Storm Water and Water Pollution Control

Caltrans has a comprehensive program for preventing water pollution during construction activities on the state highway system. Caltrans has developed a number of resources to assist Caltrans staff and construction contractors achieve this goal.

Caltrans water pollution control manuals provide direction on how to prepare a Storm water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and Water Pollution Control Program (WPCP). Electronic templates of these documents have been prepared to assist construction contractors in their preparation of these documents. Caltrans has also developed and obtained the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approval of numerous Best Management Practices (BMP) for preventing water pollution.

Copies of Caltrans training documents, other training resources, and a listing of training facilities are available to assist Caltrans staff and construction contractor's implementation of Caltrans water pollution prevention program.

Lake Tahoe SWPPP Template March 2021 (ZIP)
Description: This template prepares a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) in compliance with the Lake Tahoe Hydrologic Unit NPDES Permit (CAG616002, Order No. R6T-2011-0019) from data Contractors and Caltrans staff enter into the template. The user must have Microsoft Access 2007 (or later version) installed on their computer to use this template.

SWPPP Template January 2024 (ACCDB)
Description: This template prepares a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for statewide use under the 2022 Construction General Permit, except for the Lake Tahoe Hydrologic Unit, from user data entered into the template. It is for use on Caltrans projects with transitional and 2023 Standard Specifications. The user must have Microsoft Access 2007 (or later version) to use this template.

SWPPP Template June 2021 (ACCDB)
Description: This template prepares a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for the statewide use under the 2009 Construction General Permit, except for the Lake Tahoe Hydrologic Unit, from user data entered into the template. It is for use on Caltrans projects with specifications that pre-date transitional and 2023 Standard Specifications. The user must have Microsoft Access 2007 (or later version) to use this template.

Training for WPC managers, as well as alternate and assistant WPC managers, must include at least one of these certified 8-hour courses:

There is a public database of all 8-hour WPC Manager-trained people that is operated and maintained by Verux, Inc.https://www.veruxinc.com. To access the database, please visit the following webpage and enter the first and last name to confirm completion of the 8-hour WPC Manager training course.
https://www.veruxinc.com/certified-search

 

WPCP Template November 2023 Revision 2 (ACCDB)
Description: This template prepares a Water Pollution Control Program (WPCP) for statewide use, from user data entered into the template. It is for use on Caltrans projects with transitional and 2023 Standard Specifications. The user must have Microsoft Access 2007 (or later version) to use this template.

WPCP Template June 10, 2021 (ACCDB)
Description: This template prepares a Water Pollution Control Program (WPCP) for statewide use, from user data entered into the template. It is for use on Caltrans projects with specifications that pre-date transitional and 2023 Standard Specifications. The user must have Microsoft Access 2007 (or later version) to use this template.

WPCP Template August 2020 (DLL)

WPCP Template June 2021 (FMP 12)
Description: This template prepares a Water Pollution Control Program (WPCP) for statewide use, from user data entered into the template. It is for use on Caltrans projects with specifications that pre-date transitional and 2023 Standard Specifications. The user must have FileMaker Pro 12 (or later version) to use this template.

All videos in this series are copyrighted and the property of Caltrans.
They were developed and intended for use by Caltrans staff; however, they are being made available to the public for reference in an abridged form (without quizzes and exams.)

 

Module 1:            Introduction  to Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wehjQAfiNHFP2LZS59lq7-_BeInO_fn

Module 2:            Advanced Construction Site BMPs & Field Applications

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wehjQAfiNFtBHdNGqxhE4W_goNUnrZw

Module 3:            Water Pollution Control Contract Administration on Construction Sites

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wehjQAfiNEe6HW7m0wkJ2-FaXCL9CLF

Module 4:            Management of Construction Site Dewatering Operations

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wehjQAfiNFykz_FJRQN67HBWA-Yww9p

Module 5:            Construction Site Stormwater Monitoring Program

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wehjQAfiNH5ElG7J8xK_cSWNNyR0tXP

Module 6:            How to Review a SWPPP and/or WPCP

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wehjQAfiNGl_diLkfXM_PoePBwimy-g

Module 7:            Construction Stormwater Refresher

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2wehjQAfiNHKrrbcOEJRkLOOH_o15KDW