|The purpose of the Construction
Program is to effectively reduce pollutants in runoff from
construction sites during all phases. Objectives of the Construction Program consist of the following:
construction plans and issuing permit consistent with County
- Require Best Management Practices
(BMPs) to control sediment and pollutants from construction
- Inspect construction sites to ensure
proper BMP implementation and compliance with County
requirements and all applicable Permit conditions.
- Bring forth
enforcement actions for sites in
violation of County requirements and advise the Regional Water
Board of apparent violations of the General Construction Permit
outreach to the construction
community such as developers and contractors.
|State General Construction
Construction Permit requires
all dischargers where construction activity disturbs one acre or
or are part of a larger development
to file Project Registration Documents (PRD's) which includes:
- Notice of Intent (NOI)
- Storm Water
Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
- Annual Fee
responsibility of the landowner to obtain coverage under the State
General Construction Permit prior to starting construction
activities and the landowner must submit the Waste Discharge
Identification Number (WDIN) to the County before getting a release.
For more information visit the State Water Resources Control Board
Construction Storm Water Program by clicking the link below.
model SWPPP visit the California Storm Water Quality Associate
(CASQA) website by clicking on the link below.
NPDES Phase 1 Area
Projects that are in the NPDES Phase 1
area and fall under the priority project designation will also be
subject to the 2009 SWQCCP. The 2009 SWQCCP outlines Low
Impact Development strategies that are required. For more
information click on the LID link at the top of the page.
construction sites less than one acre and in Phase 1 Area must
comply with San Joaquin County’s Small Site SWPPP, to view the Small
Site SWPPP click on the link below.
Inspections & BMP Implementation
Storm Water inspectors refer to SWPPPs and improvement/building plans
to ensure that appropriate BMPs are being put into place and
maintained. All construction sites greater than or equal to
one acre, at minimum, are inspected twice per month during the wet
season and one time during the dry season to verify compliance with
the County's Ordinances and applicable standards. To assist
with a successful inspection the County's Storm Water Pollution
Prevention Program Construction Inspection Report form can be viewed
by clicking on the link below.
Inspections are conducted until a notice of termination for
coverage under the State General Construction Permit is issued by
the Regional Water Board.
Inspections are performed to
assess compliance with County storm water ordinances. The
County has a progressive enforcement and referral policy to ensure
enforcement actions match the severity of violations and include
distinct, progressive steps. Noncompliance may include failure to
implement Best Management Practices (BMPs), or other violation of
County ordinances. To view the County's Storm Water Pollution
Prevention Program Construction Investigation-Enforcement Management
Policy click the link below.
PO Box 1810 / 1810 East Hazelton Avenue, Stockton, California 95201 | Phone (209) 468 - 3055