soil stabilizers, binders, blankets (i.e., rolled erosion control products),
mulches, matrices, temporary vegetation, and temporary seeding will be used
on disturbed soil areas as a temporary surface cover until soils can be
prepared for revegetation and permanent vegetation is established.
Erosion
Control
Permanent seeding, sodding, or planting will be performed on areas of
disturbed soil that are complete or nearly complete to prevent erosion and
remove pollutants in stormwater and non-stormwater runoff.
Erosion
Control
Earthen dikes and drainage swales will be installed to convey surface runoff
down sloping land, to intercept and divert runoff to avoid sheet flow over
sloped surfaces and to direct runoff towards a stabilized watercourse,
drainage pipe or channel.
X Erosion
Control
Brush, sandbag, and straw bale barriers, fiber rolls and/or silt fences will be
installed as temporary sediment barriers in areas where sheet flow runoff
occurs. They are ineffective if the runoff is concentrated into rill or gully
flow. These devices will be installed to reduce the velocity of sediment-laden
runoff to allow sediments to settle out.
Erosion
Control
All cut and fill slopes will be roughened perpendicular to the direction of
runoff by trackwalking, sheepsfoot rolling, imprinting, or other appropriate
technique.
Erosion
Control
Pipe slope and/or subsurface drains will be installed to protect slopes against
erosion by collecting surface runoff from the roadbed, the tops of cuts or from
benches in cut or fill slopes and conveying it down the slope to a stabilized
drainage ditch or area.
Erosion
Control
Rock outlet protection (i.e., rip rap) will be placed at pipe outlets to prevent
scour and reduce the velocity and/or energy of exiting stormwater flows.
X Erosion
Control
The area will be swept thoroughly, manually of mechanically, to remove as
much street sediment as possible.
X Site
Stabilization
Native vegetation will be retained in undisturbed areas to the extent possible.
X Site
Stabilization
Grading of the site will be phased to minimize the total area of exposed soil
and the duration of exposure.
X Site
Stabilization
During construction, exposed areas will be stabilized with temporary ground
cover (e.g., temporary seeding, mulch, chemical, and fabric stabilizers), to
protect the soil from erosion until permanent vegetation or other site
stabilization features are installed.
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X Site
Stabilization
After the project is completed, selected areas of the site (e.g., roadways and
parking areas) will be paved with bituminous asphalt, concrete, or approved
equivalent. The remainder of the site (not covered with structures and
facilities) will be stabilized with either of the two following methods:
1. A uniform vegetative cover with 70% coverage, or
2. Equivalent stabilization measures such as geotextile blankets (i.e., with
vegetative seeds), channel liners, soil cement, fiber matrices, or other
erosion resistant soil coverings


Locations for specific erosion control and site stabilization measures for the project are included on the
site map(s) found in Appendix B prepared by The Ryan Company and are available on site.

3.4 RUN-ON AND RUNOFF CONTROLS
Risk Level 1 or Risk Level 2 projects shall effectively manage all run-on and runoff. Run-on from offsite
shall be directed away from all disturbed areas or shall collectively be in compliance with the effluent
limitations of the Construction General Permit. See the additional Tracking Materials Off-Site measures
listed in Subsection 3.1.1.

3.5 POST-CONSTRUCTION STORMWATER MANAGEMENT MEASURES &PLAN
The provisions of this section shall take effect three years from the adoption date of the Construction
General Permit, on September 2, 2012.

The Construction General Permit aims to match post-construction runoff to pre-construction runoff.
Projects located within the Harbor District of the Port of Long Beach are subject to the SUSMP post-
construction requirements per Subsection 1.1.5.

Post-construction BMPs consist of permanent features and operational practices designed or implemented
to minimize the discharge of pollutants in stormwater or non-stormwater flows from the site once
construction is completed and the facility is operational. Proper operation and maintenance is important
for permanent structural BMPs so that they continue to function as designed. This is especially important
for treatment controls (e.g., on-site retention or detention basins, vegetated swales, catch basin filters, or
inserts), since their routine maintenance involves activities such as sediment removal, vegetation
management, and replacement of filters or inserts.

In order for construction to be found complete, the project shall meet all requirements outlined in
Subsection 1.6 of this SWPPP, and shall:
Implement BMPs to reduce pollutants in stormwater discharges that are reasonably foreseeable
after all construction phases have been completed at the site. Post-construction BMPs shall be
installed on site in accordance with the SUSMP new and re-development post-construction
standards.
A long-term maintenance plan (designed for a minimum of five years) describing the procedures
to ensure that the post-construction stormwater management measures are adequately maintained
will be completed.

Post-construction BMPs, both permanent structural and operational practices, are considered and selected
during the planning phase of projects within the Port. The post-construction BMPs applicable to this
project are described in Appendix D, if different from SUSMP requirements (Appendix D shall be
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completed by the project contractor). Appendix D also describes the operation and maintenance
procedures necessary to ensure proper function of permanent structural BMPs and the entity or entities
responsible for their operation and maintenance.
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4.0 BMP INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, & REPAIR

4.1 BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE VISUAL INSPECTIONS
Visual inspections shall be completed by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner or shall have been trained and
supervised by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner. Visual inspections are intended to identify and record
BMPs that:
Need maintenance to operate effectively,
Have failed, or
Could fail to operate as intended.

Upon identifying failures or other shortcomings, as directed by the Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, repairs
and/or design changes to BMPs will occur within 72 hours of identification of the inspection. Repairs and
design modifications will be completed as soon as possible.

4.1.1 Best Management Practice Visual Inspections under Non-StormConditions
Risk Level 1 / Risk Level 2
All Risk Level 1 and Risk Level 2 projects are required to conduct visual inspections and observations
weekly during dry conditions (for example chemical storage areas, vehicle maintenance areas, or
stabilized construction entrance / sediment tracking on streets). Higher frequency inspection requirements
shall be considered and determined by the SWPPP Developer. For each inspection conducted for Risk
Level 1 and Risk Level 2 projects, an inspection checklist (Subsection 4.1.3, and Appendix E) shall be
completed.


4.1.2 Best Management Practice Visual Inspections under StormConditions
Risk Level 1 / Risk Level 2
Risk Level 1 and Risk Level 2 projects are required to conduct visual inspections and observations before,
after, and at least once each 24-hour period during extended storm events. For each inspection conducted
for Risk Level 1 and Risk Level 2 projects, an inspection checklist (Section 4.1.3, and Appendix E) shall
be completed.

4.1.3 Best Management Practice Visual Inspections Inspection Checklist
A template inspection checklist has been provided in Appendix E. This checklist will be completed for
visual inspections as described in Subsection 4.1.1 and Subsection 4.1.2, above. The checklist reporting
shall remain on site and shall, at a minimum provide the following information:
Inspectors name, title, and signature.
Inspection date and date the inspection report was written.
Weather information, including presence or absence of precipitation, estimate of beginning of
qualifying storm event, duration of event, time elapsed since last storm, and approximate amount
of rainfall in inches.
Site information, including stage of construction, activities completed, and approximate area of
the site exposed.
A description of any BMPs evaluated and any deficiencies noted.
If the construction site is safely accessible during inclement weather, list the observations of all
BMPs: erosion controls, sediment controls, chemical and waste controls, and non-stormwater
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controls. Otherwise, list the results of visual inspections at all relevant outfalls, discharge points,
downstream locations and any projected maintenance activities.
Report the presence of noticeable odors or of any visible sheen on the surface of any discharges.
Any corrective actions required, including any necessary changes to the SWPPP and the
associated implementation dates.
Photographs taken during the inspection, if any.
Inspectors name, title, and signature.

4.2 BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE MAINTENANCE &REPAIR
The SWPPP must include a written plan to address maintenance, inspection and repair procedures for all
construction related BMPs so that all grade surfaces, walls, berms, drainage structures, vegetation, erosion
and sediment control measures, and other controls are maintained in good and effective condition and are
promptly repaired or restored. All inspection and maintenance repair activities shall be performed or
supervised by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner. The Qualified SWPPP Practitioner may delegate any or
all of these activities to an employee trained to do the task(s) appropriately, but shall ensure adequate
deployment in accordance with the SWPPP.

Upon identifying BMP failures or other shortcomings on any project site, repairs or design changes to
BMPs shall be implemented, as directed by the Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, within 72 hours of
identification and complete the changes as soon as possible.

Implementation of the maintenance activities denoted with an X will help ensure BMPs are functioning
properly:

Maintenance
and Repair
Retention basin(s) shall be cleaned of accumulated sediment when sediment
reaches 10% of the basin capacity. Removed sediment shall be properly
transferred to a temporary soil storage area.
Maintenance
and Repair
Silt fences shall be inspected and sediment removed before the accumulation
is one-third the height of the fabric. Tears, overtopped areas, or broken fabric
attachment to posts shall be replaced or repaired immediately.
Maintenance
and Repair
Hay/straw bale dikes shall be replaced when strings break. Each bale shall
have two stakes. Firm contact shall be maintained between adjacent bales.
X Maintenance
and Repair
Storm drain inlet protections shall be inspected weekly and after each rain
event to ensure no clogging has occurred. Replace clogged filter fabric or
stone filters immediately. Remove accumulated sediment behind the filer
when depth exceeds half the height of the filter.
Maintenance
and Repair
Diversion ditches and swales shall be maintained at the required depth.
Settled sediment will be removed.
Maintenance
and Repair
Stabilized construction entrances/exits shall be inspected for the transport of
sediment onto public rights-of-way before and after each rainfall.
Stone/gravel material shall be replaced when surface voids are visible.
Construction entrances shall be swept as needed to keep them clear of
accumulated sediment.
Maintenance
and Repair
Dikes or berms will be inspected for washouts and repaired as required.
Dikes or berms susceptible to erosion will be armored with stone.
Maintenance
and Repair
Riprap will be inspected for evidence of movement or washout. Riprap
experiencing movement or washout will be removed and carefully replaced
individually in response to observed runoff flow patterns. Larger stones will
be incorporated into the structure for anchoring and support where needed.
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Maintenance
and Repair
Temporary stone filter dikes will be inspected and replaced when sediment
impedes the effective functioning of the device.
Maintenance
and Repair
For temporary and permanent seeding used to stabilize exposed areas, the
seeding will be inspected weekly during its period of establishment for bare
spots and areas of insufficient germination or growth. Remedial action will
be taken to establish surface cover in these areas once identified.
Maintenance
and Repair
If seeding is not used to stabilize exposed areas, a stabilizing layer of gravel
will be placed.
X Maintenance
and Repair
Maintenance of waste management BMPs includes daily collection of site
trash, inspection of the construction site waste area before and after rain
events, and arranging for regular waste collection.
X Maintenance
and Repair
The concrete truck washout drainage collection pit will be regularly
maintained to ensure adequate capacity to contain wash water and prevent
overflow.
Maintenance
and Repair
Maintenance of truck wheel washing shall include inspection of accumulated
sediment in the drainage pit (to be cleaned when accumulated sediment
reaches 10% of capacity) before and after rain events and berm repair as
needed.
X Maintenance
and Repair
The covered material storage area shall be kept clean and organized.

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5.0 TRAINING

The SWPPP must include procedures to ensure that all personnel implement the SWPPP and that trained
personnel perform the inspections. When properly trained, site personnel are more capable of managing
materials properly, preventing spills, and implementing BMPs efficiently and correctly. Personnel at all
levels shall be trained in the components and goals of the Construction General Permit. Specifically,
employees of the Contractor and any subcontractors working on the construction site shall be informed of
the goals of the SWPPP at a training meeting prior to commencing construction activities. The training
meeting shall cover basic stormwater information as well as the specific requirements of the Construction
General Permit. Specifically, the meeting will focus on implementation, inspection, and maintenance of
stormwater BMPs. Employees responsible for implementing, inspecting, maintaining, or repairing
stormwater BMPs will receive copies of relevant portions of the SWPPP.

A Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (e.g., Construction Environmental Coordinator) shall train all new
employees and subcontractors before they will be permitted to work on the site. For projects that start
during the dry season, refresher sessions on stormwater pollution control will be conducted prior to the
wet season. Additional training will be provided as necessary based on site inspections and evidence of
stormwater quality problems. A sample form Record of SWPPP Training Sessions is contained in
Appendix F


Project QSP


Project QSP


Project QSD

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6.0 RESPONSIBILITIES OF OPERATORS

The Construction General Permit requires that key personnel have specific training or certifications to
ensure their level of knowledge and skills are adequate to ensure their ability to design and evaluate
project specifications that will comply with the Construction General Permit requirements. This document
shall be prepared, signed, certified, and annual re-certified by a Qualified SWPPP Developer. To execute
the requirements of this SWPPP on site, work must be implemented or overseen by a Qualified SWPPP
Practitioner who has obtained appropriate training. All projects must appoint at least two positions: one
for a Qualified SWPPP Developer (Subsection 6.1) and one for a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner
(Subsection 6.2). Additional personnel may be tasked with specific roles, as also described below. (The
following titles and roles may be changed as appropriate.)

6.1 QUALIFIED STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN DEVELOPER (QSD)
The Qualified SWPPP Developer has the overall responsibility for writing, amending, certifying this
SWPPP and completing the annual re-certification of this SWPPP. To be designated as a Qualified
SWPPP Developer, an individual must have completed the appropriate training and received QSD
certification from the State Water Resources Control Board. QSD certification requirements can be found
on CASQAs website at www.casqa.org.

6.2 QUALIFIED STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN PRACTITIONER(S) (QSP)
The discharger shall ensure that all BMPs required by this General Permit are implemented by a Qualified
SWPPP Practitioner (QSP). A QSP is a person responsible for non-stormwater and storm water visual
observations, sampling and analysis. A QSP shall be either a QSD or have completed the appropriate
training and have received QSP certification from the State Water Resources Control Board. QSP
certification requirements can be found on CASQAs website at www.casqa.org.

The QSP(s) for this project are summarized in the table below.

Name Qualifying
Registration/Certification
Phone Number
Marshall Bridgeford 23225 714-479-1199

Adam Weister 22488 714-479-1199











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7.0 MONITORING & REPORTING PROGRAM

7.1 RAIN EVENT ACTION PLAN
A Rain Event Action Plan (REAP) is a written document, specific for each rain event. The REAP is
designed to ensure that there are adequate materials, staff, and time to implement erosion and sediment
control measures that are intended to reduce the amount of sediment and other pollutants generated from
the active construction site. The REAP must be completed by a QSP. A REAP template is provided in
Appendix G.

Risk Level 1
Risk Level 1 projects are not required to develop REAPs under the Construction General Permit.

Risk Level 2
The Construction General Permit requires Risk Level 2 projects to develop and implement a REAP
designed to protect all exposed portions of their sites within 48 hours prior to any likely precipitation
event. A REAP must be developed by a QSP when there is likely a forecast of 50% or greater probability
of precipitation in the project area. The precipitation forecast information must be obtained from the
National Weather Service Forecast Office (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/) and kept with the REAP.

The REAP shall be implemented no later than 24 hours prior to the likely precipitation event.

A paper copy of each REAP shall be kept on site, with the SWPPP.

The Qualified SWPPP Practitioner shall ensure that the REAP contains, at a minimum:
ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION SITE INACTIVE CONSTRUCTION SITE
Site address
Calculated risk level (2)
Site Stormwater Manager contact
information, including name, company, and
24-hour emergency telephone number
Erosion and Sediment Control Provider
contact information, including name,
company, and 24-hour emergency telephone
number
Stormwater Sampling Agent contact
information, including name, company, and
24-hour emergency telephone number
Activities associated with each (active)
construction phase
Trades active on the construction site during
each (active) construction phase
Trade contractor contact information
including name, company, and 24-hour
emergency telephone number
Suggested actions (BMPs, management
measures) for each (active) project phase

Site address
Calculated risk level (2)
Site Stormwater Manager contact
information, including name, company, and
24-hour emergency telephone number
Erosion and Sediment Control Provider
contact information, including name,
company, and 24-hour emergency telephone
number
Stormwater Sampling Agent contact
information, including name, company, and
24-hour emergency telephone number
Trades active on the construction site during
inactive construction
Trade contractor contact information,
including name, company, and 24-hour
emergency telephone number
Suggested actions (BMPs, management
measures) for inactive construction sites
StormWater Pollution Prevention Plan
POLB Construction SWPPP (August 2010) 7-31

7.2 CONSTRUCTION SITE MONITORING PROGRAM
A site-specific Construction Site Monitoring Program (CSMP) detailing all monitoring procedures and
instructions, location maps, forms, and checklists as required in this section has been provided in
Appendix H. As well, reporting requirements for Risk Level 1 or Risk Level 2 projects are included in
Appendix K as General Construction Permit Attachment C and Attachment D, respectively. The CSMP
shall be developed and implemented to address the following objectives and are consistent with the
reporting requirements:
To demonstrate that the site is in compliance with the Discharge Prohibitions.
To determine whether non-visible pollutants are present at the construction site and are causing or
contributing to exceedances of water quality objectives.
To determine whether immediate corrective actions, additional BMP implementation, or SWPPP
revisions are necessary to reduce pollutants in stormwater discharges and authorized non-
stormwater discharges.
To determine whether BMPs included in the SWPPP are effective in preventing or reducing
pollutants in stormwater discharges and authorized non-stormwater discharges.

The CSMP shall be developed prior to the commencement of construction activities, and revised as
necessary to reflect project revisions.

7.2.1 Visual Monitoring (inspection) Requirements for Qualifying Rain Events
On-site records shall be maintained of all visual observations (inspections), personnel performing the
observations, observation dates, weather conditions, locations observed, and corrective actions taken in
response to the observations.

Visual observations (inspections) shall be conducted during business hours only and safe weather
conditions. If no required visual observations (inspections) are collected because it would fall outside of
operational hours, or due to dangerous weather conditions (flooding, electrical storms, etc), an
explanation shall be provided in the SWPPP and in the Annual Report documenting why the visual
observations (inspections) were not conducted.

Appropriate corrective actions, including but not limited to replacing parts, system repairs, BMP redesign,
implementation of supplemental BMPs, and SWPPP revisions, shall be implemented based on the
inspection results.

The time, date and rain gauge reading of all qualifying rain events shall be recorded (Appendix I).

StormWater Pollution Prevention Plan
POLB Construction SWPPP (August 2010) 7-32
A Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, or individual trained by and supervised by a Qualified SWPPP
Practitioner shall conduct visual observations (inspections) consistent with Appendix K:
Inspection Time Inspection
Location
Inspection Purpose Water Quality Risk Level
Pre-storm Event

Within
48 hours prior
to a qualifying rain
event
ALL drainage
areas on site
Identify spills,
leaks, and
uncontrolled
pollutant sources.
Presence/Absence:
Floating materials
Suspended
materials
Sheen
Discoloration
Turbidity
Odor(s)
Source(s) of any
observed
pollutants
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2
ANY/ALL
stormwater
storage and
containment
areas on site
Identify leaks.
Ensure
maintenance of
adequate/design
freeboard.
ALL BMPs on
site
Observe if BMPs
have been
implemented in
accordance with
SWPPP
(same inspections
required under
Subsection 4.1)
Not Applicable
During discharge
(operation hours)
1. If rain event is
inches or larger
2. If discharge likely
after operating
hours, inspection
shall be during
operating hours,
prior to discharge.
ANY/ALL
stormwater
storage and
containment
areas on site
(e.g., sediment
basins)
To identify and
observe discharge
of stored or
contained
stormwater.
Not Applicable
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2
Post-storm Event

Within
48 hours after
to a qualifying rain
event
ALL BMPs on
site
Evaluate adequate
design,
implementation and
effectiveness of
BMPs. If needed,
identify additional
BMPs and revise
SWPPP.
(same inspections
required under
Subsection 4.1)
Not Applicable
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2


StormWater Pollution Prevention Plan
POLB Construction SWPPP (August 2010) 7-33
7.2.2 Non-Stormwater Discharge Monitoring
On-site records shall be maintained of all visual observations (inspections), personnel performing the
observations, observation date(s), approximate time each drainage area inspected, approximate time each
non-stormwater discharge observed, response taken to eliminate unauthorized discharges, response taken
to reduce or prevent pollutants from contacting non-stormwater discharges.

Visual observations (inspections) shall be conducted during business hours only.

A Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, or individual trained by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner shall conduct
the following visual observations (inspections) for non-stormwater discharges:
Inspection Time Inspection
Location
Inspection Purpose Water Quality Risk Level
Quarterly

Once per period:
J anuaryMarch,
AprilJ une,
J ulySeptember,
October
December
ALL drainage
areas on site
Presence/absence
of unauthorized
and authorized
non-stormwater
discharges and
sources.
Presence/absence:
Floating
materials
Suspended
materials
Sheen
Discoloration
Turbidity
Odor(s)
Source(s) of
any observed
pollutants
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2
ALL discharge
points where non-
stormwater and/or
authorized non-
stormwater is
discharged off-site
Evaluate quality Sample effluent
from off-site
non-stormwater
discharges and
sent samples to
a certified
laboratory
Risk Level 2
ONLY

7.2.3 Water Quality Sampling &Analysis
Chose from the following options based on the projects site specific Risk Assessment.

As a Risk Level 1 project, stormwater sampling is not required, except under the conditions
defined in Subsection 7.2.4, Non-Visible Pollutant Monitoring.

As a Risk Level 2 project, three (3) stormwater grab samples per day of qualifying rain event
shall be collected from EACH sampling location (as defined on the project site maps). Grab
samples shall be analyzed for pH, turbidity, non-visible pollutants (if applicable), and any
additional requirements defined by the Planning Division of the Port of Long Beach.

Samples shall only be collected during business hours only and safe weather conditions. If no required
samples are collected because it would fall outside of operation hours, or due to dangerous weather
conditions (e.g., flooding and electrical storms), an explanation shall be provided in the SWPPP and in
the Annual Report documenting why samples were not conducted.
StormWater Pollution Prevention Plan
POLB Construction SWPPP (August 2010) 7-34

Additional details regarding sampling locations, sampling methodologies, laboratories, method detection
limits, etc are provided in the CSMP of Appendix H.

7.2.4 Non-Visible Pollutant Monitoring
Non-visible pollutants are parameters indicating the presence of pollutants identified in the pollutant
source assessment (Table 4). Sampling and analysis for non-visible pollutants at Risk Level 1or Risk
Level 2 projects is only required if:
1) Pollutants associated with construction activities have the potential to be discharged with
stormwater runoff due to a spill or in the event there was a breach, malfunction, failure and/or
leak of any BMP.
2) BMPs have not been implemented on site during a storm event.

These samples shall be collected down-gradient from all discharge locations where the visual
observations completed under Subsection 4.1 or Subsection 7.2.1 of this SWPPP were made triggering
the monitoring, and which can be safely accessed.

An additional sample of stormwater that has not come into contact with construction materials
(uncontaminated sample) shall be collected. Results from laboratory analysis of the contaminated and
uncontaminated samples shall be compared.

All samples shall be collected during the first two hours of discharge from rain events that occur during
business hours and which generate runoff. Copies of all field and/or analytical data shall be kept on site in
with this SWPPP document.

NOTE: The most effective way to avoid the sampling and analysis requirements, and to ensure permit
compliance, is to avoid the exposure of construction materials to precipitation and storm water runoff.
Materials that are not exposed do not have the potential to enter storm water runoff. Preventing contact
between storm water and construction materials is one of the most important BMPs at any construction
site.

7.2.5 Receiving Water Monitoring
Receiving water monitoring is only applicable to Risk Level 3 projects. These projects are outside the
scope of this SWPPP template.

7.3 COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION
Certification that the construction activities are in compliance with the Construction General Permit, as
described in Subsection 1.1.7, is a component of the monitoring and reporting required under the
Construction General Permit.

7.4 NONCOMPLIANCE REPORTING
Any instances of noncompliance with the NAL requires electronic submittal of all sampling data to the
State Water Board no later than 10 days after the conclusion of the storm event. Further, the Planning
Division of the Port of Long Beach requires that any instances of noncompliance with the requirements of
the Construction General Permit, including NAL, must be reported to them within 48 hours of detection
of the noncompliance. The notification of noncompliance shall describe the noncompliance event,
including an initial assessment of any water quality impact, the actions necessary to achieve compliance,
StormWater Pollution Prevention Plan
POLB Construction SWPPP (August 2010) 7-35
and a time schedule for achieving compliance. A form that may be used for non-compliance reporting is
included in Appendix J .

7.4.1 Numeric Effluent Limitation Violation Report
Numeric Effluent Limitation (NEL) violation reporting is only applicable to Risk Level 3 and therefore
outside the scope of this SWPPP template.

7.4.2 Numeric Action Level Exceedance Report
The Numeric Action Level (NAL) Exceedance Report is required to contain:
The analytical method(s), method reporting unit(s), and method detection limit(s) of each
analytical parameter (analytical results that are less than the method detection limit are to be
reported as "less than the method detection limit or <MDL");
The date, place, and time of sampling;
Any visual observation (inspections);
Any measurements, including precipitation; and
A description of the current BMPs associated with the effluent sample that exceeded the NAL
and any proposed corrective actions taken.

Risk Level 1
NAL violation reporting is not applicable to Risk Level 1.

Risk Level 2
In the event that any effluent sample exceeds an applicable NAL, all Risk Level 2 projects must
electronically submit all storm event sampling results to the Planning Division no later than 5 days after
the conclusion of the storm event for electronic submittal to the State Water Boards.

7.5 ANNUAL REPORTS

All projects must prepare and electronically submit an annual report (using included template) and related
documents no later than August 15 of each year to the POLB Project Engineer. The Project Engineer then
shall coordinate with the Planning Division to submit all necessary information using the Stormwater
Multi-Application Reporting and Tracking System (SMARTS) by September 1.

A template for Annual Reporting has been provided in Appendix K and includes the following elements:
Description of Site Inspection Plans (Construction General Permit Reference B.3)
Compliance Certification (Construction General Permit Reference B.4)
Discharge Reporting (Construction General Permit Reference B.5)
Inspection, Compliance Certifications, and Non-Compliance Reports (Construction General
Permit Reference B.6)
Sampling and Analysis Plan (Construction General Permit Reference B.7)
Sampling and Analysis Plan for Non-Visible Pollutants (Construction General Permit Reference
B.8)

Appendix I, rev. 053112

Appendix A
SWRCB General Permit for StormWater Discharges Associated with
Construction and Land Disturbance Activities

Appendix A
General Permit
Linda S. Adams
Secretary for
Environmental Protection
State Water Resources Control Board
Division of Water Quality
1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 (916) 341-5455
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Sacramento, California 95812-0100
Fax (916) 341-5463 http://www.waterboards.ca.gov
NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES)
GENERAL PERMIT FOR
STORM WATER DISCHARGES
ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTRUCTION AND LAND DISTURBANCE
ACTIVITIES
ORDER NO. 2010-0014-DWQ
NPDES NO. CAS000002
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Govemor
Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ was adopted by the State Water
September 2, 2009
Resources Control Board on:
Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ became effective on: July 1, 2010
Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ shall expire on: September 2, 2014
This Order, which amends Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ, was
November 16, 2010
adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board on:
This Order shall become effective on: February 14, 2011
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this Order amends Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ.
Additions to Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ are reflected in blue-underline text and
deletions are reflected in red-strikeout text.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that staff are directed to prepare and post a
conformed copy of Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ incorporating the revisions made
by this Order.
I, Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the Board, do hereby certify that this Order with all
attachments is a full, true, and correct copy of an Order adopted by the State
Water Resources Control Board, on November 16,2010.
AYE: Chairman Charles R. Hoppin
Vice Chair Frances Spivy-Weber
Board Member Arthur G. Baggett, Jr.
Board Member Tam M. Doduc
NAY: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAI N: None

Clerk to the Board
FINAL ADOPTED CHANGES TO
Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ
November 16, 2010
Fact Sheet pages 11-12 Obtaining and Terminating Permit Coverage
The appropriate Legally Responsible Person (LRP) must obtain coverage under
this General Permit, except in t\t'o limited cifGumstances. F=irst, where the
construction of pipelines, utility lines, fiber optic cables, or other linear
underground,lo\<erhead projects will occur across several properties, the utility
company, municipality, or other public or private company or agency that owns or
operates the linear underground/overhead project is responsible for obtaining
coverage under the General Permit. Second, vihere there is a lease of a mineral
estate ~ o i l gas, geothermal, aggregate, precious metals, and,l()r industrial
metals), the lessee is respensiele for oetaining coverage under the GeneFaI
Permit. To obtain coverage, the LRP or the LRP's Approved Signatory or other
entity described above must file Permit Registration Documents (PROs) prior to
the commencement of construction activity. Failure to obtain coverage under this
General Permit for storm water discharges to waters of the United States is a
violation of the CWA and the California Water Code.
Section II(A)(2) Conditions for Permit Coverage, page 14
2. The utility company, municipality, or other public or private company or
agency that owns or operates the linear underground/overhead project Legally
Responsible Person is responsible for obtaining coverage under the General
Permit where the construction of pipelines, utility lines, fiber-optic cables, or other
linear underground/overhead projects will occur across several properties unless
the LUP construction activities are covered under another construction storm
water permit.
Section II(C)(4) Conditions for Permit Coverage, page 18
4. When an LRP with active General Permit coverage transfers its LRP status to
another person or entity that qualifies as an LRP. the existing LRP shall inform
the new LRP of the General Permit's requirements. '-".then an LRP owns property
with active General Permit coverage, and the LRP sells the property, or a parcel
thereof, to another person, that person shall become an LRP with respect to
vlhatever parcel was sold. The existing LRP shall inform the new LRP of the
General Permit's requirements. In order for the new LRP to continue the
construction-activity on its parcel of property, the new LRP, or the new LRP's
approved signatory, must submit PROs in accordance with this
General Permit's requirements.
Section IV(I) - Special Provisions pages 24-25
I. Electronic Signature and Certification Requirements
1. All Permit Registration Documents (PROs) and Notice of
Terminations (NOTs) shall be electronically signed, certified, and
submitted via SMARTS to the State Water Board. Either the Legally
Responsible Person (LRP). as defined in Appendix 5 - Glossary. or a
person legally authorized to sign and certify PROs and NOTs on behalf
of the LRP (the LRP's Approved Signatory. as defined in Appendix 5-
Glossary) must submit all information electronically via SMARTS.
a. The LRP's Approved Signatory must be one of the follo'A'ing:
h For a corporation: a responsible corporate officer. f=:or the
purpose of this section, a responsible corporate officer means:
(a) a president, secretary, treasurer, or vice president of the
corporation in charge of a principal business function, or any
other person who performs similar policy or decision making
functions for the corporation; or (b) the manager of the facility if
authority to sign dOGuments has been assigned or delegated to
the manager in accordance '.yith corporate procodures;
.jj.,. For a partnership or sole proprietorship: a general partner or the
proprietor, respectively;
.j..jj.,. For a municipality, State, Federal , or other public agency: either
a principal Q.:Xecutive otficer or ranking elected offiCial. The
principal executive officer of a Federal agency includes the chief
executive officer of the agency or the senior executive officer
having responsibility for the overall operations of a principal
geographic unit of the agency (e.g., Regional Administrators of
U.S. EPA);
w.:. For the military: Any military officer who has been deSignated.
v-: For a public university: An authorized uni\f9Fsity official
G. L Changes to Authorization. If an aApproved sSignatory's authorization
is no longer accurate, a new authorization satisfying the requirements of
paragraph (a) of this section must be submitted via SMARTS prior to or
together with any reports, information or applications to be signed by an
aApproved sSignatory.
L AII Annual Reports, or other information required by the General Permit
(other than PROs and NOTs) or requested by the Regional Water Board,
State Water Board, U.S. EPA, or local storm water management agency
shall be certified and submitted by the LRP or the LRP's aApproved
sSignatory as described above.
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Attachment A, Section E(9) - Special Provisions pages 10-11
8. Electronic Signature and Certification Requirements
a. All Permit Registration Documents (PRDs) and Notices of
Termination (NOTs) shall be electronically signed, certified, and
submitted via SMARTS to the State Water Board. Either the
Legally Responsible Person (LRP). as defined in Appendix 5-
Glossary, or a person legally authorized to sign and certify PRDs
and NOTs on behalf of the LRP (the LRP's Approved Signatory. as
defined in Appendix 5-Glossarv) must submit all information
electronically via SMARTS. For Linear Unaergroblna!Q'.lerheaa
projects, the Legally Responsible Person is the person in charge of
the utility company, mblnicipality, or other pblblic or private company
or agency that owns or operates the LUP. The LRP's AppFO'Iea
Signatory must be one of the following:
For a corporation: a responsible corporate o#icer. For the Pblrpose
of this section, a responsible corporate officer means:
fB a president, secretary, treasurer, or 'lice presiaent of the
corporation in charge of a principal bblsinoss fl:mction, or any
other person who performs similar policy or decision making
functions for the corporation; or
the manager of the Jacility if ablthority to sign aocblments has
been assignea or aelegated to the manager in accoraance with
corporate proceablres;
* For a partnership or sofe proprietorship: a general partner or the
proprietor, respectively; or
ffi For a mblnicipality, Slate, F'eaeral , or other pblblic agency: either a
principal executive officer or ranking elected official. Tho principal
exocbltive oUicer of a Federal agency inclbldes the chief execbltive
officer of the agency or the senior execbltive officer having
responsibility for the overall operations of a principal geographic
blnit of the agency (e.g. , Regional Aaministrators of U.S. EPA).
b. Changes to Authorization. If an a8 Pproved sSignatory's
authorization is no longer accurate, a new authorization satisfying
the requirements of paragraph (a) of this section must be submitted
via SMARTS prior to or together with any reports, information or
appl ications to be signed by an aApproved sSignatory.
c. All SWPPP revisions, annual reports, or other information required
by the General Permit (other than PRDs and NOTs) or requested
by the Regional Water Board, State Water Board, USEPA, or local
storm water management agency shall be certified and submitted
by the LRP or the LRP's aApproved sSignatory as describea
above.
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Appendix 5 - Glossary
Approved Signatory
A person who has been authorized by the Legally Responsible Person
authority to sign, certify, and electronically submit Permit Registration
Documents .. aM Notices of Termination on behalf of the Legally Responsible
Person, and any other documents, reports, or information reguired by the
General Permit, the State or Regional Water Board, or U.S. EPA. The Approved
Signatory must be one of the following:
1. For a corporation or limited liability company: a responsible corporate officer.
For the purpose of this section, a responsible corporate officer means: (a) a
president. secretary, treasurer, or vice-president of the corporation in charge
of a principal business function. or any other person who performs similar
policy or decision-making functions for the corporation or limited liability
company; or (b) the manager of the facility if authority to sign documents has
been assigned or delegated to the manager in accordance with corporate
procedures;
2. For a partnership or sole proprietorship: a general partner or the proprietor,
respectively;
3. For a municipality, State, FederaL or other public agency: a princi p!eal
executive officer, ranking elected official, city manager. council preSident, or
any other authorized public employee with managerial responsibility over the
construction or land disturbance project (including. but not limited to, project
manager, project superintendent, or resident engineer);
4. For the military: any military officer or Department of Defense civilian. acting
in an equivalent capacity to a military officer, who has been designated;
5. For a public university: an authorized university official;
6. For an individual: the individual. because the individual acts as both the
Legally Responsible Person and the Approved Signatory: or
7. For any type of entity not listed above (e.g. trusts, estates, receivers): an
authorized person with managerial authority over the construction or land
disturbance project.
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Legally Responsible Person
The Legall y Responsible Person (LRP) will typically be the project proponent.
The categories of persons or entities that are eligible to serve as the LRP are set
forth below. For any construction or land disturbance project where multiple
persons or entities are eligible to serve as the LRP. those persons or entities
shall select a single LRP. In exceptional circumstances, a person or entity that
qualifies as the LRP may provide written authorization to another person or entity
to serve as the LRP. In such a circumstance. the person or entity that provides
the authorization retains all responsibility for compliance with the General Permit.
Except as provided in category 2(d), a contractor who does not satisfy the
requirements of any of the categories below is not qualified to be an LRP.
The following persons or entities may serve as a LRP:
.1. +As A person, company, agency, or other entity that possesses a real
property interest (including, but not limited to, fee simple ownerShip,
easement. leasehold, or other riqhts otway) in the land who possesses the
title of the land or the leasehold interest of a mineral estate upon which the
construction or land disturbance activities will occur for the regulated site.
linear undergroundlG9rhead projects, it is in the person in charge of the utility
company, municipality, or other publ ic or private company or agency that
owns or operates the bUP.
2. In addition to the above. the following persons or entities may also serve as
an LRP:
a. For linear underground/overhead projects. the utility company,
municipality. or other public or private company or agency that 0wns or
operates the LUP;
!L For land controlled by an estate or similar entity, the person who has day-
to-day control over the land (including. but not limited to. a bankruptcy
trustee. receiver, or conservator);
Q.. For pollution investigation and remediation projects. any potentially
responsible party that has received permission to conduct the project from
the holder ot a real property interest in the land: or
d. For U.S. Army Corp of Engineers projects. the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers may provide written authorization to its bonded contractor to
serve as the LRP, provided, however, that the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers is also responsible for compliance with the general permit, as
authorized by the Clean Water Act or the Federal Facilities Compliance
Act.
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Linda S. Adams
Secretary for
Environmental Protection
State Water Resources Control Board
Division of Water Quality
1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 (916) 341-5455
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Sacramento, California 95812-0100
Fax (916) 341-5463 http://www.waterboards.ca.gov
NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES)
GENERAL PERMIT FOR
STORM WATER DISCHARGES
ASSOCIATED WITH CONSTRUCTION AND LAND DISTURBANCE
ACTIVITIES
ORDER NO. 2009-0009-DWQ
NPDES NO. CAS000002
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor
This Order was adopted by the State Water Resources Control
September 2, 2009
Board on:
This Order shall become effective on: July 1, 2010
This Order shall expire on: September 2, 2014
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that this Order supersedes Order No. 99-08-DWQ
except for enforcement purposes. The Discharger shall comply with the
requirements in this Order to meet the provisions contained in Division 7 of the
California Water Code (commencing with section 13000) and regulations
adopted thereunder, and the provisions of the federal Clean Water Act and
regulations and guidelines adopted thereunder.
I, Jeanine Townsend, Clerk to the Board, do hereby certify that this Order with all
attachments is a full, true, and correct copy of an Order adopted by the State
Water Resources Control Board, on September 2,2009.
AYE:
NAY:
ABSENT:
ABSTAIN:
Vice Chair Frances Spivy-Weber
Board Member Arthur G. Baggett, Jr.
Board Member Tam M. Doduc
Chairman Charles R. Hoppin
None
None

