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NPDES Monitoring & Site Inspections

The Stormwater General Permit NCG01000, also called a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, is routinely issued by the North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources (NCDENR) Division of Land Resources (Land Quality Section) or a local Delegated Authority (such as a County government or local municipality) as part the approval of a Land Disturbance Permit. Because the stormwater permit and NPDES monitoring are so closely tied to erosion and sediment control practices on project sites, this issuance is done on behalf of the NCDENR Division of Water Quality.

Soil & Environmental Consultants, PA (S&EC) routinely provides NPDES monitoring, and Erosion and Sedimentation Control (E&SC) inspections on a wide variety of projects in North Carolina.

Example projects that S&EC is working on include:

Harris Tract in Wake County, NC (active) – S&EC provides weekly and rainfall driven NPDES inspections on this 30 acre (+/-) development site in the Town of Wake Forest.

Shiloh Crossing Phase 2 in Wake County, NC (active) – S&EC provides weekly and rainfall driven NPDES inspections on this 54 acre (+/-) development site in the Town of Morrisville.

The Legacy at Jordan Lake Phases 1 – 3 in Chatham County, NC (active) – S&EC provides weekly and rainfall driven NPDES inspections on this 395 acre (+/-) development site.

Regularly scheduled and rainfall driven inspections of E&SC devices are required on most (but not all) land disturbing projects to ensure that they are installed and maintained properly, and functioning in accordance with the designer’s intent. Specific monitoring and reporting methods are dictated by the permit and records are required to be maintained on site and accessible for regulatory agency review.

In addition to performing NPDES inspections, S&EC also provides specific training and guidance to owners, contractors, and third parties who intend to perform the monitoring themselves. Our professional staff work closely with Clients and the Contractors providing repair and stabilization recommendations and, where necessary, on-site guidance to work crews to ensure regulatory compliance. We also perform quality control on behalf of our Clients by spot-checking Contractor inspection methods and record-keeping practices to avoid potential problems.

Please contact Patrick Smith at psmith@sandec.com, or a member of his staff if you have any questions about or services or the NPDES requirements for your site.