On the surface, storm water compliance seems simple, but the complexities of the industry and environment, the confusion arising out of layers of regulators with individual interpretations of ever-changing rules make it one of the most challenging and high-risk issues today. Pollution continues to impact the environment, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is targeting developers, builders and contractors as potential pollution sources. The government estimates that less than a third of the industry is in compliance with the Clean Water Act and its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations. So it is cracking down on the industry with multi-million dollar fines, costly work stoppages and even criminal charges. Trileaf takes the risk out of your storm water compliance, leaving your projects safe, secure, and hassle free.
Trileaf begins with assessment of your current level of compliance. Using a variety of diagnostic tools, we will review your sites, your records, and your existing storm water compliance program. Our goal is to prescribe a compliance solution that works for all project types and stands the test of time.
Permits are the first step of the paperwork process. Trileaf takes the hassle and worry out of the process by completing all the paperwork for you. This includes researching the federal, state, and local regulations; developing the best permit strategy for your project; and filling out all the paperwork.
Storm Water Plans
The Storm Water Plan (SWPP) is a required contract between the client and the EPA that spells out, in detail, how pollution will be controlled during the construction process. The SWPP identifies potential sources of pollution, reviews current pollution management practices and recommends Best Management Practices (BMP’s) to minimize, reduce or eliminate pollution from the site. Our plan will meet and exceed federal, state, and local regulations.
As projects go through stages, the site conditions and ways to control runoff also change. We monitor compliance through regular site inspections in order to identify possible sources of pollution and verify how well the SWP is working. Weekly inspections (which includes updating the SWPP) and after-rain event inspections are required by federal, state, and local regulations. Trileaf can set up a comprehensive site inspection program. Our program includes training an onsite manager to perform the required inspections and generating the weekly inspection forms via email. We can tailor our program to meet your project goals and needs. We also offer water testing and monitoring services to further ensure your site is in compliance.