Clerk to the Board
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. FINDINGS ...................................................................................................................................... 1
II. CONDITIONS FOR PERMIT COVERAGE ............................................................................ 14
III. DISCHARGE PROmBITIONS ................................................................................................. 20
IV. SPECIAL PROVISIONS ............................................................................................................. 22
V. EFFLUENT STANDARDS ......................................................................................................... 29
VI. RECEIVING WATER LIMITATIONS .................................................................................... 32
VII. TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ................... 33
VIII. RISK DETERMINATION ......................................................................................................... 34
IX. RISK LEVEL 1 REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................... 35
X. RISK LEVEL 2 REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................... 35
XI. RISK LEVEL 3 REQUIREMENTS ......................... ...................... ........................................ .... 35
XII. ACTIVE TREATMENT SYSTEMS (ATS) ............................................................................... 35
XIII. POST-CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS .................................................................................. 36
XIV. SWPPP REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................................ 38
XV. REGIONAL WATER BOARD AUTHORITIES ...................................................................... 39
XVI. ANNUAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................ 40
LIST OF ATTACHMENTS
Attachment A - Linear Underground/Overhead Requirements
Attachment A.1 - LUP Type Determination
Attachment A.2 - LUP Permit Registration Documents
Attachment B - Permit Registration Documents
Attachment C - Risk Level 1 Requirements
Attachment D - Risk Level 2 Requirements
Attachment E - Risk Level 3 Requirements
Attachment F - Active Treatment System (ATS) Requirements
LIST OF APPENDICES
Appendix 1 - Risk Determination Worksheet
Appendix 2 - Post-Construction Water Balance Performance Standard
Appendix 2.1 - Post-Construction Water Balance Performance Standard Spreadsheet
Appendix 3 - Bioassessment Monitoring Guidelines
Appendix 4 - Adopted/Implemented Sediment TMDLs
Appendix 5 - Glossary
Appendix 6 - Acronyms
Appendix 7 - State and Regional Water Resources Control Board Contacts
STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD
ORDER NO. 2009-0009-DWQ
NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM
GENERAL PERMIT NO. CAS000002
WASTE DISCHARGE REQUIREMENTS
FOR
DISCHARGES OF STORM WATER RUNOFF ASSOCIATED WITH
CONSTRUCTION AND LAND DISTURBANCE ACTIVITIES
I. FINDINGS
A. General Findings
Order
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) finds that:
1. The federal Clean Water Act (CWA) prohibits certain discharges of
storm water containing pollutants except in compliance with a National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit (Title 33
United States Code (U.S.C.) 1311 and 1342(p); also referred to as
Clean Water Act (CWA) 301 and 402(p). The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) promulgates federal regulations to
implement the CWA's mandate to control pollutants in storm water
runoff discharges. (Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.)
Parts 122, 123, and 124). The federal statutes and regulations require
discharges to surface waters comprised of storm water associated with
construction activity, including demolition, clearing, grading, and
excavation, and other land disturbance activities (except operations
that result in disturbance of less than one acre of total land area and
which are not part of a larger common plan of development or sale), to
obtain coverage under an NPDES permit. The NPDES permit must
require implementation of Best Available Technology Economically
Achievable (BAT) and Best Conventional Pollutant Control Technology
(BCT) to reduce or eliminate pollutants in storm water runoff. The
NPDES permit must also include additional requirements necessary to
implement applicable water quality standards.
2. This General Permit authorizes discharges of storm water associated
with construction activity so long as the dischargers comply with all
requirements, provisions, limitations and prohibitions in the permit. In
addition, this General Permit regulates the discharges of storm water
associated with construction activities from all Linear
Underground/Overhead Projects resulting in the disturbance of greater
than or equal to one acre (Attachment A).
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3. This General Permit regulates discharges of pollutants in storm water
associated with construction activity (storm water discharges) to waters
of the United States from construction sites that disturb one or more
acres of land surface, or that are part of a common plan of
development or sale that disturbs more than one acre of land surface.
4. This General Permit does not preempt or supersede the authority of
local storm water management agencies to prohibit, restrict, or control
storm water discharges to municipal separate storm sewer systems or
other watercourses within their jurisdictions.
5. This action to adopt a general NPDES permit is exempt from the
provisions of Chapter 3 of the California Environmental Quality Act
(CEQA) (Public Resources Code Section 21100, et seq.), pursuant to
Section 13389 of the California Water Code.
6. Pursuant to 40 C.F.R. 131.12 and State Water Board Resolution No.
68-16,
1
which incorporates the requirements of 131.12 where
applicable, the State Water Board finds that discharges in compliance
with this General Permit will not result in the lowering of water quality
standards, and are therefore consistent with those provisions.
Compliance with this General Permit will result in improvements in
water quality.
7. This General Permit serves as an NPDES permit in compliance with
CWA 402 and will take effect on July 1, 2010 by the State Water
Board provided the Regional Administrator of the U.S. EPA has no
objection. If the U.S. EPA Regional Administrator objects to its
issuance, the General Permit will not become effective until such
objection is withdrawn.
8. Following adoption and upon the effective date of this General Permit,
the Regional Water Quality Control Boards (Regional Water Boards)
shall enforce the provisions herein.
9. Regional Water Boards establish water quality standards in Basin
Plans. The State Water Board establishes water quality standards in
various statewide plans, including the California Ocean Plan. U.S.
EPA establishes water quality standards in the National Toxic Rule
(NTR) and the California Toxic Rule (CTR).
1 Resolution No. 68-16 generally requires that existing water quality be maintained unless degradation is
justified based on specific findings.
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10. This General Permit does not authorize discharges of fill or dredged
material regulated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under CWA
404 and does not constitute a waiver of water quality certification under
CWA401.
11. The primary storm water pollutant at construction sites is excess
sediment. Excess sediment can cloud the water, which reduces the
amount of sunlight reaching aquatic plants, clog fish gills, smother
aquatic habitat and spawning areas, and impede navigation in our
waterways. Sediment also transports other pollutants such as
nutrients, metals, and oils and greases.
12. Construction activities can impact a construction site's runoff sediment
supply and transport characteristics. These modifications, which can
occur both during and after the construction phase, are a significant
cause of degradation of the beneficial uses established for water
bodies in California. Dischargers can avoid these effects through
better construction site design and activity practices.
13. This General Permit recognizes four distinct phases of construction
activities. The phases are Grading and Land Development Phase,
Streets and Utilities Phase, Vertical Construction Phase, and Final
Landscaping and Site Stabilization Phase. Each phase has activities
that can result in different water quality effects from different water
quality pollutants. This General Permit also recognizes inactive
construction as a category of construction site type.
14. Compliance with any specific limits or requirements contained in this
General Permit does not constitute compliance with any other
applicable requirements.
15. Following public notice in accordance with State and Federal laws and
regulations, the State Water Board heard and considered all comments
and testimony in a public hearing on 06/03/2009. The State Water
Board has prepared written responses to all Significant comments.
16. Construction activities obtaining coverage under the General Permit
may have multiple discharges subject to requirements that are specific
to general, linear, and/or active treatment system discharge types.
17.The State Water Board may reopen the permit ifthe,U.S. EPA adopts
a final effluent limitation guideline for construction activities.
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B. Activities Covered Under the General Permit
18. Any construction or demolition activity, including, but not limited to,
clearing, grading, grubbing, or excavation, or any other activity that
results in a land disturbance of equal to or greater than one acre.
19. Construction activity that results in land surface disturbances of less
than one acre if the construction activity is part of a larger common
plan of development or the sale of one or more acres of disturbed land
surface.
20. Construction activity related to residential, commercial, or industrial
development on lands currently used for agriculture including, but not
limited to, the construction of buildings related to agriculture that are
considered industrial pursuant to U.S. EPA regulations, such as dairy
barns or food processing facilities.
21. Construction activity associated with Linear Underground/Overhead
Utility Projects (LUPs) including, but not limited to, those activities
necessary for the installation of underground and overhead linear
facilities (e.g., conduits, substructures, pipelines, towers, poles, cables,
wires, connectors, switching, regulating and transforming equipment
and associated ancillary facilities) and include, but are not limited to,
underground utility mark-out, potholing, concrete and asphalt cutting
and removal, trenching, excavation, boring and drilling, access road
and pole/tower pad and cable/wire pull station, substation construction,
substructure installation, construction of tower footings and/or
foundations, pole and tower installations, pipeline installations,
welding, concrete and/or pavement repair or replacement, and
stockpile/borrow locations.
22. Discharges of sediment from construction activities associated with oil
and gas exploration, production, processing, or treatment operations or
transmission facilities.
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23. Storm water discharges from dredge spoil placement that occur
outside of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction (upland sites) and
that disturb one or more acres of land surface from construction activity
are covered by this General Permit. Construction sites that intend to
disturb one or more acres of land within the jurisdictional boundaries of
a CWA 404 permit should contact the appropriate Regional Water
Board to determine whether this permit applies to the site.
2 Pursuant to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in NRDC v. EPA (9th Cir. 2008) 526 F .3d 591, and
subsequent denial of the U.S. EPA's petition for reconsideration in November 2008, oil and gas construction
activities discharging storm water contaminated only with sediment are no longer exempt from the NPDES
program.
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C. Activities Not Covered Under the General Permit
24. Routine maintenance to maintain original line and grade, hydraulic
capacity, or original purpose of the facility.
25. Disturbances to land surfaces solely related to agricultural operations
such as disking, harrowing, terracing and leveling, and soil preparation.
26. Discharges of storm water from areas on tribal lands; construction on
tribal lands is regulated by a federal permit.
27. Construction activity and land disturbance involving discharges of
storm water within the Lake Tahoe Hydrologic Unit. The Lahontan
Regional Water Board has adopted its own permit to regulate storm
water discharges from construction activity in the Lake Tahoe
Hydrologic Unit (Regional Water Board 6SL T). Owners of construction
sites in this watershed must apply for the Lahontan Regional Water
Board permit rather than the statewide Construction General Permit.
28. Construction activity that disturbs less than one acre of land surface,
and that is not part of a larger common plan of development or the sale
of one or more acres of disturbed land surface.
29. Construction activity covered by an individual NPDES Permit for storm
water discharges.
30. Discharges from small (1 to 5 acre) construction activities with an
approved Rainfall Erosivity Waiver authorized by U.S. EPA Phase II
regulations certifying to the State Board that small construction activity
will occur only when the Rainfall Erosivity Factor is less than 5 ("R" in
the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation).
31. Landfill construction activity that is subject to the Industrial General
Permit.
32. Construction activity that discharges to Combined Sewer Systems.
33. Conveyances that discharge storm water runoff combined with
municipal sewage.
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35. Discharges occurring in basins that are not tributary or hydrologically
connected to waters of the United States (for more information contact
your Regional Water Board).
D. Obtaining and Modifying General Permit Coverage
36. This General Permit requires all dischargers to electronically file all
Permit Registration Documents (PROs), Notices of Termination (NOT),
changes of information, annual reporting, and other compliance
documents required by this General Permit through the State Water
Board's Storm water Multi-Application and Report Tracking System
(SMARTS) website.
37. Any information provided to the Regional Water Board shall comply
with the Homeland Security Act and any other federal law that
concerns security in the United States; any information that does not
comply should not be submitted.
38. This General Permit grants an exception from the Risk Determination
requirements for existing sites covered under Water Quality Orders No.
99-08-DWQ, and No. 2003-0007 -DWQ. For certain sites, adding
additional requirements may not be cost effective. Construction sites
covered under Water Quality Order No. 99-08-DWQ shall obtain permit
coverage at the Risk Level 1. LUPs covered under Water Quality
Order No. 2003-0007 -DWQ shall obtain permit coverage as a Type 1
LUP. The Regional Water Boards have the authority to require Risk
Determination to be performed on sites currently covered under Water
Quality Orders No. 99-08-DWQ and No. 2003-0007 -DWQ where they
deem it necessary. The State Water Board finds that there are two
circumstances when it may be appropriate for the Regional Water
Boards to require a discharger that had filed an NOI under State Water
Board Order No. 99-08-DWQ to recalculate the site's risk level. These
circumstances are: (1) when the discharger has a demonstrated
history of noncompliance with State Water Board Order No. 99-08-
DWQ or; (2) when the discharger's site poses a significant risk of
causing or contributing to an exceedance of a water quality standard
without the implementation of the additional Risk Level 2 or 3
requirements.
E. Prohibitions
39. All discharges are prohibited except for the storm water and non-storm
water discharges specifically authorized by this General Permit or
another NPDES permit. Non-storm water discharges include a wide
variety of sources, including improper dumping, spills, or leakage from
storage tanks or transfer areas. Non-storm water discharges may
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contribute significant pollutant loads to receiving waters. Measures to
control spills, leakage, and dumping, and to prevent illicit connections
during construction must be addressed through structural as well as
non-structural Best Management Practices (BMPs)3. The State Water
Board recognizes, however, that certain non-storm water discharges
may be necessary for the completion of construction.
40. This General Permit prohibits all discharges which contain a
hazardous substance in excess of reportable quantities established in
40 C.F.R. 117.3 and 302.4, unless a separate NPDES Permit has
been issued to regulate those discharges.
41. This General Permit incorporates discharge prohibitions contained in
water quality control plans, as implemented by the State Water Board
and the nine Regional Water Boards.
42. Pursuant to the Ocean Plan, discharges to Areas of Special Biological
Significance (ASBS) are prohibited unless covered by an exception
that the State Water Board has approved.
43. This General Permit prohibits the discharge of any debris
4
from
construction sites. Plastic and other trash materials can cause
negative impacts to receiving water beneficial uses. The State Water
Board encourages the use of more environmentally safe,
biodegradable materials on construction sites to minimize the potential
risk to water quality.
F. Training
44. In order to improve compliance with and to maintain consistent
enforcement of this General Permit, all dischargers are required to
appoint two positions - the Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) and the
Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) - who must obtain appropriate
training. Together with the key stakeholders, the State and Regional
Water Boards are leading the development of this curriculum through a
collaborative organization called The Construction General Permit
(CGP) Training Team.
45. The Professional Engineers Act (Bus. & Prof. Code section 6700, et
seq.) requires that all engineering work must be performed by a
California licensed engineer.
3 BMPs are scheduling of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures, and other
management practices to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants to waters of the United States. BMPs
also include treatment requirements, operating procedures, and practice to control site runoff, spillage or
leaks, sludge or waste disposal, or drainage from raw material storage.
4 Litter, rubble, discarded refuse, and remains of destroyed inorganic anthropogenic waste.
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G. Determining and Reducing Risk
46. The risk of accelerated erosion and sedimentation from wind and water
depends on a number of factors, including proximity to receiving water
bodies, climate, topography, and soil type.
47. This General Permit requires dischargers to assess the risk level of a
site based on both sediment transport and receiving water risk. This
General Permit contains requirements for Risk Levels 1, 2 and 3, and
LUP Risk Type 1, 2, and 3 (Attachment A). Risk levels are established
by determining two factors: first, calculating the site's sediment risk;
and second, receiving water risk during periods of soil exposure (i.e.
grading and site stabilization). Both factors are used to determine the
site-specific Risk Level(s). LUPs can be determined to be Type 1
based on the flowchart in Attachment A.1.
48. Although this General Permit does not mandate specific setback
distances, dischargers are encouraged to set back their construction
activities from streams and wetlands whenever feasible to reduce the
risk of impacting water quality (e.g., natural stream stability and habitat
function). Because there is a reduced risk to receiving waters when
setbacks are used, this General Permit gives credit to setbacks in the
risk determination and post-construction storm water performance
standards. The risk calculation and runoff reduction mechanisms in
this General Permit are expected to facilitate compliance with any
Regional Water Board and local agency setback requirements, and to
encourage voluntary setbacks wherever practicable.
49. Rain events can occur at any time of the year in California. Therefore,
a Rain Event Action Plan (REAP) is necessary for Risk Level 2 and 3
traditional construction projects (LUPs exempt) to ensure that active
construction sites have adequate erosion and sediment controls
implemented prior to the onset of a storm event, even if construction is
planned only during the dry season.
50. Soil particles smaller than 0.02 millimeters (mm) (Le., finer than
medium silt) do not settle easily using conventional measures for
sediment control (i.e., sediment basins). Given their long settling time,
dislodging these soils results in a significant risk that fine particles will
be released into surface waters and cause unacceptable downstream
impacts. If operated correctly, an Active Treatment System (ATS
5
) can
prevent or reduce the release of fine particles from construction sites.
5 An ATS is a treatment system that employs chemical coagulation, chemical flocculation, or electro
coagulation in order to reduce turbidity caused by fine suspended sediment.
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Use of an ATS can effectively reduce a site's risk of impacting
receiving waters.
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51. Dischargers located in a watershed area where a Total Maximum Daily
Load (TMDL) has been adopted or approved by the Regional Water
Board or U.S. EPA may be required by a separate Regional Water
Board action to implement additional BMPs, conduct additional
monitoring activities, and/or comply with an applicable waste load
allocation and implementation schedule. Such dischargers may also
be required to obtain an individual Regional Water Board permit
specific to the area.
H. Effluent Standards
52. The State Water Board convened a blue ribbon panel of storm water
experts that submitted a report entitled, 'The Feasibility of Numeric
Effluent Limits Applicable to Discharges of Storm Water Associated
with Municipal, Industrial and Construction Activities," dated
June 19, 2006. The panel concluded that numeric limits or action
levels are technically feasible to control construction storm water
discharges, provided that certain conditions are considered. The panel
also concluded that numeric effluent limitations (NELs) are feasible for
discharges from construction sites that utilize an ATS. The State
Water Board has incorporated the expert panel's suggestions into this
General Permit, which includes both numeric action levels (NALs) and
NELs for pH and turbidity, and special numeric limits for ATS
discharges.
Numeric Effluent Limitations
53. Discharges of storm water from construction activities may become
contaminated from alkaline construction materials resulting in high pH
(greater than pH 7). Alkaline construction materials include, but are
not limited to, hydrated lime, concrete, mortar, cement kiln dust (CKD),
Portland cement treated base (CTB), fly ash, recycled concrete, and
masonry work. This General Permit includes an NEL for pH (6.0-9.0)
that applies only at sites that exhibit a "high risk of high pH discharge."
A "high risk of high pH discharge" can occur during the complete
utilities phase, the complete vertical build phase, and any portion of
any phase where significant amounts of materials are placed directly
on the land at the site in a manner that could result in significant
alterations to the background pH of any discharges.
54. For Risk Level 3 discharges, this General Permit establishes
technology-based, numeric effluent limitations (NELs) for turbidity of
500 NTU. Exceedances of the turbidity NEL constitutes a violation of
this General Permit.
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55. This General Permit establishes a 5 year, 24 hour (expressed in inches
of rainfall) Compliance Storm Event exemption from the technology-
based NELs for Risk Level 3 dischargers.
Determining Compliance with Numeric Limitations
56. This General Permit sets a pH NAL of 6.5 to 8.5, and a turbidity NAL of
250 NTU. The purpose of the NAL and its associated monitoring
requirement is to provide operational information regarding the
performance of the measures used at the site to minimize the
discharge of pollutants and to protect beneficial uses and receiving
waters from the adverse effects of construction-related storm water
discharges. The NALs in this General Permit for pH and turbidity are
not directly enforceable and do not constitute NELs.
57. This General Permit requires dischargers with NAL exceedances to
immediately implement additional BMPs and revise their Storm Water
Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) accordingly to either prevent
pollutants and authorized non-storm water discharges from
contaminating storm water, or to substantially reduce the pollutants to
levels conSistently below the NALs. NAL exceedances are reported in
the State Water Boards SMARTS system, and the discharger is
required to provide an NAL Exceedance Report when requested by a
Regional Water Board.
58. If run-on is caused by a forest fire or any other natural disaster, then
NELs do not apply.
59. Exceedances of the NELs are a violation of this Permit. This General
Permit requires dischargers with NEL exceedances to implement
additional monitoring, BMPs, and revise their SWPPPs accordingly.
Dischargers are required to notify the State and Regional Water
Boards of the violation through the State Water Boards SMARTs
system, and provide an NEL Violation Report sharing additional
information concerning the NEL exceedance.
I. Receiving Water Limitations
60. This General Permit requires all enrolled dischargers to determine the
receiving waters potentially affected by their discharges and to comply
with all applicable water quality standards, including any more stringent
standards applicable to a water body.
J. Sampling, Monitoring, Reporting and Record Keeping
61. Visual monitoring of storm water and non-storm water discharges is
required for all sites subject to this General Permit.
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62. Records of all visual monitoring inspections are required to remain on-
site during the construction period and for a minimum of three years.
63. For all Risk Level 3 and Risk Level 2 sites, this General Permit
requires effluent monitoring for pH and turbidity. Sampling, analysis
and monitoring requirements for effluent monitoring for pH and turbidity
are contained in this General Permit.
64. Risk Level 3 sites in violation of the Numeric Effluent Limitations
contained in this General Permit and with direct discharges to receiving
water are required to conduct receiving water monitoring.
65. For Risk Level 3 sites larger than 30 acres and with direct discharges
to receiving waters, this General Permit requires bioassessment
sampling before and after site completion to determine if significant
degradation to the receiving water's biota has occurred.
Bioassessment sampling guidelines are contained in this General
Permit.
66. A sum.mary and evaluation of the sampling and analysis results will be
submitted in the Annual Reports.
67. This General Permit contains sampling, analysis and monitoring
requirements for non-visible pollutants at all sites subject to this
General Permit.
68. Compliance with the General Permit relies upon dischargers to
electronically self-report any discharge violations and to comply with
any Regional Water Board enforcement actions.
69. This General Permit requires that all dischargers maintain a paper or
electronic copy of all required records for three years from the date
generated or date submitted, whichever is last. These records must be
available at the construction site until construction is completed. For
LUPs, these documents may be retained in a crew member's vehicle
and made available upon request.
K. Active Treatment System (ATS) Requirements
70. Active treatment systems add chemicals to facilitate flocculation,
coagulation and filtration of suspended sediment particles. The
uncontrolled release of these chemicals to the environment can
negatively affect the beneficial uses of receiving waters and/or degrade
water quality (e.g., acute and chronic toxicity). Additionally, the batch
storage and treatment of storm water through an A lS' can potentially
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cause physical impacts on receiving waters if storage volume is
inadequate or due to sudden releases of the ATS batches and
improperly designed outfalls.
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71.lf designed, operated and maintained properly an ATS can achieve
very high removal rates of suspended sediment (measured as
turbidity), albeit at sometimes significantly higher costs than traditional
erosion/sediment control practices. As a result, this General Permit
establishes NELs consistent with the expected level of typical ATS
performance.
72. This General Permit requires discharges of storm water associated
with construction activity that undergo active treatment to comply with
special operational and effluent limitations to ensure that these
discharges do not adversely affect the beneficial uses of the receiving
waters or cause degradation of their water quality.
73. For ATS discharges, this General Permit establishes technology-based
NELs for turbidity.
74. This General Permit establishes a 10 year, 24 hour (expressed in
inches of rainfall) Compliance Storm Event exemption from the
technology-based numeric effluent limitations for ATS discharges.
Exceedances of the ATS turbidity NEL constitutes a violation of this
General Permit.
L. Post-Construction Requirements
75. This General Permit includes performance standards for post-
construction that are consistent with State Water Board Resolution No.
2005-0006, "Resolution Adopting the Concept of Sustainability as a
Core Value for State Water Board Programs and Directing Its
Incorporation," and 2008-0030, "Requiring Sustainable Water
Resources Management." The requirement for all construction sites to
match pre-project hydrology will help ensure that the physical and
biological integrity of aquatic ecosystems are sustained. This "runoff
reduction" approach is analogous in principle to Low Impact
Development (LID) and will serve to protect related watersheds and
waterbodies from both hydrologic-based and pollution impacts
associated with the post-construction landscape.
76. LUP projects are not subject to post-construction requirements due to
the nature of their construction to return project sites to pre-
construction conditions.
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M. Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Requirements
77. This General Permit requires the development of a site-specific
SWPPP. The SWPPP must include the information needed to
demonstrate compliance with all requirements of this General Permit,
and must be kept on the construction site and be available for review.
The discharger shall ensure that a QSD develops the SWPPP.
78. To ensure proper site oversight, this General Permit requires a
Qualified SWPPP Practitioner to oversee implementation of the BMPs
required to comply with this General Permit.
N. Regional Water Board Authorities
79. Regional Water Boards are responsible for implementation and
enforcement of this General Permit. A general approach to permitting
is not always suitable for every construction site and environmental
circumstances. Therefore, this General Permit recognizes that
Regional Water Boards must have some flexibility and authority to
alter, approve, exempt, or rescind permit authority granted under this
General Permit in order to protect the beneficial uses of our receiving
waters and prevent degradation of water quality.
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IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that all dischargers subject to this General Permit
shall comply with the following conditions and requirements (including all
conditions and requirements as set forth in Attachments A, S, C, D, E and F)6:
II. CONDITIONS FOR PERMIT COVERAGE
A. Linear Underground/Overhead Projects (LUPs)
1. Linear Underground/Overhead Projects (LUPs) include, but are not
limited to, any conveyance, pipe, or pipeline for the transportation of
any gaseous, liquid (including water and wastewater for domestic
municipal services), liquescent, or slurry substance; any cable line or
wire for the transmission of electrical energy; any cable line or wire for
communications (e.g. telephone, telegraph, radio or television
messages); and associated ancillary facilities. Construction activities
associated with LUPs include, but are not limited to, (a) those activities
necessary for the installation of underground and overhead linear
facilities (e.g., conduits, substructures, pipelines, towers, poles, cables,
wires, connectors, switching, regulating and transforming equipment,
and associated ancillary facilities); and include, but are not limited to,
(b) underground utility mark-out, potholing, concrete and asphalt
cutting and removal, trenching, excavation, boring and drilling, access
road and pole/tower pad and cable/wire pull station, substation
construction, substructure installation, construction of tower footings
and/or foundations, pole and tower installations, pipeline installations,
welding, concrete and/ or pavement repair or replacement, and
stockpile/borrow locations.
2. The utility company, municipality, or other public or private company or
agency that owns or operates the linear underground/overhead project
is responsible for obtaining coverage under the General Permit where
the construction of pipelines, utility lines, fiber-optic cables, or other
linear underground/overhead projects will occur across several
properties unless the LUP construction activities are covered under
another construction storm water permit.
3. Only LUPs shall comply with the conditions and requirements in
Attachment A, A.1 & A.2 of this Order. The balance of this Order is not
applicable to LUPs except as indicated in Attachment A.
B. Obtaining Permit Coverage Traditional Construction Sites
6 These attachments are part of the General Permit itself and are not separate documents that are capable
of being updated independently by the State Water Board.
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1. The Legally Responsible Person (LRP) (see Special Provisions,
Electronic Signature and Certification Requirements, Section IV.1.1)
must obtain coverage under this General Permit.
2. To obtain coverage, the LRP must electronically file Permit
Registration Documents (PRDs) prior to the commencement of
construction activity. Failure to obtain coverage under this General
Permit for storm water discharges to waters of the United States is a
violation of the CWA and the California Water Code.
3. PRDs shall consist of:
a. Notice of Intent (NOI)
b. Risk Assessment (Section VIII)
c. Site Map
d. Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (Section XIV)
e. Annual Fee
f. Signed Certification Statement
Any information provided to the Regional Water Board shall comply
with the Homeland Security Act and any other federal law that
concerns security in the United States; any information that does not
comply should not be submitted.
Attachment B contains additional PRD information. Dischargers must
electronically file the PRDs, and mail the appropriate annual fee to the
, State Water Board.
4. This permit is effective on July 1,2010.
a. Dischargers Obtaining Coverage On or After July 1, 2010: All
dischargers requiring coverage on or after July 1, 2010, shall
electronically file their PRDs prior to the commencement of
construction activities, and mail the appropriate annual fee no later
than seven days prior to the commencement of construction
activities. Permit coverage shall not commence until the PRDs and
the annual fee are received by the State Water Board, and a WDID
number is assigned and sent by SMARTS.
b. Dischargers Covered Under 99-0B-DWQ and 2003-0007 -DWQ:
Existing dischargers subject to State Water Board Order No. 99-08-
DWQ (existing dischargers) will continue coverage under 99-08-
DWQ until July 1, 2010. After July 1, 2010, all NOls subject to
State Water Board Order No. 99-08-DWQ will be terminated.
Existing dischargers shall electronically file their PRDs no later than
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July 1, 2010. If an existing discharger's site acreage subject to the
annual fee has changed, it shall mail a revised annual fee no less
than seven days after receiving the revised annual fee notification,
or else lose permit coverage. All existing dischargers shall be
exempt from the risk determination requirements in Section VIII of
this General Permit until two years after permit adoption. All
existing dischargers are therefore subject to Risk Level 1
requirements regardless of their site's sediment and receiving water
risks. However, a Regional Board retains the authority to require
an existing discharger to comply with the Section VIII risk
determination requirements.
5. The discharger is only considered covered by this General Permit upon
receipt of a Waste Discharger Identification (WOlD) number assigned
and sent by the State Water Board Storm water Multi-Application and
Report Tracking System (SMARTS). In order to demonstrate
compliance with this General Permit, the discharger must obtain a
WOlD number and must present documentation of a valid WOlD upon
demand.
6. During the period this permit is subject to review by the U.S. EPA, the
prior permit (State Water Board Order No. 99-08-DWQ) remains in
effect. Existing dischargers under the prior permit will continue to have
coverage under State Water Board Order No. 99-08-DWQ until this
General Permit takes effect on July 1, 2010. Dischargers who
complete their projects and electronically file an NOT prior to July 1,
2010, are not required to obtain coverage under this General Permit.
7. Small Construction Rainfall Erosivity Waiver
EPA's Small Construction Erosivity Waiver applies to sites between
one and five acres demonstrating that there are no adverse water
quality impacts.
Dischargers eligible for a Rainfall Erosivity Waiver based on low
erosivity potential shall complete the electronic Notice of Intent (NOI)
and Sediment Risk form through the State Water Board's SMARTS
system, certifying that the construction activity will take place during a
period when the value of the rainfall erosivity factor is less than five.
Where the LRP changes or another LRP is added during construction,
the new LRP must also submit a waiver certification through the
SMARTS system.
If a small construction site continues beyond the projected completion
date given on the waiver certification, the LRP shall recalculate the
rainfall erosivity factor for the new project duration and submit this
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information through the SMARTS system. If the new R factor is below
five (5), the discharger shall update through SMARTS all applicable
information on the waiver certification and retain a copy of the revised
waiver onsite. The LRP shall submit the new waiver certification 30
days prior to the projected completion date listed on the original waiver
form to assure exemption from permitting requirements is
uninterrupted. If the new R factor is five (5) or above, the LRP shall be
required to apply for coverage under this Order.
8. In the case of a public emergency that requires immediate construction
activities, a discharger shall submit a brief description of the
emergency construction activity within five days of the onset of
construction, and then shall submit all PRDs within thirty days.
C. Revising Permit Coverage for Change of Acreage or New Ownership
1. The discharger may reduce or increase the total acreage covered
under this General Permit when a portion of the site is complete and/or
conditions for termination of coverage have been met (See Section II.D
Conditions for Termination of Coverage); when ownership of a portion-
of the site is sold to a different entity; or when new acreage, subject to
this General Permit, is added to the site.
2. Within 30 days of a reduction or increase in total disturbed acreage,
the discharger shall electronically file revisions to the PRDs that
include:
a. A revised NOI indicating the new project size;
b. A revised site map showing the acreage of the site completed,
acreage currently under construction, acreage sold/transferred or
added, and acreage currently stabilized in accordance with the
Conditions for Termination of Coverage in Section II.D below.
c. SWPPP revisions, as appropriate; and
d. Certification that any new landowners have been notified of
applicable requirements to obtain General Permit coverage. The
certification shall include the name, address, telephone number,
and e-mail address of the new landowner.
e. If the project acreage has increased, dischargers shall mail
payment of revised annual fees within 14 days of receiving the
revised annual fee notification.
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3. The discharger shall continue coverage under the General Permit for
any parcel that has not achieved "Final Stabilization" as defined in
Section 11.0.
4. When an LRP owns property with active General Permit coverage, and
the LRP sells the property, or a parcel thereof, to another person, that
person shall become an LRP with respect to whatever parcel was sold.
The existing LRP shall inform the new LRP of the General Permit's
requirements. In order for the new LRP to continue the construction
activity on its parcel of property, the new LRP, or the new LRP's
approved signatory, must submit PROs in accordance with this
General Permit's requirements.
D. Conditions for Termination of Coverage
1. Within 90 days of when construction is complete or ownership has
been transferred, the discharger shall electronically file a Notice of
Termination (NOT), a final site map, and photos through the State
Water Boards SMARTS system. Filing a NOT certifies that all General
Permit requirements have been met. The Regional Water Board will
consider a construction site complete only when all portions of the site
have been transferred to a new owner, or all of the following conditions
have been met:
a. For purposes of "final stabilization," the site will not pose any
additional sediment discharge risk than it did prior to the
commencement of construction activity;
b. There is no potential for construction-related storm water pollutants
to be discharged into site runoff;
c. Final stabilization has been reached;
d. Construction materials and wastes have been disposed of properly;
e. Compliance with the Post-Construction Standards in Section XIII of
this General Permit has been demonstrated;
f. Post-construction storm water management measures have been
installed and a long-term maintenance plan? has been established;
and
7 For the purposes of this requirement a long-term maintenance plan will be designed for a minimum of five
years, and will describe the procedures to ensure that the post-construction storm water management
measures are adequately maintained.
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g. All construction-related equipment, materials and any temporary
BMPs no longer needed are removed from the site.
2. The discharger shall certify that final stabilization conditions are
satisfied in their NOT. Failure to certify shall result in continuation of
permit coverage and annual billing.
3. The NOT must demonstrate through photos, RUSLE or RUSLE2, or
results of testing and analysis that the site meets all of the conditions
above (Section 11.0.1) and the final stabilization condition (Section
II.O.1.a) is attained by one of the following methods:
a. "70% final cover method," no computational proof required
OR:
b. "RUSLE or RUSLE2 method," computational proof required
OR:
c. "Custom method", the discharger shall demonstrate in some other
manner than a or b, above, that the site complies with the "final
stabilization" requirement in Section 11.0.1.a.
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III. DISCHARGE PROHIBITIONS
A. Dischargers shall not violate any discharge prohibitions contained in
applicable Basin Plans or statewide water quality control plans. Waste
discharges to Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) are
prohibited by the California Ocean Plan, unless granted an exception
issued by the State Water Board.
B. All discharges are prohibited except for the storm water and non-storm
water discharges specifically authorized by this General Permit or another
NPDES permit.
C. Authorized non-storm water discharges may include those from de-
chlorinated potable water sources such as: fire hydrant flushing, irrigation
of vegetative erosion control measures, pipe flushing and testing, water to
control dust, uncontaminated ground water from dewatering, and other
discharges not subject to a separate general NPDES permit adopted by a
Regional Water Board. The discharge of non-storm water is authorized
under the following conditions:
1. The discharge does not cause or contribute to a violation of any water
quality standard;
2. The discharge does not violate any other provision of this General
Permit;
3. The discharge is not prohibited by the applicable Basin Plan;
4. The discharger has included and implemented specific BMPs required
by this General Permit to prevent or reduce the contact of the non-
storm water discharge with construction materials or equipment.
5. The discharge does not contain toxic constituents in toxic amounts or
(other) significant quantities of pollutants;
6. The discharge is monitored and meets the applicable NALs and NELs;
and
7. The discharger reports the sampling information in the Annual Report.
If any of the above conditions are not satisfied, the discharge is not
authorized by this General Permit. The discharger shall notify the
Regional Water Board of any anticipated non-storm water discharges not
already authorized by this General Permit or another NPDES permit, to
determine whether a separate NPDES permit is necessary.
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D. Debris resulting from construction activities are prohibited from being
discharged from construction sites.
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E. When soil contamination is found or suspected and a responsible party is
not identified, or the responsible party fails to promptly take the
appropriate action, the discharger shall have those soils sampled and
tested to ensure proper handling and public safety measures are
implemented. The discharger shall notify the appropriate local, State, and
federal agency(ies) when contaminated soil is found at a construction site,
and will notify the appropriate Regional Water Board.
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IV. SPECIAL PROVISIONS
A. Duty to Comply
1. The discharger shall comply with all of the conditions of this General
Permit. Any permit noncompliance constitutes a violation of the Clean
Water Act (CWA) and the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act
and is grounds for enforcement action and/or removal from General
Permit coverage.
2. The discharger shall comply with effluent standards or prohibitions
established under Section 307(a) of the CWA for toxic pollutants within
the time provided in the regulations that establish these standards or
prohibitions, even if this General Permit has not yet been modified to
incorporate the requirement.
B. General Permit Actions
1. This General Permit may be modified, revoked and reissued, or
terminated for cause. The filing of a request by the discharger for a
General Permit modification, revocation and reissuance, or
termination, or a notification of planned changes or antiCipated
noncompliance does not annul any General Permit condition.
2. If any toxic effluent standard or prohibition (including any schedule of
compliance specified in such effluent standard or prohibition) is
promulgated under Section 307(a) of the CWA for a toxic pollutant
which is present in the discharge and that standard or prohibition is
more stringent than any limitation on the pollutant in this General
Permit, this General Permit shall be modified or revoked and reissued
to conform to the toxic effluent standard or prohibition and the
dischargers so notified.
C. Need to Halt or Reduce Activity Not a Defense
It shall not be a defense for a discharger in an enforcement action that it
would have been necessary to halt or reduce the permitted activity in
order to maintain compliance with the conditions of this General Permit.
D. Duty to Mitigate
The discharger shall take all responsible steps to minimize or prevent any
discharge in violation of this General Permit, which has a reasonable
likelihood of adversely affecting human health or the environment.
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E. Proper Operation and Maintenance
The discharger shall at all times properly operate and maintain any
facilities and systems of treatment and control (and related
appurtenances) which are installed or used by the discharger to achieve
compliance with the conditions of this General Permit. Proper operation
and maintenance also includes adequate laboratory controls and
appropriate quality assurance procedures. Proper operation and
maintenance may require the operation of backup or auxiliary facilities or
similar systems installed by a discharger when necessary to achieve
compliance with the conditions of this General Permit.
F. Property Rights
This General Permit does not convey any property rights of any sort or
any exclusive privileges, nor does it authorize any injury to private
property or any invasion of personal rights, nor does it authorize any
infringement of Federal, State, or local laws or regulations.
G. Duty to Maintain Records and Provide Information
1. The discharger shall maintain a paper or electronic copy of all required
records, including a copy of this General Permit, for three years from
the date generated or date submitted, whichever is last. These
records shall be available at the construction site until construction is
completed.
2. The discharger shall furnish the Regional Water Board, State Water
Board, or U.S. EPA, within a reasonable time, any requested
information to determine compliance with this General Permit. The
discharger shall also furnish, upon request, copies of records that are
required to be kept by this General Permit.
H. Inspection and Entry
The discharger shall allow the Regional Water Board, State Water Board,
U.S. EPA, and/or, in the case of construction sites which discharge
through a municipal separate storm sewer, an authorized representative of
the municipal operator of the separate storm sewer system receiving the
discharge, upon the presentation of credentials and other documents as
may be required by law, to:
1. Enter upon the discharger's premises at reasonable times where a
regulated construction activity is being conducted or where records
must be kept under the conditions of this General Permit;
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2. Access and copy at reasonable times any records that must be kept
under the conditions of this General Permit;
3. Inspect at reasonable times the complete construction site, including
any off-site staging areas or material storage areas, and the
erosion/sediment controls; and
4. Sample or monitor at reasonable times for the purpose of ensuring
General Permit compliance.
I. Electronic Signature and Certification Requirements
1. All Permit Registration Documents (PROs) and Notice of Terminations
(NOTs) shall be electronically signed, certified, and submitted via
SMARTS to the State Water Board. Either the Legally Responsible
Person (LRP) or a person legally authorized to sign and certify PROs
and NOTs on behalf of the LRP (the LRP's Approved Signatory) must
submit all information electronically via SMARTS.
a. The LRP's Approved Signatory must be one of the following:
i. For a corporation: a responsible corporate officer. For the
purpose of this section, a responsible corporate officer means:
(a) a preSident, secretary, treasurer, or vice-president of the
corporation in charge of a principal business function, or any
other person who performs similar policy or decision-making
functions for the corporation; or (b) the manager of the facility if
authority to sign documents has been assigned or delegated to
the manager in accordance with corporate procedures;
ii. For a partnership or sole proprietorship: a general partner or the
proprietor, respectively;
iii. For a municipality, State, Federal, or other public agency: either
a principal executive officer or ranking elected official. The
principal executive officer of a Federal agency includes the chief
executive officer of the agency or the senior executive officer
having responsibility for the overall operations of a principal
geographic unit of the agency (e.g., Regional Administrators of
U.S. EPA);
iv. For the military: Any military officer who has been deSignated.
v. For a public university: An authorized university official
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b. Changes to Authorization. If an approved signatory's authorization
is no longer accurate, a new authorization satisfying the
requirements of paragraph (a) of this section must be submitted via
SMARTS prior to or together with any reports, information or
applications to be signed by an approved signatory.
2. All Annual Reports, or other information required by the General Permit
(other than PRDs and NOTs) or requested by the Regional Water
Board, State Water Board, U.S. EPA, or local storm water
management agency shall be certified and submitted by the LRP or
the LRP's approved signatory as described above.
J. Certification
Any person signing documents under Section IV.I above, shall make the
following certification:
"I certify under penalty of law that this document and all attachments were
prepared under my direction or supervision in accordance with a system
designed to assure that qualified personnel properly gather and evaluate
the information submitted. Based on my inquiry of the person or persons
who manage the system or those persons directly responsible for
gathering the information, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the
information submitted is, true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that
there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including
the possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations."
K. AntiCipated Noncompliance
The discharger shall give advance notice to the Regional Water Board and
local storm water management agency of any planned changes in the
construction activity, which may result in noncompliance with General
Permit requirements.
L. Bypass
Bypass
8
is prohibited. The Regional Water Board may take enforcement
action against the discharger for bypass unless:
1. Bypass was unavoidable to prevent loss of life, personal injury or
severe property damage;9
8 The intentional diversion of waste streams from any portion of a treatment facility
9 Severe property damage means substantial physical damage to property, damage to the treatment
facilities that causes them to become inoperable, or SUbstantial and permanent loss of natural resources that
can reasonably be expected to occur in the absence of a bypass. Severe property damage does not mean
economic loss caused by delays in production.
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2. There were no feasible alternatives to bypass, such as the use of
auxiliary treatment facilities, retention of untreated waste, or
maintenance during normal periods of equipment downtime. This
condition is not satisfied if adequate back-up equipment should have
been installed in the exercise of reasonable engineering judgment to
prevent a bypass that could occur during normal periods of equipment
downtime or preventative maintenance;
3. The discharger submitted a notice at least ten days in advance of the
need for a bypass to the Regional Water Board; or
4. The discharger may allow a bypass to occur that does not cause
effluent limitations to be exceeded, but only if it is for essential
maintenance to assure efficient operation. In such a case, the above
bypass conditions are not applicable. The discharger shall submit
notice of an unantiCipated bypass as required.
M. Upset
1. A discharger that wishes to establish the affirmative defense of an
upset
10
in an action brought for noncompliance shall demonstrate,
through properly signed, contemporaneous operating logs, or other
relevant evidence that:
a. An upset occurred and that the discharger can identify the cause(s)
of the upset
b. The treatment facility was being properly operated by the time of
the upset
c. The discharger submitted notice of the upset as required; and
d. The discharger complied with any remedial measures required
2. No determination made before an action of noncompliance occurs,
such as during administrative review of claims that noncompliance was
caused by an upset, is final administrative action subject to judicial
review.
3. In any enforcement proceeding, the discharger seeking to establish the
occurrence of an upset has the burden of proof
10 An exceptional incident in which there is unintentional and temporary noncompliance the technology
based numeric effluent limitations because of factors beyond the reasonable control of the discharger. An
upset does not include noncompliance to the extent caused by operational error, improperly designed
treatment facilities, inadequate treatment facilities, lack of preventative maintenance, or careless or improper
operation.
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N. Penalties for Falsification of Reports
Section 309(c)(4) of the CWA provides that any person who knowingly
makes any false material statement, representation, or certification in any
record or other document submitted or required to be maintained under
this General Permit, including reports of compliance or noncompli;:lnce
shall upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or
by imprisonment for not more than two years or by both.
O. Oil and Hazardous Substance Liability
Nothing in this General Permit shall be construed to preclude the
institution of any legal action or relieve the discharger from any
responsibilities, liabilities, or penalties to which the discharger is or may be
subject to under Section 311 of the CWA.
P. Severability
The provisions of this General Permit are severable; and, if any provision
of this General Permit or the application of any provision of this General
Permit to any circumstance is held invalid, the application of such
provision to other circumstances and the remainder of this General Permit
shall not be affected thereby.
Q. Reopener Clause
This General Permit may be modified, revoked and reissued, or
terminated for cause due to promulgation of amended regulations, receipt
of U.S. EPA guidance concerning regulated activities, judicial decision, or
in accordance with 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 122.62, 122.63,
122.64, and 124.5.
R. Penalties for Violations of Permit Conditions
1. Section 309 of the CWA provides significant penalties for any person
who violates a permit condition implementing Sections 301, 302, 306,
307, 308, 318, or 405 of the CWA or any permit condition or limitation
implementing any such section in a permit issued under Section 402.
Any person who violates any permit condition of this General Permit is
subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $37,500
11
per calendar day of
such violation, as well as any other appropriate sanction provided by
Section 309 of the CWA.
11 May be further adjusted in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act.
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2. The Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act also provides for civil
and criminal penalties, which in some cases are greater than those
under the CWA.
S. Transfers
This General Permit is not transferable.
T. Continuation of Expired Permit
This General Permit continues in force and effect until a new General
Permit is issued or the SWRCB rescinds this General Permit. Only those
dischargers authorized to discharge under the expiring General Permit are
covered by the continued General Permit.
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V. EFFLUENT STANDARDS
A. Narrative Effluent Limitations
1. Storm water discharges and authorized non-storm water discharges
regulated by this General Permit shall not contain a hazardous
substance equal to or in excess of reportable quantities established in
40 C.F.R. 117.3 and 302.4, unless a separate NPDES Permit has
been issued to regulate those discharges.
2. Dischargers shall minimize or prevent pollutants in storm water
discharges and authorized non-storm water discharges through the
use of controls, structures, and management practices that achieve
BAT for toxic and non-conventional pollutants and BCT for
conventional pollutants.
B. Numeric Effluent Limitations (NELs)
Table 1- Numeric Effluent Limitations, Numeric Action Levels, Test Methods,
o "L dR' U"t etectlon Imlts, an eportlng ms
Parameter Test Discharge Min. Units Numeric Numeric
Method Type Detection Action Effluent
limit Level limitation
pH lower NAL =
Field test Risk Level 2
6.5
N/A
with
upper NAL =
calibrated 0.2
pH 8.5
portable
units lower NAL = lower NEL =
6.5 6.0
instrument Risk Level 3
upper NAL = upper NEL =
8.5 9.0
Turbidity EPA
0180.1
Risk Level 2 250 NTU N/A
and/or field
test with 1 NTU
calibrated
Risk Level 3 250 NTU 500 NTU
portable
instrument
1. Numeric Effluent Limitations (NELs):
a. Storm Event, Daily Average pH Limits - For Risk Level 3
dischargers, the pH of storm water and non-storm water discharges
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shall be within the ranges specified in Table 1 during any site phase
where there is a "high risk of pH discharge. ,,1 2
b. Storm Event Daily Average Turbidity Limit - For Risk Level 3
dischargers, the turbidity of storm water and non-storm water
discharges shall not exceed 500 NTU.
2. If daily average sampling results are outside the range of pH NELs
(i.e., is below the lower NEL for pH or exceeds the upper NEL for pH)
or exceeds the turbidity NEL (as listed in Table 1), the discharger is in
violation of this General Permit and shall electronically file monitoring
results in violation within 5 business days of obtaining the results.
3. Compliance Storm Event:
Discharges of storm water from Risk Level 3 sites shall comply with
applicable NELs (above) unless the storm event causing the
discharges is determined after the fact to be equal to or larger than the
Compliance Storm Event (expressed in inches of rainfall) . The
Compliance Storm Event for Risk Level 3 discharges is the 5 year,
24 hour storm (expressed in tenths of an inch of rainfall), as
determined by using these maps:
http://www . wrcc.drl.edu{pcpnfreg/ncaSy24.qlf
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Compliance storm event verification shall be done by reporting on-site
rain gauge readings as well as nearby governmental rain gauge
readings.
4. Dischargers shall not be required to comply with NELs if the site
receives run-on from a forest fire or any other natural disaster.
C. Numeric Action Levels (NALs)
1. For Risk Level 2 and 3 dischargers, the lower storm event average
NAL for pH is 6.5 pH units and the upper storm event average NAL for
pH is 8.5 pH units. The discharger shall take actions as described
below if the discharge is outside of this range of pH values.
12 A period of high risk of pH discharge is defined as a project's complete utilities phase, complete vertical
build phase, and any portion of any phase where Significant amounts of materials are placed directly on the
land at the site in a manner that could result in significant alterations of the background pH of the
discharges.
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2. For Risk Level 2 and 3 dischargers, the NAL storm event daily average
for turbidity is 250 NTU. The discharger shall take actions as
described below if the discharge is outside of this range of turbidity
values.
3. Whenever the results from a storm event daily average indicate that
the discharge is below the lower NAL for pH, exceeds the upper NAL
for pH, or exceeds the turbidity NAL (as listed in Table 1), the
discharger shall conduct a construction site and run-on evaluation to
determine whether pollutant source(s) associated with the site's
construction activity may have caused or contributed to the NAL
exceedance and shall immediately implement corrective actions if they
are needed.
4. The site evaluation shall be documented in the SWPPP and
specifically address whether the source(s) of the pollutants causing the
exceedance of the NAL:
a. Are related to the construction activities and whether additional
BMPs are required to (1) meet BAT/BCT requirements; (2) reduce
or prevent pollutants in storm water discharges from causing
exceedances of receiving water objectives; and (3) determine what
corrective action(s) were taken or will be taken and with a
description of the schedule for completion.
AND/OR:
b. Are related to the run-on associated with the construction site
location and whether additional BMPs measures are required to (1)
meet BAT/BCT requirements; (2) reduce or prevent pollutants in
storm water discharges from causing exceedances of receiving
water objectives; and (3) what corrective action(s) were taken or
will be taken with a description of the schedule for completion.
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VI. RECEIVING WATER LIMITATIONS
A. The discharger shall ensure that storm water discharges and authorized
non-storm water discharges to any surface or ground water will not
adversely affect human health or the environment.
B. The discharger shall ensure that storm water discharges and authorized
non-storm water discharges will not contain pollutants in quantities that
threaten to cause pollution or a public nuisance.
C. The discharger shall ensure that storm water discharges and authorized
non-storm water discharges yvill not contain pollutants that cause or
contribute to an exceedance of any applicable water quality objectives or
water quality standards (collectively, WQS) contained in a Statewide
Water Quality Control Plan, the California Toxics Rule, the National Toxics
Rule, or the applicable Regional Water Board's Water Quality Control Plan
(Basin Plan).
D. Dischargers located within the watershed of a CWA 303(d) impaired
water body, for which a TMDL has been approved by the U.S. EPA, shall
comply with the approved TMDL if it identifies "construction activity" or
land disturbance as a source of the pollution.
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VII. TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATION
REQUIREMENTS
A. General
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The discharger shall ensure that all persons responsible for implementing
requirements of this General Permit shall be appropriately trained in
accordance with this Section. Training should be both formal and
informal, occur on an ongoing basis, and should include training offered by
recognized governmental agencies or professional organizations. Those
responsible for preparing and amending SWPPPs shall comply with the
requirements in this Section VII.
The discharger shall provide documentation of all training for persons
responsible for implementing the requirements of this General Permit in
the Annual Reports.
B. SWPPP Certification Requirements
1. Qualified SWPPP Developer: The discharger shall ensure that
SWPPPs are written, amended and certified by a Qualified SWPPP
Developer (QSD). A QSD shall have one of the following registrations
or certifications, and appropriate experience, as required for:
a. A California registered professional civil engineer;
b. A California registered professional geologist or engineering
geologist;
c. A California registered landscape architect;
d. A professional hydrologist registered through the American Institute
of Hydrology;
e. A Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC)
registered through Enviro Cert International, Inc.;
f. A Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ)
registered through Enviro Cert International, Inc.; or
g. A professional in erosion and sediment control registered through
the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies
(NICET).
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Effective two years after the adoption date of this General Permit, a
QSD shall have attended a State Water Board-sponsored or approved
QSD training course.
2. The discharger shall list the name and telephone number of the
currently designated Qualified SWPPP Developer(s) in the SWPPP.
3. Qualified SWPPP Practitioner: The discharger shall ensure that all
BMPs required by this General Permit are implemented by a Qualified
SWPPP Practitioner (QSP). A QSP is a person responsible for non-
storm water and storm water visual observations, sampling and
analysis. Effective two years from the date of adoption of this General
Permit, a QSP shall be either a QSD or have one of the following
certifications:
a. A certified erosion, sediment and storm water inspector registered
through Enviro Cert International, Inc.; or
b. A certified inspector of sediment and erosion control registered
through Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control, Inc.
Effective two years after the adoption date of this General Permit, a
QSP shall have attended a State Water Board-sponsored or approved
QSP training course.
