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Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities (MYER): A Planning Guide for Construction and Development

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Section I. Introduction
1 The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center http://www.cicacenter.org/index.cfm
1 The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/
1 EPA's "Where you live" page links to state environmental agencies http://www.epa.gov/epahome/whereyoulive.htm
1 EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Program http://www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater
1 EPA's Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW) http://www.epa.gov/owow/
1 EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/laws-reg.htm
1 EPA's Oil Program http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/
1 EPA's Superfund Program http://www.epa.gov/superfund/index.htm
1 EPA's Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Home Page http://www.epa.gov/pcb/
1 EPA's Air Program Mobile Sources http://www.epa.gov/ebtpages/airmobilesources.html
1 EPA's Asbestos Management and Regulatory Requirements http://www.fedcenter.gov/_kd/go.cfm?destination
=Page&pge_id=1750&dialog=0
1 The Council on Environmental Quality NEPAnet http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/nepa/nepanet.htm
1 The US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program http://endangered.fws.gov/
1 The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation http://www.achp.gov
2 Federal Environmental Requirements for Construction http://epa.gov/compliance/assistance/sectors/construction.html
3 The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center http://www.cicacenter.org/index.cfm
Section III. Storm Water Permit Requirements for Construction Projects
19 The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center http://www.cicacenter.org/index.cfm
19 NPDES Storm Water Program http://www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater
22 To complete a NOI online or to check the status of your NOI in the electronic database go to: http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/enoi.cfm
22 For a fact sheet on the CGP including detailed information on SWPPP requirements go to: http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/cgp2003_fs.pdf
23 You can get more details on the waivers at EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Web site http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/waiver.cfm
23 Status of the State Storm Water Phase II Permits as of December 1, 2003 http://www.cicacenter.org/swp2.html
24 EPA's Electronic Stormwater Notice of Intent (eNOI) http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/enoi.cfm
24 The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center http://www.cicacenter.org/index.cfm
25 Stormwater: What you need to know http://www.cicacenter.org/stormwater.html
25 The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse contains a search engine to help in finding compliance assistance tools, contacts, and EPA-sponsored programs http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/
25 The Office of Wastewater Management, NPDES Storm Water Program http://www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater
25 NPDES Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Control web page provides factsheets on a variety of storm water best management practices (BMPs) http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/menuofbmps/index.cfm
25 Stormwater Manager's Resource Center contains a series of factsheets for storm water BMPs which include information on soil type, slope, and cost http://www.stormwatercenter.net/
25 EPA's "Where you live" page contains links to state environmental agencies http://www.epa.gov/epahome/whereyoulive.htm
Section IV. Dredge and Fill (Section 404) Permit Requirements for Construction Projects
27 Use the following website to locate your COE district office http://www.usace.army.mil/howdoi/where.html
27 COE Wetlands Delineation Manual http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/regulatory/assets/docs/mj/1987WetlandDelineation.pdf
28 Section 404 Permit Requirments http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/wetlands/regs/sec404.html
29 For detailed information on Nationwide Permits http://www.usace.army.mil/inet/functions/cw/cecwo/reg/nwpfinal.pdf
32 A list of COE district offices is available on line at: http://www.usace.army.mil/inet/functions/cw/cecwo/reg/district.htm
32 The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center Wetlands Overview http://www.cicacenter.org/wetlands.html
32 The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/
32 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) Web site http://www.usace.army.mil/
33 U.S. EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW) http://www.epa.gov/owow/
33 EPA's "Where you live" page contains links to state environmental agencies http://www.epa.gov/epahome/whereyoulive.htm
Section V. Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Solid Waste Requirements for Construction Projects
35 List of state agency contacts http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/comments.htm
35 For more information on state non-hazardous waste regulations http://www.cicacenter.org/hazwaste.html
37 A list of commonly found hazardous wastes http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/data/form8700/8700-12.pdf
41 A good guide for safe lead work practices http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadsafetybk.pdf
42 More information on Lead programs http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/regulation.htm
42 Form 8700-12, Notification of Regulated Waste Activities. The form and instructions http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/data/form8700/8700-12.pdf
43 For more information on state hazardous & toxic waste regulations http://www.cicacenter.org/hazwaste.html
43 The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/
43 EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response provides information on RCRA regulations, including permitting, state authorization, and other requirements http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/laws-reg.htm
43 List of commonly reported hazardous wastes in EPA's Notification of Regulated Waste Activities: Instructions and Forms http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/data/form8700/8700-12.pdf 
43 Your state or EPA Region (for a list of state agency contacts) http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/comments.htm
43 EPA's RCRA, Superfund, and EPCRA Call Center at 1-800-424-9346 or http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hotline/index.htm
43 Federal Facility Hazardous Waste Identification Flow Chart helps you to decide if your waste is hazardous as defined by RCRA (some states have different definitions) http://www.fedcenter.gov/_kd/go.cfm?destination
=Page&pge_id=1714&dialog=0
44 EPA's "Where you live" page contains links to state environmental agencies http://www.epa.gov/epahome/whereyoulive.htm
Section VI. Oil Spill Requirements for Construction Activities
46 Facility Response Plan requirements (Oil spills) http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/frps/index.htm 
47

