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Title: Connecticut Department of Transportation Office of Environmental Planning Water and Noise Compliance 2015 District Construction Environmental Permit Training


1
ConnecticutDepartment of TransportationOffice
of Environmental PlanningWater and Noise
Compliance2015 District Construction
Environmental Permit Training
2
OEP Water and Noise Compliance Unit
Robbin L. Cabelus Transportation Planning
Director Mark W. Alexander Transportation
Assistant Planning Director Paul N. Corrente
Transportation Supervising Planner Paul
Dickey Transportation Planner 2 Andrew Piraneo
Transportation Planner 2 Christine A.
Tedford Mark D. Marseglia Caroline
Kieltyka Jeremy D. Willcox Transportation Planner
Transportation Planner Transportation Planner
Transportation Planner
3
OEP What We Do Basics
  • Conduct Plan Reviews for ES, Constructability,
    Stormwater, etc.
  • Assist Department Personnel with Permitting
    Issues
  • Conduct Site Inspections for Permitting
    Compliance, ES, etc.
  • Liaison Unit for Construction with the Regulatory
    Agencies
  • Develop Department Stormwater Policies and
    Guidance Docs
  • Drainage Maintenance Activities (Maintenance
    Personnel)
  • Create Wetland Mitigation Sites, Fisheries and
    Wildlife Habitat
  • Emergency Declarations, Complaints, Property
    Releases
  • Department Training (Inspection, Maintenance,
    Qualified Inspector)
  • Maintenance Operations and Noise Analysis

Above Stream Relocation
4
2015 Permit Training Overview
  • Stormwater Registration
  • Qualified Inspector Program
  • Turbidity Stormwater Monitoring
  • Turbidity Sampling Methods
  • Typical Turbidity Monitoring Equipment
  • Environmental Specifications
  • Types of Environmental Permits
  • Environmental Permit Plans
  • Permit Changes Requiring DEEP IWRD or OLISP
    Approval
  • Enforcement Inspections
  • Coming Attractions

Above Wetland Creation Site
5
Stormwater Registration
  • Any project which disturbs over one acre
    regardless of phasing will require a Stormwater
    Registration and Stormwater Pollution Control
    Plan.
  • If the project disturbs over and acre and can
    fully retain 100 of the discharge, a Stormwater
    Permit will not be required.
  • DOT Project 310-065 Old Saybrook (Facility)
  • Stormwater Permits are no longer submitted at the
    time of construction. They must be submitted 60
    or 90 days in advance. No project can be awarded
    until, all permits are in place.
  • DEEP posts Stormwater Permits online monthly to
    public notice for review and comment.
  • To verify the status of a Stormwater
    Registration, please refer to the following
    website http//www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a272
    1q558612DEEPNav_GID1654

6
Stormwater Registration
  • Stormwater Control Measures (done during design,
    but implemented by the inspector)
  • On-site detention (Developed Sites)
  • On-site retention (Undeveloped Sites)

Low Impact Development (LID)
  • LID measures (done during the design)
  • Design criteria if full retention cannot be
    achieved
  • Infiltration practices
  • Certain DOT linear type projects will be exempt
    from LID
  • Typical LID practices will designed for new
    facilities or new roadway alignments or when DOT
    ROW is available

7
Qualified Inspector Program
  • OEP has completed a District wide Qualified
    Inspector Program training.
  • Any Inspector who was not trained or any newly
    hired Inspector, will be qualified through the
    District Environmental Coordinator.
  • The District Environmental Coordinator shall
    provide OEP with an annual list of new trained
    Inspectors.

8
Turbidity Sampling Methods
  • Sampling conducted at least once every month when
    there is a discharge during normal working hours
  • 24 hour rule storms that end on a weekend,
    holiday or other time after normal working will
    not commence within 24 hours, an inspection is
    required for storms that equal or exceed 0.5
    inches
  • 3 grab samples during a storm event at the same
    outfall
  • For linear projects up to 10 substantially
    identical outfalls maybe be identified for one
    representative discharge
  • May be taken manually (jar) or by an in-situ
    turbidity probe
  • First sample must be taken within the first hour
    of the stormwater discharge from the site
  • Sampling of snow or ice melt in the absence of a
    storm event is not a valid sample however, if
    the sample contains snow or ice it must be noted
    on SMR

