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Old 03-08-2017, 09:57 PM   #1
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Looking into learning more about SWPPP and how different parts work like straw swaddle etc... Possibly looking into getting my QSP down the road. Also are there any good sources out there for estimating just based off square footage for SWPPP and what would be needed by the size of the project. It seems square footage estimate are looked down at but just wondering.
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:57 PM   #2
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All SWPPP's are site specific and the QSD takes in to account all the potential factors.

The use of swaddle is by design. Usually on a SWPPP it can be used to prevent/limit runoff from a bank, stock piles, in conjunction with filter fabric of DI's etc....

It would be difficult to give a sq. ft. price on a SWPPP due to many variables. Also the price would not include monitoring.

There is one price for design, one for monitoring & then the costs of implementing it.

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A very wet year around here could drown you financially. I see a huge variation in enforcement of the rules around here, that could make or break a newby SWPPP contractor.

maybe your supply chain could act as a 'mentor' or rabbi to educate you on the finer points of bidding.

Read and reread all regulatory documents, State and Federal, and possible local and area government agencies overlays. very few players are in 100 % compliance, but will the Minions allow YOU the same scope?

Was that storm sewer full of eroded dirt prior to your contract or not? can you prove it one way or the other?

If I total my snowmobile on one of your steel fence posts you forgot to remove after the grass grew in the road ditch, do I get to have your house?

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Thanks for the information so far. I don't plan to go out on my own as a swppp contractor. The company I work for just mentioned it that they would pay(reimburse) for my QSP cert and then for the job I would be on and local ones around I would be kind of an in-house monitor for swppp related items once placed by the swppp sub.
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A very wet year around here could drown you financially. I see a huge variation in enforcement of the rules around here, that could make or break a newby SWPPP contractor.

maybe your supply chain could act as a 'mentor' or rabbi to educate you on the finer points of bidding.

Read and reread all regulatory documents, State and Federal, and possible local and area government agencies overlays. very few players are in 100 % compliance, but will the Minions allow YOU the same scope?

Was that storm sewer full of eroded dirt prior to your contract or not? can you prove it one way or the other?

If I total my snowmobile on one of your steel fence posts you forgot to remove after the grass grew in the road ditch, do I get to have your house?
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A SWPPP is an engineered plan.

In California the SWPPP is registered with the local water quality control board. The local city/county health dept. likely will watch also. Depending on the project you can have environmental groups breathing down your neck.

SWPPP monitoring is an open ended contract as the site & test results must be reviewed after/during a weather event or an issue caused on the site.

A great deal of responsibility comes with being a QSP.

For liability & transparency reasons it is probably a bad idea to be your own QSP, sort of like inspecting your own work.

Fines can get expensive REAL quick.

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