SELF-INSPECTIONS ARE MANDATORY BUT OFTEN OVERLOOKED. LET US HANDLE YOUR INSPECTIONS TO PREVENT FINES
Inspections are performed for stormwater plans in order to provide state, local and federal regulatory agencies with a method to ensure that reviews are conducted in accordance with the plan. Inspections are inserted as appendices to a plan and are added weekly with corresponding plan updates.
As Certified Stormwater Inspectors, we ensure inspections are done correctly and we inform contractors of problems viewed at the site. We provide easy access to inspection report documents as evidentiary material to prevent fines or violations.
1. Did you know that inspections are rarely performed although they are the most effective way to eliminate fines?
2. The only way to prove compliance with a stormwater plan is through inspection reports.
3. Inspection reports can be requested from the contractor by EPA and DEQ after the project is completed and sometimes, years later. Archived inspection reports are rarely kept and a contractor can be fined several year later for everyday a previous project was active.
4. Similar businesses in your area can use the EPA or DEQ compliant system as a way to place a huge financial burden and embarrassment on a competing contracting firm. By not having inspections, a review by EPA or DEQ can result in fines allowing your competition to use it as negative information regarding future competitive bid proposals.
Are you performing weekly inspections as required for your project? Failure to do so could result in significant fines or other penalties.
Call us for a price sheet based on the time and scope of work needed. We charge low flat rates and ensure compliance with current state, federal and local requirements. An inspection report for New Orleans may differ greatly from one for Gulfport, Mississippi. Remember, local governments can design their own format for inspections. We are knowledgeable about all the requirements in a localized area and we stay in touch with a variety of local officials to assure compliance.
We can work in many different areas, contact us for your site location and project specifications.
Our inspections review the following information:
1. Entrance(s): Clear of mud, dirt, debris, or tracking
2. Outfall location(s): BMPs are in place and working
3. Disturbed area(s): BMPs are in place and working
4. Summary of findings: Description of site area and erosion control methods.
5. Non-compliance issues: Corrective actions to performs.
6. Weather conditions at the time of the report and weekly rainfall total
7. Ensure a notification sign is in place at project site for public and environmental inspector viewing.
8. Photo attachments (if provided)
9. Additional attachments: Corrrespondence
10. Site area - compliance or non-compliance: Notification to project supervisor.