4. The LRP shall list in the SWPPP, the name of any Approved Signatory,
and provide a copy of the written agreement or other mechanism that
provides this authority from the LRP in the SWPPP.
5. The discharger shall include, in the SWPPP, a list of names of all
contractors, subcontractors, and individuals who will be directed by the
Qualified SWPPP Practitioner. This list shall include telephone
numbers and work addresses. Specific areas of responsibility of each
subcontractor and emergency contact numbers shall also be included.
6. The discharger shall ensure that the SWPPP and each amendment will
be signed by the Qualified SWPPP Developer. The discharger shall
include a listing of the date of initial preparation and the date of each
amendment in the SWPPP.
VIII. RISK DETERMINATION
The discharger shall calculate the site's sediment risk and receiving water risk
during periods of soil exposure (i.e. grading and site stabilization) and use the
calculated risks to determine a Risk Level(s) using the methodology in
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Appendix 1. For any site that spans two or more planning watersheds,13 the
discharger shall calculate a separate Risk Level for each planning watershed.
The discharger shall notify the State Water Board of the site's Risk Level
determination(s) and shall include this determination as a part of submitting
the PRDs. If a discharger ends up with more than one Risk Level
determination, the Regional Water Board may choose to break the project
into separate levels of implementation.
IX.RISK LEVEL 1 REQUIREMENTS
Risk Level 1 Dischargers shall comply with the requirements included in
Attachment C of this General Permit.
X. RISK LEVEL 2 REQUIREMENTS
Risk Level 2 Dischargers shall comply with the requirements included in
Attachment D of this General Permit.
XI.RISK LEVEL 3 REQUIREMENTS
Risk Level 3 Dischargers shall comply with the requirements included in
Attachment E of this General Permit.
XII. ACTIVE TREATMENT SYSTEMS (ATS)
Dischargers choosing to implement an ATS on their site shall comply with all of
the requirements in Attachment F of this General Permit.
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XIII. POST-CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
A. All dischargers shall comply with the following runoff reduction
requirements unless they are located within an area subject to post-
construction standards of an active Phase I or II municipal separate storm
sewer system (MS4) permit that has an approved Storm Water
Management Plan.
1. This provision shall take effect three years from the adoption date of
this permit, or later at the discretion of the Executive Officer of the
Regional Board.
2. The discharger shall demonstrate compliance with the requirements of
this section by submitting with their NOI a map and worksheets in
accordance with the instructions in Appendix 2. The discharger shall
use non-structural controls unless the discharger demonstrates that
non-structural controls are infeasible or that structural controls will
produce greater reduction in water quality impacts.
3. The discharger shall, through the use of non-structural and structural
measures as described in Appendix 2, replicate the pre-project water
balance (for this permit, defined as the volume of rainfall that ends up
as runoff) for the smallest storms up to the 85
th
percentile storm event
(or the smallest storm event that generates runoff, whichever is larger).
Dischargers shall inform Regional Water Board staff at least 30 days
prior to the use of any structural control measure used to comply with
this requirement. Volume that cannot be addressed using non-
structural practices shall be captured in structural practices and
approved by the Regional Water Board. When seeking Regional
Board approval for the use of structural practices, dischargers shall
document the infeasibility of using non-structural practices on the
project site, or document that there will be fewer water quality impacts
through the use of structural practices.
4. For sites whose disturbed area exceeds two acres, the discharger shall
preserve the pre-construction drainage density (miles of stream length
per square mile of drainage area) for all drainage areas within the area
serving a first order stream 14 or larger stream and ensure that post-
project time of runoff concentration is equal or greater than pre-project
time of concentration.
14 A first order stream is defined as a stream with no tributaries.
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B. All dischargers shall implement BMPs to reduce pollutants in storm water
discharges that are reasonably foreseeable after all construction phases
have been completed at the site (Post-construction BMPs).
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XIV. SWPPP REQUIREMENTS
A. The discharger shall ensure that the Storm Water Pollution Prevention
Plans (SWPPPs) for all traditional project sites are developed and
amended or revised by a QSD. The SWPPP shall be designed to address
the following objectives:
1. All pollutants and their sources, including sources of sediment
associated with construction, construction site erosion and all other
activities associated with construction activity are controlled;
2. Where not otherwise required to be under a Regional Water Board
permit, all non-storm water discharges are identified and either
eliminated, controlled, or treated;
3. Site BMPs are effective and result in the reduction or elimination of
pollutants in storm water discharges and authorized non-storm water
discharges from construction activity to the BAT/BCT standard;
4. Calculations and design details as well as BMP controls for site run-on
are complete and correct, and
5. Stabilization BMPs installed to reduce or eliminate pollutants after
construction are completed.
B. To demonstrate compliance with requirements of this General Permit, the
QSD shall include information in the SWPPP that supports the
conclusions, selections, use, and maintenance of BMPs.
C. The discharger shall make the SWPPP available at the construction site
during working hours while construction is occurring and shall be made
available upon request by a State or Municipal inspector. When the
original SWPPP is retained by a crewmember in a construction vehicle
and is not currently at the construction site, current copies of the BMPs
and map/drawing will be left with the field crew and the original SWPPP
shall be made available via a request by radio/telephone.
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XV. REGIONAL WATER BOARD AUTHORITIES
A. In the case where the Regional Water Board does not agree with the
discharger's self-reported risk level (e.g., they determine themselves to be
a Level 1 Risk when they are actually a Level 2 Risk site), Regional Water
Boards may either direct the discharger to reevaluate the Risk Level(s) for
their site or terminate coverage under this General Permit.
B. Regional Water Boards may terminate coverage under this General
Permit for dischargers who fail to comply with its requirements or where
they determine that an individual NPDES permit is appropriate.
C. Regional Water Boards may require dischargers to submit a Report of
Waste Discharge I NPDES permit application for Regional Water Board
consideration of individual requirements.
D. Regional Water Boards may require additional Monitoring and Reporting
Program Requirements, including sampling and analysis of discharges to
sediment-impaired water bodies.
E. Regional Water Boards may require dischargers to retain records for more
than the three years required by this General Permit.
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XVI. ANNUAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
A. All dischargers shall prepare and electronically submit an Annual Report
no later than September 1 of each year.
B. The discharger shall certify each Annual Report in accordance with the
Special Provisions.
C. The discharger shall retain an electronic or paper copy of each Annual
Report for a minimum of three years after the date the annual report is
filed.
D. The discharger shall include storm water monitoring information in the
Annual Report consisting of:
1. a summary and evaluation of all sampling and analysis results,
including copies of laboratory reports;
2. the analytical method(s), method reporting unit(s), and method
detection limit(s) of each analytical parameter (analytical results that
are less than the method detection limit shall be reported as "less than
the method detection limit");
3. a summary of all corrective actions taken during the compliance year;
4. identification of any compliance activities or corrective actions that
were not implemented;
5. a summary of all violations of the General Permit;
6. the names of individual(s) who performed the facility inspections,
sampling, visual observation (inspections), and/or measurements;
7. the date, place, time of facility inspections, sampling, visual
observation (inspections), and/or measurements, including
preCipitation (rain gauge); and
8. the visual observation and sample collection exception records and
reports specified in Attachments C, 0, and E.
E. The discharger shall provide training information in the Annual Report
consisting of:
1. documentation of all training for individuals responsible for all activities
associated with compliance with this General Permit;
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2. documentation of all training for individuals responsible for BMP
installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair; and
Order
3. documentation of all training for individuals responsible for overseeing,
revising, and amending the SWPPP.
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ATTACHMENT C
RISK LEVEL 1 REQUIREMENTS
A. Effluent Standards
[These requirements are the same as those in the General Permit order.]
1. Narrative - Risk Level 1 dischargers shall comply with the narrative
effluent standards listed below:
a. Storm water discharges and authorized non-storm water
discharges regulated by this General Permit shall not contain a
hazardous substance equal to or in excess of reportable quantities
established in 40 C.F.R. 117.3 and 302.4, unless a separate
NPDES Permit has been issued to regulate those discharges.
b. Dischargers shall minimize or prevent pollutants in storm water
discharges and authorized non-storm water discharges through the
use of controls, structures, and management practices that achieve
BAT for toxic and non-conventional pollutants and BCT for
conventional pollutants.
2. Numeric - Risk Level 1 dischargers are not subject to a numeric
effluent standard.
B. Good Site Management "Housekeeping"
1. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall implement good site management (i.e.,
"housekeeping") measures for construction materials that could
potentially be a threat to water quality if discharged. At a minimum,
Risk Level 1 dischargers shall implement the following good
housekeeping measures:
a. Conduct an inventory of the products used and/or expected to be
used and the end products that are produced and/or expected to be
produced. This does not include materials and equipment that are
designed to be outdoors and exposed to environmental conditions
(i.e. poles, equipment pads, cabinets, conductors, insulators,
bricks, etc.).
b. Cover and berm loose stockpiled construction materials that are not
actively being used (Le. soil, spoils, aggregate, fly-ash, stucco,
hydrated lime, etc.).
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c. Store chemicals in watertight containers (with appropriate
secondary containment to prevent any spillage or leakage) or in a
storage shed (completely enclosed).
d. Minimize exposure of construction materials to precipitation. This
does not include materials and equipment that are designed to be
outdoors and exposed to environmental conditions (i.e. poles,
equipment pads, cabinets, conductors, insulators, bricks, etc.).
e. Implement BMPs to prevent the off-site tracking of loose
construction and landscape materials.
2. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall implement good housekeeping
measures for waste management, which, at a minimum, shall consist
of the following:
a. Prevent disposal of any rinse or wash waters or materials on
impervious or pervious site surfaces or into the storm drain system.
b. Ensure the containment of sanitation facilities (e.g., portable tOilets)
to prevent discharges of pollutants to the storm water drainage
system or receiving water.
c. Clean or replace sanitation facilities and inspecting them regularly
for leaks and spills.
d. Cover waste disposal containers at the end of every business day
and during a rain event.
e. Prevent discharges from waste disposal containers to the storm
water drainage system or receiving water.
f. Contain and securely protect stockpiled waste material from wind
and rain at all times unless actively being used.
g. Implement procedures that effectively address hazardous and non-
hazardous spills.
h. Develop a spill response and implementation element of the
SWPPP prior to commencement of construction activities. The
SWPPP shall require that:
i. Equipment and materials for cleanup of spills shall be available
on site and that spills and leaks shall be cleaned up immediately
and disposed of properly; and
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ii. Appropriate spill response personnel are assigned and trained.
i. Ensure the containment of concrete washout areas and other
washout areas that may contain additional pollutants so there is no
discharge into the underlying soil and onto the surrounding areas.
3. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall implement good housekeeping for
vehicle storage and maintenance, which, at a minimum, shall consist of
the following:
a. Prevent oil, grease, or fuel to leak in to the ground, storm drains or
surface waters.
b. Place all equipment or vehicles, which are to be fueled, maintained
and stored in a designated area fitted with appropriate BMPs.
c. Clean leaks immediately and disposing of leaked materials
properly.
4. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall implement good housekeeping for
landscape materials, which, at a minimum, shall consist of the
following:
a. Contain stockpiled materials such as mulches and topsoil when
they are not actively being used.
b. Contain fertilizers and other landscape materials when they are not
actively being used.
c. Discontinue the application of any erodible landscape material
within 2 days before a forecasted rain event or during periods of
precipitation.
d. Apply erodible landscape material at quantities and application
rates according to manufacture recommendations or based on
written specifications by knowledgeable and experienced field
personnel.
e. Stack erodible landscape material on pallets and covering or
storing such materials when not being used or applied.
5. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall conduct an assessment and create a list
of potential pollutant sources and identify any areas of the site where
additional BMPs are necessary to reduce or prevent pollutants in storm
water discharges and authorized non-storm water discharges. This
potential pollutant list shall be kept with the SWPPP and shall identify
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all non-visible pollutants which are known, or should be known, to
occur on the construction site. At a minimum, when developing BMPs,
Risk Level 1 dischargers shall do the following:
a. Consider the quantity, physical characteristics (e.g., liquid, powder,
solid), and locations of each potential pollutant source handled,
produced, stored, recycled, or disposed of at the site.
b. Consider the degree to which pollutants associated with those
materials may be exposed to and mobilized by contact with storm
water.
c. Consider the direct and indirect pathways that pollutants may be
exposed to storm water or authorized non-storm water discharges.
This shall include an assessment of past spills or leaks, non-storm
water discharges, and discharges from adjoining areas.
d. Ensure retention of sampling, visual observation, and inspection
records.
e. Ensure effectiveness of existing BMPs to reduce or prevent
pollutants in storm water discharges and authorized non-storm
water discharges.
6. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall implement good housekeeping
measures on the construction site to control the air deposition of site
materials and from site operations. Such particulates can include, but
are not limited to, sediment, nutrients, trash, metals, bacteria, oil and
grease and organics.
c. Non-Storm Water Management
1. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall implement measures to control all non-
storm water discharges during construction.
2. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall wash vehicles in such a manner as to
prevent non-storm water discharges to surface waters or MS4
drainage systems.
3. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall clean streets in such a manner as to
prevent unauthorized non-storm water discharges from reaching
surface water or MS4 drainage systems.
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D. Erosion Control
1. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall implement effective wind erosion
control.
2. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall provide effective soil cover for inactive
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areas and all finished slopes, open space, utility backfill, and
completed lots.
3. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall limit the use of plastic materials when
more sustainable, environmentally friendly alternatives exist. Where
plastic materials are deemed necessary, the discharger shall consider
the use of plastic materials resistant to solar degradation.
E. Sediment Controls
1. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall establish and maintain effective
perimeter controls and stabilize all construction entrances and exits to
sufficiently control erosion and sediment discharges from the site.
2. On sites where sediment basins are to be used, Risk Level 1
dischargers shall, at minimum, design sediment basins according to
the method provided in CASQA's Construction BMP Guidance
Handbook.
F. Run-on and Runoff Controls
Risk Level 1 dischargers shall effectively manage all run-on, all runoff
within the site and all runoff that discharges off the site. Run-on from off
site shall be directed away from all disturbed areas or shall collectively be
in compliance with the effluent limitations in this General Permit.
G. Inspection, Maintenance and Repair
1. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall ensure that all inspection, maintenance
repair and sampling activities at the project location shall be performed
or supervised by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) representing
the discharger. The QSP may delegate any or all of these activities to
an employee trained to do the task(s) appropriately, but shall ensure
adequate deployment.
2. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall perform weekly inspections and
observations, and at least once each 24-hour period during extended
1 Inactive areas of construction are areas of construction activity that have been disturbed and are not
scheduled to be re-disturbed for at least 14 days.
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storm events, to identify and record BMPs that need maintenance to
operate effectively, that have failed, or that could fail to operate as
intended. Inspectors shall be the asp or be trained by the asp.
3. Upon identifying failures or other shortcomings, as directed by the
asp, Risk Level 1 dischargers shall begin implementing repairs or
design changes to BMPs within 72 hours of identification and complete
the changes as soon as possible.
4. For each inspection required, Risk Level 1 dischargers shall complete
an inspection checklist, using a form provided by the State Water
Board or Regional Water Board or in an alternative format.
5. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall ensure that checklists shall remain
onsite with the SWPPP and at a minimum, shall include:
a. Inspection date and date the inspection report was written.
b. Weather information, including presence or absence of
precipitation, estimate of beginning of qualifying storm event,
duration of event, time elapsed since last storm, and approximate
amount of rainfall in inches.
c. Site information, including stage of construction, activities
completed, and approximate area of the site exposed.
d. A description of any BMPs evaluated and any deficiencies noted.
e. If the construction site is safely accessible during inclement
weather, list the observations of all BMPs: erosion controls,
sediment controls, chemical and waste controls, and non-storm
water controls. Otherwise, list the results of visual inspections at all
relevant outfalls, discharge pOints, downstream locations and any
projected maintenance activities.
f. Report the presence of noticeable odors or of any visible sheen on
the surface of any discharges.
g. Any corrective actions required, including any necessary changes
to the SWPPP and the associated implementation dates.
h. Photographs taken during the inspection, if any.
i. Inspector's name, title, and signature.
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H. Rain Event Action Plan
Not required for Risk Level 1 dischargers.
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I. Risk Level 1 Monitoring and Reporting Requirements
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1. Construction Site Monitoring Program Requirements
a. Pursuant to Water Code Sections 13383 and 13267, all dischargers
subject to this General Permit shall develop and implement a
written site-specific Construction Site Monitoring Program (CSMP)
in accordance with the requirements of this Section. The CSMP
shall include all monitoring procedures and instructions, location
maps, forms, and checklists as required in this section. The CSMP
shall be developed prior to the commencement of construction
activities, and revised as necessary to reflect project revisions. The
CSMP shall be a part of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
(SWPPP), included as an appendix or separate SWPPP chapter.
b. Existing dischargers registered under the State Water Board Order
No. 99-08-DWQ shall make and implement necessary revisions to
their Monitoring Programs to reflect the changes in this General
Permit in a timely manner, but no later than July 1,2010. Existing
dischargers shall continue to implement their existing Monitoring
Programs in compliance with State Water Board Order No. 99-08-
DWQ until the necessary revisions are completed according to the
schedule above.
c. When a change of ownership occurs for all or any portion of the
construction site prior to completion or final stabilization, the new
discharger shall comply with these requirements as of the date the
ownership change occurs.
2. Objectives
The CSMP shall be developed and implemented to address the
following objectives:
a. To demonstrate that the site is in compliance with the Discharge
Prohibitions;
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b. To determine whether non-visible pollutants are present at the
construction site and are causing or contributing to exceedances of
water quality objectives;
c. To determine whether immediate corrective actions, additional Best
Management Practice (BMP) implementation, or SWPPP revisions
are necessary to reduce pollutants in storm water discharges and
authorized non-storm water discharges; and
d. To determine whether BMPs included in the SWPPP are effective
in preventing or reducing pollutants in storm water discharges and
authorized non-storm water discharges.
3. Risk Level 1 - Visual Monitoring (Inspection) Requirements for
Qualifying Rain Events
a. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall visually observe (inspect) storm
water discharges at all discharge locations within two business
days (48 hours) after each qualifying rain event.
b. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall visually observe (inspect) the
discharge of stored or contained storm water that is derived from
and discharged subsequent to a qualifying rain event producing
precipitation of % inch or more at the time of discharge. Stored or
contained storm water that will likely discharge after operating
hours due to anticipated precipitation shall be observed prior to the
discharge during operating hours.
c. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall conduct visual observations
(inspections) during business hours only.
d. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall record the time, date and rain gauge
reading of all qualifying rain events.
e. Within 2 business days (48 hours) prior to each qualifying rain
event, Risk Level 1 dischargers shall visually observe (inspect):
i. All storm water drainage areas to identify any spills, leaks, or
uncontrolled pollutant sources. If needed, the discharger shall
implement appropriate corrective actions.
ii. All BMPs to identify whether they have been properly
implemented in accordance with the SWPPP. If needed, the
discharger shall implement appropriate corrective actions.
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iii. Any storm water storage and containment areas to detect leaks
and ensure maintenance of adequate freeboard.
f. For the visual observations (inspections) described in e.i and e.iii
above, Risk Level 1 dischargers shall observe the presence or
absence of floating and suspended materials, a sheen on the
surface, discolorations, turbidity, odors, and source(s) of any
observed pollutants.
g. Within two business days (48 hours) after each qualifying rain
event, Risk Level 1 dischargers shall conduct post rain event visual
observations (inspections) to (1) identify whether BMPs were
adequately deSigned, implemented, and effective, and (2) identify
additional BMPs and revise the SWPPP accordingly.
h. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall maintain on-site records of all visual
observations (inspections), personnel performing the observations,
observation dates, weather conditions, locations observed, and
corrective actions taken in response to the observations.
4. Risk Level 1 - Visual Observation Exemptions
a. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall be prepared to conduct visual
observation (inspections) until the minimum requirements of
Section 1.3 above are completed. Risk Level 1 dischargers are not
required to conduct visual observation (inspections) under the
following conditions:
i. During dangerous weather conditions such as flooding and
electrical storms.
ii. Outside of scheduled site business hours.
b. If no required visual observations (inspections) are collected due to
these exceptions, Risk Level 1 dischargers shall include an
explanation in their SWPPP and in the Annual Report documenting
why the visual observations (inspections) were not conducted.
5. Risk Level 1 - Monitoring Methods
Risk Level 1 dischargers shall include a description of the visual
observation locations, visual observation procedures, and visual
observation follow-up and tracking procedures in the CSMP.
6. Risk Level 1 - Non-Storm Water Discharge Monitoring
Requirements
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a. Visual Monitoring Requirements:
i. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall visually observe (inspect) each
drainage area for the presence of (or indications of prior)
unauthorized and authorized non-storm water discharges and
their sources.
ii. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall conduct one visual observation
(inspection) quarterly in each of the following periods: January-
March, April-June, July-September, and October-December.
Visual observation (inspections) are only required during
daylight hours (sunrise to sunset).
iii. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall ensure that visual observations
(inspections) document the presence or evidence of any non-
storm water discharge (authorized or unauthorized), pollutant
characteristics (floating and suspended material, sheen,
discoloration, turbidity, odor, etc.), and source. Risk Level 1
dischargers shall maintain on-site records indicating the
personnel performing the visual observation (inspections), the
dates and approximate time each drainage area and non-storm
water discharge was observed, and the response taken to
eliminate unauthorized non-storm water discharges and to
reduce or prevent pollutants from contacting non-storm water
discharges.
7. Risk Level 1 - Non-Visible Pollutant Monitoring Requirements
a. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall collect one or more samples during
any breach, malfunction, leakage, or spill observed during a visual
inspection which could result in the discharge of pollutants to
surface waters that would not be visually detectable in storm water.
b. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall ensure that water samples are large
enough to characterize the site conditions.
c. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall collect samples at all discharge
locations that can be safely accessed.
d. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall collect samples during the first two
hours of discharge from rain events that occur during business
hours and which generate runoff.
e. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall analyze samples for all non-visible
pollutant parameters (if applicable) - parameters indicating the
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presence of pollutants identified in the pollutant source assessment
required (Risk Level 1 dischargers shall modify their CSMPs to
address these additional parameters in accordance with any
updated SWPPP pollutant source assessment).
f. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall collect a sample of storm water that
has not come in contact with the disturbed soil or the materials
stored or used on-site (uncontaminated sample) for comparison
with the discharge sample.
g. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall compare the uncontaminated sample
to the samples of discharge using field analysis or through
laboratory analysis.
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h. Risk Level 1 dischargers shall keep all field lor analytical data in the
SWPPP document.
8. Risk Level 1 - Particle Size Analysis for Project Risk Justification
Risk Level 1 dischargers justifying an alternative project risk shall
report a soil particle size analysis used to determine the RUSLE K-
Factor. ASTM D-422 (Standard Test Method for Particle-Size Analysis
of Soils), as revised, shall be used to determine the percentages of
sand, very fine sand, silt, and clay on the site.
9. Risk Level 1 - Records
Risk Level 1 dischargers shall retain records of all storm water
monitoring information and copies of all reports (including Annual
Reports) for a period of at least three years. Risk Level 1 dischargers
shall retain all records on-site while construction is ongoing. These
records include:
a. The date, place, time of facility inspections, sampling, visual
observation (inspections), andlor measurements, including
precipitation.
b. The individual(s} who performed the facility inspections, sampling,
visual observation (inspections), and or measurements.
c. The date and approximate time of analyses.
d. The individual(s) who performed the analyses.
2 For laboratory analysis, all sampling, sample preservation, and analyses must be conducted according to
test procedures under 40 CFR Part 136. Field discharge samples shall be collected and analyzed according
to the specifications of the manufacturer of the sampling devices employed.
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e. A summary of all analytical results from the last three years, the
method detection limits and reporting units, and the analytical
techniques or methods used.
f. Rain gauge readings from site inspections.
g. Quality assurance/quality control records and results.
h. Non-storm water discharge inspections and visual observation
(inspections) and storm water discharge visual observation records
(see Sections 1.3 and 1.6 above).
i. Visual observation and sample collection exception records (see
Section 1.4 above).
j. The records of any corrective actions and follow-up activities that
resulted from analytical results, visual observation (inspections), or
inspections.
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ATTACHMENT D
RISK LEVEL 2 REQUIREMENTS
A. Effluent Standards
[These requirements are the same as those in the General Permit order.}
1. Narrative - Risk Level 2 dischargers shall comply with the narrative
effluent standards listed below:
a. Storm water discharges and authorized non-storm water
discharges regulated by this General Permit shall not contain a
hazardous substance equal to or in excess of reportable quantities
established in 40 C.F.R. 117.3 and 302.4, unless a separate
NPDES Permit has been issued to regulate those discharges.
b. Dischargers shall minimize or prevent pollutants in storm water
discharges and authorized non-storm water discharges through the
use of controls, structures, and management practices that achieve
BAT for toxic and non-conventional pollutants and BCT for
conventional pollutants.
2. Numeric - Risk level 2 dischargers are subject to a pH NAL of 6.5-8.5,
and a turbidity NAL of 250 NTU.
B. Good Site Management "Housekeeping"
1. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall implement good site management (Le.,
"housekeeping") measures for construction materials that could
potentially be a threat to water quality if discharged. At a minimum,
Risk Level 2 dischargers shall implement the following good
housekeeping measures:
a. Conduct an inventory of the products used and/or expected to be
used and the end products that are produced and/or expected to be
produced. This does not include materials and equipment that are
designed to be outdoors and exposed to environmental conditions
(Le. poles, equipment pads, cabinets, conductors, insulators,
bricks, etc.).
b. Cover and berm loose stockpiled construction materials that are not
actively being used (Le. soil, spoils, aggregate, fly-ash, stucco,
hydrated lime, etc.).
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c. Store chemicals in watertight containers (with appropriate
secondary containment to prevent any spillage or leakage) or in a
storage shed (completely enclosed).
d. Minimize exposure of construction materials to precipitation. This
does not include materials and equipment that are designed to be
outdoors and exposed to environmental conditions (Le. poles,
equipment pads, cabinets, conductors, insulators, bricks, etc.).
e. Implement BMPs to prevent the off-site tracking of loose
construction and landscape materials.
2. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall implement good housekeeping
measures for waste management, which, at a minimum, shall consist
of the following:
a. Prevent disposal of any rinse or wash waters or materials on
impervious or pervious site surfaces or into the storm drain system.
b. Ensure the containment of sanitation facilities (e.g., portable tOilets)
to prevent discharges of pollutants to the storm water drainage
system or receiving water.
c. Clean or replace sanitation facilities and inspecting them regularly
for leaks and spills.
d. Cover waste disposal containers at the end of every business day
and during a rain event.
e. Prevent discharges from waste disposal containers to the storm
water drainage system or receiving water.
f. Contain and securely protect stockpiled waste material from wind
and rain at all times unless actively being used.
g. Implement procedures that effectively address hazardous and non-
hazardous spills.
h. Develop a spill response and implementation element of the
SWPPP prior to commencement of construction activities. The
SWPPP shall require:
i. Equipment and materials for cleanup of spills shall be available
on site and that spills and leaks shall be cleaned up immediately
and disposed of properly.
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ii. Appropriate spill response personnel are assigned and trained.
i. Ensure the containment of concrete washout areas and other
washout areas that may contain additional pollutants so there is no
discharge into the underlying soil and onto the surrounding areas.
3. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall implement good housekeeping for
vehicle storage and maintenance, which, at a minimum, shall consist of
the following:
a. Prevent oil, grease, or fuel to leak in to the ground, storm drains or
surface waters.
b. Place all equipment or vehicles, which are to be fueled, maintained
and stored in a designated area fitted with appropriate BMPs.
c. Clean leaks immediately and disposing of leaked materials
properly.
4. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall implement good housekeeping for
landscape materials, which, at a minimum, shall consist of the
following:
a. Contain stockpiled materials such as mulches and topsoil when
they are not actively being used.
b. Contain all fertilizers and other landscape materials when they are
not actively being used.
c. Discontinue the application of any erodible landscape material
within 2 days before a forecasted rain event or during periods of
precipitation.
d. Apply erodible landscape material at quantities and application
rates according to manufacture. recommendations or based on
written specifications by knowledgeable and experienced field
personnel.
e. Stack erodible landscape material on pallets and covering or
storing such materials when not being used or applied.
5. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall conduct an assessment and create a list
of potential pollutant sources and identify any areas of the site where
additional BMPs are necessary to reduce or prevent pollutants in storm
water discharges and authorized non-storm water discharges. This
potential pollutant list shall be kept with the SWPPP and shall identify
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all non-visible pollutants which are known, or should be known, to
occur on the construction site. At a minimum, when developing BMPs,
Risk Level 2 dischargers shall do the following:
a. Consider the quantity, physical characteristics (e.g., liquid, powder,
solid), and locations of each potential pollutant source handled,
produced, stored, recycled, or disposed of at the site.
b. Consider the degree to which pollutants associated with those
materials may be exposed to and mobilized by contact with storm
water.
c. Consider the direct and indirect pathways that pollutants may be
exposed to storm water or authorized non-storm water discharges.
This shall include an assessment of past spills or leaks, non-storm
water discharges, and discharges from adjoining areas.
d. Ensure retention of sampling, visual observation, and inspection
records.
e. Ensure effectiveness of existing BMPs to reduce or prevent
pollutants in storm water discharges and authorized non-storm
water discharges.
6. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall implement good housekeeping
measures on the construction site to control the air deposition of site
materials and from site operations. Such particulates can include, but
are not limited to, sediment, nutrients, trash, metals, bacteria, oil and
grease and organics.
7. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: Risk Level 2 dischargers shall
document all housekeeping BMPs in the SWPPP and REAP(s) in
accordance with the nature and phase of the construction project.
Construction phases at traditional land development projects include
Grading and Land Development Phase, Streets and Utilities, or
Vertical Construction for traditional land development projects.
c. Non-Storm Water Management
1. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall implement measures to control all non-
storm water discharges during construction.
2. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall wash vehicles in such a manner as to
prevent non-storm water discharges to surface waters or MS4
drainage systems.
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3. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall clean streets in such a manner as to
prevent unauthorized non-storm water discharges from reaching
surface water or MS4 drainage systems.
D. Erosion Control
1. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall implement effective wind erosion
control.
2. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall provide effective soil cover for inactive
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areas and all finished slopes, open space, utility backfill, and
completed lots.
3. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall limit the use of plastic materials when
more sustainable, environmentally friendly alternatives exist. Where
plastic materials are deemed necessary, the discharger shall consider
the use of plastic materials resistant to solar degradation.
E. Sediment Controls
1. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall establish and maintain effective
perimeter controls and stabilize all construction entrances and exits to
sufficiently control erosion and sediment discharges from the site.
2. On sites where sediment basins are to be used, Risk Level 2
dischargers shall, at minimum, design sediment basins according to
the method provided in CASQA's Construction BMP Guidance
Handbook.
3. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: Risk Level 2 dischargers shall
implement appropriate erosion control BMPs (runoff control and soil
stabilization) in conjunction with sediment control BMPs for areas
under active
2
construction.
4. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: Risk Level 2 dischargers shall
apply linear sediment controls along the toe of the slope, face of the
slope, and at the grade breaks of exposed slopes to comply with sheet
flow lengths
3
in accordance with Table 1.
1 Inactive areas of construction are areas of construction activity that have been disturbed and are not
scheduled to be re-disturbed for at least 14 days.
2 Active areas of construction are areas undergoing land surface disturbance. This includes construction
activity during the preliminary stage, mass grading stage, streets and utilities stage and the vertical
construction stage.
3 Sheet flow length is the length that shallow, low velocity flow travels across a site.
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to exceed
0-25% 20 feet
25-50% 15 feet
Over 50% 10 feet
5. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: Risk Level 2 dischargers shall
ensure that construction activity traffic to and from the project is limited
to entrances and exits that employ effective controls to prevent offsite
tracking of sediment.
6. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: Risk Level 2 dischargers shall
ensure that all storm drain inlets and perimeter controls, runoff control
BMPs, and pollutant controls at entrances and exits (e.g. tire washoff
locations) are maintained and protected from activities that reduce their
effectiveness.
7. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: Risk Level 2 dischargers shall
inspect on a daily basis all immediate access roads daily. At a
minimum daily (when necessary) and prior to any rain event, the
discharger shall remove any sediment or other construction activity-
related materials that are deposited on the roads (by vacuuming or
sweeping).
F. Run-on and Run-off Controls
Risk Level 2 dischargers shall effectively manage all run-on, all runoff
within the site and all runoff that discharges off the site. Run-on from off
site shall be directed away from all disturbed areas or shall collectively be
in compliance with the effluent limitations in this General Permit.
G. Inspection, Maintenance and Repair
1. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall ensure that all inspection, maintenance
repair and sampling activities at the project location shall be performed
or supervised by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) representing
the discharger. The QSP may delegate any or all of these activities to
an employee appropriately trained to do the task(s).
2. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall perform weekly inspections and
observations, and at least once each 24-hour period during extended
storm events, to identify and record BMPs that need maintenance to
operate effectively, that have failed, or that could fail to operate as
intended. Inspectors shall be the QSP or be trained by the QSP.
3. Upon identifying failures or other shortcomings, as directed by the
QSP, Risk Level 2 dischargers shall begin implementing repairs or
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design changes to BMPs within 72 hours of identification and complete
the changes as soon as possible.
4. For each inspection required, Risk Level 2 dischargers shall complete
an inspection checklist, using a form provided by the State Water
Board or Regional Water Board or in an alternative format.
5. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall ensure that checklists shall remain
onsite with the SWPPP and at a minimum, shall include:
a. Inspection date and date the inspection report was written.
b. Weather information, including presence or absence of
precipitation, estimate of beginning of qualifying storm event,
duration of event, time elapsed since last storm, and approximate
amount of rainfall in inches.
c. Site information, including stage of construction, activities
completed, and approximate area of the site exposed.
d. A description of any BMPs evaluated and any deficiencies noted.
e. If the construction site is safely accessible during inclement
weather, list the observations of all BMPs: erosion controls,
sediment controls, chemical and waste controls, and non-storm
water controls. Otherwise, list the results of visual inspections at all
relevant outfalls, discharge pOints, downstream locations and any
projected maintenance activities.
f. Report the presence of noticeable odors or of any visible sheen on
the surface of any discharges.
g. Any corrective actions required, including any necessary changes
to the SWPPP and the associated implementation dates.
h. Photographs taken during the inspection, if any.
i. Inspector's name, title, and signature.
H. Rain Event Action Plan
1. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: The discharger shall ensure a
asp develop a Rain Event Action Plan (REAP) 48 hours prior to any
likely precipitation event. A likely precipitation event is any weather
pattern that is forecast to have a 50% or greater probability of
producing preCipitation in the project area. The discharger shall
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ensure a asp obtain a printed copy of precipitation forecast
information from the National Weather Service Forecast Office (e.g., by
entering the zip code of the project's location at
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/forecast).
2. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: The discharger shall ensure a
asp develop the REAPs for all phases of construction (i.e., Grading
and Land Development, Streets and Utilities, Vertical Construction,
Final Landscaping and Site Stabilization).
3. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: The discharger shall ensure a
asp ensure that the REAP include, at a minimum, the following site
information:
a. Site Address
b. Calculated Risk Level (2 or 3)
c. Site Storm Water Manager Information including the name,
company, and 24-hour emergency telephone number
d. Erosion and Sediment Control Provider information including the
name, company, and 24-hour emergency telephone number
e. Storm Water Sampling Agent information including the name,
company, and 24-hour emergency telephone number
4. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: The discharger shall ensure a
asp include in the REAP, at a minimum, the following project phase
information:
a. Activities associated with each construction phase
b. Trades active on the construction site during each construction
phase
c. Trade contractor information
d. Suggested actions for each project phase
5. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: The discharger shall ensure a
asp develop additional REAPs for project sites where construction
activities are indefinitely halted or postponed (Inactive Construction).
At a minimum, Inactive Construction REAPs must include:
a. Site Address
b. Calculated Risk Level (2 or 3)
c. Site Storm Water Manager Information including the name,
company, and 24-hour emergency telephone number
d. Erosion and Sediment Control Provider information including the
name, company, and 24-hour emergency telephone number
e. Storm Water Sampling Agent information including the name,
company, and 24-hour emergency telephone number
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f. Trades active on site during Inactive Construction
g. Trade contractor information
h. Suggested actions for inactive construction sites
6. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: The discharger shall ensure a
asp begin implementation and make the REAP available onsite no
later than 24 hours prior to the likely precipitation event.
7. Additional Risk Level 2 Requirement: The discharger shall ensure a
asp maintain onsite a paper copy of each REAP onsite in compliance
with the record retention requirements of the Special Provisions in this
General Permit.
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I. Risk Level 2 Monitoring and Reporting Requirements
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Water BMP Discharge
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1. Construction Site Monitoring Program Requirements
a. Pursuant to Water Code Sections 13383 and 13267, all dischargers
subject to this General Permit shall develop and implement a
written site-specific Construction Site Monitoring Program (CSMP)
in accordance with the requirements of this Section. The CSMP
shall include all monitoring procedures and instructions, location
maps, forms, and checklists as required in this section. The CSMP
shall be developed prior to the commencement of construction
activities, and revised as necessary to reflect project revisions. The
CSMP shall be a part of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
(SWPPP), included as an appendix or separate SWPPP chapter.
b. Existing dischargers registered under the State Water Board Order
No. 99-08-DWQ shall make and implement necessary revisions to
their Monitoring Program to reflect the changes in this General
Permit in a timely manner, but no later than July 1, 2010. Existing
dischargers shall continue to implement their existing Monitoring
Programs in compliance with State Water Board Order No. 99-08-
DWQ until the necessary revisions are completed according to the
schedule above.
c. When a change of ownership occurs for all or any portion of the
construction site prior to completion or final stabilization, the new
discharger shall comply with these requirements as of the date the
ownership change occurs.
2. Objectives
The CSMP shall be developed and implemented to address the
following objectives:
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a. To demonstrate that the site is in compliance with the Discharge
Prohibitions and applicable Numeric Action Levels (NALs)/Numeric
Effluent Limitations (NELs) of this General Permit.
b. To determine whether non-visible pollutants are present at the
construction site and are causing or contributing to exceedances of
water quality objectives.
c. To determine whether immediate corrective actions, additional Best
Management Practice (BMP) implementation, or SWPPP revisions
are necessary to reduce pollutants in storm water discharges and
authorized non-storm water discharges.
d. To determine whether BMPs included in the SWPPP/Rain Event
Action Plan (REAP) are effective in preventing or reducing
pollutants in storm water discharges and authorized non-storm
water discharges.
3. Risk Level 2 - Visual Monitoring (Inspection) Requirements for
Qualifying Rain Events
a. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall visually observe (inspect) storm
water discharges at all discharge locations within two business
days (48 hours) after each qualifying rain event.
b. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall visually observe (inspect) the
discharge of stored or contained storm water that is derived from
and discharged subsequent to a qualifying rain event producing
precipitation of inch or more at the time of discharge. Stored or
contained storm water that will likely discharge after operating
hours due to anticipated precipitation shall be observed prior to the
discharge during operating hours.
c. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall conduct visual observations
(inspections) during business hours only.
d. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall record the time, date and rain gauge
reading of all qualifying rain events.
e. Within 2 business days (48 hours) prior to each qualifying rain
event, Risk Level 2 dischargers shall visually observe (inspect):
i. all storm water drainage areas to identify any spills, leaks, or
uncontrolled pollutant sources. If needed, the discharger shall
implement appropriate corrective actions.
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ii. all BMPs to identify whether they have been properly
implemented in accordance with the SWPPP/REAP. If needed,
the discharger shall implement appropriate corrective actions.
iii. any storm water storage and containment areas to detect leaks
and ensure maintenance of adequate freeboard.
f. For the visual observations (inspections) described in c.i and c.iii
above, Risk Level 2 dischargers shall observe the presence or
absence of floating and suspended materials, a sheen on the
surface, discolorations, turbidity, odors, and source(s) of any
observed pollutants.
g. Within two business days (48 hours) after each qualifying rain
event, Risk Level 2 dischargers shall conduct post rain event visual
observations (inspections) to (1) identify whether BMPs were
adequately designed, implemented, and effective, and (2) identify
additional BMPs and revise the SWPPP accordingly.
h. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall maintain on-site records of all visual
observations (inspections), personnel performing the observations,
observation dates, weather conditions, locations observed, and
corrective actions taken in response to the observations.
4. Risk Level 2 - Water Quality Sampling and Analysis
a. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall collect storm water grab samples
from sampling locations, as defined in Section 1.5. The storm water
grab sample(s) obtained shall be representative of the flow and
characteristics of the discharge.
b. At minimum, Risk Level 2 dischargers shall collect 3 samples per
day of the qualifying event.
c. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall ensure that the grab samples
collected of stored or contained storm water are from discharges
subsequent to a qualifying rain event (producing precipitation of
inch or more at the time of discharge).
Storm Water Effluent Monitoring Requirements
d. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall analyze their effluent samples for:
i. pH and turbidity.
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ii. Any additional parameters for which monitoring is required by
the Regional Water Board.
5. Risk Level 2 - Storm Water Discharge Water Quality Sampling
Locations
Effluent Sampling Locations
a. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall perform sampling and analysis of
storm water discharges to characterize discharges associated with
construction activity from the entire project disturbed area.
b. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall collect effluent samples at all
discharge pOints where storm water is discharged off-site.
c. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall ensure that storm water discharge
collected and observed represent
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the effluent in each drainage
area based on visual observation of the water and upstream
conditions.
d. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall monitor and report site run-on from
surrounding areas if there is reason to believe run-on may
contribute to an exceedance of NALs or NELs.
e. Risk Level 2 dischargers who deploy an ATS on their site, or a
portion on their site, shall collect ATS effluent samples and
measurements from the discharge pipe or another location
representative of the nature of the discharge.
f. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall select analytical test methods from
the list provided in Table 3 below.
g. All storm water sample collection preservation and handling shall
be conducted in accordance with Section 1.7 "Storm Water Sample
Collection and Handling Instructions" below.
6. Risk Level 2 - Visual Observation and Sample Collection
Exemptions
a. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall be prepared to collect samples and
conduct visual observation (inspections) until the minimum
requirements of Sections 1.3 and 1.4 above are completed. Risk
4 For example, if there has been concrete work recently in an area, or drywall scrap is exposed to the rain, a
pH sample shall be taken of drainage from the relevant work area. Similarly, if sediment laden water is
flowing through some parts of a silt fence, samples shall be taken of the sediment-laden water even if most
water flowing through the fence is clear.
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Level 2 dischargers are not required to physically collect samples
or conduct visual observation (inspections) under the following
conditions:
i. During dangerous weather conditions such as flooding and
electrical storms.
ii. Outside of scheduled site business hours.
b. If no required samples or visual observation (inspections) are
collected due to these exceptions, Risk Level 2 dischargers shall
include an explanation in their SWPPP and in the Annual Report
documenting why the sampling or visual observation (inspections)
were not conducted.
7. Risk Level 2 - Storm Water Sample Collection and Handling
Instructions
a. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall refer to Table 3 below for test
methods, detection limits, and reporting units.
b. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall ensure that testing laboratories will
receive samples within 48 hours of the physical sampling (unless
otherwise required by the laboratory), and shall use only the
sample containers provided by the laboratory to collect and store
samples.
c. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall deSignate and train personnel to
collect, maintain, and ship samples in accordance with the Surface
Water Ambient Monitoring Program's (SWAMP) 2008 Quality
Assurance Program Plan (QAPrp).5
8. Risk Level 2 - Monitoring Methods
a. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall include a description of the following
items in the CSMP:
i. Visual observation locations, visual observation procedures, and
visual observation follow-up and tracking procedures.
ii. Sampling locations, and sample collection and handling
procedures. This shall include detailed procedures for sample
5 Additional information regarding SWAMP's QAPrP and QAMP can be found at
http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water issuesfprograms/swampf.
QAPrP: http://www.waterboards.ca.govfwater issues/programsfswampfdocs/gappfswamp gapp master090
108a.pdf.
QAMP: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water issues/programsfswampfgamp.shtml .
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collection, storage, preservation, and shipping to the testing lab
to assure that consistent quality control and quality assurance is
maintained. Dischargers shall attach to the monitoring program
an example Chain of Custody form used when handling and
shipping samples.
iii. Identification of the analytical methods and related method
detection limits (if applicable) for each parameter required in
Section 1.4 above.
b. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall ensure that all sampling and sample
preservation are in accordance with the current edition of "Standard
Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater" (American
Public Health Association). All monitoring instruments and
equipment (including a discharger's own field instruments for
measuring pH and turbidity) should be calibrated and maintained in
accordance with manufacturers' specifications to ensure accurate
measurements. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall ensure that all
laboratory analyses are conducted according to test procedures
under 40 CFR Part 136, unless other test procedures have been
specified in this General Permit or by the Regional Water Board.
With the exception of field analysis conducted by the discharger for
turbidity and pH, all analyses should be sent to and conducted at a
laboratory certified for such analyses by the State Department of
Health Services. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall conduct their own
field analysis of pH and may conduct their own field analysis of
turbidity if the discharger has sufficient capability (qualified and
trained employees, properly calibrated and maintained field
instruments, etc.) to adequately perform the field analysis.
9. Risk Level 2 - Analytical Methods
a. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall refer to Table 3 below for test
methods, detection limits, and reporting units.
b. pH: Risk Level 2 dischargers shall perform pH analysis on-site with
a calibrated pH meter or a pH test kit. Risk Level 2 dischargers
shall record pH monitoring results on paper and retain these
records in accordance with Section 1.14, below.
c. Turbidity: Risk Level 2 dischargers shall perform turbidity analysis
using a calibrated turbidity meter (turbidimeter), either on-site or at
an accredited lab. Acceptable test methods include Standard
Method 2130 or USEPA Method 180.1. The results will be
recorded in the site log book in Nephelometric Turbidity Units
(NTU).
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10. Risk Level 2 - Non-Storm Water Discharge Monitoring
Requirements
a. Visual Monitoring Requirements:
i. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall visually observe (inspect) each
drainage area for the presence of (or indications of prior)
unauthorized and authorized non-storm water discharges and
their sources.
ii. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall conduct one visual observation
(inspection) quarterly in each of the following periods: January-
March, April-June, July-September, and October-December.
Visual observation (inspections) are only required during
daylight hours (sunrise to sunset).
iii. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall ensure that visual observations
(inspections) document the presence or evidence of any non-
storm water discharge (authorized or unauthorized), pollutant
characteristics (floating and suspended material, sheen,
discoloration, turbidity. odor, etc.). and source. Risk Level 2
dischargers shall maintain on-site records indicating the
personnel performing the visual observation (inspections). the
dates and approximate time each drainage area and non-storm
water discharge was observed, and the response taken to
eliminate unauthorized non-storm water discharges and to
reduce or prevent pollutants from contacting non-storm water
discharges.
b. Effluent Sampling Locations:
i. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall sample effluent at all discharge
pOints where non-storm water and/or authorized non-storm
water is discharged off-site.
ii. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall send all non-storm water sample
analyses to a laboratory certified for such analyses by the State
Department of Health Services.
iii. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall monitor and report run-on from
surrounding areas if there is reason to believe run-on may
contribute to an exceedance of NALs.
11. Risk Level 2 - Non-Visible Pollutant Monitoring Requirements
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a. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall collect one or more samples during
any breach, malfunction, leakage, or spill observed during a visual
inspection which could result in the discharge of pollutants to
surface waters that would not be visually detectable in storm water.
b. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall ensure that water samples are large
enough to characterize the site conditions.
c. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall collect samples at all discharge
locations that can be safely accessed.
d. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall collect samples during the first two
hours of discharge from rain events that occur during business
hours and which generate runoff.
e. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall analyze samples for all non-visible
pollutant parameters (if applicable) - parameters indicating the
presence of pollutants identified in the pollutant source assessment
required (Risk Level 2 dischargers shall modify their CSMPs to
address these additional parameters in accordance with any
updated SWPPP pollutant source assessment).
f. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall collect a sample of storm water that
has not come in contact with the disturbed soil or the materials
stored or used on-site (uncontaminated sample) for comparison
with the discharge sample.
g. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall compare the uncontaminated sample
to the samples of discharge using field analysis or through
laboratory analysis.
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h. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall keep all field lor analytical data in the
SWPPP document.
12. Risk Level 2 - Watershed Monitoring Option
Risk Level 2 dischargers who are part of a qualified regional
watershed-based monitoring program may be eligible for relief from the
requirements in Sections 1.5. The Regional Water Board may approve
proposals to substitute an acceptable watershed-based monitoring
program by determining if the watershed-based monitoring program
6 For laboratory analysis, all sampling, sample preservation, and analyses must be conducted
according to test procedures under 40 CFR Part 136. Field discharge samples shall be collected
and analyzed according to the specifications of the manufacturer of the sampling devices
employed.
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will provide substantially similar monitoring information in evaluating
discharger compliance with the requirements of this General Permit.
13. Risk Level 2 - Particle Size Analysis for Project Risk Justification
Risk Level 2 dischargers justifying an alternative project risk shall
report a soil particle size analysis used to determine the RUSLE
K-Factor. ASTM 0-422 (Standard Test Method for Particle-Size
Analysis of Soils), as revised, shall be used to determine the
percentages of sand, very fine sand, silt, and clay on the site.
14. Risk Level 2 - Records
Risk Level 2 dischargers shall retain records of all storm water
monitoring information and copies of all reports (including Annual
Reports) for a period of at least three years. Risk Level 2 dischargers
shall retain all records on-site while construction is ongoing. These
records include:
a. The date, place, time of facility inspections, sampling, visual
observation (inspections), and/or measurements, including
precipitation.
b. The individual(s) who performed the facility inspections, sampling,
visual observation (inspections), and or measurements.
c. The date and approximate time of analyses.
d. The individual(s) who performed the analyses.
e. A summary of all analytical results from the last three years, the
method detection limits and reporting units, the analytical
techniques or methods used, and the chain of custody forms.
f. Rain gauge readings from site inspections;
g. Quality assurance/quality control records and results.
h. Non-storm water discharge inspections and visual observation
(inspections) and storm water discharge visual observation records
(see Sections 1.3 and 1.10 above).
i. Visual observation and sample collection exception records (see
Section 1.6 above).
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j. The records of any corrective actions and follow-up activities that
resulted from analytical results, visual observation (inspections), or
inspections.
15. Risk Level 2 - NAL Exceedance Report
a. In the event that any effluent sample exceeds an applicable NAL,
Risk Level 2 dischargers shall electronically submit all storm event
sampling results to the State Water Board no later than 10 days
after the conclusion of the storm event. The Regional Boards have
the authority to require the submittal of an NAL Exceedance
Report.
b. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall certify each NAL Exceedance Report
in accordance with the Special Provisions for Construction Activity.
c. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall retain an electronic or paper copy of
each NAL Exceedance Report for a minimum of three years after
the date the annual report is filed.
d. Risk Level 2 dischargers shall include in the NAL Exceedance
Report:
i. The analytical method(s), method reporting unit(s), and method
detection limit(s) of each analytical parameter (analytical results
that are less than the method detection limit shall be reported as
"less than the method detection limit").
ii. The date, place, time of sampling, visual observation
(inspections), and/or measurements, including precipitation.
iii. A description of the current BMPs associated with the effluent
sample that exceeded the NAL and the proposed corrective
actions taken.
2009-0009-DWQ 19 September 2, 2009

