NPDES Compliance And COVID-19

NPDES Compliance and COVID-19

Perhaps the biggest question in the environmental sector right now is: how, has COVID-19 affected enforcement? The EPA offered a Temporary Enforcement Policy in June 2020, which expired as of August 31, 2020. Even with the temporary policy, regulated entities…

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Storm Events – What They Are & How to Tackle Them

One of the most important requirements of your Construction Generic Permit (CGP) is the NPDES Stormwater Inspections. In the State of Florida, NPDES inspections have 2 components: routine inspections and storm event inspections. So—what is the difference between them? A…

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Secondary Containment On Construction Sites

Secondary Containment on Construction Sites

One of the requirements of the Florida  CGP, Construction Generic Permit, that seems to elude many of its permittees is secondary containment. Maybe you’re not even aware of it. Come to think of it, what does it even mean? Let’s…

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The Why on NPDES Inspections

In the state of Florida construction projects that impact over an acre of land are required to perform NPDES inspections once a week and for every half inch rain event in accordance with the FDEP Construction Generic Permit. It is important to understand…

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Don’t Be a Bad [Concrete Plant] Batch!

Concrete batching plants use equipment to produce concrete and concrete products by batching or mixing cements and other raw materials. The components of concrete include many substances such as: silica, calcium, alumina, magnesia, iron oxide, sulfur dioxide, fly ash, gravel and…

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Sheet And Rill And Gully, Oh My!

Sheet and Rill and Gully, Oh My!

With the proper use of erosion control and stabilization measures as defined in the Construction Generic Permit (CGP), your construction site can be prepared to prevent erosion form occurring. But how can erosion be prevented if it you do not…

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Beginners Guide to Liquid Waste

It is no secret that construction sites often get very chaotic at times. With the high volume of activity, messes are bound to occur on site! At first glance, a tiny liquid spill doesn't seem all that important and is…

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The Air We Breathe

The Air We Breathe

With any construction site, there is potential for contaminated air particles or particle pollution, also known as particle matter (PM), to travel through the air and potentially contaminate nearby waterways and landscape. Wind most certainly has the capability of picking…

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KCI Loves DMR’s!

KCI loves DMR’s!

The EPA monitors industrial activates ranging from landfill, auto salvage yard, metal scraps, recycling centers, and other facilitiesthat have stormwater discharge associated with industrial activity. Although these facilities appear to differ, one thing they do have in common is their…

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Car Battery Acid Beware!

Car Battery Acid Beware!

Consumers discard approximately 27 million cars a year, about 26 cars a minute! In fact, salvaged autos are the most recycled consumer product in the world today. Furthermore, 95% of salvaged automobiles are processed for recycling each year. Recycling helps…

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