Contractors, did you know…

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…if you are building on a piece of land in Florida that disturbs over one acre you must obtain a NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) stormwater permit?

Florida also requires the operator of the site to have a SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan) prior to filing for the permit.  The permit is also known as the NOI (Notice of Intent). Under this permit, the responsible authority must implement suitable pollution prevention techniques to reduce erosion and sedimentation and properly manage stormwater.

In addition to the SWPPP, NOI, and installing proper erosion control it is required to have a qualified inspector to perform site inspections weekly and after a 0.5” rainfall.  Before you disturb land in Florida make sure you have the proper team, plan, and permits to avoid hefty fines from federal, state, and local government agencies.