9
Turbidity Stormwater Monitoring
  • District will be required to submit a monthly
    Stormwater Monitoring Report (SMR) to DEEP even
    in months with no stormwater discharge
  • The District is still required to submit the SMR
    monthly even if not in construction.
  • Turbidity Value NTU average of samples

Above SMR
Above Stormwater Monitoring Equipment
10
Typical Turbidity Monitoring Equipment
  • Nephelometry Turbidity Units (NTU)
  • Collected in clean plastic bottles
  • No chemical preservation required
  • Cool samples to 4 C (Approx. 39 F)
  • Analyze within 48 hours in the field with
    portable turbidimeter OR in the laboratory
    (4/sample under current DAS contract)

11
Environmental Specifications
  • Elimination of Notice to Contractor (NTC)
  • The DOT Form 817 Specification Committee is
    working on eliminating NTCs to the full extent
    possible and incorporating as many into the Form
    817.
  • Implementation of New Section 1.10 Specifications
    as an Attachment to the Contact Documents
  • OEP has eliminated the environmental NTCs and
    has started to implement new Section 1.10
    Specifications into Contracts. These Sections
    were reviewed and approved by the Office of
    Construction.
  • Forthcoming Form 817 Environmental Sections
  • The following Sections will be updated in the
    new 817 Section 1.10, Section 2.10, Section
    2.18, Section 2.19 and turf establishment, etc.

12
Environmental Specifications
Section 1.10
NTC
13
Environmental Specifications
Purpose to eliminate NTCs. There is no
hierarchy and have no barring to hold a
contractor to comply.
14
  • Types of Environmental Permits

15
DEEP Bureau of Water Protection Land Reuse -
Inland Water Resources Division (IWRD)
16
IWRD GP Permit and Notes
  • The Contract will NO longer have a traditional
    DEEP GP approval letter. A DEEP confirmation
    letter with a Permit Number should be included in
    the Contract noting the date the GP was
    registered.
  • General Conditions of the GP still apply and
    cannot be altered. If the General Conditions are
    not included into the Contract, a copy should be
    provided to the contractor by the DEC or
    Inspector.
  • The Contract will have a permit application(s)
    and permit plans.
  • Permits will have a sign off memo from DEEP
    Fisheries as part of the permit application.
    This memo will dictate whether a project has a
    TOY restriction or Fisheries enhancements such
    rock vanes or streambed material associated with
    the project or not.
  • GP is a 10 year program and expires April 3,
    2022. The GP expires 5 years upon registration.
  • GPs require an ACOE Category 1 Reporting Form
    and is completed by OEP and included in the
    application. An ACOE post card should be into
    the Contract as confirmation of approval with
    permit number.
  • GP no longer require construction start and stop
    notices.

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IWRD GP Registration Form
  • Along with the GP permit application, the
    Contract shall include the DEEP Central
    Processing Units (CPU) Registration Form.
  • Form will provide a permit application number.
  • Form will identify the date the permit
    application was received.
  • Permit expires five years from the date the
    permit was received.
  • As an example, attached is the CPU Form for
    Project 69-77 which was received on 10/29/2014
    and will expire on 10/29/2019.

DEEP IWRD GP Registration
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ACOE Appendix 1A
  • Note The ACOE Appendix 1A Category 1
    Certification Form gets fill out and signed by
    OEP and submitted to the ACOE. This Form will be
    included in every DEEP GP application. The DEC
    no longer has to fill this out this Form.
  • ACOE will submit a post card with a permit number
    in return.

Appendix 1A
ACOE CAT 1 Approval
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DEEP Fisheries Document
  • The DEEP Fisheries Biologist will initial and
    sign off this form for every IWRD and OLISP
    project. This form will be included in each
    permit application and will determine if the
    project has a TOY restriction.
  • Typically, the permit application or project
    plans may indicate the TOY restriction.
  • FYIMunicipal DEEP Fisheries Sign Off sheet is a
    different color.

DEEP Fisheries Sign Off Sheet
20
IWRD IP Permit Notes
  • IPs typically expire in 5 years from issuance
    date. Special projects like the Q-bridge project
    could have a 10-year expiration date.
  • IP will always have a DEEP approval letter with
    Special Conditions authorized by the DEEP
    Commissioner.
  • The Contract will have a permit application(s)
    and permit plans.
  • DEEP Fisheries sign off sheet will be included in
    the IP application just like the GPs.
  • Weekly Inspection Reports (CSEIR) or report after
    a rain event are to be generated by the project
    inspector and to be submitted to the DEC who will
    be responsible to submit this report to OEP and
    DEEP on a monthly basis.
  • For IP, the DEC must continue submitting
    construction start and stop notices to DEEP.

