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STORM WATER COMPLIANCE PROGRAM

STORM WATER COMPLIANCE PROGRAM

City of Elk Grove

Elk Grove, CA

VC&A implemented and managed the City of Elk Grove’s storm water compliance program, which reduces pollutants in storm water runoff caused by rainfall during construction of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of construction projects. VC&A initially created and implemented training modules in storm water NPDES compliance for all levels of city staff in all departments, developed inspection forms and protocols for inspection, prioritized projects to be inspected, recommended modifications and amendments to city codes and ordinances, and created and implemented public outreach modules for contractors, developers, and the public. Overseeing a staff of inspectors, VC&A reviewed and redlined Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) and Water Pollution Control Plans (WPCPs) for city projects, attended preconstruction and progress meetings, and provided upper management with monthly progress/status reports. Other services included training developers and contractors, giving presentations to local schools, and developing public service announcements.

 

CALTRANS STORM WATER TASK FORCE

CALTRANS STORM WATER TASK FORCE

Caltrans

Statewide CA

VC&A spent over a decade as a key member of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Storm Water Task Force, monitoring compliance of the State’s construction, maintenance and property management activities and facilities. The largest such program in the nation, such monitoring achieves the objectives of the State’s Storm Water Management Plan and verifies compliance with California National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. Tasks comprised a variety of observations and inspections to help Caltrans managers know whether storm water management practices were being implemented as intended and to support efforts to evaluate, define and revise those practices. The Task Force performed compliance monitoring of over 1,300 Caltrans construction projects (roughly 5,500 site visits) and over 300 maintenance facilities.