Appendix I, rev. 040212

Appendix B
Vicinity Map and Site Map(s)
(Note: A separate Word file was created for this appendix
and contains only the section divider page.
Maps to be provided by contractor / developer.)
Rev Date Description
Scale:
Drawn By:
Revisions:
Date:
1:2000
DVB
7/25/2012
M-01
PHASE 1
PHASE 2
PHASE 3
PHASE 4
PROJECT PHASING SEQUENCE AND VICINITY MAP
M-02

LAYDOWN AREA LOCATIONS
FIGURE 2
LAYDOWN AREA'S AND DESIGNATED REFUELING LOCATION
(SC-43)
(SC-43)
M-03
Wet Suppression (watering) will be used for Dust
Control to stabilize the site as needed.
Per CASQA (WE-1)
10'x10x Concrete
Wash Out Area
Per CASQA (WM-8)
Gravity Bag filter will be used for Groundwater
Dewatering in trenches as needed. The Dewatering
Bag will be surrounded by hay bales as a
secondary barrier. The discharge will flow
overland to the nearest area drain.
Per CASQA (NS-2)
M-04
Floating platforms will be used for construction
under the piers. All floating platforms will have
watertight toe boards to contain spills and prevent
material, tools, and debris from leaving the platform.
Per CASQA (NS-14)
10'x10x Concrete
Wash Out Area
Per CASQA (WM-8)
Fabric Drain Insert
shall be installed per
CASQA (MP-52)
Wet Suppression (watering) will be used for Dust
Control to stabilize the site as needed.
Per CASQA (WE-1)
Place sand bag weir in Trench
Drain 10' apart from the outfall
As needed.
Per CASQA (SE-10)
Gravity Bag filter will be used for Groundwater
Dewatering in trenches as needed. The Dewatering
Bag will be surrounded by hay bales as a
secondary barrier. The discharge will flow
overland to the nearest area drain.
Per CASQA (NS-2)
M-05
10'x10x Concrete
Wash Out Area
Per CASQA (WM-8)
Wet Suppression (watering) will be used for Dust
Control to stabilize the site as needed.
Per CASQA (WE-1)
Floating platforms will be used for construction
under the piers. All floating platforms will have
watertight toe boards to contain spills and prevent
material, tools, and debris from leaving the platform.
Per CASQA (NS-14)
Place sand bag weir in Trench
Drain 10' apart from the outfall
As needed.
Per CASQA (SE-10)
Gravity Bag filter will be used for Groundwater
Dewatering in trenches as needed. The Dewatering
Bag will be surrounded by hay bales as a
secondary barrier. The discharge will flow
overland to the nearest area drain.
Per CASQA (NS-2)
M-06
Wet Suppression (watering) will be used for Dust
Control to stabilize the site as needed.
Per CASQA (WE-1)
Place sand bag weir in Trench
Drain 10' apart from the outfall
As needed.
Per CASQA (SE-10)
10'x10x Concrete
Wash Out Area
Per CASQA (WM-8)
Gravity Bag filter will be used for Groundwater
Dewatering in trenches as needed. The Dewatering
Bag will be surrounded by hay bales as a
secondary barrier. The discharge will flow
overland to the nearest area drain.
Per CASQA (NS-2)
M-07
Floating platforms will be used for construction
under the piers. All floating platforms will have
watertight toe boards to contain spills and prevent
material, tools, and debris from leaving the platform.
Per CASQA (NS-14)
Place sand bag weir in Trench
Drain 10' apart from the outfall
As needed.
Per CASQA (SE-10)
Gravity Bag Filters will be used for Groundwater
dewatering. The Dewatering Bag will be surrounded
by hay bales acting as a secondary barrier. The
discharge will flow overland to the nearest catchbasin
or trench drain.
Per CASQA (NS-2)
Wet Suppression (watering) will be used for Dust
Control to stabilize the site as needed.
Per CASQA (WE-1)
Gravity Bag filter will be used for Groundwater
Dewatering in trenches as needed. The Dewatering
Bag will be surrounded by hay bales as a
secondary barrier. The discharge will flow
overland to the nearest area drain.
Per CASQA (NS-2)
M-08
10'x10x Concrete
Wash Out Area
Per CASQA (WM-8)
Wet Suppression (watering) will be used for Dust
Control to stabilize the site as needed.
Per CASQA (WE-1)
Place sand bag weir in Trench
Drain 10' apart from the outfall
As needed.
Per CASQA (SE-10)
Gravity Bag filter will be used for Groundwater
Dewatering in trenches as needed. The Dewatering
Bag will be surrounded by hay bales as a
secondary barrier. The discharge will flow
overland to the nearest area drain.
Per CASQA (NS-2)
M-09
Wet Suppression (watering) will be used for Dust
Control to stabilize the site as needed.
Per CASQA (WE-1)
Place sand bag weir in Trench
Drain 10' apart from the outfall
As needed.
Per CASQA (SE-10)
Floating platforms will be used for construction
under the piers. All floating platforms will have
watertight toe boards to contain spills and prevent
material, tools, and debris from leaving the platform.
Per CASQA (NS-14)
Place sand bag weir in Trench
Drain 10' apart from the outfall
As needed.
Per CASQA (SE-10)
Gravity Bag filter will be used for Groundwater
Dewatering in trenches as needed. The Dewatering
Bag will be surrounded by hay bales as a
secondary barrier. The discharge will flow
overland to the nearest area drain.
Per CASQA (NS-2)
M-10
Wet Suppression (watering) will be used for Dust
Control to stabilize the site as needed.
Per CASQA (WE-1)
Floating platforms will be used for construction
under the piers. All floating platforms will have
watertight toe boards to contain spills and prevent
material, tools, and debris from leaving the platform.
Per CASQA (NS-14)
Place sand bag weir in Trench
Drain 10' apart from the outfall
As needed.
Per CASQA (SE-10)
Gravity Bag filter will be used for Groundwater
Dewatering in trenches as needed. The Dewatering
Bag will be surrounded by hay bales as a
secondary barrier. The discharge will flow
overland to the nearest area drain.
Per CASQA (NS-2)
M-11

Appendix I, rev. 040212

Appendix C
Risk Assessment
(NOTE: Attach a hard copy printout of the completed Interactive Excel file:
Appendix C_POLB Harbor District Risk Assessment.xls)

(Note: A separate Excel file was provided for this appendix.)

