Construction General Permit / Northern California

Construction Projects

Construction projects pose risks to water quality through soil disturbance and use of potentially harmful pollutants. To alleviate these risks, any construction projects that result in greater than one acre of disturbance must comply with storm water management regulations under Adopted Order 2009-0009-DWQ as amended by 2010-0014-DWQ and 2012-006-DWQ.

State Regulations: CA Stormwater Program

Our Qualified SWPPP Developers and Practitioners (QSD/QSPs) understand how to apply for a permit, determine a site’s risk level, develop an approved SWPPP, identify and locate appropriate and cost-effective Best Management Practices (BMPs), monitor installation and maintenance of BMPs, develop Rain Event Action Plans (REAPs), conduct sampling and submit electronic data to the State Regional Board’s SMARTS system to ensure our clients maintain compliance.

We take a hands on approach to visit the site and meet with the client in order to apply only what is necessary for each individual project. Wildscape’s QSD/QSP certified professionals provide construction related services for Caltrans, construction management firms, private contractors, and various public agencies throughout northern California and the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Project Elements

  • QSD / QSP Services
  • SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan)
  • WPCP (Water Pollution Control Plan)
  • SWMP (MS4 Storm Water Management Plan)
  • Stream Diversion Plans
  • Dewatering Plans
  • SMARTS Data Submitter
  • Storm Water Sampling and Analysis
  • REAP (Rain Event Action Plan)

QSD / QSP Services

Wildscape Engineering helps public and private clients comply with the storm water regulations mandated by the State of California, federal Clean Water Act and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). We are experienced in applying for and overseeing construction (CGP) and industrial permits (IGP) under ever changing regulations. In the past six years, we have helped public and private entities obtain approval for new construction and business operations through development and implementation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), Water Pollution Control Plans (WPCPs), Construction Site Monitoring Plans (CSMPs), and Stream Diversion and Dewatering Plans. Additionally, we have experience working for local governments and utilities on municipal storm sewer system (MS4) permit compliance.

Our stream restoration and wetland experience is especially relevant to permit acquisition and compliance for sites in and around sensitive areas including wildlife habitat, wetlands, streams, rivers, and lakes.

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