CAWP News 2-10
CAWP/AGC to Host Webinar on EPA's Construction Stormwater Program
What the New Mandated Discharge Limits, Monitoring Requirements and Prescriptive Controls Mean for Contractors
Contractors are encouraged to participate in an AGC webinar on March 2 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the CAWP offices to learn about these new federal requirements - called Construction and Development Effluent Limitations Guidelines (C&D ELG) - that are certain to change the way contractors manage stormwater on their projects.
Prepare now for first-time nationwide numeric discharge limits and monitoring requirements that take effect in February. These new limits strictly enforce the amount of sediment allowed to run off any construction site disturbing ten or more acres of land at any one time (whether contiguous or not). The new rule, issued by the U.S. EPA in December 2009, also specifies the exact types of erosion and sediment controls that contractors must use, at a bare minimum, to control stormwater runoff on all construction sites that disturb one or more acres of land. To find out what this means for you, attend this free showing of the AGC webinar at CAWP.
Background - The C&D ELG rule takes effect in February 2010 and phases in over four years. The new ELG requirements will be incorporated into all federal and state individual and general National Pollutant Discharges Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater construction permits upon their next reissuance.
DATE / TIME: March 2, 1:30-3:00 PM
LOCATION: CAWP, 1201 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
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