It’s that time of year again, your Annual Report for the Construction General Storm Water Discharge Permit (CGP) is due on September 1. Hopefully this deadline didn’t sneak up on you. As the Legally Responsible Person (LRP), you are responsible for the validity of the information contained in that Annual Report. Typically, the project Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) will answer the questions in Storm Water Multiple Application Report Tracking System (SMARTS) and send you, the LRP or the Approved Signatory (AS), an email notification to log-in and certify the Annual Report. When that Annual Report is certified, the LRP/AS is doing so under the penalty of perjury that the information contained therein is accurate and reflective of the project for the previous reporting year (July 1 through June 30). Did you review that Report?
Here are a few items that are important for the LRP/AS to know about what is in the Annual Report:
These preceding questions are easy compliance issues that a regulator or third party group can use against you if they are not reported accurately. Each of those questions are associated with Permit required documentation that, if not produced to verify the answer on the Annual Report, can lead to a Notice of Non-Compliance, a Notice of Violation, or worse, a third-party Notice of Intent to Sue.
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