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Turbidity Control and Testing on Construction Sites

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Construction General Permit which replaced the 2008 Construction General Permit. The new 2012 Construction General Permit went into effect on February 16, 2012. Turbidity (cloudiness or haziness of a fluid) is an important parameter used to evaluate the impact of construction sites on the waters of the United States. The Construction General Permit will require the sample collection and testing if the storm water will (1) discharge into a waterway that has been placed on the EPA Section 303(d) list of impaired waters for turbidity ("impaired waters"); or (2) discharge into a waterway that has a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) established by the EPA/state. This OnDemand Webinar will provide information with regards to the NPDES Construction General Permit, turbidity, the Clean Water Act, established standards for turbidity, the TMDL in impaired waters, erosion controls to reduce turbidity in storm water runoff, and turbidity sample collection, testing and reporting. The program will allow you to understand the impact of construction activities to the waters of the United States, and what federal/state regulations are in place to prohibit such impact.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to define turbidity.
  • You will be able to discuss controlling erosion and runoff.
  • You will be able to review sampling requirements.
  • You will be able to identify examples of erosion controls to reduce turbidity.

Runtime: 73 minutes
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Agenda

Background of the NPDES Construction General Permit

  • Clean Water Act
  • Storm Water Regulation Background

Turbidity

  • Definition and Importance
  • Federal Standard for Turbidity

Sediment and Erosion Controls

  • Storm Water Management Measures
  • Controlling Erosion/Runoff
  • Examples of Erosion Controls to Reduce Turbidity

NPDES Construction General Permit Conditions

  • Sampling Requirements
    • Sample Collection
    • Laboratory/Field Tests
    • Documentation
  • Reporting
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This course was last revised on February 12, 2013.

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Pressley L. Campbell, Ph.D, P.E.

Pressley L. Campbell, Ph.D, P.E.

Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

  • Registered professional engineer with Conestoga-Rovers & Associates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Taught hydraulic engineering courses at Carnegie-Mellon University and Louisiana State University
  • An international lecturer in the United States and Canada, and is a registered professional engineer in more than 20 states
  • Project management of all aspects of civil and environmental engineering projects, including storm water runoff and NPDES permitting
  • Provides assistance to clients in obtaining NPDES permits for different sites
  • Provides professional engineer certification for NPDES permit applications
  • Completed evaluations of rainfall, runoff and sediment discharges for several watersheds throughout the eastern, central and southern United States
  • Conducted several investigations regarding surface runoff from multiple sites in the United States
  • Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in civil engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Can be contacted at 225-292-9007 or [email protected]
James W. Hathcock, P.E.

James W. Hathcock, P.E.

Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

  • Registered professional engineer with Conestoga-Rovers & Associates in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Project management of projects, including storm water runoff and NPDES permitting
  • Registered professional engineer in five states
  • Provides professional engineer certification for NPDES permit applications
  • Provides assistance to clients in obtaining NPDES permits for different sites
  • Experience with preparation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and Construction Best Management Practices Plans (CBMPP) for Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 225-292-9007
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Product ID: 390944
Published 2013
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