Common questions

How do you become SWPPP certified?

How do you become SWPPP certified?

To become a QSP, you must take the timed 2-hour QSP exam and pass with a score of better than 70%. To become a QSD, you must take the QSP and QSD exams (you have an additional hour) and pass each exam with a score of better than 70%.

Who can prepare a SWPPP?

In California, SWPPPs are required to be prepared by a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) and implemented by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP). Click here to search licensed QSDs and QSPs in your area. 11.

What are a few important elements of a SWPPP plan?

What Should a SWPPP Include?

  • Site Descriptions.
  • Pollution Prevention Team.
  • Activities That May Cause Pollution.
  • Control Measures, Schedules and Procedures.
  • Spill Response Plans.
  • Inspections and Monitoring.
  • Employee Training.

What is the plan called that describes how your facility will protect storm water run off?

A SWPPP may also be called a “construction best practices plan,” “sediment and stormwater plan,” “erosion, sedimentation, and pollution prevention plan,” or similar term.

How much does it cost to prepare a SWPPP?

They don’t cost as much as you think. Chances are you’ll come out ahead if you stick with using an expert to develop a plan instead of trying it on your own. We charge anywhere from $1,250 to upwards of $6,000 for plans, depending on a lot of variables.

How long is a SWPPP good for?

Like the Federal CGP, state CGPs typically expire every 5 years and are typically found on the state’s environmental quality, division of water, or state level EPA websites.

What is required on the SWPPP after a major rain event?

The minimum frequency of SWPPP inspections: Typically weekly or bi-weekly and after each rainfall event exceeding 1/2″. EPA’s Construction General Permit requires a: 7 day waiting period after a complete NOI is received and posted on EPA’s website.

What are examples of BMPS?


  • Use Fertilizers Wisely.
  • Apply Pesticides Wisely.
  • Use Landscaping Practices that Prevent Erosion.
  • Wash Your Vehicle Wisely.
  • Dispose of Pet Waste.
  • Use and Dispose of Household Chemicals Safely.
  • Evaluate Existing Roads.
  • Proper Planning of Roads.

What does BMP mean in stormwater?

Best Management Practices
National Menu of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Stormwater.

How long does it take to prepare a SWPPP?

The cost of each SWPPP can vary due to complexity which affects the time it takes for us to complete. In general, the SWPPP development process takes about 12 hours per project which includes a pre-site visit by one of our Stormwater Compliance Specialists.

What is a significant rain event?

EPA defines a storm event at 40 CFR 122.21(g)(7)(ii) as a rainfall event with greater than 0.1 inch of rainfall and at least 72 hours from the previously measurable—greater than 0.1 inch rainfall—storm event. The date and duration (in hours) of the rainfall event, Rainfall total (in inches) for that rainfall event, and.

What can individuals do to prevent stormwater pollution?

There are many simple, basic steps people can do each day to prevent storm water pollution: Don’t dump waste into storm drains. Keep yard clippings out of the street. Dispose of household chemicals properly by following the directions on the package or by calling the local public works department for proper disposal guidelines. Clean up oil spills and fix leaking automobiles.

What is storm water pollution prevention plan?

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is a site-specific document or collection of documents that identifies the potential sources of stormwater pollution, describes stormwater control measures, such as BMPs , to reduce or eliminate the identified pollutants,…

What is swppp certification?

The SWPP Certified Workforce Planning Professional program, leading to the Certified Workforce Planning Professional (CWPP) designation, is an excellent way to establish yourself as an experienced member of the contact center workforce planning community.

What is a water pollution control plan?

A Stormwater Pollution Control Plan is required to ensure that Best Management Practices are used during construction and over the life of a project to minimize soil erosion and sedimentation that could result in storm water pollution.