EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL PLAN (ESCP) COORDINATORS
Updated Water Quality Standards
On August 16, 2017, the City and County of Honolulu’s, Department of Planning and Permitting implemented an update to the previous Drainage and Erosion Control Standards, requiring more stringent practices/procedures for construction activities. These regulations were aimed at reducing sediment and pollution runoff from entering streams, oceans, and the City MS4 drainage system due to construction activities. Of the many new requirements, one of the more substantial rules requires Owners/Contractors to designate trained individuals (ESCP’s) to ensure BMP’s are properly installed and in good working condition.
In order to obtain a Trenching, Building, or Grading Permit, ALL projects must have an approved ESCP and designate a certified ESCP Coordinator*. The ESCP Coordinator shall implement and oversee the proper installation and performance of BMP’s. The ESCP Coordinator will be required to conduct a pre-construction inspection and depending on the size of the project, either monthly or weekly inspections thereafter.