Low Medium High
Low Level 1
High Level 3
Project Sediment Risk: Low 1
Project RW Risk: Low 1
Project Combined Risk: Level 1
Combined Risk Level Matrix
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A. Watershed Characteristics yes/no
A.1. Does the disturbed area discharge (either directly or indirectly) to a303(d)-listed
waterbody impaired by sediment? For help with impaired waterbodies please check the
attached worksheet or visit the link below:
2006 Approved Sediment-impared WBs Worksheet
http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/tmdl/303d_lists2006_epa.shtml
OR
A.2. Does the disturbed area discharge to a waterbody with designated beneficial uses of
SPAWN & COLD & MIGRATORY?
http://www.ice.ucdavis.edu/geowbs/asp/wbquse.asp
No Low
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Watershed Erosion Estimate (=RxKxLS) in tons/acre
Site Sediment Risk Factor
Low Sediment Risk: <15 tons/acre
Medium Sediment Risk: >=15 and <75 tons/acre
High Sediment Risk: >=75 tons/acre
Sediment Risk Factor Worksheet
A) R Factor
R Factor Value
B) K Factor (weighted average, by area, for all site soils)
Analyses of data indicated that when factors other than rainfall are held constant, soil loss is directly proportional to a
rainfall factor composed of total storm kinetic energy (E) times the maximum 30-min intensity (I30) (Wischmeier and
Smith, 1958). The numerical value of R is the average annual sum of EI30 for storm events during a rainfall record of
at least 22 years. "Isoerodent" maps were developed based on R values calculated for more than 1000 locations in
the Western U.S. Refer to the link below to determine the R factor for the project site.
http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/LEW/lewCalculator.cfm
K Factor Value
LS Factor Value
Low
C) LS Factor (weighted average, by area, for all slopes)
The soil-erodibility factor K represents: (1) susceptibility of soil or surface material to erosion, (2) transportability of the
sediment, and (3) the amount and rate of runoff given a particular rainfall input, as measured under a standard
condition. Fine-textured soils that are high in clay have low K values (about 0.05 to 0.15) because the particles are
resistant to detachment. Coarse-textured soils, such as sandy soils, also have low K values (about 0.05 to 0.2)
because of high infiltration resulting in low runoff even though these particles are easily detached. Medium-textured
soils, such as a silt loam, have moderate K values (about 0.25 to 0.45) because they are moderately susceptible to
particle detachment and they produce runoff at moderate rates. Soils having a high silt content are especially
susceptible to erosion and have high K values, which can exceed 0.45 and can be as large as 0.65. Silt-size particles
are easily detached and tend to crust, producing high rates and large volumes of runoff. Use Site-specific data must
be submitted.
The effect of topography on erosion is accounted for by the LS factor, which combines the effects of a hillslope-length
factor, L, and a hillslope-gradient factor, S. Generally speaking, as hillslope length and/or hillslope gradient increase,
soil loss increases. As hillslope length increases, total soil loss and soil loss per unit area increase due to the
progressive accumulation of runoff in the downslope direction. As the hillslope gradient increases, the velocity and
erosivity of runoff increases. Use the LS table located in separate tab of this spreadsheet to determine LS factors.
Estimate the weighted LS for the site prior to construction.
0.728
Site-specific K factor guidance
LS Table

Soil Erodibility Factor (K)

The K factor can be determined by using the nomograph method, which requires that a particle size analysis (ASTM D-422) be
done to determine the percentages of sand, very fine sand, silt and clay. Use the figure below to determine appropriate K
value.






Erickson triangular nomograph used to estimate soil erodibility (K) factor.
The figure above is the USDA nomograph used to determine the K factor for a soil, based on its texture (% silt plus very fine sand, % sand,
% organic matter, soil structure, and permeability). Nomograph from Erickson 1977 as referenced in Goldman et. al., 1986.

Average Watershed Slope (%)
Sheet
Flow
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<3 0.05 0.07 0.09 0.13 0.17 0.20 0.23 0.26 0.32 0.35 0.36 0.38 0.39 0.41 0.45 0.48 0.53 0.58 0.63
6 0.05 0.07 0.09 0.13 0.17 0.20 0.23 0.26 0.32 0.37 0.41 0.45 0.49 0.56 0.64 0.72 0.85 0.97 1.07
9 0.05 0.07 0.09 0.13 0.17 0.20 0.23 0.26 0.32 0.38 0.45 0.51 0.56 0.67 0.80 0.91 1.13 1.31 1.47
12 0.05 0.07 0.09 0.13 0.17 0.20 0.23 0.26 0.32 0.39 0.47 0.55 0.62 0.76 0.93 1.08 1.37 1.62 1.84
15 0.05 0.07 0.09 0.13 0.17 0.20 0.23 0.26 0.32 0.40 0.49 0.58 0.67 0.84 1.04 1.24 1.59 1.91 2.19
25 0.05 0.07 0.10 0.16 0.21 0.26 0.31 0.36 0.45 0.57 0.71 0.85 0.98 1.24 1.56 1.86 2.41 2.91 3.36
50 0.05 0.08 0.13 0.21 0.30 0.38 0.46 0.54 0.70 0.91 1.15 1.40 1.64 2.10 2.67 3.22 4.24 5.16 5.97
75 0.05 0.08 0.14 0.25 0.36 0.47 0.58 0.69 0.91 1.20 1.54 1.87 2.21 2.86 3.67 4.44 5.89 7.20 8.37
100 0.05 0.09 0.15 0.28 0.41 0.55 0.68 0.82 1.10 1.46 1.88 2.31 2.73 3.57 4.59 5.58 7.44 9.13 10.63
150 0.05 0.09 0.17 0.33 0.50 0.68 0.86 1.05 1.43 1.92 2.51 3.09 3.68 4.85 6.30 7.70 10.35 12.75 14.89
200 0.06 0.10 0.18 0.37 0.57 0.79 1.02 1.25 1.72 2.34 3.07 3.81 4.56 6.04 7.88 9.67 13.07 16.16 18.92
250 0.06 0.10 0.19 0.40 0.64 0.89 1.16 1.43 1.99 2.72 3.60 4.48 5.37 7.16 9.38 11.55 15.67 19.42 22.78
300 0.06 0.10 0.20 0.43 0.69 0.98 1.28 1.60 2.24 3.09 4.09 5.11 6.15 8.23 10.81 13.35 18.17 22.57 26.51
400 0.06 0.11 0.22 0.48 0.80 1.14 1.51 1.90 2.70 3.75 5.01 6.30 7.60 10.24 13.53 16.77 22.95 28.60 33.67
600 0.06 0.12 0.24 0.56 0.96 1.42 1.91 2.43 3.52 4.95 6.67 8.45 10.26 13.94 18.57 23.14 31.89 39.95 47.18
800 0.06 0.12 0.26 0.63 1.10 1.65 2.25 2.89 4.24 6.03 8.17 10.40 12.69 17.35 23.24 29.07 40.29 50.63 59.93
1000 0.06 0.13 0.27 0.69 1.23 1.86 2.55 3.30 4.91 7.02 9.57 12.23 14.96 20.57 27.66 34.71 48.29 60.84 72.15
LS Factors for Construction Sites. Table from Renard et. al., 1997.
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PARTICLE SIZE ANALYSIS
PLATE
Pier T Marine TerminalAppendix AA B 2
Project No. 173-04 Page 66 of 73
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Appendix I, rev. 040212
Appendix D
Post-Construction BMPs*
*Requirements under this appendix will become effective
September 2, 2012
(Note: A separate Excel file was provided for this appendix.)
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B C D E F G H I J K L M N
(Step 1a) If you know the
85th percentile stormevent
for your location enter it in
the box below
(Step 1b) If you can not answer 1a then
select the county where the project is
located (click on the cell to the right for drop-
down): This will determine the average
85th percentile 24 hr. stormevent for your
site, which will appear under precipitation to
left.
(Step 1c) If you would like a more percise
value select the location closest to your
site. If you do not recgonize any of these
locations, leave this drop-down menu at
location. The average value for the County
will be used.
Project Name:
(Step 2) Indicate the Soil Type (dropdown
menu to right):
Waste Discharge Identification
(WDID):
(Step 3) Indicate the existing dominant non-
built land Use Type (dropdown menu to
right):
Date:
(Step 4) Indicate the proposed dominant
non-built land Use Type (dropdown menu to
right):
Sub Drainage Area Name (from
map):
Acres
98 (Step 5) Total Project Site Area:
60.00
98
(Step 6) Sub-watershed Area: 11.00
Percent of total project :
Based on the County you indicated
above, we have included the 85
percentile average 24 hr event - P85
(in)^for your area.
in
The Amount of rainfall needed for runoff
to occur (Existing runoff curve number -
P fromexisting RCN (in)^)
In
(Step 7) Sub-watershed Conditions
P used for calculations (in) (the greater
of the above two criteria)
In Sub-watershed Area (acres)
Acres
^Available at
www.cabmphandbooks.com
Existing Rooftop Impervious Coverage
0
Existing Non-Rooftop Impervious Coverage
11
Proposed Rooftop Impervious Coverage
0
Proposed Non-Rooftop Impervious
Coverage 11
Credits
Porous Pavement
Tree Planting
Pre-Project Runoff Volume (cu ft) Cu.Ft.
Downspout Disconnection
Project-Related Runoff Volume
Increase w/o credits (cu ft)
Cu.Ft.
Impervious Area Disconnection
Green Roof
StreamBuffer
Vegetated Swales
Subtotal
Subtotal Runoff Volume Reduction Credit
(Step 9) Impervious Volume Reduction Credits
Rain Barrels/Cisterns
Soil Quality Cu. Ft.
Subtotal Runoff Volume Reduction
Total Runoff Volume Reduction Credit
26,707
Proposed Development Pervious Runoff Curve Number
0.87
0.87
Optional
Runoff Curve Numbers
Complete Either
Lawn, Grass, or Pasture covering less than 50% of
the open space
Existing Pervious Runoff Curve Number
Complete Either DUCTBANK EXCAVATION
6/20/2012
Calculated Acres
PIER T, BERTHS 132-140 SHORE TO SHIP
POWER PROJECT
You have achieved your minimum requirements
Project-Related Volume Increase with
Credits (cu ft)
0
Design Storm
0
0.04
0
Post-Construction Water Balance Calculator
18%
Acres
60.00
11.00
Open Space: grass cover <50%
User may make changes fromany cell
that is orange or brown in color (similar
to the cells to the immediate right). Cells
in green are calculated for you.
Project Information
LOS_ANGELES
0.00
Cu. Ft.
Cu.Ft.
Cu. Ft.
0
0
0
0 0.00
0
0
11.00
0.00
Cu. Ft.
Volume (cubic feet)
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
11.00
0
0.00
Square Feet Acres
0
LOS ANGELES CIVIC CENTE
High infiltration. Sand, loamy sand,
or sandy loam. Infiltration rate > 0.3
inch/hr when wet.
Runoff Calculations
11.00 Sq Ft
Sq Ft
Group A
Soils
Cu. Ft.
0.00
0.00
0.00 0
0
0
Porous Pavement Credit Worksheet
Please fill out a porous pavement credit worksheet for each project sub-watershed.
For the PROPOSED Development:
Proposed Porous Pavement Runoff Reduction* In SqFt. In Acres Equivalent Acres
Area of Brick without Grout on less than 12 inches of base with at least 20% void
space over soil 0.45 0.00 0.00
Area of Brick without Grout on more than 12 inches of base with at least 20% void
space over soil 0.90 0.00 0.00
Area of Cobbles less than 12 inches deep and over soil 0.30 0.00 0.00
Area of Cobbles less than 12 inches deep and over soil 0.60 0.00 0.00
Area of Reinforced Grass Pavement on less than 12 inches of base with at least 20%
void space over soil 0.45 0.00 0.00
Area of Reinforced Grass Pavement on at least 12 inches of base with at least 20%
void space over soil 0.90 0.00 0.00
Area of Porous Gravel Pavement on less than 12 inches of base with at least 20%
void space over soil 0.38 0.00 0.00
Area of Porous Gravel Pavement on at least 12 inches of base with at least 20% void
space over soil 0.75 0.00 0.00
Area of Poured Porous Concrete or Asphalt Pavement with less than 4 inches of
gravel base (washed stone) 0.40 0.00 0.00
Area of Poured Porous Concrete or Asphalt Pavement with 4 to 8 inches of gravel
base (washed stone) 0.60 0.00 0.00
Area of Poured Porous Concrete or Asphalt Pavement with 8 to 12 inches of gravel
base (washed stone) 0.80 0.00 0.00
Area of Poured Porous Concrete or Asphalt Pavement with 12 or more inches of
gravel base (washed stone) 1.00 0.00 0.00
*=1-Rv** Return to Calculator
**Using Site Design Techniques to meet Development Standards for Stormwater Quality (BASMAA 2003)
**NCDENR Stormwater BMP Manual (2007)
Fill in either Acres or SqFt
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Tree Planting Credit Worksheet
Tree Canopy Credit Criteria
Number of Trees
Planted
Credit (acres)
0 0.00
0 0.00
Square feet Under
Canopy
0 0.00
0 0.00
Return to Calculator
* credit amount based on credits from Stormwater Quality Design Manual for the Sacramento and South Placer Regions
There is currently no vegetation or trees on the existing site.
Please fill out a tree canopy credit worksheet for each project sub-watershed.
Number of proposed evergreen trees to be planted (credit =number of trees x 0.005)*
Number of proposed deciduous trees to be planted (credit =number of trees x 0.0025)*
Square feet under an existing tree canopy, that will remain on the property, with an average
diameter at 4.5 ft above grade (i.e., diameter at breast height or DBH) is LESS than 12 in
diameter.
Please describe below how the project will ensure that these trees will be maintained.
Square feet under an existing tree canopy that will remain on the property, with an average
diameter at 4.5 ft above grade (i.e., diameter at breast height or DBH) is 12 in diameter or
GREATER.
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Downspout Disconnection Credit Worksheet
Th St B ff d/ V t t d S l dit ill t b t k i thi b t h d ?
Please fill out a downspout disconnection credit worksheet for each project subwatershed. If you
answer yes to all questions, all rooftop area draining to each downspout will be subtracted from your
proposed rooftop impervious coverage.
Is the roof runoff from the design storm event fully contained in a raised bed or planter box or does it
drain as sheet flow to a landscaped area large enough to contain the roof runoff from the design
storm event?
Downspout Disconnection Credit Criteria
Do downspouts and any extensions extend at least six feet from a basement and two feet from a
crawl space or concrete slab?
Is the area of rooftop connecting to each disconnected downspout 600 square feet or less?
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The Stream Buffer credit will not be taken in this sub-watershed area?
Please fill out an impervious area disconnection credit worksheet for each project sub-watershed. If you answer
yes to all questions, all non-rooftop impervious surface area will be subtracted from your proposed non-rooftop
impervious coverage.
Non-Rooftop Disconnection Credit Criteria
Is the maximum contributing impervious flow path length less than 75 feet or, if equal or
greater than 75 feet, is a storage device (e.g. French drain, bioretention area, gravel
trench) implemented to achieve the required disconnection length?
Is the impervious area to any one discharge location less than 5,000 square feet?
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Is the roof slope less than 15%or does it have a grid to hold the substrate in place until it forms a Is the roof slope less than 15% or does it have a grid to hold the substrate in place until it forms a p g p
thick vegetation mat? thick vegetation mat? thick vegetation mat?
H f i l i d th l d d d i d f t t t Has a professional engineer assessed the necessary load reserves and designed a roof structure to Has a professional engineer assessed the necessary load reserves and designed a roof structure to
? meet state and local codes? meet state and local codes?
I th i i ti d d f l t t bli h t d/ t t i th f d i t d d d Is the irrigation needed for plant establishment and/or to sustain the green roof during extended dry Is the irrigation needed for plant establishment and/or to sustain the green roof during extended dry
periods is the source fromstored recycled reclaimed or reused water? periods, is the source from stored, recycled, reclaimed, or reused water? p y
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all impervious surface draining to each streambuffer that has not been addressed using the Downspout and/or Impervious Area
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Does runoff enter the floodprone width* or within 500 feet (whichever is larger) of a streamchannel as
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h t fl **?
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Is the contributing overland slope 5%or less or if greater than 5% is a level spreader used?
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Is the buffer area protected fromvehicle or other traffic barriers to reduce compaction?
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vegetation be maintained in a natural condition?
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** the maximumcontributing length shall be 75 feet for impervious area
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Please fill out a vegetated swale worksheet for each project subwatershed. If you answer yes to
all questions, you may subtract all impervious surface draining to each stream buffer that has not
been addressed using the Downspout Disconnection credit.
Vegetated Swale Credit Criteria
Have all vegetated swales been designed in accordance with Treatment Control BMP 30 (TC-30 -
Vegetated Swale) from the California Stormwater BMP Handbook, New Development and
Redevelopment (available at www.cabmphandbooks.com)?
Is the maximum flow velocity for runoff from the design storm event less than or equal to 1.0 foot
per second?
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Table 1
Sands, loamy sands <1.6 Porosity (%)
Sandy loams, loams <1.4
Sandy clay loams, loams, clay loams <1.4
Silts, silt loams <1.3
Silt loams, silty clay loams <1.1
Sandy clays, silty clays, some clay
loams (35-45% clay) <1.1
Clays (>45% clay) <1.1
Will the landscaped area be lined with an impervious membrane?
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USDA NRCS "Soil Quality Urban Technical Note
Mineral grains in many soils are mainly quartz and
feldspar, so 2.65 a good average for particle
density. To determine percent porosity, use the
formula: Porosity (%) =(1-Bulk Density/2.65) X
100
What is the average depth of your landscaped soil media meeting the above criteria (inches)?
What is the total area of the landscaped areas meeting the above criteria (in acres)?
Please fill out a soil quality worksheet for each project sub-watershed.
Will the soils used for landscaping meet the ideal bulk densities listed in Table 1 below?
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If you answered yes to the question above, but you do not know the exact bulk density, which
of the soil types in the drop down menu to the right best describes the top 12 inches for soils
used for landscaping (in g/cm
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If you answered yes to the question above, and you know the area-weighted bulk density
within the top 12 inches for soils used for landscaping (in g/cm
3
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skip to cell G11. If not select from the drop-down menu in G10.
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http://soils.usda.gov/sqi/management/files/sq_utn_2.pdf
* To determine how to calculate density see:
http://www.globe.gov/tctg/bulkden.pdf?sectionID=94
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Objectives
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Product Substitution
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Description
Many activities that occur at an industrial or commercial site
have the potential to cause accidental or illegal spills.
Preparation for accidental or illegal spills, with proper training
and reporting systems implemented, can minimize the discharge
of pollutants to the environment.
Spills and leaks are one of the largest contributors of stormwater
pollutants. Spill prevention and control plans are applicable to
any site at which hazardous materials are stored or used. An
effective plan should have spill prevention and response
procedures that identify potential spill areas, specify material
handling procedures, describe spill response procedures, and
provide spill clean-up equipment. The plan should take steps to
identify and characterize potential spills, eliminate and reduce
spill potential, respond to spills when they occur in an effort to
prevent pollutants from entering the stormwater drainage
system, and train personnel to prevent and control future spills.
Approach
Pol luti on Pr eventi on
Develop procedures to prevent/mitigate spills to storm drain
systems. Develop and standardize reporting procedures,
containment, storage, and disposal activities, documentation,
and follow-up procedures.
Develop a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure
(SPCC) Plan. The plan should include:
Sediment
Nutrients
Trash
Metals
Bacteria
Oil and Grease
Organics
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- Description of the facility, owner and address, activities and chemicals present
- Facility map
- Notification and evacuation procedures
- Cleanup instructions
- Identification of responsible departments
- Identify key spill response personnel
Recycle, reclaim, or reuse materials whenever possible. This will reduce the amount of
process materials that are brought into the facility.
Suggested Protocol s (i ncl udi ng equi pment needs)
Spill Prevention
Develop procedures to prevent/mitigate spills to storm drain systems. Develop and
standardize reporting procedures, containment, storage, and disposal activities,
documentation, and follow-up procedures.
If consistent illegal dumping is observed at the facility:
- Post No Dumping signs with a phone number for reporting illegal dumping and
disposal. Signs should also indicate fines and penalties applicable for illegal dumping.
- Landscaping and beautification efforts may also discourage illegal dumping.
- Bright lighting and/or entrance barriers may also be needed to discourage illegal
dumping.
Store and contain liquid materials in such a manner that if the tank is ruptured, the contents
will not discharge, flow, or be washed into the storm drainage system, surface waters, or
groundwater.
If the liquid is oil, gas, or other material that separates from and floats on water, install a
spill control device (such as a tee section) in the catch basins that collects runoff from the
storage tank area.
Routine maintenance:
- Place drip pans or absorbent materials beneath all mounted taps, and at all potential
drip and spill locations during filling and unloading of tanks. Any collected liquids or
soiled absorbent materials must be reused/recycled or properly disposed.
- Store and maintain appropriate spill cleanup materials in a location known to all near
the tank storage area; and ensure that employees are familiar with the sites spill control
plan and/or proper spill cleanup procedures.
- Sweep and clean the storage area monthly if it is paved, do not hose down the area to a
storm drain.
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- Check tanks (and any containment sumps) daily for leaks and spills. Replace tanks that
are leaking, corroded, or otherwise deteriorating with tanks in good condition. Collect
all spilled liquids and properly dispose of them.
Label all containers according to their contents (e.g., solvent, gasoline).
Label hazardous substances regarding the potential hazard (corrosive, radioactive,
flammable, explosive, poisonous).
Prominently display required labels on transported hazardous and toxic materials (per US
DOT regulations).
Identify key spill response personnel.
Spill Control and Cleanup Activities
Follow the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan.
Clean up leaks and spills immediately.
Place a stockpile of spill cleanup materials where it will be readily accessible (e.g., near
storage and maintenance areas).
On paved surfaces, clean up spills with as little water as possible. Use a rag for small spills, a
damp mop for general cleanup, and absorbent material for larger spills. If the spilled
material is hazardous, then the used cleanup materials are also hazardous and must be sent
to a certified laundry (rags) or disposed of as hazardous waste. Physical methods for the
cleanup of dry chemicals include the use of brooms, shovels, sweepers, or plows.
Never hose down or bury dry material spills. Sweep up the material and dispose of properly.
Chemical cleanups of material can be achieved with the use of adsorbents, gels, and foams.
Use adsorbent materials on small spills rather than hosing down the spill. Remove the
adsorbent materials promptly and dispose of properly.
For larger spills, a private spill cleanup company or Hazmat team may be necessary.
Reporting
Report spills that pose an immediate threat to human health or the environment to the
Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Federal regulations require that any oil spill into a water body or onto an adjoining shoreline
be reported to the National Response Center (NRC) at 800-424-8802 (24 hour).
Report spills to local agencies, such as the fire department; they can assist in cleanup.
Establish a system for tracking incidents. The system should be designed to identify the
following:
- Types and quantities (in some cases) of wastes
- Patterns in time of occurrence (time of day/night, month, or year)
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- Mode of dumping (abandoned containers, midnight dumping from moving vehicles,
direct dumping of materials, accidents/spills)
- Responsible parties
Tr ai ni ng
Educate employees about spill prevention and cleanup.
Well-trained employees can reduce human errors that lead to accidental releases or spills:
- The employee should have the tools and knowledge to immediately begin cleaning up a
spill should one occur.
- Employees should be familiar with the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure
Plan.
Employees should be educated about aboveground storage tank requirements. Employees
responsible for aboveground storage tanks and liquid transfers should be thoroughly
familiar with the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan and the plan should be
readily available.
Train employees to recognize and report illegal dumping incidents.
Other Consi derations (Li mi tati ons and Regulati ons)
A Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) is required for facilities that are
subject to the oil pollution regulations specified in Part 112 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal
Regulations or if they have a storage capacity of 10,000 gallons or more of petroleum.
(Health and Safety Code 6.67)
State regulations also exist for storage of hazardous materials (Health & Safety Code Chapter
6.95), including the preparation of area and business plans for emergency response to the
releases or threatened releases.
Consider requiring smaller secondary containment areas (less than 200 sq. ft.) to be
connected to the sanitary sewer, prohibiting any hard connections to the storm drain.
Requirements
Costs (i ncl udi ng capi tal and operati on & maintenance)
Will vary depending on the size of the facility and the necessary controls.
Prevention of leaks and spills is inexpensive. Treatment and/or disposal of contaminated
soil or water can be quite expensive.
Mai ntenance (i ncl udi ng admi ni strative and staffi ng)
This BMP has no major administrative or staffing requirements. However, extra time is
needed to properly handle and dispose of spills, which results in increased labor costs.
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Supplemental Information
Fur ther Detai l of the BMP
Reporting
Record keeping and internal reporting represent good operating practices because they can
increase the efficiency of the facility and the effectiveness of BMPs. A good record keeping
system helps the facility minimize incident recurrence, correctly respond with appropriate
cleanup activities, and comply with legal requirements. A record keeping and reporting system
should be set up for documenting spills, leaks, and other discharges, including discharges of
hazardous substances in reportable quantities. Incident records describe the quality and
quantity of non-stormwater discharges to the storm sewer. These records should contain the
following information:
Date and time of the incident
Weather conditions
Duration of the spill/leak/discharge
Cause of the spill/leak/discharge
Response procedures implemented
Persons notified
Environmental problems associated with the spill/leak/discharge
Separate record keeping systems should be established to document housekeeping and
preventive maintenance inspections, and training activities. All housekeeping and preventive
maintenance inspections should be documented. Inspection documentation should contain the
following information:
The date and time the inspection was performed
Name of the inspector
Items inspected
Problems noted
Corrective action required
Date corrective action was taken
Other means to document and record inspection results are field notes, timed and dated
photographs, videotapes, and drawings and maps.
Aboveground Tank Leak and Spill Control
Accidental releases of materials from aboveground liquid storage tanks present the potential for
contaminating stormwater with many different pollutants. Materials spilled, leaked, or lost from
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tanks may accumulate in soils or on impervious surfaces and be carried away by stormwater
runoff.
The most common causes of unintentional releases are:
Installation problems
Failure of piping systems (pipes, pumps, flanges, couplings, hoses, and valves)
External corrosion and structural failure
Spills and overfills due to operator error
Leaks during pumping of liquids or gases from truck or rail car to a storage tank or vice versa
Storage of reactive, ignitable, or flammable liquids should comply with the Uniform Fire Code
and the National Electric Code. Practices listed below should be employed to enhance the code
requirements:
Tanks should be placed in a designated area.
Tanks located in areas where firearms are discharged should be encapsulated in concrete or
the equivalent.
Designated areas should be impervious and paved with Portland cement concrete, free of
cracks and gaps, in order to contain leaks and spills.
Liquid materials should be stored in UL approved double walled tanks or surrounded by a
curb or dike to provide the volume to contain 10 percent of the volume of all of the
containers or 110 percent of the volume of the largest container, whichever is greater. The
area inside the curb should slope to a drain.
For used oil or dangerous waste, a dead-end sump should be installed in the drain.
All other liquids should be drained to the sanitary sewer if available. The drain must have a
positive control such as a lock, valve, or plug to prevent release of contaminated liquids.
Accumulated stormwater in petroleum storage areas should be passed through an oil/water
separator.
Maintenance is critical to preventing leaks and spills. Conduct routine inspections and:
Check for external corrosion and structural failure.
Check for spills and overfills due to operator error.
Check for failure of piping system (pipes, pumps, flanger, coupling, hoses, and valves).
Check for leaks or spills during pumping of liquids or gases from truck or rail car to a storage
facility or vice versa.
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Visually inspect new tank or container installation for loose fittings, poor welding, and
improper or poorly fitted gaskets.
Inspect tank foundations, connections, coatings, and tank walls and piping system. Look for
corrosion, leaks, cracks, scratches, and other physical damage that may weaken the tank or
container system.
Frequently relocate accumulated stormwater during the wet season.
Periodically conduct integrity testing by a qualified professional.
Vehicle Leak and Spill Control
Major spills on roadways and other public areas are generally handled by highly trained Hazmat
teams from local fire departments or environmental health departments. The measures listed
below pertain to leaks and smaller spills at vehicle maintenance shops.
In addition to implementing the spill prevention, control, and clean up practices above, use the
following measures related to specific activities:
Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance
Perform all vehicle fluid removal or changing inside or under cover to prevent the run-on of
stormwater and the runoff of spills.
Regularly inspect vehicles and equipment for leaks, and repair immediately.
Check incoming vehicles and equipment (including delivery trucks, and employee and
subcontractor vehicles) for leaking oil and fluids. Do not allow leaking vehicles or equipment
onsite.
Always use secondary containment, such as a drain pan or drop cloth, to catch spills or leaks
when removing or changing fluids.
Immediately drain all fluids from wrecked vehicles.
Store wrecked vehicles or damaged equipment under cover.
Place drip pans or absorbent materials under heavy equipment when not in use.
Use adsorbent materials on small spills rather than hosing down the spill.
Remove the adsorbent materials promptly and dispose of properly.
Promptly transfer used fluids to the proper waste or recycling drums. Dont leave full drip
pans or other open containers lying around.
Oil filters disposed of in trashcans or dumpsters can leak oil and contaminate stormwater.
Place the oil filter in a funnel over a waste oil recycling drum to drain excess oil before
disposal. Oil filters can also be recycled. Ask your oil supplier or recycler about recycling oil
filters.
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Store cracked batteries in a non-leaking secondary container. Do this with all cracked
batteries, even if you think all the acid has drained out. If you drop a battery, treat it as if it is
cracked. Put it into the containment area until you are sure it is not leaking.
Vehicle and Equipment Fueling
Design the fueling area to prevent the run-on of stormwater and the runoff of spills:
- Cover fueling area if possible.
- Use a perimeter drain or slope pavement inward with drainage to a sump.
- Pave fueling area with concrete rather than asphalt.
If dead-end sump is not used to collect spills, install an oil/water separator.
Install vapor recovery nozzles to help control drips as well as air pollution.
Discourage topping-off of fuel tanks.
Use secondary containment when transferring fuel from the tank truck to the fuel tank.
Use adsorbent materials on small spills and general cleaning rather than hosing down the
area. Remove the adsorbent materials promptly.
Carry out all Federal and State requirements regarding underground storage tanks, or install
above ground tanks.
Do not use mobile fueling of mobile industrial equipment around the facility; rather,
transport the equipment to designated fueling areas.
Keep your Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan up-to-date.
Train employees in proper fueling and cleanup procedures.
Industrial Spill Prevention Response
For the purposes of developing a spill prevention and response program to meet the stormwater
regulations, facility managers should use information provided in this fact sheet and the spill
prevention/response portions of the fact sheets in this handbook, for specific activities. The
program should:
Integrate with existing emergency response/hazardous materials programs (e.g., Fire
Department)
Develop procedures to prevent/mitigate spills to storm drain systems
Identify responsible departments
Develop and standardize reporting procedures, containment, storage, and disposal activities,
documentation, and follow-up procedures
Address spills at municipal facilities, as well as public areas
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Provide training concerning spill prevention, response and cleanup to all appropriate
personnel
References and Resources
Californias Nonpoint Source Program Plan http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/nps/index.html
Clark County Storm Water Pollution Control Manual
http://www.co.clark.wa.us/pubworks/bmpman.pdf
King County Storm Water Pollution Control Manual http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/dss/spcm.htm
Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program http://www.scvurppp.org
The Stormwater Managers Resource Center http://www.stormwatercenter.net/
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Educate
Reduce/Minimize

Targeted Constituents
Sediment
Nutrients
Trash
Metals
Bacteria
Oil and Grease
Organics



Description
Raw materials, by-products, finished products, containers, and
material storage areas exposed to rain and/ or runoff can pollute
stormwater. Stormwater can become contaminated when
materials wash off or dissolve into water or are added to runoff
by spills and leaks. I mproper storage of these materials can
result in accidental spills and the release of materials. To prevent
or reduce the discharge of pollutants to stormwater from
material delivery and storage, pollution prevention and source
control measures must be implemented, such as minimizing the
storage of hazardous materials on-site, enclosing or covering
materials, storing materials in a designated area, installing
secondary containment, conducting regular inspections,
preventing stormwater run-on and runoff, and training
employees and subcontractors.
Approach
Reduce potential for pollutant discharge through source control
pollution prevention and BMP implementation. Successful
implementation depends on effective training of employees on
applicable BMPs and general pollution prevention strategies and
objectives.
Pol luti on Preventi on
Emphasize employee education for successful BMP
implementation.
Minimize inventory of raw materials.
Keep an accurate, up-to-date inventory of the materials
delivered and stored on-site.
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Try to keep chemicals in their original containers and keep them well labeled.
Suggested Pr otocols
General
Store all materials inside. I f this is not feasible, then all outside storage areas should be
covered with a roof and bermed or enclosed to prevent stormwater contact. At the very
minimum, a temporary waterproof covering made of polyethylene, polypropyleneor hypalon
should be used over all materials stored outside.
Cover and contain the stockpiles of raw materials to prevent stormwater from running into
the covered piles. The covers must be in place at all times when work with the stockpiles is
not occurring. (Applicable to small stockpiles only).
I mplement erosion control practices at the perimeter of your site and at any catch basins to
prevent erosion of the stockpiled material off-site, if the stockpiles are so large that they
cannot feasibly be covered and contained.
Keep liquids in a designated area on a paved impervious surface within a secondary
containment.
Keep outdoor storage containers in good condition.
Minimize stormwater run-on by enclosing the area or building a berm around it.
Keep storage areas clean and dry.
Slope paved areas should be sloped in a manner that minimize pooling of water on the site,
particularly with materials that may leach pollutants into stormwater and/ or groundwater,
such as compost, logs, and wood chips. A minimum slope of 1.5% is recommended.
Secure drums stored in an area where unauthorized persons may gain access to prevent
accidental spillage, pilferage, or any unauthorized use.
Cover wood products treated with chromated copper arsenate, ammonical copper zinc
arsenate, creosote, or pentachlorophenol with tarps or store indoors.
Raw Material Containment
Curbing should be placed along the perimeter of the area to prevent the run-on of
uncontaminated stormwater from adjacent areas as well as runoff of stormwater from the
stockpile areas.
Tanks should be bermed or surrounded by a secondary containment system.
The area inside the curb should slope to a drain. Liquids should be drained to the sanitary
sewer if available. The drain must have a positive control such as a lock, valve, or plug to
prevent release of contaminated liquids.
Accumulated stormwater in petroleum storage areas should be passed through an oil/ water
separator.
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I nspection
Conduct regular inspections of storage areas so that leaks and spills are detected as soon as
possible.
Check berms, curbing, containment for repair and patching.
Tr ai ni ng
Train employees well in proper material storage.
Train employees and contractors in proper techniques for spill containment and cleanup.
Spi ll Response and Pr evention
Keep your Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan up-to-date.
Place a stockpile of spill cleanup materials, such as brooms, dustpans, and vacuum sweepers
(if desired) near the storage area where it will be readily accessible.
Have employees trained in spill containment and cleanup present during the
loading/ unloading of dangerous wastes, liquid chemicals, or other materials.
Other Consi der ati ons
Storage sheds often must meet building and fire code requirements. Storage of reactive,
ignitable, or flammable liquids must comply with the Uniform Fire Code and the National
Electric Code.
Space limitations may preclude storing some materials indoors.
Some municipalities require that secondary containment areas (regardless of size) be
connected to the sanitary sewer, prohibiting any hard connections to the storm drain.
Storage sheds often must meet building and fire code requirements.
The local fire district must be consulted for limitations on clearance of roof covers over
containers used to store flammable materials.
Requirements
Costs
Costs will vary depending on the size of the facility and the necessary controls. They should be
low except where large areas may have to be covered.
Mai ntenance
Accurate and up-to-date inventories should be kept of all stored materials.
Berms and curbs may require periodic repair and patching.
Parking lots or other surfaces near bulk materials storage areas should be swept periodically
to remove debris blown or washed from storage areas.
Sweep paved storage areas regularly for collection and disposal of loose solid materials, do
not hose down the area to a storm drain or conveyance ditch.
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Keep outdoor storage areas in good condition (e.g., repair roofs, floors, etc., to limit releases
to runoff).
Supplemental I nformation
Fur ther Detai l of the BMP
Raw Material Containment
Paved areas should be sloped in a manner that minimizes pooling of water on the site,
particularly with materials that may leach pollutants into stormwater and/ or groundwater, such
as compost, logs, and wood chips. A minimum slope of 1.5% is recommended.
Curbing should be placed along the perimeter of the area to prevent the run-on of
uncontaminated stormwater from adjacent areas as well as runoff of stormwater from
stockpile areas.
The storm drainage system should be designed to minimize use of catch basins in the
interior of the area as they tend to rapidly fill with manufacturing material.
The area should be sloped to drain stormwater to the perimeter where it can be collected or
to internal drainage alleyways where material is not stockpiled.
I f the raw material, by-product, or product is a liquid, more information for outside storage
of liquids can be found under SC31, Outdoor Liquid Container Storage.
Supplemental I nformation
Examples
The doghouse design has been used to store small liquid containers. The roof and flooring
design prevent contact with direct rain or runoff. The doghouse has two solid structural walls
and two canvas covered walls. The flooring is wire mesh about secondary containment. The
unit has been used successively at Lockheed Missile and Space Company in Sunnyvale.
References and Resources
Californias Nonpoint Source Program Plan http:/ / www.swrcb.ca.gov/ nps/ index.html
Clark County Storm Water Pollution Control Manual
http:/ / www.co.clark.wa.us/ pubworks/ bmpman.pdf
King County Storm Water Pollution Control Manual http:/ / dnr.metrokc.gov/ wlr/ dss/ spcm.htm
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Drain inserts are manufactured filters or fabric placed in a drop
inlet to remove sediment and debris. There are a multitude of
inserts of various shapes and configurations, typically falling into
one of three different groups: socks, boxes, and trays. The sock
consists of a fabric, usually constructed of polypropylene. The
fabric may be attached to a frame or the grate of the inlet holds
the sock. Socks are meant for vertical (drop) inlets. Boxes are
constructed of plastic or wire mesh. Typically a polypropylene
bag is placed in the wire mesh box. The bag takes the form of
the box. Most box products are one box; that is, the setting area
and filtration through media occur in the same box. Some
products consist of one or more trays or mesh grates. The trays
may hold different types of media. Filtration media vary by
manufacturer. Types include polypropylene, porous polymer,
treated cellulose, and activated carbon.
I nspection/ Maintenance Considerations
Washout problems increase with rain intensity. Susceptibility of
accumulated sediments to be re-suspended at low flow rates, can
be corrected with an energy dissipater between gate and
treatment areas.
Maintenance Concerns,
Obj ectives, and Goals
Sediment Removal
Targeted Constituents
Sediment
Nutrients
Trash
Metals
Bacteria
Oil and Grease
Organics
Removal Effectiveness
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I nspection Activities
Suggested
Frequency
I nspect for sediment buildup and proper
functioning.
At the beginning of the
wet season and after
significant storms
Verify that stormwater enters the unit and
does not leak around the perimeter.
After construction.
Maintenance Activities
Suggested
Frequency
Remove sediment as needed. At the beginning of the
wet season and as
necessary
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Reduce/Minimize
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Sediment
Nutrients
Trash
Metals
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Organics



