Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a new tool to assist small residential lot builders in developing their required stormwater pollution prevention plan, or SWPPP document, for EPA's Construction General Permit (CGP). The Small Residential Lot SWPPP Template is an optional, easy-to-complete document that streamlines SWPPP development and is fully compliant with SWPPP requirements in EPA's CGP.

States can modify the template if they wish to use it for their CGPs. The template is accompanied by an educational brochure that provides basic sediment and erosion control and stormwater pollution prevention guidance common to all small residential lot projects.

Learn more: http://www2.epa.gov/national-pollutant-discharge-elimination-system-npdes/stormwater-discharges-construction-activities#overview.

Download the template at http://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-12/cgp_small_residential_lot_swppp_template_final_draft_11-30-15_0.docx