NPDES PERMITTING ASSISTANCE
CONSTRUCTION GENERAL PERMITS


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Ecosystem Solutions, Inc. provides assistance to clients who require construction general permits under National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater requirements. The NPDES Stormwater Permitting Program requires operators of construction sites of certain size to obtain authorization for stormwater discharge under two "phases" of the Program. They include:

  1. Phase I. Operators of construction sites of five or greater acres ( (required as of 1990)
  2. Phase II. Operators of construction sites that disturb one to five acres. (required as of March 10, 2003)
Ecosystem Solutions, Inc. provides construction general permitting assistance for Phase I & II projects. This includes:

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  1. Determining applicability of federal, state, and/or local regulations
  2. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) development, also known as soil erosion & sediment control plans
  3. Notice of Intent preparation and submittal
  4. Construction oversight
  5. Notice of Termination preparation and submittal
  6. Post-construction monitoring
In addition to the links highlighted above, more information about Phase I & II permitting can be found by visiting the following sites:

EPA Construction General Permit Homepage
EPA Construction General Permit Factsheet
Construction Industry Compliance Assistance (click on "Stormwater")
Rhode Island Stormwater Program
Massachusetts Stormwater Program

Ecosystem Solutions, Inc.
Ph: 401-741-3263Fax: 401-615-0421
Em: bfaneuf@ecosystem-solutions.com
PO Box 469, West Warwick, RI 02893