Stormwater discharge from construction activities can have a significant impact on the water quality of rivers, lakes, and coastal waters with pollutants like sediment, debris, and chemicals. Stormwater discharges from construction activities that impact one or more acres are regulated under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater program. This two-hour course discusses the importance of stormwater controls on construction sites as well as a detailed look at specific construction-related pollutants. This course also provides participants with an overview of the new NPDES 2012 Construction General Permit (CGP), which is an update to 2008 CGP. In order to implement the new Effluent Limitations Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for Construction and Development point sources (C&D rule), construction site operators must meet new restrictions on erosion and sediment control, pollution prevention, and stabilization.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Recite the water quality reasons stormwater controls are required on construction sites.
List typical pollutants common to construction activities.
Describe the updated NPDES 2012 Construction General Permit (CGP).
List the new restrictions on erosion and sediment control, pollution prevention, and stabilization.