Stormwater Multi-Application Reporting and Tracking System (SMARTS) allows an individual builder discharger to file and submit their Annual Report electronically to the Regional Water Board.
Greater Bay Area Environmental specialists will help clients complete these tasks successfully.
An annual report is required to be submitted to your local Regional Water Quality Control Board by September 1 of each year. This document must be certified and signed, under penalty of perjury, by the appropriate official of your company. Many of the Annual Report questions require an explanation. Greater Bay Area Environmental will provide explanations on a separate sheet as an attachment. We strongly recommend you retain a copy of the completed Annual Report for your records.
The SWPPP permit changes went into effective July 2010, and require builders at construction jobsites of more than one acre who disturb soil, to be compliant on their job sites throughout the year, especially during the rainy season (October 1st – May 1st), with the following:
- Rainfall Erosivity Waiver- Self certifying Erosivity value for smaller construction sites.
- Numeric action Levels- (NALs) for PH and Turbidity.
- Numeric Effluent Levels- (NELs) for PH and Turbidity.
- Risk Based Permitting – 3 levels determined by project sediment risk and receiving water risk.
- Minimum Requirements- Imposes more minimum BMP requirements (see manual).
- Project soil monitoring and reporting- Optional monitoring to provide better risk determination.
- Effluent Monitoring and Reporting -required for PH and Turbidity in stormwater discharges.
- Receiving Water Monitoring and Reporting – Requires some Risk 3 discharges to monitor receiving waters and conduct bio assessments.
- Post-Construction Standards – Specifies run-off reduction requirements for all sites not covered by a Phase I or Phase II NPDES MS4 permit.
- Rain Event Action Plan (REAP) – Sites must develop a REAP to protect all exposed portions of the site within 48 hours prior to a rain event.
- Annual Reporting – All sites enrolled for more than one continuous three-month period to submit information and annually certify that their site is in compliance.