Extremely Hazardous Substance Definitions

http://yosemite.epa.gov/oswer/ceppoweb.nsf/content/chemicalinfo.htm
47 A definition of Threshold Planning Quantities http://yosemite.epa.gov/oswer/ceppoweb.nsf/vwResourcesByFilename/ title3.pdf/$File/title3.pdf 
49 EPA's Required Elements of SPCC Plans web page http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/spccmust.htm
50 EPA's Oil Spill Program Web site http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/
50 Regional SPCC contacts are listed at the following Web page http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/spcccont.htm 
50 The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center http://www.cicacenter.org/index.cfm
50 The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/
50 EPA's Oil Spill Program Web site http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/
50 Spill Prevention Plan and Countermeasure Control Guidance http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/spcc.htm
51 Spill Prevention Plan and Countermeasure Control Fact Sheet Guidance from EPA http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/pdfs/spccbluebroch2002.pdf
51 EPCRA Web site http://yosemite.epa.gov/oswer/ceppoweb.nsf/content/epcraoverview.htm
51 EPA's "Where you live" page contains links to state environmental agencies http://www.epa.gov/epahome/whereyoulive.htm
Section VII. Hazardous Substances (Superfund Liability) Requirements for Construction Activities
52 To make sure that your construction site is not a superfund or national priority list (NPL) site go to: http://cfpub.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/srchsites.cfm
53 National Response Center Hotline http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hotline/index.htm
53 EPA's Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment web site http://www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/index.html
54 For more information on the types of costs EPA can recover, go to http://www.epa.gov/compliance/cleanup/superfund/
recovercosts.html
56 The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center provides information on hazardous and toxic waste regulations http://www.cicacenter.org/hazwaste.html
56 The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/
56 The EPA Office of Solid Waste Call Center is a service that provides up-to-date information on several EPA programs including Superfund and RCRA http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hotline/
56 EPA's Superfund website http://www.epa.gov/superfund/index.htm
56 EPA's Brownfields homepage http://www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/
56 EPA's "Where you live" page contains links to state environmental agencies http://www.epa.gov/epahome/whereyoulive.htm
Section VIII. Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Wastes Requirements for Construction Activities
59 EPA's "Where you live" page contains links to state environmental agencies http://www.epa.gov/epahome/whereyoulive.htm
59 The PCB regulations can be found at http://www.epa.gov/pcb/pubs/laws.html
60 A list of regional PCB coordinators http://www.epa.gov/pcb/pubs/coordin.html
60 A list of Headquarters PCB contacts http://www.epa.gov/pcb/pubs/contactus.html
61 Notification of PCB Activity Form

