State Water Resources Board Renews Permits
The State Water Resources Control Board has been aggressively renewing their storm water permits over the past couple of years; amongst the renewal was the new Construction General Permit, which was renewed in late 2009. Now at the end of 2012, all the provisions of the permit are in full effect. Among the new requirements contained in the permit is the requirement for all Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) to prepared by a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD); additionally all SWPPPs are required to by implemented by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP). Lane Engineers has two QSD/QSPs on staff, which allows them to prepare SWPPPs and complete SWPPP monitoring during construction.