QSD, QSP, QISP SERVICES
H2O Engineering & Management (H2OEM) is a comprehensive consulting stormwater management firm. We provide storm water management services for industrial facilities and construction site projects. We are specialized in Storm Water Management planning and implementation including:
- Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Preparation
- WQTR, LSWPPP, WWECP, WQMP, SWMP Preparation.
- Risk Level Determination
- SMARTS processing and Notice of Intent Preparation
- Field Inspections (weekly, quarterly and yearly)
- Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP)
- Rain Event Action Plan (REAP) Preparation and Inspection
- Storm Water Sampling and Analysis
- Hydrology / Basin Sizing
- Storm Water Pollution Prevention Training
- Annual Report Preparation and Processing (SMARTS system)
- Storm Water and Erosion Control Plans Preparation
- Best Management Practices (BMP) Evaluation
- Special National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Studies, Reports Documentations
- Other Related Permits Compliance
STORM WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN (SWPPP) PREPARATION
We prepare a unique and comprehensive SWPPP to each construction project or industrial facility that satisfies the requirements of State and Federal regulations and permits (Construction, Industrial & Municipal). In particular, the SWPPP will be designed to insure compliance with all the objectives listed in the designated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit(s).
WQTR, LSWPPP, WWECP, WQMP, SWMP Preparation
Based on the requirements of different cities and counties we prepare Water Quality Technical Report (WQTR), Local Storm Water Pollution Prevention (LSWPPP), Wet Weather Erosion Control Plan (WWECP), Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP), Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) and other related documents.
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SMARTS processing and Notice of Intent Preparation
The first step to apply for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit coverage is to create an account in the Stormwater Multi-Application Reporting and Tracking System (SMARTS) developed by the State Water Resources Control Board. Following account set up we provide filing of the Notice of Intent (NOI) and all other related Permit Registration Documents (PRDs). [Back to Top ^]
FIELD INSPECTIONS (WEEKLY, MONTHLY, QUARTERLY AND YEARLY)
Storm water site inspections, water quality monitoring and reporting are mandatory for all projects covered under the Industrial or Construction NPDES permits. We provide on-site consulting to improve storm water runoff discharges quality from industrial facilities or construction sites and to comply with NPDES permits and all related State and Federal regulations. Our service covers all required stormwater and non-stormwater inspections by your permit(s) that may include weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly regular inspections; pre-storm, during and post-storm inspection; an inspection following a discharge or a general inspection for Best Management Practices (BMP) evaluation.
Inspection frequency will be determined on a project by project basis. The results of inspections, monitoring and assessments will be presented in reports and checklist format. [Back to Top ^]
Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP)
H2OEM provides certified QISPs for all facilities listed under level 1 or level 2 status or for any newly established facilities as required by the Industrial General Permit. [Back to Top ^]
RAIN EVENT ACTION PLAN (REAP) PREPARATION AND INSPECTION
This is a special requirement for construction projects with Risk Level 2 and 3. Rain Event Action Plan (REAP) is necessary for Risk Level 2 and 3 traditional construction projects to ensure that active construction sites have adequate erosion and sediment controls implemented prior to the onset of a storm event, even if construction is planned only during the dry season. The REAP may be prepared in conjunction with pre, during and post storm inspections along with stormwater sampling and analysis reporting during a qualified rain event. [Back to Top ^]
STORMWATER SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS
NPDES permits require stormwater sampling and analysis for construction sites with Risk Level 2 and 3 (i.e. minimum: pH and Turbidity) and for industrial facilities(i.e. minimum: Total Suspended Solids (TSS), pH, Specific Conductance, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) or Oil and Grease (O&G)). Samples will be collected during rain events and the parameter analysis will be conducted either on-site or in a State approved laboratory.
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HYDROLOGY / BASIN SIZING
A sediment basin is defined as a temporary basin built in order to detain temporarily the sediment-laden runoff under inactive conditions, allowing sediment to settle out before the runoff is discharged.
Our California licensed Civil Engineers conduct the design, sizing and inspections of sediment basin when required. [Back to Top ^]
STROM WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION TRAINING
Per the NPDES permits, individuals responsible for SWPPP preparation and implementation should be trained. This includes those personnel responsible for installation, inspection, maintenance and repair of all control measures on-site known as Best Management Practices (BMPs).
Ranging from multi-media presentations to one-on-one sessions, we provide different formats of on-site or class-room training for industrial and construction personnel. A certification letter will be provided to the trainees after each session. [Back to Top ^]
ANNUAL REPORT PREPARATION AND PROCESSING (SMARTS SYSTEM)
The Annual Report is a document required by both Industrial and Construction NPDES permits to be sent each year. Annual reports shall be sent through the Storm Water Multiple Application and Report Tracking System (SMARTS). For industrial facilities, in addition to the Annual Report, an Annual Comprehensive Facility Compliance Evaluation (Annual Evaluation) shall be prepared and documented for each reporting year (July 1st to June 30th) as well. H2OEM covers a comprehensive annual reporting service that include a review of all documents, sampling and inspections prepared in the previous reporting year, the Annual Evaluation Inspection and Annual Report preparation and documentation. [Back to Top ^]
STORM WATER AND EROSION CONTROL PLANS PREPARATION
H2OEM offers the preparation of Stormwater Pollution drawings that show, in addition to the site details and topography, the Best Management Practices (BMPs) that are necessary to the facility or project to be in compliance with NPDES permits. For construction sites, we prepare storm water pollution drawings by project phase/stage. [Back to Top ^]
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMP) EVALUATION
A BMP Status Report can help project managers evaluating the BMPs installed on the project and planning for the BMPs that will be deployed on site. The BMP Status Report can help to easily determine what could be expected to be seen on the project site at any period of the job life cycle. The report can be prepared weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on the project work schedule. [Back to Top ^]
SPECIAL NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) STUDIES, REPORTS DOCUMENTATIONS
For corporate, cities, municipalities and other agencies, H2OEM provides NPDES related technical studies and reports. This service will help these entities in assessing, evaluating and developing their storm water management programs, comply with EPA or SWRCB requirements and/or Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) evaluation and compliance. In addition, for all projects or facilities under a special abatement order or considered as Risk Level 3 (for construction sites), H2OEM offers the preparation of all site specific additional documents required and bio-assessment sampling and analysis. Please Contact Us for more information. [Back to Top ^]