Stormwater Consulting Services

Brian Thomas Consulting, Inc. (BTC) is a full service Stormwater Consultant and Contractor. BTC, Inc realizes the importance of small business participation on many construction projects and became a certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE # 1784118) through the Department of General Services in the last quarter of 2014. Below outlines many of the stormwater permit services we can provide. Our mission is to provide our clients with the most effective Stormwater program available. Our adherence to excellence means you will have the best working with you 1-on-1 to make your stormwater program run effortlessly and excel.

Stormwater Permits

Storm water discharges in California are regulated through National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. There are 4 major types of permits and stormwater programs that are managed by the State of California as outlined below. BTC, Inc. employs individuals with a minimum of 15 years’ industry experience in managing and consulting on the various aspects of all of these permit regulations. Our employees hold the required State of California Certifications of Qualified SWPPP Developers (QSDs), Qualified SWPPP Practitioners (QSPs), and Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioners (QISPs). Our employees also hold the nationally recognized industry certifications of Certified Professional in Sediment and Erosion Control (CPESC) and Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC).

Construction General Permit (CGP) 2009-0009-DWQ amended by 2010-0014-DWQ & 2012-0006-DWQ

The CGP requires permit regulations to be implemented on all projects that are disturbing over one acre in soil and some smaller projects that are part of a common plan of development. If you are unsure whether these regulations would apply to your projects, give us a call and we would be glad to discuss your project with you and make a determination. BTC, Inc. can provide the following services related to this permit:

  • Notice of Intent Filing
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Development
  • Water Pollution Control Drawings
  • Best Management Practices Installation and Maintenance
  • Required Weekly, Pre-Storm, During Storm, and Post Storm Inspections
  • Rain Event Action Plan Development
  • Rain Event Stormwater Sampling
  • Non-Stormwater Sampling
  • Annual Report Filings
  • Storm Water Multi-Application and Reporting System (SMARTS) data entry management
  • Stormwater Programs Auditing and Amendments
  • Employee Trainings
  • Consulting services related to Notice of Violations

Industrial General Permit (IGP) 2014-0057-DWQ

The IGP requires permit regulations on various types of facilities based on your facility SIC Code. Refer to this permit attachment to see if your facility will need to be assessed for permit compliance: If you are still unsure call us, we can discuss your facility type and make a determination for you. Among others, here are some of the services our Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioners (QISPs) can provide regarding this permit:

  • Non-Exposure Certification (NEC) determination and filing.
  • Notice of Non-Applicability (NONA) Technical Reports and filing.
  • Level 1 Exceedance Response Actions (ERA)
  • Storm Event Sampling
  • Monthly Visual Monitoring
  • Storm Event Visual Monitoring
  • Employee Training Programs

Municipal General Permit (Phase II Small MS4) 2013-0001-DWQ

The Municipal Storm Water Permitting Program regulates storm water discharges from municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s). If your property or construction project discharges to a storm drain or waterbody located in an area that has this permit coverage you must comply with the Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) requirements for that municipality. If you are unsure whether you fall under an area managed by an MS4 permit, call us. Let our experts discuss your situation and make that determination for you. Some of the services we can provide regarding these SWMP requirements are:

  • All services listed under the CGP requirements (typically, CGP compliance is part of compliance with a municipality permit)
  • Site facility inspections
  • Annual reporting
  • BMP implementation and maintenance
  • Consulting on Notice of Violations
Caltrans General Permit (Caltrans Permit) 2012-0011-DWQ

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is responsible for the design, construction, management, and maintenance of the State highway system, including freeways, bridges, tunnels, Caltrans’ facilities, and related properties, and is subject to the permitting requirements of Clean Water Act section 402(p). Caltrans’ discharges consist of storm water and non-storm water discharges from State owned rights-of-way. Some services that we provide in compliance with this permit are:

  • SWPPP Development
  • Water Pollution Control Plan Development
  • Provide Water Pollution Control Managers
  • Required Weekly, Pre-Storm, During Storm, and Post Storm Inspections
  • Rain Event Action Plan Development
  • Rain Event Stormwater Sampling
  • Non-Stormwater Sampling
  • Annual Report Filings
  • Employee Training
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