Proposed EPA Changes and New Requirements for Construction Sites in Indiana:
Note to Contractors: Dewatering
Absolutely no dewatering of any waters other than stormwater to streets, ditches, or storm drains will be allowed from construction or demolition sites.
In order to dewater and discharge to the sanitary sewer, you must first contact the Bureau of Water Quality at (765) 747-4896. Discharge to the sanitary system must be approved, including testing.
Sediment laden storm waters from construction sites must be filtered before discharge. Contact the stormwater compliance inspector at (765) 749-1114 for an inspection prior to discharging anywhere in Delaware County.
The ONLY exceptions are emergency firefighting activities and emergency utility repairs. In both cases, precautions should always be taken whenever possible without creating a hazard to the public.
Self Inspection Form and Resources
As of June 5, 2017, Ordinance 2017-011, all construction sites must make every reasonable effort to minimize construction-related pollutants from leaving the site. As a part of that, this Stormwater Permit must be completed so that the Stormwater Office has the appropriate site contacts. The completed form may be emailed, mailed, or faxed to the Stormwater Office. Please see the form for contact information.
Rule 5 permitted sites are required to complete self-inspections weekly and after each ½” or more of rainfall. The law requires that persons completing these inspections be “Trained Individuals”. The definition of “Trained” has been controversial. While details of this are being addressed at the Federal and State level, many Local jurisdictions are leaning toward requiring local training and certification of some kind.
This program was created by Muncie / Yorktown / Delaware County Stormwater Management as a tool to help Contractors stay in compliance. Feel free to use this powerpoint presentation as a training tool for your employees. This online training can be viewed and studied at your convenience.
In addition, you may call this office to schedule a certification test. Upon successful completion of the test, a pocket certification card and wall certificate will be issued.
This program was recently presented to an INAFSM Inspector’s Group and received favorable comments by inspectors from across the state. It is now being promoted by the Indiana Ready Mix Association, as well.
Please keep in mind, this is not yet a requirement, only a tool to help educate you and your employees. It is provided to you free, in an effort to make both your job and ours, a little easier.
Please click on the slideshow to begin viewing the slides. You may adjust the speed of the slideshow for your own personal preference or simply click the arrows on the side of each slide to advance or return to a previous slide. To go to full-screen mode for larger viewing, click on the diagonal arrow in the bottom right corner.
Once you finish viewing the slideshow, click on the link below to take the online test. Upon completion of the test, click “Submit item” and you will be notified via email that we received it. Once your test is graded you will receive notification of whether or not you passed and if you receive Certification. Thank you and Good Luck!
If you have any questions please email Erosion Control Inspector Toni Cecil at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-749-1114.