The EPA has aimed its considerable resources at the construction industry through the Clean Water Act's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water construction general permitting program. Compliance enforcement in Texas is now driven down to the local level through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to local county and major municipalities through the MS4 permitting system. Beginning in early 2006, even small municipalities in urbanized areas like the greater Houston area, will be charged with enforcing these regulations.
Given the changing nuances of enforcement, the growing tangle of overlapping enforcement agencies and the stiff consequences for non-compliance, our SWPPP services business exists to serve construction activity Operators by implementing a set of compliance services that cover all facets of SWPPP compliance:
- regulatory documentation and planning
- implementation of cost-saving innovative Best Management Practices
- monitoring and oversight
In short, we offer complete SWPPP compliance assurance.
We invite you to explore the key components of our program. The elements are simple, the approach comprehensive. It translates into a highly visible compliance program, which demonstrates to the enforcement authorities that you've taken your SWPPP responsibilities seriously.
Because we're specialists providing these services to many construction activity Operators, we bring to bear expertise, relationships and economies of scale on these issues that you simply can't duplicate internally. Put us on your team and discover, as many of this market's leaders have — we'll raise your compliance levels, while lowering your total costs of compliance.
Being careful about what goes into your SWPPP is about more than insuring that all the right elements are included. For instance, did you know that failure to comply with your SWPPP completely, even parts that aren't required by the regulations puts you in violation of the law? Sounds silly doesn't it? But if you've used a boilerplate template included in a project specification book, or that you've pulled off the Internet, you may have already put yourself at risk without even knowing it. [More Info]
There was a time when an SWPPP implementation was more about cosmetic compliance than installation of functional and effective Best Management Practices. If a passerby could see Silt Fence from a speeding car, you felt secure. But that time has passed. If you're spending the money required to implement BMPs, then it's important to get you money's worth. We regularly introduce new BMP methods and materials because we invest the time to search out new ways to improve compliance while lowering total cost of compliance. [More Info]
As a third-party, tightly focused on delivering SWPPP compliance to many jobsites, we can improve your level compliance, consistently across all your job sites at a cost lower than you can do it yourself. On site weekly, we'll insure consistent and thorough compliance, in the paperwork as well as on the ground. [More Info]
It all comes down to higher compliance and lower costs. Learn more about exactly how our turnkey approach to SWPPP compliance can help you drive down the cost of compliance while lowering your risks and exposure to fines and penalties. [More Info]
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For more information on this subject, please contact us at 832.456.1000.