EPA Releases Spanish Version of Construction Site Inspector Training Materials

NEW YORK - On April 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a training session in Mayaguez for people who conduct inspections of construction sites in Puerto Rico. These inspectors must ensure that construction projects have proper coverage from an EPA general permit and take certain steps to protect local waters. EPA recently released the Spanish language version of its Construction Inspection Training Course for operators. Construction site operators are required to get coverage under EPA's Clean Water Act (CWA) 2022 Construction General Permit (CGP) and are now required to ensure that any individual conducting construction site inspections is properly qualified. This means they must receive specific training and pass an exam.

The 2022 CGP includes new requirements for people that receive permit coverage after February 17, 2023. Now, training is required and people who inspect these sites must pass the exam or meet other requirements.

"EPA has strengthened Construction General Permit Inspector Training requirements for personnel to ensure that only qualified persons conduct such inspections," said Lisa F. Garcia, EPA Regional Administrator. "Construction operators that are not conducting adequate inspections and documenting their findings could face hefty fines."

EPA's construction inspection training is provided at no cost to the public and covers the content of five training modules.

Follow this link for more information and to access the course

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