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Flood Management Certification (FMC)
  • FMC expire 10 years after issuance or if
    construction does not commence within three years
    of issuance of approval.
  • FMC also have Special and Operating Conditions.
  • No revisions or alterations to approved plans
    without written approval from the DEEP.

22
DEEP Bureau of Water Protection Land Reuse -
Office of Long Island Sound Program (OLISP)
23
OLISP Permit Notes
  • These permits will ALWAYS have a DEEP Permit
    authorization letter with Special Conditions.
  • A OLISP permit change will require a de minimis
    change when a minor change is required or if the
    scope of authorization does change as a result of
    the modification to the permit.
  • Any change to the scope of authorization or major
    change to the permit will require a new COP and
    new Special Conditions.
  • OLISP Permit Applications STILL require permit
    plates.
  • OLISP deals with the same DEEP Fisheries Division
    as IWRD. Same Fisheries sign off memo used to
    determine TOY restrictions.
  • DEEP uses Coastal Jurisdictional Line (CJL)
    elevation 1 foot (Tidal vegetation) to determine
    tidal wetland impact.
  • ACOE uses HTL, MHW, and MLW elevations.

24
Department of Transportation
  • FM-MOU Municipal Projects only.
  • If town requires other DEEP IWRD permits, then a
    traditional FMC is required rather than FM-MOU.
  • OEP administers and signs DOT CAM permits for
    minor coastal impact type projects such as
    traffic, safety improvements, guiderail upgrades,
    pavement preservation, etc.
  • If a project is found to have adverse impacts to
    a coastal resources, then a CAM approval from
    DEEP OLISP is required.
  • A Flood Management General (FM-G) is administered
    and signed off by the Departments Hydraulics and
    Drainage Unit (HD). Used for minor work in
    floodplain.
  • FM-G used for State or Municipal Projects.

25
DEEP Bureau of Water Protection Land Reuse
-Planning Standards Division
An Aquifer Protection Area (APA) Registration is
required for new or existing Department facility
projects with the potential for on-site
contamination and or hazardous material storage.
Not meant for roadway or bridge type projects.
  • Current Facilities Registered
  • East Lyme
  • New Milford
  • Putnum
  • Simsbury
  • Southington

All projects in an APA will have an amended
Section 1.10 in the Contract. Facilities
projects will have the amended Section 1.10 and
the APA approval and Registration in the Contract.
DEEP Bureau of Materials Management Compliance
Assurance - Permitting Enforcement Division
The Department must register any project which
disturbs 1 acre or more, regardless of phasing.
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Army Corps of Engineers
  • CAT 1 by OEP.
  • The DOT is required to submit applications for
    ACOE CAT 2, IP and WQC permits. These
    applications and approval notices will be
    included in the Contract.
  • The DEC is required to submit start and stop
    notices for the ACOE CAT 2 and IP permits.

27
ACOE Document Examples
ACOE Start and Stop Notices for CAT 2 and CAT 3
(IP)
28
Other Miscellaneous Permits
United States Coast Guard (USCG) USCG Permits
are sought for any in-water work in a navigable
water way or recreational facility. The
Connecticut River would require coordination and
permit approval by USCG with Permit Conditions.
  • Department of Public Health (DPH)
  • Any work impacting the following would require
    coordination with the DPH
  • Aquifer Protection Areas
  • Sole Source Aquifer (EPA)
  • Watersheds
  • Water Company Land

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Any work
impacting a Sole Source Aquifer requires
coordination with the EPA.
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Environmental Permit Plans
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Environmental Permit Plans
  • Permit Plans for IWRD permits only. OLISP
    permits continue to use permit plates.
  • Permit Plans will break out and highlight only
    those activities that are regulated under the
    environmental permit application(s).
  • Any action that changes something shown on these
    sheets will require a permit amendment and
    notification to the regulatory agency.

