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NAHB members with active construction sites are being sought to assist in data collection efforts on the turbidity — or cloudiness — of storm water discharges from construction sites.
NAHB is also interested in visiting a few local active construction sites and conducting turbidity testing to understand the challenges with storm water management on site.
The field data will help NAHB assess whether a numeric turbidity limit expected to be proposed shortly by the Environmental Protection Agency and finalized in June can be consistently achieved by builders and developers using passive control systems.
A packet including Instructions and sampling protocol will be provided to participants.
To participate in this research effort, email Ty Asfaw at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8124.
“Storm Water Permitting: A Guide for Builders and Developers,” available through BuilderBooks.com, provides a starting point for builders and developers to use in locating and understanding storm water permitting requirements.
The publication has been prepared to help builders comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's stormwater requirements, and includes information on state permitting programs and more than 50 of the most commonly used Best Management Practices.
Also included are tips on compliance, including how to handle visits from inspectors.
To view or purchase this guide online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.