Description
Spills and leaks that occur during vehicle and equipment fueling
can contribute hydrocarbons, oil and grease, as well as heavy
metals to stormwater runoff. I mplementing the following
management practices can help prevent fuel spills and leaks.
Approach
Reduce potential for pollutant discharge through source control
pollution prevention and BMP implementation. Successful
implementation depends on effective training of employees on
applicable BMPs and general pollution prevention strategies and
objectives.
Pol luti on Preventi on
Use properly maintained off-site fueling stations whenever
possible. These businesses are better equipped to handle fuel
and spills properly.
Educate employees about pollution prevention measures and
goals.
Focus pollution prevention activities on containment of spills
and leaks, most of which may occur during liquid transfers.
Suggested Pr otocols
General
"Spot clean" leaks and drips routinely. Leaks are not cleaned
up until the absorbent is picked up and disposed of properly.
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Manage materials and waste to reduce adverse impacts on stormwater quality.
Label drains within the facility boundary, by paint/ stencil (or equivalent), to indicate
whether they flow to an oil/ water separator, directly to the sewer, or to a storm drain. Labels
are not necessary for plumbing fixtures directly connected to the sanitary sewer.
Post signs to remind employees and customers not to top off the fuel tank when filling and
signs that ban customers and employees from changing engine oil or other fluids at that
location.
Report leaking vehicles to fleet maintenance.
I nstall inlet catch basin equipped with a small sedimentation basin or grit chamber to
remove large particles from stormwater in highly impervious areas.
Ensure the following safeguards are in place:
- Overflow protection devices on tank systems to warn the operator to automatically
shutdown transfer pumps when the tank reaches full capacity.
- Protective guards around tanks and piping to prevent vehicle or forklift damage.
- Clear tagging or labeling of all valves to reduce human error.
Fuel Dispensing Areas
Maintain clean fuel-dispensing areas using dry cleanup methods such as sweeping for
removal of litter and debris, or use of rags and absorbents for leaks and spills.
I f you periodically clean by washing, place a temporary plug in the downstream drain and
pump out the accumulated water. Properly dispose the water. Note: permission from the
local sewering agency must be obtained before discharging wash water to the sanitary sewer.
Fit underground storage tanks with spill containment and overfill prevention systems
meeting the requirements of Section 2635(b) of Title 23 of the California Code of
Regulations.
Fit fuel dispensing nozzles with "hold-open latches" (automatic shutoffs) except where
prohibited by local fire departments.
Post signs at the fuel dispenser or fuel island warning vehicle owners/ operators against
"topping off" of vehicle fuel tanks.
Design fueling area to prevent stormwater runoff and spills.
Cover fueling area with an overhanging roof structure or canopy so that precipitation cannot
come in contact with the fueling area and use a perimeter drain or slope pavement inward
with drainage to sump; pave area with concrete rather than asphalt.
Where covering is not feasible and the fuel island is surrounded by pavement, apply a
suitable sealant that protects the asphalt from spilled fuels.
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I nstall vapor recovery nozzles to help control drips as well as air pollution.
Use secondary containment when transferring fuel from the tank truck to the fuel tank.
Cover storm drains in the vicinity during transfer.
Outdoor Waste Receptacle Area
Spot clean leaks and drips routinely to prevent runoff of spillage.
Minimize the possibility of stormwater pollution from outside waste receptacles by doing at
least one of the following:
- Use only watertight waste receptacle(s) and keep the lid(s) closed.
- Grade and pave the waste receptacle area to prevent run-on of stormwater.
- I nstall a roof over the waste receptacle area.
- I nstall a low containment berm around the waste receptacle area.
- Use and maintain drip pans under waste receptacles.
Post no littering signs.
Air/ Water Supply Area
Minimize the possibility of stormwater pollution from air/ water supply areas by doing at
least one of the following:
- Spot clean leaks and drips routinely to prevent runoff of spillage.
- Grade and pave the air/ water supply area to prevent run-on of stormwater.
- I nstall a roof over the air/ water supply area.
- I nstall a low containment berm around the air/ water supply area.
I nspection
Aboveground Tank Leak and Spill Control:
- Check for external corrosion and structural failure.
- Check for spills and overfills due to operator error.
- Check for failure of piping system.
- Check for leaks or spills during pumping of liquids or gases from truck or rail car to a
storage facility or vice versa.
- Visually inspect new tank or container installation for loose fittings, poor welding, and
improper or poorly fitted gaskets.
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- I nspect tank foundations, connections, coatings, and tank walls and piping system. Look
for corrosion, leaks, cracks, scratches, and other physical damage that may weaken the
tank or container system.
- Periodically, integrity testing should be conducted by a qualified professional.
I nspect and clean, if necessary, storm drain inlets and catch basins within the facility
boundary before October 1 each year.
Tr ai ni ng
Train all employees upon hiring and annually thereafter on proper methods for handling
and disposing of waste. Make sure that all employees understand stormwater discharge
prohibitions, wastewater discharge requirements, and these best management practices.
Train employees on proper fueling and cleanup procedures.
Use a training log or similar method to document training.
Ensure that employees are familiar with the sites spill control plan and/ or proper spill
cleanup procedures.
Spi ll Response and Pr evention
Keep your Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan up-to-date.
Place a stockpile of spill cleanup materials where it will be readily accessible.
Use adsorbent materials on small spills and general cleaning rather than hosing down the
area. Remove the adsorbent materials promptly.
Store portable absorbent booms (long flexible shafts or barriers made of absorbent material)
in unbermed fueling areas.
Report spills promptly.
I f a dead-end sump is not used to collect spills, install an oil/ water separator.
Other Consi der ati ons
Carry out all Federal and State requirements regarding underground storage tanks, or install
above ground tanks.
Requirements
Costs
The retrofitting of existing fueling areas to minimize stormwater exposure or spill runoff can
be expensive. Good design must occur during the initial installation.
Extruded curb along the upstream side of the fueling area to prevent stormwater run-on is
of modest cost.
Mai ntenance
Clean oil/ water separators at appropriate intervals.
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Keep ample supplies of spill cleanup materials on-site.
I nspect fueling areas and storage tanks on a regular schedule.
Supplemental I nformation
Desi gn Consi derati ons
Designing New Installations
The elements listed below should be included in the design and construction of new or
substantially remodeled facilities.
Fuel Dispensing Areas
Fuel dispensing areas must be paved with Portland cement concrete (or, equivalent smooth
impervious surface), with a 2 to 4% slope to prevent ponding, and must be separated from
the rest of the site by a grade break that prevents run-on of stormwater to the extent
practicable. The fuel dispensing area is defined as extending 6.5 feet from the corner of each
fuel dispenser or the length at which the hose and nozzle assembly may be operated plus 1
foot, whichever is less. The paving around the fuel dispensing area may exceed the
minimum dimensions of the "fuel dispensing area" stated above.
The fuel dispensing area must be covered, and the covers minimum dimensions must be
equal to or greater than the area within the grade break or the fuel dispensing area, as
defined above. The cover must not drain onto the fuel dispensing area.
I f necessary, install and maintain an oil control device in the appropriate catch basin(s) to
treat runoff from the fueling area.
Outdoor Waste Receptacle Area
Grade and pave the outdoor waste receptacle area to prevent run-on of stormwater to the
extent practicable.
Air/ Water Supply Area
Grade and pave the air/ water supply area to prevent run-on of stormwater to the extent
practicable.
Designated Fueling Area
I f your facility has large numbers of mobile equipment working throughout the site and you
currently fuel them with a mobile fuel truck, consider establishing a designated fueling area.
With the exception of tracked equipment such as bulldozers and perhaps small forklifts,
most vehicles should be able to travel to a designated area with little lost time. Place
temporary caps over nearby catch basins or manhole covers so that if a spill occurs it is
prevented from entering the storm drain.
Examples
The Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan, which is required by law for
some facilities, is an effective program to reduce the number of accidental spills and minimize
contamination of stormwater runoff.
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The City of Palo Alto has an effective program for commercial vehicle service facilities. Many of
the programs elements, including specific BMP guidance and lists of equipment suppliers, are
also applicable to industrial facilities.
References and Resources
Californias Nonpoint Source Program Plan http:/ / www.swrcb.ca.gov/ nps/ index.html
Clark County Storm Water Pollution Control Manual
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King County Storm Water Pollution Control Manual http:/ / dnr.metrokc.gov/ wlr/ dss/ spcm.htm
Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program http:/ / www.scvurppp.org
The Storm Water Managers Resource Center http:/ / www.stormwatercenter.net/
Best Management Practice Guide for Retail Gasoline Outlets, California Stormwater Quality
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Reduce/Minimize
Product Substitution

Targeted Constituents
Sediment
Nutrients
Trash
Metals
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Oil and Grease
Organics



Description
Parking lots and storage areas can contribute a number of
substances, such as trash, suspended solids, hydrocarbons, oil
and grease, and heavy metals that can enter receiving waters
through stormwater runoff or non-stormwater discharges. The
protocols in this fact sheet are intended to prevent or reduce the
discharge of pollutants from parking/ storage areas and include
using good housekeeping practices, following appropriate
cleaning BMPs, and training employees.
Approach
The goal of this program is toensure stormwater pollution
prevention practices are considered when conducting activities
on or around parking areas and storage areas to reduce potential
for pollutant discharge to receiving waters. Successful
implementation depends on effective training of employees on
applicable BMPs and general pollution prevention strategies and
objectives.
Pol luti on Preventi on
Encourage alternative designs and maintenance strategies for
impervious parking lots. (See New Development and
Redevelopment BMP Handbook)
Keep accurate maintenance logs to evaluate BMP
implementation.
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Suggested Pr otocols
General
Keep the parking and storage areas clean and orderly. Remove debris in a timely fashion.
Allow sheet runoff to flow into biofilters (vegetated strip and swale) and/ or infiltration
devices.
Utilize sand filters or oleophilic collectors for oily waste in low quantities.
Arrange rooftop drains to prevent drainage directly onto paved surfaces.
Design lot to include semi-permeable hardscape.
Discharge soapy water remaining in mop or wash buckets to the sanitary sewer through a
sink, toilet, clean-out, or wash area with drain.
Controlling Litter
Post No Littering signs and enforce anti-litter laws.
Provide an adequate number of litter receptacles.
Clean out and cover litter receptacles frequently to prevent spillage.
Provide trash receptacles in parking lots to discourage litter.
Routinely sweep, shovel, and dispose of litter in the trash.
Surface Cleaning
Use dry cleaning methods (e.g., sweeping, vacuuming) to prevent the discharge of pollutants
into the stormwater conveyance system if possible.
Establish frequency of public parking lot sweeping based on usage and field observations of
waste accumulation.
Sweep all parking lots at least once before the onset of the wet season.
Follow the procedures below if water is used to clean surfaces:
- Block the storm drain or contain runoff.
- Collect and pump wash water to the sanitary sewer or discharge to a pervious surface.
Do not allow wash water to enter storm drains.
- Dispose of parking lot sweeping debris and dirt at a landfill.
Follow the procedures below when cleaning heavy oily deposits:
- Clean oily spots with absorbent materials.
- Use a screen or filter fabric over inlet, then wash surfaces.
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- Do not allow discharges to the storm drain.
- Vacuum/ pump discharges to a tank or discharge to sanitary sewer.
- Appropriately dispose of spilled materials and absorbents.
Surface Repair
Preheat, transfer or load hot bituminous material away from storm drain inlets.
Apply concrete, asphalt, and seal coat during dry weather to prevent contamination from
contacting stormwater runoff.
Cover and seal nearby storm drain inlets where applicable (with waterproof material or
mesh) and manholes before applying seal coat, slurry seal, etc. Leave covers in place until
job is complete and all water from emulsified oil sealants has drained or evaporated. Clean
any debris from these covered manholes and drains for proper disposal.
Use only as much water as necessary for dust control, to avoid runoff.
Catch drips from paving equipment that is not in use with pans or absorbent material placed
under the machines. Dispose of collected material and absorbents properly.
I nspection
Have designated personnel conduct inspections of parking facilities and stormwater
conveyance systems associated with parking facilities on a regular basis.
I nspect cleaning equipment/ sweepers for leaks on a regular basis.
Tr ai ni ng
Provide regular training to field employees and/ or contractors regarding cleaning of paved
areas and proper operation of equipment.
Train employees and contractors in proper techniques for spill containment and cleanup.
Spi ll Response and Pr evention
Keep your Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan up-to-date.
Place a stockpile of spill cleanup materials where it will be readily accessible or at a central
location.
Clean up fluid spills immediately with absorbent rags or material.
Dispose of spilled material and absorbents properly.
Other Consi der ati ons
Limitations related to sweeping activities at large parking facilities may include high equipment
costs, the need for sweeper operator training, and the inability of current sweeper technology to
remove oil and grease.
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Requirements
Costs
Cleaning/ sweeping costs can be quite large. Construction and maintenance of stormwater
structural controls can be quite expensive as well.
Mai ntenance
Sweep parking lot regularly to minimize cleaning with water.
Clean out oil/ water/ sand separators regularly, especially after heavy storms.
Clean parking facilities regularly to prevent accumulated wastes and pollutants from being
discharged into conveyance systems during rainy conditions.
Supplemental I nformation
Fur ther Detai l of the BMP
Surface Repair
Apply concrete, asphalt, and seal coat during dry weather to prevent contamination from
contacting stormwater runoff. Where applicable, cover and seal nearby storm drain inlets (with
waterproof material or mesh) and manholes before applying seal coat, slurry seal, etc. Leave
covers in place until job is complete and all water from emulsified oil sealants has drained or
evaporated. Clean any debris from these covered manholes and drains for proper disposal.
Only use only as much water as is necessary for dust control to avoid runoff.
References and Resources
Californias Nonpoint Source Program Plan http:/ / www.swrcb.ca.gov/ nps/ index.html
Clark County Storm Water Pollution Control Manual
http:/ / www.co.clark.wa.us/ pubworks/ bmpman.pdf
King County Storm Water Pollution Control Manual http:/ / dnr.metrokc.gov/ wlr/ dss/ spcm.htm
Pollution from Surface Cleaning Folder. 1996. Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies
Association (BASMAA). http:/ / www.basmaa.org/
Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies. Oregon Municipal Stormwater Toolbox for
Maintenance Practices. J une 1998.
Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program http:/ / www.scvurppp.org
The Storm Water Managers Resource Center http:/ / www.stormwatercenter.net/
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Description and Purpose
Prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants to stormwater
from concrete waste by conducting washout offsite, performing
onsite washout in a designated area, and training employee and
subcontractors.
Suitable Applications
Concrete waste management procedures and practices are
implemented on construction projects where:
Concrete is used as a construction material or where
concrete dust and debris result form demolition activities
Slurries containing portland cement concrete (PCC) or
asphalt concrete (AC) are generated, such as from saw
cutting, coring, grinding, grooving, and hydro-concrete
demolition
Concrete trucks and other concrete-coated equipment are
washed onsite
Mortar-mixing stations exist
See also NS-8, Vehicle and Equipment Cleaning
Limitations
Offsite washout of concrete wastes may not always be possible.
Obj ectives
EC Erosion Control
SE Sediment Control
TC Tracking Control
WE Wind Erosion Control
NS
Non-Stormwater
Management Control
WM
Waste Management and
Materials Pollution Control
Legend:
Primary Obj ecti ve
Secondary Obj ecti ve
Targeted Constituents
Sediment
Nutrients
Trash
Metals
Bacteria
Oil and Grease
Organics

Potential Alternatives
None

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I mplementation
The following steps will help reduce stormwater pollution from concrete wastes:
Discuss the concrete management techniques described in this BMP (such as handling of
concrete waste and washout) with the ready-mix concrete supplier before any deliveries are
made.
I ncorporate requirements for concrete waste management into material supplier and
subcontractor agreements.
Store dry and wet materials under cover, away from drainage areas.
Avoid mixing excess amounts of fresh concrete.
Perform washout of concrete trucks offsite or in designated areas only.
Do not wash out concrete trucks into storm drains, open ditches, streets, or streams.
Do not allow excess concrete to be dumped onsite, except in designated areas.
For onsite washout:
- Locate washout area at least 50 feet from storm drains, open ditches, or water bodies.
Do not allow runoff from this area by constructing a temporary pit or bermed area large
enough for liquid and solid waste.
- Wash out wastes into the temporary pit where the concrete can set, be broken up, and
then disposed properly.
Avoid creating runoff by draining water to a bermed or level area when washing concrete to
remove fine particles and expose the aggregate.
Do not wash sweepings from exposed aggregate concrete into the street or storm drain.
Collect and return sweepings to aggregate base stockpile or dispose in the trash.
Educati on
Educate employees, subcontractors, and suppliers on the concrete waste management
techniques described herein.
Arrange for contractors superintendent or representative to oversee and enforce concrete
waste management procedures.
Concrete Sl urr y Wastes
PCC and AC waste should not be allowed to enter storm drains or watercourses.
PCC and AC waste should be collected and disposed of or placed in a temporary concrete
washout facility.
A sign should be installed adjacent to each temporary concrete washout facility to inform
concrete equipment operators to utilize the proper facilities.
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Below grade concrete washout facilities are typical. Above grade facilities are used if
excavation is not practical.
A foreman or construction supervisor should monitor onsite concrete working tasks, such as
saw cutting, coring, grinding and grooving to ensure proper methods are implemented.
Saw-cut PCC slurry should not be allowed to enter storm drains or watercourses. Residue
from grinding operations should be picked up by means of a vacuum attachment to the
grinding machine. Saw cutting residue should not be allowed to flow across the pavement
and should not be left on the surface of the pavement. See also NS-3, Paving and Grinding
Operations; and WM-10, Liquid Waste Management.
Slurry residue should be vacuumed and disposed in a temporary pit (as described in OnSite
Temporary Concrete Washout Facility, Concrete Transit Truck Washout Procedures, below)
and allowed to dry. Dispose of dry slurry residue in accordance with WM-5, Solid Waste
Management.
Onsite Tempor ary Concrete Washout Faci li ty, Transit Truck Washout
Pr ocedures
Temporary concrete washout facilities should be located a minimum of 50 ft from storm
drain inlets, open drainage facilities, and watercourses. Each facility should be located away
from construction traffic or access areas to prevent disturbance or tracking.
A sign should be installed adjacent to each washout facility to inform concrete equipment
operators to utilize the proper facilities.
Temporary concrete washout facilities should be constructed above grade or below grade at
the option of the contractor. Temporary concrete washout facilities should be constructed
and maintained in sufficient quantity and size to contain all liquid and concrete waste
generated by washout operations.
Temporary washout facilities should have a temporary pit or bermed areas of sufficient
volume to completely contain all liquid and waste concrete materials generated during
washout procedures.
Washout of concrete trucks should be performed in designated areas only.
Only concrete from mixer truck chutes should be washed into concrete wash out.
Concrete washout from concrete pumper bins can be washed into concrete pumper trucks
and discharged into designated washout area or properly disposed of offsite.
Once concrete wastes are washed into the designated area and allowed to harden, the
concrete should be broken up, removed, and disposed of per WM-5, Solid Waste
Management. Dispose of hardened concrete on a regular basis.
Temporary Concrete Washout Facility (Type Above Grade)
- Temporary concrete washout facility (type above grade) should be constructed as shown
on the details at the end of this BMP, with a recommended minimum length and
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minimum width of 10 ft, but with sufficient quantity and volume to contain all liquid and
concrete waste generated by washout operations.
- Straw bales, wood stakes, and sandbag materials should conform to the provisions in SE-
9, Straw Bale Barrier.
- Plastic lining material should be a minimum of 10 mil in polyethylene sheeting and
should be free of holes, tears, or other defects that compromise the impermeability of the
material.
Temporary Concrete Washout Facility (Type Below Grade)
- Temporary concrete washout facilities (type below grade) should be constructed as
shown on the details at the end of this BMP, with a recommended minimum length and
minimum width of 10 ft. The quantity and volume should be sufficient to contain all
liquid and concrete waste generated by washout operations.
- Lath and flagging should be commercial type.
- Plastic lining material should be a minimum of 10 mil polyethylene sheeting and should
be free of holes, tears, or other defects that compromise the impermeability of the
material.
Removal of Temporar y Concr ete Washout Faci li ti es
When temporary concrete washout facilities are no longer required for the work, the
hardened concrete should be removed and disposed of. Materials used to construct
temporary concrete washout facilities should be removed from the site of the work and
disposed of.
Holes, depressions or other ground disturbance caused by the removal of the temporary
concrete washout facilities should be backfilled and repaired.
Costs
All of the above are low cost measures.
I nspection and Maintenance
Inspect and verify that activitybased BMPs are in place prior to the commencement of
associated activities. While activities associated with the BMP are under way, inspect weekly
during the rainy season and of two-week intervals in the non-rainy season to verify
continued BMP implementation.
Temporary concrete washout facilities should be maintained to provide adequate holding
capacity with a minimum freeboard of 4 in. for above grade facilities and 12 in. for below
grade facilities. Maintaining temporary concrete washout facilities should include removing
and disposing of hardened concrete and returning the facilities to a functional condition.
Hardened concrete materials should be removed and disposed of.
Washout facilities must be cleaned, or new facilities must be constructed and ready for use
once the washout is 75% full.
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References
Blueprint for a Clean Bay: Best Management Practices to Prevent Stormwater Pollution from
Construction Related Activities; Santa Clara Valley Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program,
1995.
Stormwater Quality Handbooks - Construction Site Best Management Practices (BMPs) Manual,
State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), November 2000.
Stormwater Management for Construction Activities; Developing Pollution Prevention Plans
and Best Management Practice, EPA 832-R-92005; USEPA, April 1992.
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Appendix E
Construction Site Inspection Report Forms


Appendix E
Construction Site Inspection Form
POLB Construction SWPPP (J uly 2010)

Risk Level 1, 2, 3
Visual Inspection Field Log Sheet
Date and Time of Inspection: Report Date:
Inspection
Type:
Weekly Before
predicted rain
During
rain event
Following
qualifying rain
event
Contained
stormwater
release
Quarterly
non-stormwater
Site Information
Construction Site Name:
Construction stage and
completed activities:
Approximate area
of exposed site:
Weather and Observations
Date Rain Predicted to Occur: Predicted % chance of rain:
Estimate storm beginning:

(date and time)
Estimate storm
duration:_________
(hours)
Estimate time since last
storm: ________
(days or hours)
Rain gauge reading:
_______
(inches)
Observations: If yes identify location
Odors Yes No
Floating material Yes No
Suspended Material Yes No
Sheen Yes No
Discolorations Yes No
Turbidity Yes No
Site Inspections
Outfalls or BMPs Evaluated Deficiencies Noted
(add additional sheets or attached detailed BMP Inspection Checklists)



Photos Taken:
Yes No
Photo Reference IDs:
Corrective Actions Identified (note if SWPPP/REAP change is needed)

Contractor QSP Information
Contractor QSP Name: Contractor QSP Title:
Signature: Date:
Appendix E
Construction Site Inspection Form

Risk Level 2
Effluent Sampling Field Log Sheets
Construction Site Name: Date: Time Start:
Sampler:
Sampling Event Type:
Stormwater Non-stormwater Non-visible pollutant
Field Meter Calibration
pH Meter ID No./Desc.:
Calibration Date/Time:
Turbidity Meter ID No./Desc.:
Calibration Date/Time:
Field pH and Turbidity Measurements
Discharge Location Description pH Turbidity Time





Grab Samples Collected
Discharge Location Description Sample Type Time






Additional Sampling Notes:

Time End:


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Appendix F
Training Reporting Form


Appendix F
Record of SWPPP Training Session

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Record of SWPPP Training Session
Training Date:
Instructor
(Qualified SWPPP
Practitioner):

Topics Covered:
Inspections BMP Maintenance/Repair
SWPPP BMPs Non-Storm Water Discharges
Other (e.g., workshops offered by agencies, SWRCB/RWQCB, or
professional organizations)

Name
Company /
Work Address
Telephone
Number
SWPPP
Responsibilities
Received
Complete SWPPP
or Excerpt
(Yes/No)
(a)












(a) SWPPP responsibilities may include one or more of the following: BMP Installation, Inspection, Maintenance;
Training; SWPPP Revisions, Non-Storm Water Discharges, Storm Water Sampling


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Appendix G
Rain Event Action Plan




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Rain Event Action Plan
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Rain Event Action Plan

The project Qualified SWPPP Practitioner shall develop a Rain Event Action Plan (REAP) for all Risk Level 2 projects
48 hours prior to any likely precipitation event. For this requirements, a qualifying rain event is one producing
precipitation of inch or more of discharge, and has a forecast with a 50% or greater probability of producing
precipitation Port of Long Beach Harbor District (zip code 90802) based on the National Weather Service Forecast
Office (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/forecast).

Activities identified in this REAP shall be implemented no later than 24 hours prior to the likely precipitation event.
Attach a print copy of the National Weather Service Forecast to this REAP. A paper copy of this REAP shall be kept
onsite.

Rain Event Action Plan
Project Name: Site Address:
Site StormWater Manager Name (print): Erosion/Sediment Control Provider Name (print):
Site StormWater Manager Company: Erosion/Sediment Control Provider Company:

Site StormWater Manager 24hr Telephone No.:

Erosion/Sediment Control Provider 24hr Telephone No.:
Site StormWater Sampling Agent Name (print): Current Phase of Construction:
Grading/ Land Development
Streets/ Utilities
Vertical Construction
Final Landscaping/ Site Stabilization
Inactive Construction Site
__________________________________
Site StormWater Sampling Agent Company:
Site StormWater Sampling Agent 24hr
Telephone No.:
Activities Associated with Construction Project

(Check ALL boxes that apply to the site at present)
Demolition
Rough Grade
Soil Amendment(s)
Rock Crushing
Vegetation Removal
Finish Grade
Over Excavation ( _______ ft)
Erosion and Sediment Control
Material Delivery / Storage
Vegetation Salvage / Harvest
Blasting
Equipment Maint. / Fueling
Soils Testing
Surveying
Masonry
Utility Install: water / sewer / gas
Storm Drain Installation
Curb & Gutter / Concrete Pour
Paving Operations
Framing
Drywall / Interior Walls
Flooring
Roofing
Carpentry
Electrical
Plumbing
HVAC
Insulation
Concrete/ Forms/ Foundation
Painting & Touch-up
Stucco
Tile
Landscaping / Irrigation
Site Stabilization
Vegetation Establishment
Construction Site BMP Removal
Storage Yard / Material Removal
Erosion/Sediment BMP
Installation / Repair / Maintenance
Street Sweeping
Trash Removal / Disposal
OTHER: _________________
OTHER: _________________
OTHER: _________________

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Rain Event Action Plan
(Continued)
Trades Active on Site
(Check ALL boxes that apply to the site at present)
Demolition
Surveyor / Soils Technician
Trenching
Concrete Pouring
Foundation
Grading Contractor
Rock Products
Landscaping / Landscaper
Irrigation System Installation
Pest Control
Erosion / Sediment Control
Installation
Erosion / Sediment Control
Maintenance
BMP Installation / Installer
Equipment Fueling/ Maintenance
Material Delivery
Trash Removal
Routine Site Inspector(s)
Carpentry
Electrical / Electricians
Plumbing / Plumbers
Masonry / Masons
Drywall
Exterior Siding / Stucco
Insulation
Fireproofing
Painting / Painters
Roofers
Flooring / Tile Workers
Welders / Steel Workers
Riggers
Laborers
Sanitary Station Provider
Street Sweeping/ Sweeper
Operator
Utilities: water, sewer, electric
Utility Line Tester / Inspector
Storm Drain Improvement
Street Improvements
Water Pipe Installation
Sewer Pipe Installation
Gas Pipe Installation
Communication(s) Installation
Electrical Installation

HVAC Installation

OTHER: _________________

OTHER: _________________
OTHER: _________________
Information Provided
TO CONTRACTORS:
Educational Material Handout
Contractual Language
Signage
Tailgate Meeting
Fines and Penalties
Training Workshop
OTHER: _________________
OTHER: _________________
Predicted Rain Event Triggered Actions
Below is a list of suggested actions for this project. Each active Trade should check all material storage areas,
stockpiles, waste management areas, vehicle and equipment storage/maintenance areas, areas of active soil
disturbance, and areas of active work to ensure proper implementation of BMPs.
Activity Suggested Action(s) to reviewbefore rain event
Information &
Scheduling
Inform trade supervisors of predicted rain
Check scheduled activities and reschedule as needed (e.g. landscaping, concrete,
grading, etc)
Alert erosion/sediment control provider
Alert sample collection contractor (if applicable)
Schedule staff for rain inspections
Check erosion and sediment control (ESC) material stock
Review current material inventory (delivered, stockpiled on site) and necessary
BMPs
Review site map with BMPs
OTHER _______________________________________________
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Rain Event Action Plan
(Continued)
Material Storage
Areas
Material under cover with appropriate secondary containment (bermed), in (treated
wood/metal) sheds, or otherwise stored per SWPPP
Perimeter control around stockpiles
OTHER ____________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
Waste
Management Areas
Dumpsters closed
Drain holes plugged
Recycling bins covered
Sanitary stations bermed and protected from tipping
OTHER ____________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
Trade Operations Do not apply soil treatments (fertilizers) within 24 hours prior to a forecast event, or
during the event.
Do not apply erodible landscape material within 24 hours prior to a forecast event,
or during the event.
Exterior operations shut down for event (i.e. no concrete pours, paving, landscaping
activities)
Materials and equipment are properly stored and covered (i.e. tools)
Waste and debris disposed in covered dumpster(s) or removed from site.
Trenches and excavations protected with appropriate BMPs
Perimeter controls in place around disturbed areas (active/inactive areas)
Fueling and repair areas are covered and bermed, or located off site and not
applicable.
OTHER ____________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
Erosion / Sediment
Control BMPs
Adequate capacity in sediment basins and traps
Perimeter controls in place at entrances/exits to site, and around site, as needed
Catch basin and drop inlet protection in place
Deploy temporary erosion control on inactive areas
Deploy temporary erosion control on active/disturbed areas and stockpiles
Sweep roads
OTHER ____________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
Concrete Rinse
Out Areas
Adequate capacity for rain
Cover wash-out bins
Adequate containment provided (as needed)
OTHER ____________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
Spills and Drips Spill response plan available with SWPPP
Check spill kits around site for adequate material stock
Clean up all incident spills and drip (i.e. paint, oil, grease, fuel, stucco, chemicals,
dumpsters, etc).
Empty drip pans
OTHER ____________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________

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Rain Event Action Plan
(Continued)
Other ___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
PHOTOS TAKEN YES
NO

As a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner I certify under penalty of law that this Rain Event Action Plan (REAP) and all
attachments were prepared either by me and/or by other qualified and trained personnel who acted under my
supervision. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the
possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations.

________________________________________________________ DATE: ___________________________
Qualified SWPPP Practitioner
(please sign with ink)


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Appendix H
Construction Site Monitoring Program
Appendix H CSMP
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CONSTRUCTION SITE
MONITORING PROGRAM


PIER T, BERTHS 132-140 SHORE TO SHIP POWER PROJ ECT
(Name of Project)


301 HANJ IN ROAD, LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA 90802
(Street Address of Construction Site)
Long Beach, California 90802

WDID No.


Date Prepared
6/20/2012

Prepared by:
Name of Firm: THE RYAN COMPANY
Street Address 15 COMMERCE WAY
City, State, and Zip: NORTON, MA 02766
Telephone No.: 508-742-2500
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION PAGE
Contents
1.0 INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................ 1-1
1.1 Construction Site Monitoring Program Description ............................................ 1-1
1.2 Roles and Responsibilities for Storm Water Monitoring ..................................... 1-1
1.3 Applicability of Permit Requirements ................................................................. 1-2
2.0 MONITORING SITE LOCATIONS ..................................................................................... 2-1
3.0 SAFETY ...................................................................................................................... 3-1
4.0 VISUAL MONITORING (INSPECTIONS) ............................................................................ 4-1
4.1.1 Non-Stormwater Discharge Monitoring ............................................................. 4-3
4.1.2 Water Quality Sampling & Analysis .................................................................. 4-3
4.1.3 Non-Visible Pollutant Monitoring ...................................................................... 4-4
5.0 MONITORING STRATEGY .............................................................................................. 5-5
5.1 Sampling Schedule............................................................................................... 5-5
5.2 Sampling Locations ............................................................................................. 5-6
6.0 MONITORING PREPARATION ............................................ ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.
7.0 ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS ....................................................................................... 6-1
8.0 SAMPLE COLLECTION AND HANDLING ............................. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.
8.1 Sample Collection Procedures ............................... Error! Bookmark not defined.
9.0 LABORATORY ANALYSIS ................................................ ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.
10.0 DATA QUALITY OBJECTIVES ...................................................................................... 7-1
10.1 Project Goals and Objectives ............................................................................... 7-1
10.1.1 Storm Water Effluent Monitoring ....................................................................... 7-1
10.1.2 Non-Storm Water Effluent Monitoring .............................................................. 7-3
10.1.3 Monitoring Due to a Breach, Malfunction, Leakage, or Spill ............................ 7-5
10.1.4 Monitoring Areas of Historic Contamination or Soil Amendments ................... 7-7
10.2 Analytical Reporting Limits .............................................................................. 7-12
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10.3 Analytical Precision, Accuracy, and Completeness .......................................... 7-12
11.0 FIELD EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE ................................................................................ 8-1
11.1 Water Quality Sampling Equipment .................................................................... 8-1
11.2 Cleaning of Sample Collection Bottles ................................................................ 8-3
12.0 MONITORING PREPARATION AND LOGISTICS ................................................................. 9-1
12.1 Visual Observations / Inspections ........................................................................ 9-1
12.1.1 Storm Water Effluent Sampling Criteria ............................................................ 9-1
12.1.2 Non-Storm Water Discharge Effluent Sampling Criteria ................................... 9-2
12.1.3 Non-Visible Pollutant Sampling Criteria ............................................................ 9-2
12.2 Weather Tracking ................................................................................................. 9-2
12.3 Sample Bottle Ordering ....................................................................................... 9-3
12.4 Sample Bottle Labeling ........................................................................................ 9-3
12.5 Field Equipment Preparation ............................................................................... 9-3
13.0 SAMPLE COLLECTION, PRESERVATION, AND DELIVERY ............................................... 10-1
13.1 Sample Collection Methods ............................................................................... 10-1
13.2 Field Measurement Methods .............................................................................. 10-2
13.3 Sample Containers and Handling ....................................................................... 10-2
13.4 QA/QC Sample Collection Methods ................................................................. 10-2
13.5 Forms and Procedures for Documenting Sample Collection and Field
Measurements .................................................................................................... 10-3
13.6 Laboratory Communication Procedures ............................................................ 10-6
13.7 Sample Shipping/Delivery and Chain of Custody ............................................. 10-6
13.8 Sample Preservation and Filtration .................................................................... 10-6
14.0 QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL .................................................................. 11-1
14.1 Field and lab Procedures for QA/QC ................................................................. 11-1
14.1.1 QA/QC for Water Sample Collection ............................................................... 11-1
14.1.2 Laboratory QA/QC ........................................................................................... 11-1
15.0 LABORATORY SAMPLE PREPARATION AND ANALYTICAL METHODS ............................. 12-1
16.0 DATA MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING PROCEDURES ................................................... 13-1
16.1 Analytical Data Validation ................................................................................ 13-1
16.2 Electronic Data Transfer .................................................................................... 13-1
16.3 Numeric Action Levels ...................................................................................... 13-1
16.4 Reports ............................................................................................................... 13-2


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TABLES
Table 1-1. Monitoring Requirements for Each Type of Construction Project ........... Error! Bookmark not
defined.
Table 3-1. Storm Water Effluent Analytical Constituents and Test Methods ........... Error! Bookmark not
defined.
Table 3-2. List of Non-Visible Laboratory Analytical Constituents ........... Error! Bookmark not defined.
Table 4-1. Testing Requirements for Pollutants Not Visually Detectable: Pollutants Due To Breach,
Malfunction, Leakage, or Spill ........................................................................................................ 7-10
Table 4-2. Testing Requirements for Pollutants Not Visually Detectable: Pollutants Due To Historic
Contamination or Soil Amendments ................................................................................................ 7-11
Table 4-3. Specifications for Laboratory Constituent Analyses .............................................................. 7-13
Table 4-4. Precision and Accuracy Control Limits for Analytical Constituents ..................................... 7-14
Table 6-1. Triggers for Water Quality Sampling ....................................................................................... 9-1
Table 8-1. Laboratory QA/QC Analyses ................................................................................................. 11-2
Table 8-2. QA/QC Sample Frequency ..................................................................................................... 11-2


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G-1 Monitoring Report(s)


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1.0 I NTRODUCTI ON
1.1 CONSTRUCTION SITE MONITORING PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
A Site-specific Construction Site Monitoring Program (CSMP) detailing all monitoring procedures and
instructions, location maps, forms, and checklists is provided in the following sections. The CSMP has
been developed and implemented to address the following objectives:
To demonstrate that the Site is in compliance with the Discharge Prohibitions.
To determine whether non-visible pollutants are present at the construction site and are causing or
contributing to exceedances of water quality objectives.
To determine whether immediate corrective actions, additional BMP implementation, or SWPPP
revisions are necessary to reduce pollutants in storm water discharges and authorized non-storm
water discharges.
To determine whether BMPs included in the SWPPP are effective in preventing or reducing
pollutants in storm water discharges and authorized non-storm water discharges.
The CSMP for this Site is included in the Sections below. The CSMP shall be revised as
necessary to reflect project revisions.
1.2 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR STORM WATER MONITORING
The Qualified SWPPP Compliance Practitioner will have overall responsibility for storm water
monitoring. This person shall:
Maintain overall responsibility for the monitoring effort;
Serve as primary contact with the analytical laboratory regarding sampling issues;
Conduct or oversee sample collection;
Coordinate sample delivery to the analytical laboratory;
Ensure that proper documentation is recorded (reporting, pH/turbidity result compared with the
Numeric Action Levels (NALs), etc); and
Ensure that Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures are followed.
Field Sampling Team (When Required)
The Qualified SWPPP Practitioner will conduct (or be assisted by other trained and qualified personnel)
the following tasks:
Prepare storm water monitoring equipment;
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Collect storm water in laboratory-provided sample bottles;
Complete all applicable documentation (site logs, checklists, chain-of-custody forms); and
Deliver samples to water quality laboratory.
1.3 APPLICABILITY OF PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
The CSMP shall be developed and implemented to address the following objectives and are consistent
with the reporting requirements:
To demonstrate that the site is in compliance with the Discharge Prohibitions.
To determine whether non-visible pollutants are present at the construction site and are causing or
contributing to exceedances of water quality objectives.
To determine whether immediate corrective actions, additional BMP implementation, or SWPPP
revisions are necessary to reduce pollutants in stormwater discharges and authorized non-
stormwater discharges.
To determine whether BMPs included in the SWPPP are effective in preventing or reducing
pollutants in stormwater discharges and authorized non-stormwater discharges.
The CSMP shall be developed prior to the commencement of construction activities, and revised as
necessary to reflect project revisions.
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2.0 MONI TORI NG SI TE LOCATI ONS
Monitoring locations include any pipe, culvert, gutter, channel, stream, or other conveyance that
transports storm water runoff from the site. In some locations, these conveyances will be permanent
structures. In other cases, the storm water conveyances may change in type of location due to changes in
the construction activity. Specific monitoring locations are likely to vary from event to event (except for
the area of the site where pre-existing lead contamination is known to exist). The selection of monitoring
equipment used to collect grab samples may vary depending on the site. Refer to Appendix B.


