WSSI was contacted by a subdivision developer who received a Notice of Violation (NOV) from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ). A citizen had filed a complaint following significant sediment releases from the construction site. WSSI developed an extensive Corrective Action Plan and worked alongside project staff to implement effectively and stay in compliance moving forward.

The Challenge

The client contacted WSSI for help when their subdivision construction project issues with site phasing, E&S controls, and third-party inspections – paired with heavy rains – precipitated a major sediment release into an adjacent wetland.

Our Solution

WSSI staff – working alongside the developer and NCDEQ staff – crafted an extensive corrective action plan with the developer, addressing each issue and outlining how each would be resolved. Timeliness in response was a critical point for remediating the very public problem.

Working with the project proponent and NCDEQ staff, WSSI lead the CAP implementation, creating thorough photo logs, reviewing site status updates with the client, and facilitating project status calls with the developer and NCDEQ. When the project reached the NOV-imposed deadline, site staff had removed approximately 100 tons of sediment from outside the limits of the site, replaced two sediment basins, repaired numerous E&S issues, and re-stabilized the entire site.

WSSI continues to work side by side with the client to ensure the project’s future compliance, providing environmental audits to assess adherence to local and state requirements.

Project Facts
  • Location
    Concord, NC
  • Size
    77 acres
  • Tucker Hudgins

    Raleigh, NC

  • Bryce Miller

    Richmond, VA