EPA Online Guide For Storm Water Planning

Staff | September 28, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a free comprehensive online guide to help contractors develop and apply a storm water pollution-prevention plan. The site, http://www.epa.gov/npdes/swpppguide/, includes a sample template and inspection report.

According the EPA, the guide can be used in any state. It assumes contractors will follow appropriate state and national requirements and use the guide to develop a plan that meets the particular state's requirements, which are sometimes more stringent than federal requirements.

If a site has multiple operators, they may develop and implement a single plan.

Construction site operators should consult their state's permit for exact requirements. To access construction permit information for individual states, go to http://www.cicacenter.org/swrl.html.

For more information, go to http://www.agc.org.