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Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

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As climate change worsens with varying degrees of devastation during storms, it's now fundamental to develop your own Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan or SWPPP. In this course, let's discuss the importance of SWPPP, its core components, and how to develop them.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Lessons

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  1. Overview
  2. SWPPP Components Pt. 1
  3. SWPPP Components Pt. 2
  4. SWPPP Development

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Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Course - Lesson Excerpt

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Overview

Welcome! In this lesson, we will discuss: What a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is, The importance of SWPPs, and The components of SWPPs.

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Disaster looms whenever a potential flood occurs.

Their solar array project failed, resulting in an environmental disaster in their job site, simply because they failed to create a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.

Without an SWPPP, companies are susceptible to lawsuits by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which could potentially lead to bankruptcy.

Even if you have the best intentions, without a properly developed SWPPP, a simple case of the weather could lead to an environmental disaster.

Which of the following items is not a part of the SWPPP? You may select multiple answers.

SWPPP Components Pt. 1

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Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan SWPPP Components Part 1

Welcome! In this lesson, we will go thoroughly through the components of SWPPPs.

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Site Map & Description Component 1 The locations of receiving waters

Site Map & Description Component 2 The stormwater's flowing direction from the facility

Site Map & Description Component 3 The locations of all ditches, pipes, swales, drains, inlets, outfalls, or other stormwater conveyances

Site Map & Description Component 4 The locations of secondary containment structures

Site Map & Description Component 5 The locations and quantities of potential stormwater pollutants

Site Map & Description Component 6 A record of areas where spills have occurred before

Site Map & Description Component 7 Stormwater monitoring points

Site Map & Description Component 8 Locations of fueling stations, offloading areas, outdoor maintenance, and equipment storage, i.e. tanks and transfer areas

Site Map & Description Component 9 Sources of run-on from adjacent properties that could cause pollution

Which of the following are must-haves with site maps? You may select multiple answers.

These activities must entail all outdoor activities where leaks and spills could occur. This also includes areas where materials exposed to rain and snowmelt could happen.

This document must also entail all spills that transpired in the past three years.

One of the leading causes of stormwater pollution is the uncovered outdoor storage of loose materials.

You must also take into consideration the fuel leaks from vehicles, machinery, and equipment. Uncleaned and unmaintained equipment outdoors may also add to stormwater pollution.

SWPPP Components Pt. 2

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Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan SWPPP Components Part 2

Welcome! In this lesson, we will go continue to go through the components of SWPPPs.

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Monitoring must be conducted continuously, based on the pollutants and limitations onsite.

If you have a good SWPPP in place, this may only need to be done once or twice a year.

Look up your state's requirements to better track the results and reports of your facility according to the state's compliance.

Facilities must also do routine inspections to make sure that control measures are still effective and followed accordingly.

This is where a proper audit of inspection forms and their copies will help in your facility's checks and balances.

Which of the following must be employed during employee training?

Some Notes on Reviewing and Updating SWPPPs SWPPPs must be reviewed every time a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit is renewed. They must be signed and dated by a corporate officer and your copy must stay onsite for review. It is also important for your SWPPP to be written as accurately and simply as possible for all employees.

SWPPP Development

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Course - Lesson Excerpt

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan SWPPP Development

Welcome back! In the last lessons, we discussed the required elements of SWPPPs. In this lesson, we will discuss how to develop an SWPPP.

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Inspections, Maintenance, and Recordkeeping

✓ It is important that all workers are involved with the SWPPPs so they can be trained properly on how to do the BMPs.

✓ The workers must constantly inspect and maintain the site to keep sediment away from leaving the job site.

✓ With these in mind, the SWPPP Planner must detail how inspections and maintenance of BMPs are developed.

✓ This includes indicating each worker's roles, the frequency of inspection, how they can dispose of sediment cleared from BMPs, and discerning when to report for an immediate inspection.

✓ In addition, the planner must also indicate the format for recordkeeping, especially with inspection reports, maintenance reports, and non-stormwater discharges.

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