Stormwater (NPDES) Permit Compliance - Helpful Resources

This email contains information to help you meet federal stormwater NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit requirements. 
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published new resources in Spanish to help construction site operators comply with EPA's NPDES construction stormwater permit program. Links to these resources are available below and on EPA's construction stormwater resources, tools, and templates page.
  • EPA will host webinars on how to use the NPDES eReporting Tool to submit Annual Reports for EPA’s Multi-Sector General Permit; those reports are due by January 30th for each year of permit coverage.  Below are the program dates and links to registration and more resources.

New EPA Construction Stormwater Resources in Spanish
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Templates
The existing SWPPP template is available here: Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Template (WORD) - Helps construction site operators develop
a SWPPP that is compliant with the minimum requirements of EPA's 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP).
New! En español: Plantilla del Plan de Prevención de la Contaminación de Aguas Pluviales en la Construcción (PPCAP) (WORD) - Ayuda a los operadores de proyectos de construcción a desarrollar un PPCAP que cumpla con los requisitos mínimos del Permiso General de Construcción 2017 de la EPA.
Puerto Rico Construction Best Management Practices (BMP) Fact Sheets // Hoja Informativa sobre Mejores Prácticas de Gestión (MPG) de Construcción en Puerto Rico
Provides information in Spanish on construction BMPs focused on protecting threatened and endangered species and critical habitat in Puerto Rico. // Provee información en español sobre mejores prácticas de gestión de construcción con enfoque en la protección de especies amenazadas y en peligro de extinción y hábitats críticos en Puerto Rico.
Spanish Sediment and Erosion Control BMP Fact Sheet // Hoja Informativa sobre Control de Sedimentación y Erosión
Spanish Pollution Prevention BMP Fact Sheet // Hoja Informativa sobre Prevención de la Contaminación
(Note: these fact sheets are only posted in Spanish).
2018 MSGP Annual Report Training Webinars
“Operators” covered by EPA’s Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) must submit an Annual Report to the EPA electronically by January 30th for each year of permit coverage.  In compliance with the NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule (40 CFR Part 127, Part 7.1), operators are required to use the electronic NPDES
eReporting Tool, (NeT) to prepare and submit an Annual Report.  (NOTE: If you are given a waiver by an EPA Regional Office to use a paper annual report form, and you elect to use it, you must complete and submit the following form Appendix I - Annual Report Form.)
You can learn how to use NeT to submit your Annual Report, by participating in one of EPA’s online training webinars:
  • Wednesday, December 19, at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM MST
  • Thursday, January 10, at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM MST
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM MST
During the webinars, EPA will provide instruction and demonstration of how to access, sign and submit the Annual Report.
Register here:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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