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When is SWPPP Required?

In the United States, several entities may be required to develop and implement a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) depending on the nature of their activities and the applicable regulations. It's crucial to consult the relevant Utah environmental agency or legal sources for precise information on the state's requirements.

  1. Construction Sites: Construction activities that disturb one or more acres of land or fall under specific thresholds may require an SWPPP. This typically includes activities like grading, excavation, and land development.

  2. Industrial Facilities: Certain industrial sectors, such as manufacturing plants, mining operations, or transportation facilities, may need to develop an SWPPP if they have potential stormwater runoff associated with their operations.

  3. Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s): Municipalities or local governments that operate MS4s may be required to develop and implement an SWPPP to manage stormwater runoff from their municipal infrastructure, such as roads, drainage systems, and storm sewers.

  4. Transportation Projects: Large transportation projects, such as highway construction or maintenance, may have stormwater runoff associated with them and could require an SWPPP.

  5. Agriculture: In some cases, agricultural operations that have the potential to impact water quality through stormwater runoff might need to develop and implement an SWPPP. These requirements can vary depending on the specific activities and location.

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