Above Electrofishing
31
Permit Changes RequiringDEEP IWRD or OLISP
Approval
32
Permit Changes Requiring DEEP IWRD or OLISP
Approval
If there are any permit changes identified,
during construction, who gets involved?
DEEP
Above Fisheries Enhancement Step Pools
Note This is required as per Department Policy
No. EX. O-29.
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Permit Changes Requiring DEEP IWRDor OLISP
Approval
  • Any change or modification as shown to an
    approved
  • DEEP/ACOE Special Condition(s)
  • Environmental Permit Plans (IWRD)
  • Permit Plates (OLISP)
  • Permit Applications (All Permits)
  • Will require a submission to OEP for review and
    approval and subsequent submission to DEEP or
    ACOE if warranted.
  • Whats needed to process a IWRD notification or
    OLISP de minimis change
  • Requests MUST BE in writing from the District to
    OEP for processing stating reason(s) for change.
  • Marked up permit plates, or environmental permit
    plans
  • Drainage calculations
  • If the issue is Department related, then the
    Department is responsible for providing the
    requested information.
  • If the Contractor is requesting the change, the
    Contractor is required to provide the requested
    information.

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Permit Changes Requiring DEEPor ACOE Approval
  • What would require a IWRD notification or an
    OLISP de minimis change as an example?
  • Water-Handling
  • Cofferdam
  • Time of Year (TOY) Waiver
  • Drainage Changes
  • Embankment / Slope Protection
  • Fisheries Enhancement
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Wetland Creation Sites
  • Misc.
  • Additional Impacts?
  • Any new impact does not qualify for an IWRD
    notification or an OLISP de minimis change.
  • Any additional temporary or permanent impact
    would require a new permit submittal for review
    and consideration at the DEEP.
  • Additional Inland Wetland Impacts will require
    review and a DEEP 30 day Public Notice.
  • No new impact to Coastal Areas. Automatic
    re-submission to OLISP and ACOE Permit for permit
    approval.

35
Enforcement Inspections
36
Enforcement Inspections
  • Who is responsible for field inspections?

Above Wetland Informational Signs
37
Enforcement Inspections
  • If during the site inspection an environmental
    deficiency or violation is identified, it is
    likely due to the following
  • Additional Wetland Impact
  • Permit non-compliance
  • ES control failure
  • Lack of ES controls
  • Stormwater related issues
  • Non-reporting violation
  • Fisheries/Wildlife habitat violation
  • Miscellaneous
  • If environmental deficiency or violation is
    identified, what is required?
  • Fill out CSEIR Form and take a picture.
  • District response to fix the deficiency or
    violation.
  • Follow up site inspection for compliance by DEC
    or OEP.

Note Department Policy No. EX. O-29 identifies
office responsibilities for inspection
procedures.
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CSEIR
  • This form is to be fill out weekly for every
    project per Construction Manual Volume 2
    Chapter 1 - Section 2-114. The DEC can determine
    if a particular project can be exempt from weekly
    reports.
  • For projects with a IW IP, the weekly reports are
    to be submitted monthly by the DEC to OEP and the
    DEEP.
  • For all DOT projects, the CSEIRs must be kept in
    the field office.

CSEIR Form
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EX. O-29
  • Highlights the following
  • Jurisdiction
  • Early Coordination
  • Design/Construction Methodology
  • Regulatory Coordination
  • Permit Plans/Plates
  • Permit Amendments
  • Environmental Inspection

Policy Statement
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Enforcement Inspections
  • Other Enforcement / Complaints
  • OEP receives complaints from DEEP, from the
    public by telephone, mail or in person.
  • Investigate and address problems (if applicable).
  • Follow up with DEEP or internally with
    Construction or Maintenance.
  • Direct follow up with complainant.
  • Log Letter (Complaint filed with DOT
    Commissioner) by an elected official or by
    another state agency.
  • Department Responsible to Record and Report
    Permit Violations when DEEP and ACOE Permits or
    public is involved.
  • Notify Commissioner in writing within 48 hours of
    violation.

Above Good BMP Practice Slope Stabilization
41
Coming Attractions
42
Coming Attractions
  • MS4
  • OLISP General Maintenance Permit
  • Epermitting and NET DMR
  • Drainage Maintenance Activities for Construction
  • Executive Policy No. 29 Procedures
  • New Environmental Specifications (Form 817)
  • Connecticut Audubon Society In Lieu Fee Program
    (ILF)
  • OEP Water and Noise Compliance DOT Internet
    Webpage
  • OEP Water and Natural Resources Webpage
    (Completed)

Above Fisheries Enhancement Streambank
Restoration
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