http://www.epa.gov/pcb/pubs/771053.pdf

62 For information specific to fluorescent light ballast disposal http://www.epa.gov/pcb/pubs/ballastchart.pdf
63 The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center provides information on hazardous and toxic waste regulations http://www.cicacenter.org/hazwaste.html
63 The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/
63 EPA's PCB Homepage includes links to the regulatory text (40 CFR Part 761) as well as lists of approved PCB waste handlers http://www.epa.gov/pcb/
63 The Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) has compiled a summary of the management of PCBs in the United States http://irptc.unep.ch/pops/indxhtms/cspcb04.html
63 Use and Servicing of Equipment Containing PCBs Fact Sheet http://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/pubs/4_48a.pdf
63 Labeling and Marking Requirements for Equipment Containing PCBs Fact Sheet http://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/pubs/4_48b.pdf
63 Storage and Disposal of PCB Contaminated Equipment and Wastes Fact Sheet http://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/pubs/4_48c.pdf
63 Required Recordkeeping for PCB-Contaminated Equipment and Wastes Fact Sheet http://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/pubs/4_48d.pdf
63 Manifest Requirements for Shipping PCB Wastes Fact Sheet http://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/pubs/4_48e.pdf
64 Managing PCBs in Fluorescent Light Ballasts Fact Sheet http://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/pubs/4_48f.pdf
64 PCB Spill Clean-up Policy Fact Sheet http://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/pubs/4_48g.pdf
64 EPA's "Where you live" page contains links to state environmental agencies http://www.epa.gov/epahome/whereyoulive.htm
Section IX. Air Quality Requirements for Construction Activities
65 40 CFR Part 60 - Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources. Subpart F applies to Portland Cement Plants, Subpart I applies to Hot Mix Asphalt Facilities, and Subpart OOO applies to Nonmetallic Mineral Processing Plants http://www.epa.gov/docs/epacfr40/chapt-I.info/60tc.htm
66 Information concerning transportation conformity requirements http://www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/transconf/index.htm
67 Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program http://www.epa.gov/otaq/retrofit/
67 CICA Center for links to state and local Air agencies http://www.cicacenter.org/air.html
68 CICA Center for links to state and local Air agencies http://www.cicacenter.org/air.html
68 The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/
68 The U.S. EPA web site provides links to every state environmental agency. Each state agency will provide information concerning their air permitting requirements. http://www.epa.gov/air/partners.html#state
68 The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences provides resources for highway and building construction to include air emissions data http://ecm.ncms.org/ERI/new/IRRconstruc.htm
Section X. Asbestos Requirements for Construction Activities
70 EPA Region 6 has compiled a list of suspected asbestos containing materials. http://www.epa.gov/Region06/6pd/asbestos/asbmatl.htm
70 For more information on how to determine when a Category I or II material becomes subject to the Asbestos NESHAP http://www.epa.gov/region4/air/asbestos/demolish.htm.
71 EPA and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have produced a consumer guidance brochure which presents the current best practices for vermiculite attic insulation. http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/insulation.html
71 NIOSH has produced a vermiculite factsheet targeted towards workers http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2003-141/
74 The U.S. EPA Asbestos Management & Regulatory Requirements web site contains links to all of the asbestos regulations http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/asbreg.html
74 The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/
74 The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Demolitions and Renovations web page contains a concise summary of the regulation and links to local notification forms http://www.valleyair.org/busind/comply/asbestosbultn.htm
74 The U.S. EPA Region 4 asbestos web page contains links to several informative question and answer and fact sheets related to demolition and renovation http://www.epa.gov/region04/air/asbestos/asbestos.htm
74 The U.S. EPA Region 4 demolition and renovation summary page: http://www.epa.gov/region04/air/asbestos/demolish.htm
74 The U.S. EPA Region 4 general asbestos question and answer web page contains contact phone numbers for each of the asbestos regulations http://www.epa.gov/region04/air/asbestos/inform.htm
75 The OSHA Asbestos web page contains health and safety information related to asbestos http://www.osha-slc.gov/SLTC/asbestos/index.html
75 EPA's vermiculite web site provides information on asbestos in vermiculite http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/verm.html
75 NIOSH's web site contains general information on vermiculite as well as recommendations for limiting potential exposures of workers to asbestos associated with vermiculite http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2003-141/
75 EPA's "Where you live" page contains links to state environmental agencies http://www.epa.gov/epahome/whereyoulive.htm
Section XI. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Requirements for Construction Activities
79 The Council on Environmental Quality's NEPAnet web page provides the most comprehensive information about NEPA requirements http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/nepa/nepanet.htm
79 The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center provides plain language explanations of environmental rules for the construction industry, including tools to identify state-specific requirements http://www.cicacenter.org
79 The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/
Section XII. Endangered Species Act (ESA) Requirements for Construction Activities
83 The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service web site http://www.fws.gov/
83 The National Marine Fisheries Service web site http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/
84 The USFWS and NMFS have developed a Section 7 Consultation Handbook http://www.fws.gov/endangered/consultations/s7hndbk/s7hndbk.htm
85 Endangered Species Protection Program http://www.epa.gov/espp/
85 The CICA Center provides resources specific to endangered species including state requirements and contacts. http://www.cicacenter.org/espermits.html
86 The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service web site is the most complete source of information on endangered species. http://www.fws.gov/
86 The NOAA Fisheries - Office of Protected Resources provides the full text listing of the ESA. It also provides information on marine and anadromous endangered species as well as providing recovery plans for their listed species http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/prot_res/overview/es.html
86 The USFWS Threatened and Endangered Species System identifies federally listed threatened and endangered species http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/TESSWebpage
86 The USFWS Threatened and Endangered Species System State and Territory Listings identifies state and territory listed threatened and endangered species http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/StateListingAndOccurrence.do?state=all
86 EPA's "Where you live" page contains links to state environmental agencies http://www.epa.gov/epahome/whereyoulive.htm
86 NatureServe is a conservation organization that provides the scientific information and tools needed to help guide effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems http://www.natureserve.org
86 EPA's "Where you live" page contains links to state environmental agencies http://www.epa.gov/epahome/whereyoulive.htm
86 The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/
86 National and Regional USFWS Endangered Species Washington DC http://www.fws.gov/
86

Regional USFWS Endangered Species Pacific Region

http://pacific.fws.gov
87 Regional USFWS Endangered Species Southwest Region http://southwest.fws.gov
87 Regional USFWS Endangered Species Mid-West Region http://midwest.fws.gov
87 Regional USFWS Endangered Species Southeast Region http://southeast.fws.gov
87 Regional USFWS Endangered Species Northeast Region http://northeast.fws.gov
87 Regional USFWS Endangered Species Mountain Prairie Region http://mountain-prairie.fws.gov
87 Regional USFWS Endangered Species Alaska Region http://alaska.fws.gov
Section XIII. National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Requirements for Construction Activities
88 Contact information for each state's or U.S. territory's SHPO can be obtained from the Heritage Preservation Services web page of the National Park Service http://grants.cr.nps.gov/shpos/shpo_search.cfm
91 The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's web page provides the most comprehensive information about NHPA requirements http://www.achp.gov
91 The National Park Service's web page provides additional information on properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/
91 The Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center provides plain language explanations of environmental rules for the construction industry, including tools to identify state-specific requirements http://www.cicacenter.org
91 The National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse http://cfpub.epa.gov/clearinghouse/
Section XIV. Additional Sources of Information
92 The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) http://www.agc.org/
92 The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) http://www.nahb.org/