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3.0 SAFETY
Inspections shall not be collected and water quality samples shall not be physically collected during
dangerous weather conditions, such as flooding, electrical storms, etc. If no required samples are collected
because it would fall outside of operation hours, or due to dangerous weather conditions (e.g., flooding
and electrical storms), an explanation shall be provided in the SWPPP and in the Annual Report
documenting why samples were not conducted.
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4.0 VI SUAL MONI TORI NG ( I NSPECTI ONS)
On-site records shall be maintained of all visual observations (inspections), personnel performing the
observations, observation dates, weather conditions, locations observed, and corrective actions taken in
response to the observations.
Visual observations (inspections) shall be conducted during business hours only and safe weather
conditions. If no required visual observations (inspections) are collected because it would fall outside of
operation hours, or due to dangerous weather conditions (flooding, electrical storms, etc), an explanation
shall be provided in the SWPPP and in the Annual Report documenting why the visual observations
(inspections) were not conducted.
Appropriate corrective actions, including but not limited to replacing parts, system repairs, BMP redesign,
implementation of supplemental BMPs, and SWPPP revisions, shall be implemented based on the
inspection results.
The time, date and rain gauge reading of all qualifying rain events shall be recorded (Appendix I).
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A Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, or individual trained by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner shall conduct
visual observations (inspections) consistent with Appendix K:
Inspection Time Inspection
Location
Inspection Purpose Water Quality Risk Level
Pre-storm Event

Within
48 hours prior
to a qualifying rain
event
ALL drainage
areas on site
Identify spills,
leaks, and
uncontrolled
pollutant sources.
Presence/Absence:
Floating materials
Suspended
materials
Sheen
Discoloration
Turbidity
Odor(s)
Source(s) of any
observed
pollutants
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2
ANY/ALL
stormwater
storage and
containment
areas on site
Identify leaks.
Ensure
maintenance of
adequate/design
freeboard.
ALL BMPs on
site
Observe if BMPs
have been
implemented in
accordance with
SWPPP
(same inspections
required under
Subsection 4.1)
Not Applicable
During discharge
(operation hours)
1. If rain event is
inches or larger
2. If discharge likely
after operating
hours, inspection
shall be during
operating hours,
prior to discharge.
ANY/ALL
stormwater
storage and
containment
areas on site
(e.g., sediment
basins)
To identify and
observe discharge
of stored or
contained
stormwater.
Not Applicable
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2
Post-storm Event

Within
48 hours after
to a qualifying rain
event
ALL BMPs on
site
Evaluate adequate
design,
implementation and
effectiveness of
BMPs. If needed,
identify additional
BMPs and revise
SWPPP.
(same inspections
required under
Subsection 4.1)
Not Applicable
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2


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4.1.1 Non-Stormwater Discharge Monitoring
On-site records shall be maintained of all visual observations (inspections), personnel performing the
observations, observation date(s), approximate time each drainage area inspected, approximate time each
non-stormwater discharge observed, response taken to eliminate unauthorized discharges, response taken
to reduce or prevent pollutants from contacting non-stormwater discharges.
Visual observations (inspections) shall be conducted during business hours only.
A Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, or individual trained by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner shall conduct
the following visual observations (inspections) for non-stormwater discharges:
Inspection Time Inspection
Location
Inspection Purpose Water Quality Risk Level
Quarterly

Once per period:
J anuaryMarch,
AprilJ une,
J ulySeptember,
October
December
ALL drainage
areas on site
Presence/absence
of unauthorized
and authorized
non-stormwater
discharges and
sources.
Presence/absence:
Floating
materials
Suspended
materials
Sheen
Discoloration
Turbidity
Odor(s)
Source(s) of
any observed
pollutants
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2
ALL discharge
points where non-
stormwater and/or
authorized non-
stormwater is
discharged off-site
Evaluate quality Sample effluent
from off-site
non-stormwater
discharges and
sent samples to
a certified
laboratory
Risk Level 2
ONLY
Quarterly
(as defined above),
If and Only If:
there is reason to
believe run-on
may contribute to
an exceedance of
water quality
criteria
ALL discharge
points where non-
stormwater and/or
authorized non-
stormwater is
discharged off site
Evaluate discharge
water quality


4.1.2 Water Quality Sampling & Analysis
Chose from the following options based on the projects site specific Risk Assessment.
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As a Risk Level 1 project, stormwater sampling is not required, except under the conditions
defined in Subsection 7.2.4 of the SWPPP, Non-Visible Pollutant Monitoring.
As a Risk Level 2 project, three (3) stormwater grab samples per day of qualifying rain event
shall be collected from EACH sampling location (as defined on the project site maps). Grab
samples shall be analyzed for pH, turbidity, non-visible pollutants (if applicable), and any
additional requirements defined by the Planning Division of the Port of Long Beach.
Samples shall only be collected during business hours only and safe weather conditions. If no required
samples are collected because it would fall outside of operation hours, or due to dangerous weather
conditions (e.g., flooding and electrical storms), an explanation shall be provided in the SWPPP and in
the Annual Report documenting why samples were not conducted.
4.1.3 Non-Visible Pollutant Monitoring
Non-visible pollutants are parameters indicating the presence of pollutants identified in the pollutant
source assessment (Table 4 of the SWPPP). Sampling and analysis for non-visible pollutants at Risk
Level 1or Risk Level 2projects is only required if:
1. Pollutants associated with construction activities have the potential to be discharged with
stormwater runoff due to a spill or in the event there was a breach, malfunction, failure and/or
leak of any BMP.
2. BMPs have not been implemented on site during a storm event.
These samples shall be collected down-gradient from all discharge locations where the visual
observations completed under Subsection Error! Reference source not found. or Subsection Error!
Reference source not found. of this SWPPP of this SWPPP were made triggering the monitoring, and
which can be safely accessed.
An additional sample of stormwater that has not come into contact with construction materials
(uncontaminated sample) shall be collected. Results from laboratory analysis of the contaminated and
uncontaminated samples shall be compared.
All samples shall be collected during the first two hours of discharge from rain events that occur during
business hours and which generate runoff. Copies of all field and/or analytical data shall be kept on site in
with this SWPPP document.
NOTE: Non-visible pollutant monitoring/sampling described under this section is not required if the site
is cleaned of material and pollutants and/or BMPs are implemented prior to the next storm event
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5.0 MONI TORI NG STRATEGY
5.1 SAMPLING SCHEDULE
Samples for the applicable non-visible pollutant(s) and a sufficiently large uncontaminated background
sample shall be down-gradient from all discharge locations where the visual observations were made
triggering the monitoring, and which can be safely accessed. Samples shall be collected during the first
two hours of discharge from rain events that result in a sufficient discharge for sample collection.
Samples shall be collected during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset) and shall be collected regardless of
the time of year, status of the construction site, or day of the week. In addition, an additional sample of
storm water that has not come into contact with construction materials (uncontaminated sample) shall be
collected. Results from laboratory analysis of the contaminated and uncontaminated samples shall be
compared. Copies of all field /or analytical data shall be kept with the SWPPP documents. Non-visible
pollutant monitoring/sampling described under this section is not required if the Project Site is cleaned of
material and pollutants and/or BMPs are implemented prior to the next storm event. In addition,
inspections shall not be collected and water quality samples shall not be physically collected during
dangerous weather conditions, such as flooding, electrical storms, etc. or outside of scheduled
construction site business hours. An explanation shall be provided in the Annual Report as of why the
samples were not collected.
In conformance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency definition, a minimum of 72 hours of dry
weather will be used to distinguish between separate rain events.
Collection of discharge samples for non-visible pollutant monitoring will be triggered when any of the
following conditions are observed during the required inspections conducted before or during rain events:
Materials or wastes containing potential non-visible pollutants are not stored under watertight
conditions. Watertight conditions are defined as (1) storage in a watertight container, (2) storage
under a watertight roof or within a building, or (3) protected by temporary cover and containment
that prevents storm water contact and runoff from the storage area.
Materials or wastes containing potential non-visible pollutants are stored under watertight
conditions, but (1) a breach, malfunction, leakage, or spill is observed, (2) the leak or spill is not
cleaned up prior to the rain event, and (3) there is the potential for discharge of non-visible
pollutants to surface waters or a storm sewer system.
An operational activity with the potential to contribute non-visible pollutants (1) was occurring
during or within 24 hours prior to the rain event, (2) applicable BMPs were observed to be
breached, malfunctioning, or improperly implemented, and (3) there is the potential for discharge
of non-visible pollutants to surface waters or a storm sewer system.
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Soil amendments that have the potential to change the chemical properties, engineering
properties, or erosion resistance of the soil have been applied, and there is the potential for
discharge of non-visible pollutants to surface waters or a storm sewer system.
Storm water runoff from an area contaminated by historical usage of the Site has been observed
to combine with storm water runoff from the Site, and there is the potential for discharge of non-
visible pollutants to surface waters or a storm sewer system.
5.2 SAMPLING LOCATIONS
Sampling locations are based on proximity to planned non-visible pollutant storage, occurrence or use;
accessibility for sampling, personnel safety; and other factors in accordance with the applicable
requirements in the Permit. Sampling locations are determined as required per the sites determined risk
level and non-visible pollutants of concern.
If an operational activity or storm water inspection conducted 24 hours prior to or during a rain event
identifies the presence of a material storage, waste storage, or operations area with spills or the potential
for the discharge of non-visible pollutants to surface waters or a storm sewer system that was an
unplanned location and had not previously been identified, sampling locations will be selected using the
same rationale as that used to identify planned locations.
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6.0 ANALYTI CAL CONSTI TUENTS
The specific sources and types of potential non-visible pollutants on the Project Site include sediments
from general vehicle and equipment operations, other potential pollutants from construction materials and
debris (e.g, fugitive dust from areas of disturbed soils, solid waste, and concrete) and from construction
equipment and vehicles (e.g, fluids such as oil, grease, petroleum, and coolants). These contaminants are
further described in Section 2.7 of the SWPPP.
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7.0 DATA QUALI TY OBJECTI VES
7.1 PROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Monitoring conducted for the construction site will evaluate the amount and concentration of pollutant
which may be transported from the site. All projects will monitor discharges because of a breach,
malfunction, leakage, spill, application of soil amendments, or due to pre-existing contamination at the
site. Risk Level 2 projects will conduct additional monitoring. Specific objectives of the storm water
monitoring are to:
Comply with the storm water monitoring requirements under Construction General Permit
1
; and
Evaluate the presence of non-visually detectable pollutants in storm water runoff due to a breach,
malfunction, leakage, spill, application of soil amendments, or historic contamination in order to
repair, replace, maintain, or select and implement more effective BMPs.
Evaluate pH and turbidity for all storm water discharges from Risk Level 2 projects.
Evaluate the presence of pH and turbidity in all non-storm water discharges from Risk Level 2
projects in order to minimize pollutants in all authorized non-storm water discharges and prevent
all un-authorized non-storm water discharges.
7.1.1 Storm Water Effluent Monitoring
Storm water effluent monitoring is only applicable to Risk Level 2 construction projects. Effluent
monitoring will proceed according to the following steps:
Step 1. Is this a Risk Level 2 project? If yes, then proceed to Step 2.
Step 2. Is a forecast storm is likely to produce precipitation of inch or more of discharge? (If a Risk
Level 2 project, check that the Rain Event Action Plan (REAP) is underdevelopment 48 hours
before the storm, and under implementation 24 hours before the storm. If yes, then proceed
to Step 3.
Step 3. Does storm water discharge off-site? If yes, then proceed to Step 4.
Step 4. Conduct storm water effluent monitoring according to the following steps:
A. Identify parameters. All storm water effluent samples will be analyzed for pH and
turbidity. Based on site conditions, samples may also need to be analyzed for non-
visible pollutant parameters (see Section 4.1.3).

1
State Water Resources Control Board Resolution No. 2009-009-DWQ.
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B. Identify type of testing.
pH - will be tested on-site with a calibrated pH meter or pH test kit.
Turbidity - if there is sufficient capability (qualified and trained employees, properly
calibrated and maintained field instruments, etc), turbidity may be may be tested on-
site. If capability on-site insufficient to conduct quality turbidity assessment, effluent
samples will be sent to an accredited laboratory.
Non-visible pollutants (if applicable) determine whether field or laboratory testing
will be employed, based on Table 4-1.
i. Field testing. The following personnel have been assigned by the owner
and are qualified to oversee the collection and analysis of field samples
(individuals are either 1) a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, or 2) trained by
a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner):

Name 24-hour Phone Number

Name 24-hour Phone Number

All field testing will be conducted following the manufacturers instructions on
the testing device.
ii. Laboratory testing. Field testing may not be feasible using field testing
methods. In these instances, laboratory testing will be employed. The selected
analytical laboratory should be contacted to obtain proper containers, including
any required preservatives. The field testing personnel named above shall be
responsible for collecting samples for analysis in the laboratory. Once collected
and transported, laboratory samples will be analyzed in accordance with 40 CFR
Part 136.
C. Comply with timing requirements. Collect (at least) three samples from rain events
that occur during daylight hours (7 days per week, including weekends and holidays)
and which meet the qualifications described above.
D. Identify location(s) and collect sample(s). Determine the proper sampling location(s).
i. Collect all samples at a point before the storm water runoff from the site mixes
with storm water flowing in the receiving water or public storm drain.
ii. Collect samples at the relevant location(s) based on the following:
a) Locations shall characterize discharges associated with construction activity
from the entire project.
b) Identify the discharge point(s) and the potential testing locations on the relevant
catchment, sub-watershed, or sub-basin map prepared for the project. If the site
has multiple discharge locations, samples should be collected from each
location where storm water is discharged off-site.
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c) Ensure that samples represent each drainage area (based on upstream
construction activities). For example, if there has been concrete work
recently in an area, or drywall scrap is exposed to the rain, a pH sample
shall be taken of drainage from the relevant work area. Similarly, if
sediment laden water is flowing through some parts of a silt fence, samples
shall be taken of the sediment-laden water even if most water flowing
through the fence is clear.
d) If, based on visual observations (inspections), site run-on is believed to
contribute to an exceedance of the NALs (see Section xxx, below) samples
of run-on shall be collected and analyzed.
e) All discharge locations sampled must be safely accessible.
E. Prepare documentation. Prepare an Effluent Monitoring Report (provided in Appendix G-
1) for each sampling event and append the formto the SWPPP. Keep all analytical data,
including chain-of-custody forms, with the SWPPP until such time as a Notice of
Termination is submitted and approved. Also prepare a Prepare a Non-Visible Pollutant
Monitoring Report, if applicable.
F. Evaluate the data. If pH and turbidity analysis of the samples indicate an exceednace of the
NALs, and the project has been classified as Risk Level 2, complete the SWPPP Non-
Compliance/NAL Exceedance Report (Appendix K of the SWPPP). Submit report and
results to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board no later than 10 days after
the conclusion of the storm event (see Section 7.4 of the SWPPP). In addition to any
reporting obligation, take the following steps as soon as possible:
Step 1. Repair or replace any BMP that has failed.
Step 2. Maintain any BMP that is not functioning properly due to lack of
maintenance.
Step 3. Evaluate whether additional or alternative BMPs should be implemented.
G. Use trained personnel. A Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, or personnel trained in the
collection of field or laboratory samples shall collect and analyze all water samples.
Appropriate personnel shall be available to collect samples on regular working days, as well
as on weekends and holidays, should the need arise. Training of personnel to collect the
samples will include training regarding sample collection methods, operation of field
analysis devices or laboratory collection and transport protocols, pH and turbidity
monitoring protocols, and appropriate indicator parameters to be analyzed for the non-visible
pollutants sampled (if applicable).
7.1.2 Non-Storm Water Effluent Monitoring
Non-storm water discharge effluent monitoring is only applicable to Risk Level 2 construction projects.
Non-storm water discharge monitoring shall be conducted in conjunction with routine visual observations
(inspections) for non-storm water discharges completed quarterly (Section 7.2.2 of the SWPPP).
Authorized and un-authorized non-storm water discharges which discharge off-site will proceed
according to the following steps:

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Step 1. Is this a Risk Level 2 project? If yes, then proceed to Step 2.
Step 2. Was a non-storm water discharge identified during a routine, quarterly visual observation
(inspection)? If yes, then proceed to Step 3.
Step 3. Does the observed non-storm water discharge, discharge off-site? If yes, then proceed to
Step 4.
Step 4. Conduct non-storm water effluent monitoring according to the following steps:
A. Identify parameters. All non-storm water discharge samples will be analyzed for pH
and turbidity, and non-visible pollutant parameters (see Section 4.1.3).
B. Identify type of testing.
pH - will be tested on-site with a calibrated pH meter or pH test kit.
Turbidity - if there is sufficient capability (qualified and trained employees, properly
calibrated and maintained field instruments, etc), turbidity may be may be tested on-
site. If capability on-site insufficient to conduct quality turbidity assessment, effluent
samples will be sent to an accredited laboratory.
i. Field testing. The following personnel have been assigned by the owner
and are qualified to oversee the collection and analysis of field samples
(individuals are either 1) a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, or 2) trained by
a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner):

Name 24-hour Phone Number

Name 24-hour Phone Number

All field testing will be conducted following the manufacturers instructions on
the testing device.
ii. Laboratory testing. Field testing may not be feasible using field testing
methods. In these instances, laboratory testing will be employed. The selected
analytical laboratory should be contacted to obtain proper containers, including
any required preservatives. The field testing personnel named above shall be
responsible for collecting samples for analysis in the laboratory. Once collected
and transported, laboratory samples will be analyzed in accordance with 40 CFR
Part 136.
C. Identify location(s) and collect sample(s). Collect one grab sample from the non-storm
water discharge where it discharges off-site, in accordance with the following criteria:
i. Collect all samples at a point before the non-storm water discharge from the site
mixes with storm water flowing in the receiving water or public storm drain.
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ii. If, based on visual observations (inspections), site run-on is believed to
contribute to an exceedance of the NALs (see Section xxx, below) samples of
run-on shall be collected and analyzed.
ii. All discharge locations sampled must be safely accessible.
E. Prepare documentation. Prepare an Effluent Monitoring Report (provided in Appendix G-
1) for each sampling event and append the formto the SWPPP. Keep all analytical data,
including chain-of-custody forms, with the SWPPP until such time as a Notice of
Termination is submitted and approved.
F. Evaluate the data. If pH and turbidity analysis of the samples indicate an exceedance of the
NALs, complete the SWPPP Non-Compliance/NAL Exceedance Report (Appendix K of
the SWPPP). In addition to any reporting obligation, take the following steps as soon as
possible:
Step 1. Repair or replace any BMP that has failed.
Step 2. Maintain any BMP that is not functioning properly due to lack of
maintenance.
Step 3. Evaluate whether additional or alternative BMPs should be implemented.
G. Use trained personnel. A Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, or personnel trained in the
collection of field or laboratory samples shall collect and analyze all water samples.
Appropriate personnel shall be available to collect samples on regular working days, as well
as on weekends and holidays, should the need arise. Training of personnel to collect the
samples will include training regarding sample collection methods, operation of field
analysis devices or laboratory collection and transport protocols, and monitoring protocols
for pH and turbidity.
7.1.3 Monitoring Due to a Breach, Malfunction, Leakage, or Spill
Non-visible pollutant monitoring in areas not historically contaminated and without soil amendments is
required for all Risk Level 1 and Risk Level 2 projects. Monitoring will proceed according to the
following steps:
Step 1. Is a forecast storm is likely to produce precipitation of inch or more of discharge? (If a Risk
Level 2 project, check that the Rain Event Action Plan (REAP) is underdevelopment 48 hours
before the storm, and under implementation 24 hours before the storm. REAPs are not
applicable for Risk Level 12 projects.) If yes, then proceed to Step 2.
Step 2. Is there a non-visible pollutant present that may be discharged from the site in storm water
runoff? If yes, then proceed to Step 3.
Step 3. Is the non-visible pollutant stored in a watertight condition (i.e., in a watertight container, in a
building, or under a watertight roof)? If no, then proceed to Step 4.
Step 4. Does routine visual observations (inspections) reveal that there has been or there is currently
occurring a spill or leak, or a breach or malfunction of a BMP that could result in the
discharge of a non-visible pollutant in runoff from the site? If yes, then proceed to Step 5.
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Step 5. After containing the spill, leak, breach, or malfunction, do you still suspect that there is
currently, has been, or could be, a discharge (i.e., transport off the site) in storm water of a
non-visible pollutant off-site? If yes, then proceed to Step 6.
Step 6. Conduct non-visible pollutant monitoring according to the following steps:
A. Identify parameters. For all samples, analyze the sample for indicator parameter(s)
relevant to the particular pollutant for which the non-visible pollutant monitoring is
being conducted. More detail regarding the specific parameters to be analyzed may be
found in Table 4-1.
B. Identify type of testing. Determine whether field or laboratory testing will be
employed, based on Table 4-1.
i. Field testing. The following personnel have been assigned by the owner
and are qualified to oversee the collection and analysis of field samples
(individuals are either 1) a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, or 2) trained by
a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner):

Name Phone

Name Phone

All field testing will be conducted following the manufacturers instructions on
the testing device for the analysis of both the contaminated and uncontaminated
samples in addition to the steps described below.
ii. Laboratory testing. Field testing for certain parameters or for certain non-
visible pollutants may not be feasible using field testing methods. In these
instances, laboratory testing will be employed. The selected analytical laboratory
should be contacted to obtain proper containers, including any required
preservatives. The field testing personnel named above shall be responsible for
collecting samples for analysis in the laboratory. Once collected and transported,
laboratory samples will be analyzed in accordance with 40 CFR Part 136.
C. Comply with timing requirements. Collect all samples within the first two hours of
discharge. from rain events that occur during daylight hours (7 days per week,
including weekends and holidays) and which generate runoff.
D. Identify location(s) and collect sample(s). Determine the proper sampling location(s).
i. Collect all samples at a point before the storm water runoff from the site mixes
with storm water flowing in the receiving water or public storm drain.
ii. Collect samples at the relevant location(s) based on the following:
a) Identify the discharge point(s) and the potential testing locations on the relevant
catchment, sub-watershed, or sub-basin map prepared for the project.
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b) If the site has multiple discharge locations, samples should be collected of
runoff from the area where the spill, leak, or BMP malfunction or breach
occurred, if possible. Alternatively, samples may be taken from a catch
basin inlet accepting flow from the area where the spill, leak, or BMP
malfunction or breach occurred.
c) All discharge locations sampled must be safely accessible.
E. Collect uncontaminated sample. Collect and analyze an uncontaminated sample. Select a
location on the site either upstream or otherwise away from the area sampled that does not
drain the area where the spill, leak, or BMP malfunction or breach occurred. If feasible, the
location for collection of the uncontaminated sample should be in the same phase of
development as the sample potentially containing a non-visible pollutant. For example, if
the sampling event takes place in an area where mass grading is occurring, the
uncontaminated sample should, likewise, be collected in an area were mass grading is
occurring, as opposed to an area where buildout is nearly complete.
F. Prepare documentation. Prepare a Non-Visible Pollutant Monitoring Report (provided in
Appendix G-1) for each sampling event and append the form to the SWPPP. Keep all
analytical data, including chain-of-custody forms, with the SWPPP until such time as a
Notice of Termination is submitted and approved.
G. Evaluate the data. If analysis of the samples indicate that non-visible pollutants are being
discharged from the site, determine if you need to make any reports to the Los Angeles
Regional Water Quality Control Board under Section 7.3 of the SWPPP. In addition to any
reporting obligation, take the following steps as soon as possible:
Step 1. Repair or replace any BMP that has failed.
Step 2. Maintain any BMP that is not functioning properly due to lack of
maintenance.
Step 3. Evaluate whether additional or alternative BMPs should be implemented.
H. Use trained personnel. A Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, or personnel trained in the
collection of field or laboratory samples shall collect the contaminated and uncontaminated
samples for all non-visible pollutant monitoring. Appropriate personnel shall be available to
collect samples on regular working days, as well as on weekends and holidays, should the
need arise. Training of personnel to collect the samples will include training regarding
sample collection methods, operation of field analysis devices or laboratory collection and
transport protocols, and appropriate indicator parameters to be analyzed for the non-visible
pollutants sampled.
7.1.4 Monitoring Areas of Historic Contamination or Soil Amendments
For non-visible pollutant monitoring in the areas of historic contamination or application of soil
amendments, monitoring shall proceed as follows:
Step 1. Identify area(s) to be monitored. Determine the area(s) to be monitored. Areas to be
monitored will be those areas for which remediation of the historic contaminants is not yet
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complete (or for which detection of non-visible pollutants is still occurring), and those areas
where soil amendments have been applied.
Step 2. Identify analytical parameters. Analyze the sample for the indicator parameter(s) relevant
to the particular pollutant for which the non-visible pollutant monitoring is being conducted.
More detail regarding the specific parameters to be analyzed may be found in Table 4-2.
Step 3. Identify type of testing. An analytical laboratory will analyze all samples from the
historically contaminated area. The selected laboratory should be contacted to obtain proper
containers, including any required preservatives. The field testing personnel named above
shall be responsible for collecting samples for analysis in the laboratory. Once collected and
transported, laboratory samples will be analyzed by the laboratory selected in accordance
with 40 CFR Part 136.
Analysis for any soil amendments applied at the site may be both field and laboratory testing,
in accordance with Table 4-2. The field testing personnel named above will be responsible
for performing the field tests and collecting samples for analysis in the laboratory. All
laboratory samples will be analyzed by certified water quality laboratory.
Step 4. Comply with required timing. For the areas of historic site contamination, collect all samples
within the first two hours of discharge from rain events that occur during daylight hours and
which generate runoff. Every rain event shall be monitored in the historically contaminated
areas, so long as those rain events occur during daylight hours and so long as they generate
runoff, until the area of historic contamination has been mitigated.
For areas of applied soil amendments, if the data from the first monitoring event show a
problem, then it is advisable that field monitoring be continued to verify that pollutants are no
longer being discharged in the storm water runoff from the site. Additionally, the discharge
must be reported to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board in accordance
with the requirements of the General Permit.
Step 5. Identify sampling location(s) and collect sample(s):
A. Collect all samples at a point before the storm water runoff from the site mixes with
storm water flowing in the receiving water or public storm drain.
B. Collect samples at the relevant location based on the following:
i. In locations downstream of applied soil amendments.
ii. All discharge locations sampled must be safely accessible.
Step 6. Take uncontaminated sample(s). Collect and analyze uncontaminated sample(s) as
follows:
A. Collect all samples at a point above (upstream) of where the storm water runoff
contacts the non-visible pollutants.
B. Collect samples at the relevant location based on the following:
i. In locations upstream of applied soil amendments.
ii. All discharge locations sampled must be safely accessible.
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Step 7. Prepare documentation. Prepare a Non-Visible Pollutant Monitoring Report (provided in
Appendix G-1) for each sampling event and append the form to the SWPPP. Keep all
analytical data with the SWPPP until such time as a Notice of Termination is submitted and
approved.
Step 8. Define frequency of sampling. If two consecutive sampling events for a particular pollutant
in a particular area reveal a level of pollutant discharge as zero or below the detection limit
for the analysis method used, then that pollutant in that particular area need not be monitored
in future storms.
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Table 7-1. Testing Requirements for Pollutants Not Visually Detectable:
Pollutants Due To Breach, Malfunction, Leakage, or Spill
Pollutant Source Field Test
1
Laboratory Test
1

Demolition
Sediment (visible)
Paint Strippers N/A Volatile Organics
Solvents N/A Volatile Organics
Adhesives N/A Semi-Volatile Organics
Vehicle Fuels N/A Oil and Grease or TPH
Metals N/A Total/Dissolved Metals
Bacteria N/A Total/Fecal Coliform
Litter (visible)
Utility Installation
Sediment (visible)
Fuels/Lubricants N/A Oil and Grease/TPH
Chlorinated Water Colorimetric
Concrete pH Lab pH
Pesticides/Herbicides N/A Pesticide Scan/Semi-Volatile Organics
Fertilizers N/A NO3/NH3/P
Bacteria N/A Total/Fecal Coliform
Vertical Construction
Sediment (visible)
Paint Strippers N/A Volatile Organics
Solvents, Thinners N/A Volatile Organics
Detergents Colorimetric MBAs
Adhesives, Sealants, Resins N/A Semi-Volatile Organics
Fuels, Lubricants, Hydraulic Fluid N/A Oil and Grease or TPH
Concrete pH Lab pH
Litter (visible)
Bacteria N/A Total/Fecal Coliform
Organics N/A Semi-Volatile Organics
Paint (visible)
Wood (sawdust) (visible)
Acid Wash pH Lab pH
Asphalt (liquid) N/A TPH
Habitat Conservation
Sediment (visible)
Nutrients (Fertilizers) N/A NO3/NH3/P
Bacteria N/A Total/Fecal Coliform
1
Based on consultation with SWPPP Preparer or monitoring specialist.

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Table 7-2. Testing Requirements for Pollutants Not Visually Detectable:
Pollutants Due To Historic Contamination or Soil Amendments
Historic Contamination
1

Area(s) Pollutant(s) Field Test(s) Laboratory Test(s)






Soil Amendments
2, 3

To be identified by Qualified SWPPP
Developer
Based on product MSDS and
consultation with Qualified
SWPPP Developer or Qualified
SWPPP Practitioner
TBD.
May include pH, turbidity,
electrical conductivity (EC)
TBD.
May include pH,
turbidity, electrical
conductivity (EC),
specific conductance,
salinity, total dissolved
solids (TDS), dissolved
oxygen (DO)
1
Based on Section 2.1 of the SWPPP.
2
Soil amendments include any material that is added to the soil to change its chemical properties, engineering properties, or erosion
resistance that could become mobilized by storm water and would not be visible in the runoff. Soil amendments include lime, cementitious
binders (e.g., gypsum), chlorides, emulsions, polymers, soil stabilizers, and tackifiers applied as a stand-alone treatment (i.e., without
mulch). Plant fibers (such as straw or hay), wood and recycled paper fibers (such as mulches and matrices), bark or wood chips, green
waste or composted organic materials, and biodegradable or synthetic blanket fibers would not be included as soil amendments in this
context because they would be visible in storm water runoff.
3
Sampling and analysis is required for construction projects that utilize soil amendments that are in contact with storm water runoff, unless
independent test data are available that demonstrate acceptable concentration levels.

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7.2 ANALYTICAL REPORTING LIMITS
Reporting limits are the lowest concentration of a constituent that can be reliably quantified within
specified limits of precision and accuracy during routine laboratory operating procedures. Section 3 lists
the chemical constituents that will be analyzed in order to meet the water quality monitoring requirements
of the Construction General Permit. Table 7-1, Table 7-2, Table 7-3, and Table 7-4 list the testing
requirements for pollutants not visually detectable due to breach, malfunction, leakage or spill; testing
requirements for pollutants not visually detectable due to historic contamination and soil amendments;
specifications for non-visible laboratory constituent analyses; and precision and accuracy control limits
for non-visible analytical constituents respectively. Reporting limits were based on the limits that are
achievable by most contract analytical laboratories.
7.3 ANALYTICAL PRECISION, ACCURACY, AND COMPLETENESS
Precision
Analytical precision is the measure of the degrees of agreement among replicate analyses of a sample
(i.e., the closeness of two or more measured values to one another). This Sampling and Analysis Plan
recommends the collection of duplicate samples that can be compared and a relative percent difference
(RPD) calculated to determine the precision of water quality analysis. The RPDs listed in Table 7-4
represent the acceptable differences in duplicate samples to confirm precision of the laboratory water
quality analyses.
Accuracy
Accuracy of a water quality constituent is determined from the deviation of a measured value from the
true value. This Sampling and Analysis Plan recommends the use of both laboratory control spikes
measured in blanks, and matrix spikes measured in samples collected at storm water outfalls. The upper
and lower recovering limits of the spikes are included in Table 7-4 and reflect the accuracy with which
the true water quality is being measured.
Completeness
Completeness refers to the total percentage of samples that are both analyzed and validated with respect
to all the samples collected. The completeness goal for this project is 85 percent. This means that at least
85 percent of the water quality results must be acceptable without qualification to adequately meet project
goals. The control limits for analytical precision and accuracy for each analytical constituent are listed in
Table 7-4.
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Table 7-3. Specifications for Laboratory Constituent Analyses
Constituent Name Method Type
EPA Method
Number
Holding Time Units
Target
Reporting
Limit
Conventional
EC N/A 120.1 ASAP umhos/cm 1
pH Electrometric 150.1 ASAP pH unit +/- 0.1
Turbidity Trubidimeter 180.1 ASAP NTU +/- 1
Hydrocarbons
TRPH Gas chromatography 8015b 14 days g/L 50
O&G (HEM/SGT) Gravimetric 1664 28 days mg/L 5
Nutrients
NO3-N Ion chromatography 300.0 48 hours mg/L 0.1
NH3-N Titrimetric 350.2 28 days mg/L 0.1
Total P Colorimetric 365.2 28 days mg/L 0.03
Bacteriological
FC Multiple-tube fermentation 9211E 6 hours MPN/100 ml 1
TC Multiple-tube fermentation 9221B 6 hours MPN/100 ml 1
Metals
TR GFAA; ICP-MS 200.8 Filter for dissolved
fraction and preserve
within 48 hours;
analyze within 6
months.
g/L 0.2-5*
Diss GFAA; ICP-MS 200.8 g/L 0.2-5*
Organics
VOCs GC-MS 8020 14 days g/L 0.5-50
SVOCs GC-MS 8270 Extract in 7 days,
analyze within 40
days.
g/L 0.05-0.25
Pest Gas chromatography 8141, 8081 g/L 0.05-1
Detergents
MBAS Colorimetric 425.1 48 hours mg/L 0.1
* Target Reporting Limit varies by metal.

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Table 7-4. Precision and Accuracy Control Limits for Analytical Constituents
Constituent/Parameter
Name
EPA Method
Number
Maximum Allowable
RPD (%)
MS/MSD Recovery
Lower Limit (%)
MS/MSD Recovery
Upper Limit (%)
Conventional
EC 120.1 N/A N/A N/A
pH 150.1 N/A N/A N/A
Turbidity 180.1 N/A N/A N/A
Hydrocarbons
TRPH 8015b 21 45 129
O&G (HEM/SGT) 1664 18 79 114
Nutrients
NO3-N 300.0 20 80 120
NH3-N 350.3

20 80 120
Total P 365.2 20 80 120
Bacteriological
FC SM 9221E N/A N/A N/A
TC SM 9221B N/A N/A N/A
Metals
TR 200.8 20 75 125
Diss 200.8 20 75 125
Organics
VOCs 8020 20-30 See method: constituent specific
SVOCs 8270 30-50 See method: constituent specific
Pesticides 8141/8081 20 See method: constituent specific
Detergents
MBAS 425.1 N/A N/A N/A
N/A: Not available.
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8.0 FI ELD EQUI PMENT MAI NTENANCE
This section describes the equipment that will be used for collecting storm water samples and information
on the proper cleaning of sampling bottles.
8.1 WATER QUALITY SAMPLING EQUIPMENT
All storm water samples will be collected as manual grab samples. Sample collection equipment may
vary, depending on the specific monitoring location and configuration. Examples of typical equipment
include:
Polypropylene scoops, jars, or flat trowels;
Polypropylene buckets;
Polypropylene containers attached to an extendable aluminum pole;
Polypropylene funnels;
Latex gloves (always wear during sample collection);
Cooler filled with ice (to keep water samples cold);
Distilled water (for rinsing sampling equipment); and
Towels and paper towels.
A comprehensive list of sampling equipment is provided as a checklist on the next page.
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SAMPLING EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

Field/Specialty Box Safety/Traffic Equipment
____ Water-proof Pens (2)
____ Sampling and Analysis Plan (1)
____ Sample Funnels
____ Latex Gloves (24 pairs)
____ Paper Towels (1 roll)
____ Solvex (green) Gloves (2 pairs)
____ Ziploc Bags (1 box for storing bottles)
____ Duct Tape (1 roll)
____ First Aid Kit (1)
____ Flashlight w/ extra batteries (2)
____ Sample Scoops (3)
_____ Clipboard w/Data Sheets
_____ Cutting Knife (1)
_____ Fire Extinguisher (1)
_____ Field Test Kit (pH, turbidity, and
conductivity meters); colorimetric test
kits (for detergents and/or chlorine)
Camera (recommend waterproof digital)


_____ Cellular Telephone (1)
_____ Hard Hat for each Team Member
_____ Traffic Safety Vests
_____ Rain Gear with reflective tape
_____ Safety Boots (with steel toes)
_____ Orange Safety Cones (2)


Other
_____ Ice for coolers (purchase en route)
Bubble wrap for sample bottles
Coolers
Sunglasses (2)
Sunscreen
Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer
Reflective Tape


Signature Date Time:

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8.2 CLEANING OF SAMPLE COLLECTION BOTTLES
All sample collection bottles and lids will be cleaned prior to sample collection by the laboratory,
consistent with the equipment cleaning procedures described in this section. This cleaning protocol will
be provided to the selected analytical laboratory prior to receipt of sampling bottles in preparation for a
sampling event. The analytical laboratory cleaning procedures are:
Water Sample Collection Bottles (Laboratory Protocols)
1. Rinse bottle with warm tap water three times as soon as possible after emptying sample.
2. Soak in a 2% detergent (e.g., Contrad

) solution for 48 hours; scrub with clean plastic brush.


