Erosion and Sediment Control

Western Region - Case Study

Construction Industry Cost of Compliance with the California General Construction Permit for Stormwater Discharges 2010-2017: A Statewide Examination

Monday, February 12
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PDH: 1

Location: 103B

Level of Presentation: All: Suitable for a broad audience

This presentation highlights a survey of the California building and construction industry cost of compliance with the General Construction Permit for stormwater discharges, focusing on erosion and sediment control best practices. The survey includes heavy civil works, public works and infrastructure, private single and multi-family homebuilding, and general contractors working for public and private clients performing land development and redevelopment. The presentation illustrates the diversity of construction in California relative to categories and types of erosion and sediment control practices used, as well as key climate and watershed specific factors which influence selection, use, and cost.

This presentation highlights a survey of the California building and construction industry cost of compliance with the General Construction Permit for stormwater discharges, focusing on erosion and sediment control best practices. The survey includes heavy civil works, public works and infrastructure, private single and multi-family homebuilding, and general contractors working for public and private clients performing land development and redevelopment. The presentation illustrates the diversity of construction in California relative to categories and types of erosion and sediment control practices used, as well as key climate and watershed specific factors which influence selection, use, and cost.

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Target Audience: Academic,Consultant,Contractor,Developer/Builder,Engineer,Government Agency

Mark A. Grey

Technical Director
Construction Industry Coalition on Water Quality

Mark Grey is the Director of Environmental Affairs for the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIA/SC) and the Technical Director for the Construction Industry Coalition on Water Quality (CICWQ). In these roles, Dr. Grey directs education, research and advocacy programs on behalf of the building industry in California, primarily focusing on water quality issues. .

Dr. Grey has worked in the fields of water and air quality research and regulatory affairs for the past 30 years in the Pacific Northwest and California. Before joining BIA/SC and directing CICWQ, Dr. Grey operated his own consulting practice and was the Director of Technical Services for Synagro Technologies, Inc., the nation’s largest organic waste recycler.

Dr. Grey holds a Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry and M.S. in Forest Ecosystem Analysis from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and a B.A. in English from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA.

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