On September 2, 2009, the California
Construction General Permit was adopted. The permit was actually
implemented July 1, 2010. One of the requirements associated with
the new permit is the development of qualified individuals to develop
SWPPPs (QSD) and conduct inspections (QSP).
Qualified SWPPP Developer:
The discharger shall ensure that SWPPPs are written,
amended and certified by a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD).
A QSD shall have one of the following registrations or
certifications, and appropriate experience, as required for:
- A California registered professional civil
- A California registered professional geologist
or engineering geologist;
- A California registered landscape architect;
- A professional hydrologist registered through
the American Institute of Hydrology;
- A Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment
Control (CPESC) TM registered through Enviro Cert
- A Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality
(CPSWQ) TM registered through Enviro Cert International,
- A professional in erosion and sediment control
registered through the National Institute for
Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET);
**Effective two years after the adoption date
of this General Permit, a QSD shall have attended a State Water
Board-sponsored or approved QSD training course and pass the State
Sponsored QSD exam.
Qualified SWPPP Practitioner:
The discharger shall ensure that all BMPs required by
this General Permit are implemented by a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP).
A QSP is a person responsible for non-storm water and storm water visual
observations, sampling and analysis.
A QSP shall be either a QSD or have
one of the following certifications:
A certified erosion, sediment and storm water
inspector (CESSWI) registered through Enviro Cert International, Inc.;
A certified inspector of sediment and erosion
control (CISEC) registered through Certified Inspector of Sediment and
Erosion Control, Inc.
**Effective two years after the adoption date
(September 2, 2009) of this General Permit, a QSP shall have attended a
State Water Board-sponsored or approved QSP training course and pass the
State Sponsored QSP exam.
State and Regional Water Boards proctor the
exam to become a QSP/QSD.
The Exam will be given in 2 parts:
QSP portion is ~80 questions (maximum
2 hours allowed). You must pass the 2-hour QSP Exam portion with a score
of 70% or better.
QSD portion is an additional ~45
questions (additional 1 hour allowed). You must take both parts
and pass each Exam with a score of 70% or better.
There is no cost to take the exam, but seats
do fill up quickly. For a schedule of upcoming exams, please click
EnviroCert International, Inc. for Certification Programs.
Go to the following site for more information
on the 2009-0009-DWQ Construction General Permit:
State Water Resources Control Board
California Coastal Clean-up Day
Yuba County's 15th Annual Coastal Cleanup Event
was Saturday, September
On Saturday, September 19, 2015
Yuba County hosted
their 15th annual California Coastal Cleanup on the Yuba River.
Why are we participating in the Coastal
Cleanup Day when we are not located on the coast?
Past Coastal Cleanup Day data tell us that most (between 60-80
percent) of the debris on our beaches and shorelines comes from inland
sources, traveling through storm drains, creeks or rivers out to the
beaches and ocean. Rain -- or even something as simple as hosing down a
sidewalk can wash cigarette butts, bits of Styrofoam, pesticides, and
oil into the storm drains and out to the ocean. We are asking all
Californians to take responsibility for making sure trash goes where it
belongs -- securely in a trashcan, recycling bin, or a hazardous waste
dump when appropriate.
Cleanup Day Link:
Every year several organizations come
together to participate in and support this worthy cause.
This year we had
Scout leaders and
lots of students
- Local citizens
- Recology Yuba Sutter
provided dumpsters for disposal
- The Fish and Game Commission
lunches and support
- SaveMart provided
lots of additional treats
- Crystal Geyser
provided bottled water
- Yuba County
Sheriff's Department provided work crews
- The City of Marysville
Police and Yuba County Sheriff’s Department provided
officers to patrol the area
and program support
- Yuba County Public Works
department provided a backhoe,
trucks, personnel and event signs
- Yuba County Environmental
Health provided staffing for management, coordination
We would like to
personally thank the following businesses for their generous donations:
SaveMart – Starbucks -
Recology and Mid Valley Ice (Glacier
It really takes a group
effort and without the continued commitment and assistance from all,
this event would not have the continued and cumulative success we have
had to clean up trash in our environment and prevent waste from being
washed into our rivers and oceans.
Thanks to all for the
continued support and environmental stewardship!
For more information please contact
Kathy Gregg via e-mail
email@example.com or at (530)749-5426.
Thank you to everyone!
2015 Coastal Cleanup
volunteers cleaned up 31,540 lbs. of trash and recyclables along the
Yuba River. That brings the total amount of trash we have removed
to date from the banks of the Yuba and Feather Rivers to approximately
Want to get involved in a Citizens Watch
Want to report illegal dumping?
Kathy Gregg with the Yuba County Public
Works Department at (530)749-5426
or email at:
The Yuba County Storm Water Management Plan
(SWMP) is being initiated by Yuba County and the City of Marysville to
fulfill requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System (NPDES) Phase II requirements for Small Municipal Separate Storm
Sewer Systems (Small MS4s). The Yuba County SWMP provides a plan
for the affected agencies within the County to follow Best Management
Practices (BMPs), measurable goals, and timetables for the
implementation of the Six Minimum Control Measures required by the
United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the State Water
Resource Control Board.
County Strom Drain System:
"County storm drain system" means those
public man-made facilities within the unincorporated area of the County
which are owned, operated, maintained or controlled by the County by
which stormwater may be conveyed to natural surface waters, including,
but not limited to, any roads with drainage systems, municipal streets,
catch basins, water basins, detention basins, constructed wetland,
artificial channels, aqueducts, curbs, gutters, ditches, sumps, pumping
stations, storm drain inlets, and storm drains.
An illicit discharge is the release or
placement of any material into the County storm drain system, or any
natural waters which is not expressly authorized by the County,
including, but not limited to, stormwater, wastewater, pollutants, solid
material, liquids, hazardous waste, raw materials, debris, litter or any
Report a Discharge
When to make a report?
* When you notice unusual odors in or near the storm drain.
* When you find dumped waste in or near the storm drain.
* When the drainage system has unusually large flows during dry periods.
* When you see someone illegally dumping anything into the storm drain.
Note: If you are reporting an emergency situation that could
result in imminent or substantial danger to the health and safety of
persons, call 911.
To report any of the above mentioned items please contact:
Kathy Gregg at (530) 749-5426 or e-mail