3. Rinse three times with tap water.
4. Rinse five times with Milli-Q

or equivalent (water passed through two filters after deionized


system), rotating the bottle to ensure water contact with the entire inside surface.
5. Rinse three times with hexane, rotating the bottle to ensure contact with the entire inside surface
(use 30ml per rinse).
6. Rinse six times with Milli-Q water.
7. Rinse three times with 2N nitric acid (1 liter per bottle, per rinse) rotating the bottle to ensure
contact with the entire inside surface.
8. Rinse six times with Milli-Q water.
9. Cap bottle with Teflon-lined lid, cleaned as specified below.
Sample Bottle Lids
1. Make up a 2% solution of disinfectant soap (Micro

) in warm tap water.


2. Rinse tubing three times with the 2% Micro solution, wash lids and strainers with Micro solution
and a plastic brush.
3. Rinse three times with tap water.
4. Rinse three times with Milli-Q water.
5. Rinse three times with a 2N nitric acid solution.
6. Soak 24 hours in a 2N nitric acid solution.
7. Rinse three times with Milli-Q water.
8. Seal the tubing on both ends with clean latex material.
9. Individually double-bag tubing in properly labeled new polyethylene bags. Double-bag lids and
strainers individually in Ziploc bags.
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Cleaning Solutions
The following cleaning solutions are effective and appropriate for use in cleaning storm water sampling
bottles and equipment.
2% Contrad =200 ml concentrated Contrad (detergent) per full 10L bottle of Milli-Q water.
2% HNO3 Acid =80 ml concentrated HNO3 acid (16N) per gallon of Milli-Q water.
2% Micro =80ml concentrated Micro (disinfectant) per gallon of Milli-Q water.

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9.0 MONI TORI NG PREPARATI ON AND LOGI STI CS
Depending on the risk level or type of project, sampling will be conducted for 1) storm events and 2) non-
storm water discharges. Pre-sampling event procedures may include: visual observations (inspections),
tracking weather forecasts, evaluating storm sampling criteria, and preparing sampling equipment. These
pre-sampling event procedures are described below.
9.1 VISUAL OBSERVATIONS / INSPECTIONS
Visual observations (inspections) shall be completed per the requirements of the SWPPP document.
Storm water effluent sampling, non-visible pollutant sampling, and non-storm water discharge sampling
shall be implemented as indicated in Table 6-1.
Table 9-1. Triggers for Water Quality Sampling
Type of
Sampling
Sampling Location/ Site Applicable
Project
Trigger for Sampling
Storm Water
Effluent
Sampling
Locations characterizing discharges
associated with activity from entire project
disturbed area
Risk Level 2

Qualifying Storm Event
Site run-on
Triggered by NAL Exceedance and
Inspection: If visual observations indicate
run-on is a likely source of the
exceedance.
Non-Storm
Water
Discharge
Sampling
All authorized and unauthorized non-storm
water discharges off-site
Risk Level 2
Triggered by Inspection, or
Triggered by Reported Non-Storm Water
Discharge
Non-Visible
Pollutant
Sampling
Down-gradient from all BMPs/discharge
locations where visual
observations/inspections were made
triggering non-visible pollutant monitoring
(inspection specific sites)
Risk Level 1
Risk Level 2

Triggered by Inspection: If noted a leak,
spill, breach, malfunction, failure of a BMP
which may result in discharge of
pollutants.

Triggered by Inspection: If determined site
has been inadequately maintained or
cleaned after a noted leak, spill, breach,
etc of a BMP.
Sample collected at a location unaffected by
construction activities

9.1.1 Storm Water Effluent Sampling Criteria
All storm water effluent samples collected from Risk Level 2 projects, during qualifying precipitation
events will be sampled based on the following sampling criteria:
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The forecast indicates a qualifying rain event - a storm likely of producing precipitation of inch
or more of discharge.
AND
Storm water runoff is discharged off-site.
In each instance, runoff is to be sampled at locations representing the entire project area, all discharge
points, including downstream of a potential pollutant causing construction activities, run-on (optional),
etc.
9.1.2 Non-Storm Water Discharge Effluent Sampling Criteria
All non-storm storm water discharges identified discharging off-site from Risk Level 2 general
constructions projects during the routine, quarterly visible observations (inspections) will be sampled.
9.1.3 Non-Visible Pollutant Sampling Criteria
The following non-visible pollutant storm sampling criteria have been established to determine which
events will be sampled for water quality constituents:
The forecast indicates a qualifying rain event a storm likely of producing precipitation of
inch or more of discharge.
AND
Storm water runoff is discharged off-site.
AND
There may be pollutants in the runoff that are not visually detectable due to:
Runoff contacting and discharging from an area of historic contamination; OR
Runoff contacting and discharging from surfaces to which soil amendments have
been applied; OR
Inspections indicate a breach, spill, leakage, or malfunction has occurred.
In each instance, runoff is to be sampled both upstream and downstream of the activity triggering the
requirement to sample.
9.2 WEATHER TRACKING
The Qualified SWPPP Practitioner will track weather forecasts on a daily basis. The daily tracking
includes review of publicly available data on the National Weather Service Forecast Office website for
the Port of Long Beach Harbor District area (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/forecast). A qualifying storm event
is defined as a storm event with a weather forecast indicating a likely precipitation event (any weather
pattern forecast to have a 50% or greater probability of producing precipitation) of inch or greater. For
these qualifying storm events, storm water sampling staff will be placed on stand-by-alert no later than
24 hours before the forecast event. and prepared to mobilize to collect samples when called by the
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Qualified SWPPP Practitioner. Storm water sampling staff will be prepared to mobilize and collect
samples, if required, during the first two hours of runoff. This storm event applies to:
Storm Water Effluent Sampling
Non-Visible Pollutant Sampling
Storm event wet weather tracking is not applicable to non-storm water discharge monitoring (Risk Level
2 projects only).

9.3 SAMPLE BOTTLE ORDERING
Storm water sample collection bottles will be purchased from the selected analytical laboratory. The
laboratory will provide the correct type and size of bottles required for the particular analysis being
conducted. In addition, the laboratory will add preservative to the sample bottles, if required. A
sufficient amount of bottles must be ordered to collect both environmental and quality control composite
samples and to ensure that a shortage of bottles does not occur. The analytical laboratory will provide
blank water for the collection of required field blank samples.
9.4 SAMPLE BOTTLE LABELING
Storm water collection bottles will be pre-labeled prior to each sampling event. All labels will include the
site name, collection date and time, site outfall location, names of the sampling team, event sample
number and bottle number (if more than one). Only the collection date and time, sample location and
number, and sampling personnel names will need to be filled out at the time of collection. All other
information can be filled out in a dry environment prior to field mobilization. All information will be
written with a permanent quick-drying ink marker that is water- and fade-resistant on a water-resistant
label prior to transport to the laboratory.
9.5 FIELD EQUIPMENT PREPARATION
If the updated forecast shows that the potential storm event will satisfy the selection criteria within the
next 12 hours, field sampling personnel will set up the grab sampling equipment, bottles, and coolers.
The procedures for field equipment preparation are as follows:
Determine where samples may need to be collected;
Obtain proper sample bottles;
Set up prepared coolers containing ice and labeled water sample bottles;
Set up grab sampling gear and field support equipment (flashlights, tarp, table, as needed); and
Place all equipment supplies in a convenient location to be mobilized from.
Detailed field procedures for sample collection are outlined in Section 7 of the Sampling and Analysis
Plan.
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10.0 SAMPLE COLLECTI ON, PRESERVATI ON, AND DELI VERY
This section describes the procedures involved in the collection, preservation, and delivery of water
quality samples to the analytical laboratory. Information describing sample representativeness and the
analytical prioritization of the individual water quality analyses are also included.
10.1 SAMPLE COLLECTION METHODS
Grab Sample Collection Non-StormWater Sampling
Sampling of non-storm water discharges will be conducted by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner, or
qualified, trained personnel responsible for conducting the routine, quarterly visual observations
(inspections) of the site for non-storm water discharges. One grab sample will be taken at time of
observation.
Grab Sample Collection StormWater Sampling
If possible, field teams designated to conduct storm water sampling will consist of two persons. Because
of the unpredictability of storm events, and the requirement to sample within the first two hours of runoff,
it is desirable for field crews to be available to arrive at the monitoring sites before any significant storm
water runoff has been observed.
Field personnel will arrive at the monitoring sites before the event to ensure that samples are collected
within the first two hours of runoff. Grab sample(s) will be collected as follows:
(1) For storm water effluent sample monitoring activities (Risk Level 2 only), enough samples will
be collected from the project site to adequately represent runoff from the entire project area. At
least three grab samples will be collected per day. During a prolonged storm event, three samples
for each day of rain fall will be collected.
(2) For non-visible pollutant monitoring activities, grab samples will be collected upstream and
downstream of the area requiring monitoring, provided there is adequate runoff available. The
downstream sample will represent the contaminated condition. The upstream sample will
represent the uncontaminated condition.
Detailed Grab Sample Collection Protocol for Any Sampling Location Site/Type of Sampling
A. Inspect general conditions of the site. Note the conditions of the site at the time of sampling.
B. Once flowing water is observed in the sampling location (drain pipe, or other storm water
conveyance), manually collect a water sample with the polypropylene collection device.
C. Once sufficient water has been collected in the device, carefully pour the water into each of the
laboratory sample bottles using the polypropylene funnels. Note: For collection of an oil and
grease sample, a glass or metal funnel should be used.
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D. After all water samples have been collected at a sampling location, rinse-off the polypropylene
collection device and funnels with distilled water.
i. If additional sampling will be conducted on site, use the equipment for sampling,
repeating rinse-off process between each sampling site.
ii. If sampling has been completed for the storm event/non-storm water discharge event,
rinse-off polypropylene collection device and funnels with distilled water and allow to
dry. Then place clean equipment in a fresh zip-lock bag to keep clean until the next
sampling event.
10.2 FIELD MEASUREMENT METHODS
Certain grab samples will require field measurement of certain parameters. To accomplish this, pour a
portion of storm water a clean plastic cup for field measurements. Turbidity, pH, and electrical
conductivity can be measured using hand-held devices. The devices will be calibrated prior to
mobilization at the monitoring site. At some locations, colorimetric field test kits (e.g., HACH field kits)
may be used to test for the presence of chlorine or detergents. Follow manufacturers instructions on
proper use of the test kits. The measurements will be recorded in field notes and on the chain-of-custody
forms. The sample portion will then be discarded following recording of the field measurements.
10.3 SAMPLE CONTAINERS AND HANDLING
Sampling procedures involving handling items that have direct contact with the samples (i.e., sampling
container, container lid, etc.) will be performed in accordance with proper sample handling techniques
designed to minimize contamination of the sample. In summary, sampling personnel are required to wear
clean powder-free nitrile gloves. One member of the field team will not come into contact with any other
items and will change gloves between sample collections or when the gloves have come in contact with
any potential source of contamination. The other field team member will be responsible for cleaning of
sampling equipment and all other activities that do not involve handling items that have direct contact
with the sample.
10.4 QA/QC SAMPLE COLLECTION METHODS
In order to maintain sample integrity, the following QA/QC procedure will be followed during collection
of a storm water grab sample:
Wearing clean powder-free nitrile gloves, one member of the field team will collect the
storm water samples with the polypropylene scoop and the collection funnels. The
second team member will organize the appropriate sample bottles and will label the
collected samples. Once the entire sample volume has been collected, the first team
member will pour a portion of the sample as required into a cup and take the field
measurements while the second member records the data.
Appendix H CSMP
Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2010) 10-3
10.5 FORMS AND PROCEDURES FOR DOCUMENTING SAMPLE COLLECTION AND FIELD
MEASUREMENTS
The following forms are to be completed during each storm event monitored at each site:
Chain-of-custody form (An example of a chain-of-custody form appears on the next page.)
Monitoring checklist (found in Section 5.1)
Non-Visible Pollutant Monitoring Report (see Appendix G-1).
Effluent Monitoring Report (see Appendix G-1).
Appendix H CSMP
Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2010) 10-4
CHAIN OF CUSTODY RECORD PAGE ____ OF ____
DATE ____/____/____
PROJECT NAME: ________________________________________ PROJECT NO: ___________________________

Sample
ID
Time
Collected Sample Type

Container
Preservation
Temp
Preservation
Chemical

Analysis Required (Method)



















Total Number of Samples Shipped: Comments:
Sampler's Signature:


Relinquished By Received By Date
Signature: Signature: ___/___/___
Printed Name: Printed Name: Time
Company: Company: _________
Reason: Reason:
Relinquished By Received By Date
Signature: Signature: ___/___/___
Printed Name: Printed Name: Time
Company: Company: _________
Reason: Reason:
Appendix H CSMP
Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2010) 10-5

Appendix H CSMP
Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2010) 10-6
10.6 LABORATORY COMMUNICATION PROCEDURES
The Qualified SWPPP Practitioner will contact the analytical laboratory 24 hours before the anticipated
beginning of the storm event. The laboratory will be instructed to prepare sample bottles for use at the
monitoring sites and to prepare for receipt of samples during and following the storm event.
10.7 SAMPLE SHIPPING/DELIVERY AND CHAIN OF CUSTODY
After grab samples are collected, storm water sampling staff are responsible for delivery of grab samples
to the analytical laboratory as soon as possible to meet sample holding time requirements. If samples are
to be analyzed for bacteria, they must be delivered to the laboratory within six (6) hours of sample
collection. Samples for all other analyses should be delivered within 24 hours of collection. The
laboratory should be notified of estimated time of delivery and be alerted when weekend delivery is
required. The following list outlines the packaging and shipping procedures for pick-up:
Assemble and package all sample bottles in an orderly and secure manner for delivery to the
laboratory.
Verify information on the chain-of-custody form completed by the field crew on a cooler-by-
cooler basis.
If multiple coolers contain bottles from the same station, indicate this on all related forms.
Use military time (i.e., 2 p.m. =1400 hours) for all entries in the Chain-of-Custody form.
If necessary, re-pack coolers with ice to keep samples cool and to prevent breakage.
Place the completed chain-of-custody form in a Ziploc bag and place the form in the cooler
with the bottles.
Pack any sampler bottles to be cleaned for delivery to lab.
10.8 SAMPLE PRESERVATION AND FILTRATION
During collection of grab samples, the field teams will seal sample bottles in Ziploc bags, place them in a
cooler, and pack the cooler with ice in order to preserve the samples below 4 degrees Celsius. Once
samples are at the laboratory, they will be refrigerated until analysis.
Sample filtration and/or preservative may be required for some analyses, including dissolved metals.
Because of contamination concerns, this will be performed in the laboratory in accordance with
procedures specified by the appropriate analytical method.
Appendix H CSMP
Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2010) 11-1
11.0 QUALI TY ASSURANCE/ QUALI TY CONTROL
11.1 FIELD AND LAB PROCEDURES FOR QA/QC
The measurement of chemical constituents at the trace level is often difficult due to inherent properties of
environmental samples, field sampling techniques, and analysis techniques. In order to assess and
maximize data quality, a strict QA/QC program will be implemented as an integral part of the sampling
plan. The QA/QC program is designed to enable an evaluation and validation of the analytical data for
accuracy, and precision and contamination. This section describes the QA/QC program for field sample
collection and for laboratory analysis.
11.1.1 QA/QC for Water Sample Collection
Several additional samples will be collected in the field and analyzed to help identify potential sources of
error introduced into the storm water sampling process. These samples will include equipment blanks,
field sample duplicates, and laboratory sample duplicates. The specific procedures for collecting each of
these samples are provided below.
Equipment Blanks Equipment blanks will be obtained to verify that the sample equipment is not a
source of contamination. Sample blanks will be collected from the grab sample collection equipment
during at least one storm event. Deionized water, supplied by the laboratory, will be passed through clean
equipment and collected following normal sample collection procedures.
Laboratory Duplicates (Splits) Sampling staff will collect occasional samples based on sufficient
volume of storm water collected for the laboratory to perform laboratory duplicates to assess the precision
of the analytical laboratory methods. The laboratory will perform laboratory duplicates for approximately
10% of the total number of samples collected. Laboratory duplicate procedures are explained in more
detail in Section 8.1.2.
Field Duplicates (Splits) Duplicate grab samples will be collected and analyzed for 10% of the total
number of grab samples collected.
11.1.2 Laboratory QA/QC
The analytical laboratory will also run method-specific QA/QC protocols, such as Matrix
Spike/Matrix-Spike Duplicates and Method Blanks. The laboratory QA/QC analyses are listed in Table
11-1. The QA/QC sample frequency for both field and laboratory QA/QC samples is listed in Table 11-2.

Appendix H CSMP
Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2010) 11-2
Table 11-1. Laboratory QA/QC Analyses
Type of Analysis Description
Standards Calibration standards with known concentrations will be prepared and used in the
laboratory to obtain instrument calibration curves in accordance with the provisions of
the various method specifications.
Method Blanks Analyte-free water will be processed through all sample preparation procedures at the
analytical laboratory and analyzed as a method blank. This will provide an indication as
to whether contamination is occurring as a result of laboratory procedures. Method
blanks will be prepared and analyzed by the laboratory for each QC batch analyzed.
Laboratory Duplicates (Splits) The laboratory will analyze duplicate samples corresponding to 25% of the total number
of samples collected. A sufficient amount of water volume will be collected in the field
under normal sample collection procedures. However, the sample container will be
labeled laboratory duplicate indicating to the laboratory that a split should be taken on
that particular sample.
Matrix Spikes Internal spikes (matrix spikes) will be prepared in the laboratory by adding a known
amount of target and or surrogate analyte(s) into a field sample prior to laboratory
preparation. To meet project goals, the matrix spike will be at one to five times the
analyte concentration, in the original sample to prior analysis for the analyte. If the
matrix spike is outside of the desired one to five range, a second spike will be required.
Each of the spiked samples will also be analyzed in duplicate for an assessment of the
analytical method precision. Matrix Spikes will be prepared and analyzed by the
laboratory at a 10% frequency.

Table 11-2. QA/QC Sample Frequency
QA/QC Sample Type Sampling Frequency
Equipment Blanks Will be collected from polypropylene grab sampling
equipment prior to the sampling season.
Field Duplicates Will be collected for 10% of the total number of samples
collected.
Laboratory Duplicates Will be collected for 10% of the total number of samples
collected.
Matrix Spike/ Matrix Spike Duplicates Will be collected for 10% of the total number of samples
collected.
Method Blanks Will be run with each QC batch analyzed by the laboratory.


Appendix H CSMP
Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2002) 12-1
12.0 LABORATORY SAMPLE PREPARATI ON AND
ANALYTI CAL METHODS
Before analysis, the laboratory will be involved in the following activities:
Reviewing the QA/QC criteria;
Determining maximum reporting limits, turnaround times and report formats;
Coordinating with construction site storm water sampling staff prior to the sampling event; and
Providing sampling staff with clean sample bottles and blank water.

Appendix H CSMP
Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2002) 13-1
13.0 DATA MANAGEMENT AND REPORTI NG PROCEDURES
13.1 ANALYTICAL DATA VALIDATION
Results of precision and accuracy and contamination checks will be reviewed after each storm event. In
the event that data quality objectives are not met, data will be qualified and documented as necessary.
Data collected from the laboratory will be validated through the following procedures:
Review hard copy data package;
Compare chain-of-custody forms to logbooks and laboratory data reports to ensure successful
data transfer;
Ensure that laboratory reports are complete;
Ensure that there are no typographical errors or incongruities in the data;
Compare QA/QC results with data quality objective criteria;
Tabulate and analyze the success rate of each QA/QC parameter; and
Document and report out-of-range values.
13.2 ELECTRONIC DATA TRANSFER
Data from the laboratory will be delivered in hard copy and electronic format. Both data packages will
include:
A narrative of any problems, corrections, anomalies, and conclusions; and
Results/summary of QA/QC elements, including:
sample extract and analysis dates
method blanks, laboratory control spikes, and matrix spikes
analytical accuracy
analytical precision
reporting limits
13.3 NUMERIC ACTION LEVELS
The Construction General Permit has set effluent standards for pH and turbidity. The numeric effluent
limitations (NELs) are not applicable to Risk Level 1, Risk Level 2 projects and therefore beyond the
scope of this Sampling and Analysis Plan. The numeric action levels (NALs) are only applicable to Risk
Level 2 projects.
The primary purpose of NALs is to help evaluate the effectiveness of on-site BMPs and management
measures. Construction sites need to employ many different BMPs and management measures that must
Appendix H CSMP
Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2002) 13-2
work together. The NALs are a technology-based standard which should indicate whether the overall
program is working as intended. If the sample results for pH or turbidity exceed the NALs, the
Construction General Permit requires BMPs on site to be repaired, re-designed, or supplemented.
Exceedance of an NAL does not itself constitute a violation of the Construction General Permit. But, if no
action is taken to correct a problem noted by a NAL exceedance, the lack of corrective action may
constitute a violation of the Construction General Permit.
The NALs for pH and turbidity are defined as follows:
Analyte Numeric Action Level (NAL) Source
pH 6.5 to 8.5 pH Units
Mean pH of runoff from highway construction sites
1.0 standard deviation
Turbidity 250 NTU Developed according to best professional judgment

13.4 REPORTS
Reporting requirements for specific monitoring events and the year in summary (annual reports) are
described in Section 7.4 and Section 7.5 of the SWPPP. Templates for event specific reporting have been
provided in Appendix G.1 of this Sampling and Analysis Plan.


Appendix G-1
Monitoring Report(s)




Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2010) Page 1 of 1
Effluent Monitoring Report
ALL RISK LEVEL 2 CONSTRUCTION SITES SHALL:
At least three (3) storm-discharge samples (pH, turbidity, and non-visible pollutants, if applicable)
Storm-water run-on (if NAL exceedance and run-on believed to be the source)
Take a grab sample from all discharge points where non-storm water discharges are observed.
Non-storm-water run-on (if NAL exceedance and run-on believed to be the source)
Water Quality Sample Date / Time pH Result
(1)

Turbidity
Result
(1)

NAL
Exceedance
Objective (NAL)
- 6.5 to 8.5 250 -
Units
- pH Units NTU -
Field Equipment Model / Identification Number Date
Calibrated: -
Method Detection Limit
- 0.2 1 -
Location Sample Type Sample ID


pH
Turbidity


pH
Turbidity


pH
Turbidity

pH
Turbidity

pH
Turbidity
pH
Turbidity
pH
Turbidity
pH
Turbidity
pH
Turbidity
pH
Turbidity
pH
Turbidity
pH
Turbidity
pH
Turbidity
pH
Turbidity
(1) Input field analytical result and/or laboratory analytical result. If laboratory analysis completed, attach laboratory
report and chain of custody to the back of this event report.


Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2010) Page 1 of 3
NON-VISIBLE POLLUTANT MONITORING REPORT
Owner/Operator: WDID No.:
Date of Sampling Event: Time Runoff Started:
I. Reason for Sampling
Check one:
Historic contamination
Breach, malfunction, leakage, or spill
Application of soil amendments
Describe:

II. Non-Visible Pollutant Sample(s) Collection Information
Location sample(s) taken:
Time sample(s) taken:
Number of samples:
Non-visible pollutant(s) for
which sample(s) was collected:

III. Uncontaminated Sample Collection Information
Location sample(s) taken:
Time sample(s) taken:
Number of samples:
IV. Field Analysis Not Performed
Device(s) used:
Parameter Uncontaminated Sample Non-visible Pollutant Sample
1 2* 1 2*



* If duplicate is taken
V. Laboratory Analysis Not Performed
Analytical Laboratory:
Parameters:
Attach laboratory results and chain-of-custody forms to this form.
Sample(s) collected by: Date:
(Signature)


Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2010) Page 2 of 3
Printed Name and Title:


Appendix H, POLB Construction SWPPP (July 2010) Page 3 of 3
NON-VISIBLE POLLUTANT MONITORING REPORT
VI. Follow-Up Actions Taken (check appropriate boxes based on evaluation of test results)
Repaired or Replaced BMP that has failed.
Describe:

Maintained BMP that is not functioning properly due to lack of maintenance.
Describe:

Implemented Additional or Alternating BMPs.
Describe:

Notified Regional Board of discharge.
Date:


Signature: Date:

Printed Name and Title:




Appendix I, rev. 040212
Appendix I
Rain Event Log

Appendix I
Rain Event Log
Page 1 of 1
POLB Construction SWPPP (05/31/12)

Rain Event Log
All projects shall record the time, date and rain gauge reading of all qualifying rain events.
Date of Rain Event Time Data Gathered Total Rainfall
According to Onsite
Rain Gauge
(inches)
Total Rainfall
According to Nearby
Governmental Rain
Gauge
(inches)





















Appendix I, rev. 040212
Appendix J
SWPPP Non-Compliance Report Form


Appendix J
SWPPP Non-Compliance Report
Page 1 of 2
POLB Construction SWPPP (05/31/12)
SWPPP NON-COMPLIANCE REPORT
NAL Exceedance Report
p. 1

Risk Level 2 / Type 2 LUPs projects not in compliance with the Construction General Permit and/or
who have had other instances of non-compliance, excluding exceedances of water quality standards,
shall notify the RWQCB within 48 hours

of the detection of non-compliance. NAL Exceednace
reporting is not applicable to Risk Level 1 and Type 1 LUPs.
Inspector Name:
Inspector Title:
Inspector Phone Number:
Non-Compliance
Identification Date:

Total Rain Fall (inches)
Description of NAL Exceedance / SWPPP Non-Compliance and associated BMPs:
Initial assessment of any impact caused by the non-compliance:

Visual observations / inspection notes from the BMP inspections associated with this monitoring effort
have been attached (see forms in Appendix F of the SWPPP).

Appendix J
SWPPP Non-Compliance Report
Page 2 of 2
POLB Construction SWPPP (05/31/12)
SWPPP NON-COMPLIANCE REPORT
NAL Exceedance Report
p. 2

Storm Water Effluent
NAL Exceedance
Date / Time pH Result Turbidity
Result
NAL
Exceedance
NAL Criteria - 6.5 to 8.5 250

Units - pH Units NTU

Monitoring Equipment ID * -

Method Detection Limit (MDL) - 0.2 1

Sample Location Sample ID


pH
Turbidity

pH
Turbidity

pH
Turbidity
StormWater Effluent / StormEvent
Daily Average Result (calculate)

pH
Turbidity

Actions required to achieve compliance:
Conduct a construction site and run-on evaluation and pollutant source assessment
Implement corrective actions, if they are needed





Time schedule of remediation activities:
When compliance will be achieved:


As a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner I certify under penalty of law that this NAL Exceedance Report and all
attachments were prepared either by me and/or by other qualified and trained personnel who acted under my
supervision. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the
possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations.

________________________________________________________ DATE: ___________________________
Qualified SWPPP Practitioner
(please sign with ink)

Appendix I, rev. 040212

Appendix K
Annual Report Form


Appendix K
SWPPP Annual Report
Page 1 of 2
POLB Construction SWPPP (05/31/12)
SWPPP ANNUAL REPORT
p. 1

[Submit this document to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board via the SMARTS
website, by September 1
st
Project Name:
of the year.]

Project Address:

NON-STORM WATER DISCHARGES
The non-storm water discharge quarterly site visual observations (inspections) were conducted on:
[list inspection dates]

1.
2.
3.
4.

Between July 1, 20____ and July 1, 20_____, there were ___________ authorized non-storm water discharges
and ____________un-authorized non-storm water discharges observed on site during these visual observations/
inspections.

QUALIFYING STORM EVENTS
Between July 1, 20____ and July 1, 20_____, there were _________ storms which were likely to produce greater
than inches of discharge from the construction site.

SAMPLING ACTIVITIES:
[Summarize all sampling activities conducted on-site during the monitoring year, including all
storm water effluent monitoring activities, non-storm water discharge monitoring activities, and all
non-visible monitoring activities. Summary information should include, but not be limited to:
number of sampling locations per site, number and type of NAL exceedances (by site), etc]
Copies of original laboratory reports, chains of custody forms, and the Rain Event Log have been attached to this
Annual Report.

Between July 1, 20____ and July 1, 20_____, sampling activities at the construction site included:




Appendix K
SWPPP Annual Report
Page 2 of 2
POLB Construction SWPPP (05/31/12)
SWPPP ANNUAL REPORT
p. 2
BMP INSPECTIONS:
Visual observations of the BMPs and management measures on site were conducted before, during, and after all
qualifying storm events. Based on these visual observations the following actions were recommended and
implemented:

[Summarize all corrective actions completed during the year. Summarized all modifications made to the
SWPPP during the year.]

The following corrective actions were identified during the year, but could not be completed:
[List all corrective actions which remain incomplete and provide a justification for inaction.]

As a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner I certify under penalty of law that this NAL Exceedance Report and all
attachments were prepared either by me and/or by other qualified and trained personnel who acted under my
supervision. I am aware that there are significant penalties for submitting false information, including the
possibility of fine and imprisonment for knowing violations.

________________________________________________________ DATE: ___________________________
Qualified SWPPP Practitioner

(please sign with ink)

AppendixL

CASQAStormwaterBMPHandbook
ConstructionFactSheets
YES
NO
EC1 scheduling x
EC10 VelocityDissipationDevices x Not Applicable to Project
EC11 SlopeDrains x Not Applicable to Project
EC12 StreambankStabilization x Not Applicable to Project
EC13 Polyacrylamide x Not Applicable to Project
EC2 PreservationofExistingVegetation x Not Applicable to Project
EC3 HydraulicMulch x Not Applicable to Project
EC4 Hydroseeding x Not Applicable to Project
EC5 SoilBinders x Not Applicable to Project
EC6 StrawMulch x Not Applicable to Project
EC7 GeotextilesandMats x Not Applicable to Project
EC8 WoodMulching x Not Applicable to Project
EC9 EarthDikesandDrainageSwales x Not Applicable to Project
MP20 Wetland; x Not Applicable to Project
MP50 WetVault; x Not Applicable to Project
MP51 VortexSeparator; x Not Applicable to Project
MP52 DrainInserts; x
NS1 WaterConservationPractices x Not Applicable to Project
NS10 Vehicle&EquipmentMaintenance x
NS11 PileDrivingOperations x Not Applicable to Project
NS12 ConcreteCuring x
NS13 ConcreteFinishing x
NS14 MaterialOverWater x
NS15 DemolitionAdjacenttoWater x
NS16 TemporaryBatchPlants x Not Applicable to Project
NS2 DewateringOperations x
NS3 PavingandGrindingOperations x
NS4 TemporaryStreamCrossing x Not Applicable to Project
NS5 ClearWaterDiversion x Not Applicable to Project
NS6 IllicitConnection/Discharge x Not Applicable to Project
NS7 PotableWater/Irrigation x Not Applicable to Project
AlternateBMP'sUsed: If used, State Reason:
ClickontheBMPNametolink"factsheet"
Meets a
Minimum
Requirement
(1)
(3)
Runonfromoffsiteshallbedirectedawayfromallditurbedareas,diversionofoffsiteflowsmayrequiredesign/anaylisisbyalicensedcivilengineerand/oradditional
environmentalpermitting
(2)
TheQSDshallensureimplementationofoneoftheminimummeasureslistedoracombinationthereoftoachieveandmaintaintheRiskLevelrequirments
(1)
ApplicabilitytospecificprojectshallbedeterminedbyQSD
CASQA Fact
Sheet
BMP Name
BMP Used
If not used, state reason
YES
NO
NS8 VehicleandEquipmentCleaning x
NS9 VehicleandEquipmentFueling x Not Applicable to Project
SC10 NonStormwaterDischarges x Not Applicable to Project
SC11 SpillPreventionControlandCleanup x
SC20 VehicleandEquipmentFueling x
SC21 VehicleandEquipmentCleaning x Not Applicable to Project
SC22 VehicleandEquipmentRepair x Not Applicable to Project
SC30 OutdoorLoading/Unloading x Not Applicable to Project
SC31 OutdoorContainerStorage x Not Applicable to Project
SC32 OutdoorEquipmentMaintenance x Not Applicable to Project
SC33 OutdoorStorageofRawMaterials x
SC34 WasteHandlingandDisposal x Not Applicable to Project
SC43 ParkingAreas/StorageAreaMaintenance x
SC44 DrainageSystemMaintenance x Not Applicable to Project
SC60 HousekeepingPractices x Not Applicable to Project
SD10 SiteDesign&LandscapePlanning x Not Applicable to Project
SD11 RoofRunoffControls x Not Applicable to Project
SD12 EfficientIrrigation x Not Applicable to Project
SD13 StormDrainSignage x Not Applicable to Project
SD20 PerviousPavements x Not Applicable to Project
SD21 AlternativeBuildingMaterial x Not Applicable to Project
SD30 FuelingAreas x Not Applicable to Project
SD31 MaintenanceBays&Docs x Not Applicable to Project
SD32 TrashStorageAreas x Not Applicable to Project
SD33 VehicleWashingAreas x Not Applicable to Project
SD34 OutdoorMaterialStorageAreas x Not Applicable to Project
SD35 OutdoorWorkAreas x Not Applicable to Project
SD36 OutdoorProcessingAreas x Not Applicable to Project
SE1 SiltFence x Not Applicable to Project
SE10 StormDrainInletProtection x
SE11 ChemicalTreatment x Not Applicable to Project
AlternateBMP'sUsed: If used, State Reason:
(1)
ApplicabilitytospecificprojectshallbedeterminedbyQSD
(2)
TheQSDshallensureimplementationofoneoftheminimummeasureslistedoracombinationthereoftoachieveandmaintaintheRiskLevelrequirments
(3)
Runonfromoffsiteshallbedirectedawayfromallditurbedareas,diversionofoffsiteflowsmayrequiredesign/anaylisisbyalicensedcivilengineerand/oradditional
environmentalpermitting
ClickontheBMPNametolink"factsheet"
CASQA Fact
Sheet
BMP Name
Meets a
Minimum
Requirement
(1)
BMP Used
If not used, state reason
YES
NO
SE2 SedimentBasin x Not Applicable to Project
SE3 SedimentTrap x Not Applicable to Project
SE4 CheckDams x Not Applicable to Project
SE5 FiberRolls x Not Applicable to Project
SE6 GravelBagBerm x Not Applicable to Project
SE7 StreetSweeping&Vacuuming x Not Applicable to Project
SE8 SandbagBarrier x Not Applicable to Project
SE9 StrawBaleBarrier x Not Applicable to Project
TC1 StabilizedConstrEntrance/Exit x Not Applicable to Project
TC10 InfiltrationTrench; x Not Applicable to Project
TC11 InfiltrationBasin; x Not Applicable to Project
TC12 Retention/Irrigation; x Not Applicable to Project
TC2 StabilizedConstrRoadway x Not Applicable to Project
TC20 WetPond; x Not Applicable to Project
TC21 ConstructedWetlands; x Not Applicable to Project
TC22 ExtendedDetentionBasins; x Not Applicable to Project
TC3 Entrance/OutletTireWash x Not Applicable to Project
TC30 VegetatedSwale; x Not Applicable to Project
TC31 VegetatedBufferStrip; x Not Applicable to Project
TC32 Bioretention; x Not Applicable to Project
TC40 MediaFilter; x Not Applicable to Project
TC50 WaterQualityInlet; x Not Applicable to Project
TC60 MultipleSystems; x Not Applicable to Project
WE1 WindErosionControl x
WM1 MaterialDelivery&Storage x Not Applicable to Project
WM10 LiquidWasteManagement x Not Applicable to Project
WM2 MaterialUse x Not Applicable to Project
WM3 StockpileManagement x Not Applicable to Project
WM4 SpillPrevention&Control x Not Applicable to Project
WM5 SolidWasteManagement x Not Applicable to Project
WM6 HazardousWasteManagement x Not Applicable to Project
WM7 ContaminatedSoilManagement x Not Applicable to Project
WM8 ConcreteWasteManagement x
WM9 Sanitary/SepticWasteMgnt x Not Applicable to Project
AlternateBMP'sUsed: If used, State Reason:
(1)
ApplicabilitytospecificprojectshallbedeterminedbyQSD
(2)
TheQSDshallensureimplementationofoneoftheminimummeasureslistedoracombinationthereoftoachieveandmaintaintheRiskLevelrequirments
(3)
Runonfromoffsiteshallbedirectedawayfromallditurbedareas,diversionofoffsiteflowsmayrequiredesign/anaylisisbyalicensedcivilengineerand/oradditional
environmentalpermitting
ClickontheBMPNametolink"factsheet"
CASQA Fact
Sheet
BMP Name
Meets a
Minimum
Requirement
(1)
BMP Used
If not used, state reason