Staff Environmental Scientist Burns and McDonnell Engineering, Inc.
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You have developed a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) and acquired all relevant permits. You thought you were prepared and that everyone knew what was expected, only to have non-compliance issues during construction. This is typically due to a lack of understanding of the intent behind the permit, misinterpretation of the permit language, or even just a lack of understanding of the types of best management practices (BMPs). Specifically, what they are designed to do, and the limitations within there design. This presentation focuses on how to properly conduct the orientation and the benefits of having all contractors attend a project-specific environmental orientation prior to being allowed on the project site, and recommendations on what should be covered in these orientations.
Understand the importance of a proper environmental orientation.
Develop an environmental orientation that covers all relevant permits and how they affect the construction activities.
Address common misconceptions about the functions and maintenance of BMPs.