Using guidance published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA or EPA) Comply26 provides two inspection report templates each Inspector can use to complete their reporting. The forms are identical in terms of language, logic and functionality save one difference: how to express the BMPs locations. 

STATION-BASED INSPECTION REPORT

The station-based inspection report allows the Inspector to identify a temporary or permanent stormwater control using stations (e.g. 100+00, 12+15, 0+00). The Inspector can continue to describe the location in free text, but it may be a bit messy. 

The station-based form is best used to report findings on linear projects - utility improvements, roadway or bridge construction, etc. 

NON - STATION BASED INSPECTION REPORT

Non - station based reporting (SWPPP Report) allows the Inspector to describe a control's location with a few words, such as 'Perimeter', 'Northwest Corner', 'CWO Area' or 'Staging Area'. The Inspector can also list streets, lot numbers, intersections, GPS coordinates - whatever is best to identify a particular location. Note, there is a 50 character cap.

The SWPPP report is best used for any non - linear projects. Residential projects, commercial sites and remediation projects are good examples. 

Check out how to pre - load a project's BMPs and controls to make it even easier to complete an inspection report here

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