NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) inspections are tied to overall stormwater compliance through the NC General Permit “NCG010000” and are conducted during normal business hours weekly and following rain events as required.
In North Carolina, inspections must meet both Water Resources and Land Quality requirements. This means a combined inspection that complies with the NPDES General Permit, NCG010000 as well as the Land Quality Self Inspections program, approved erosion control plan and any local government or municipality issued land development permits. Inspections must occur once every seven days, and within 24 hours of 1.0 inches or more of rain occurring within a 24-hour period, within normal business hours.
Written documentation of these inspections must remain at the construction site along with the permits and approved erosion and sediment control plan. It is the responsibility of the developer or other financially-responsible party to conduct or designate these inspections. If we are contracted to function as your designee to conduct these inspections, our staff of trained and certified inspectors with backgrounds from private and public sectors will conduct thorough regular and rain event inspections, and complete and issue all reports.
During our site inspections we will identify potential and real pollutant sources, evaluate BMP performance, observe stormwater outfalls during wet weather discharge, and confirm compliance with the permits. Eco Turf inspectors will install an inspection box, digital rain gauge, and weekly log book on each project.
Reports are issued electronically to all of your staff designated to receive copies of the reports. We will place a hardcopy in the log book during the next inspection. All reports are also backed up electronically by Eco Turf's office.
We will evaluate each site and provide competitive pricing based on a review of each project’s approved plans, disturbed acreage or number of active lots.