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Construction Guidelines


The Airport is continuously under construction.  While some projects are relatively small (such as the replacement of a utility line or the installation of a new fire suppression system) others are large (such as a new aircraft control tower or the redevelopment of a terminal building).  Certain procedures must be followed for all construction projects in order to ensure that construction activities do not negatively impact the environment.

For projects that produce an acre or more of disturbed soil, a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) must be drafted by a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) and approved by the Airport prior to the commencement of construction.  In addition, a Notice of Intent (NOI) must also be electronically filed with the State Regional Water Board prior to the commencement of construction.  If the projects disturbs less than an acre of soil, a SWPPP is still usually requested; however, the requirements may be less stringent.  Please contact a BPPP member to inquire.

Construction projects should employ Best Management Practices (BMP) in order to minimize environmental impacts. Common BMP include:

  • Using materials such as filter fabric inserts and straw wattles to protect all nearby storm drains from sediment runoff.
  • Covering soil stockpiles to prevent airborne pollution.
  • Using sediment control devices such as fiber rolls and silt fences to prevent sediment laden runoff from leaving the job site.
  • Establishing secure concrete washout areas to prevent materials discharge to storm drains.
  • Tracking control to stabilize construction entrance/exit.
  • Sweeping to prevent excessive sediment from being tracked onto roadway.

All BMP should be inspected at least once a week, as well as within 24 hours prior to a forecast of rain and within 48 hours following rain.