Erosion Control & Water Quality Services
Due to increased regulation by Ohio EPA, construction site erosion control has become a very important aspect of construction activities in Ohio. The Staff at KEM has extensive experience with Ohio EPA and is well versed with stormwater permitting requirements.
Any construction that disturbs one or more acres of land is required to be in compliance with Ohio EPA's Construction Site Storm Water General Permit. This permit requires that a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) be prepared and erosion control inspections be completed weekly and after every 0.5-inch or larger rainfall. NPDES Phase I and II communities as well as ODOT have been required to develop storm water regulations that are in compliance with this permit.
ODOT in their effort to comply with this permit, has developed Supplemental Specification 832 (SS832) which requires that the SWPPP be prepared by a Professional Engineer (PE) that is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). Inspections must be performed by a CPESC or a Certified Erosion Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) under the supervision of the PE that developed the SWPPP.
Recognizing the increasing complexity of stormwater management and erosion control, KEM is committed to ensuring our staff understands current regulations and is up to date on the latest innovations. KEM has on staff PE's who have received CPESC credentials and can provide full erosion control services including the SWPPP, erosion control inspection and supervision to maintain compliance with Ohio EPA, ODOT and local regulations.
To further demonstrate our dedication to continued excellence in storm water management and erosion control these staff members have also earned the credential of Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ).
In this era of increased regulation relating to storm water, it is critical that owners and contractors hire consultants that understand current regulations and demonstrate commitment to excellence in the storm water field.