Water Quality Services


Pacific Ridgeline (PacRL) has assisted various industries with the full spectrum of stormwater services, varying in size from watershed scale monitoring groups through small industrial businesses and construction sites.

Clients include agriculture coalitions, industrial companies, construction contractors and small businesses, covering regulatory requirements for federal, state and local governments. The approach taken by PacRL is to achieve effective stormwater management with a concise and thorough assessment of individual circumstances and requirements, while always keeping the client well informed and part of the decision-making process.

Pacific Ridgeline can prepare all necessary permitting documentation, conduct site assessments, write and submit reports and applications, coordinate with laboratories and conduct QA/QC, assist with training the company staff for sample collection, and communicate with regulatory personnel on your behalf. If there are contaminants leaving the facility, we are fully capable of assisting your company in reducing or eliminating contaminants to meet all regulatory requirements.

Industrial Stormwater Permit

With the new California Industrial Stormwater regulations, all facilities that conduct ANY operations at the site with covered SIC codes are required to be in the permit. This means that almost all industrial facilities in California are now covered. Pacific Ridgeline has experience in preparing and assisting in the implementation of stormwater programs that cover the whole spectrum of business types covered under the permit. Our professionals are fully licensed to help you from the initial generation of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) all the way through stormwater treatment system design, should that be required.

Call us if you need assistance and/or pricing on any of the following:

  • SWPPP preparation
  • Evaluation and submittal of No Exposure Certifications (NECs) or Notices of Non-Applicability (NONA)
  • NOI assistance and submittal
  • Site inspections and/or assistance with SWPPP implementation
  • BMP evaluation and implementation
  • Assistance with sample collection and laboratory analysis, including Ad Hoc reporting
  • Level I and Level II site evaluations and reporting – Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP) Required!!
  • Advanced treatment system design and installation

Construction Stormwater Permit

If you are completing any construction site that disturbs over one acre, you are required to comply with the California Construction General Permit. Pacific Ridgeline has experience in preparing and implementing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) for the Construction General Permit (CGP). A compliant SWPPP involves site planning and scheduling, limiting disturbed soil areas (DSA), determining Best Management Practices (BMP), and complete sampling and monitoring procedures.

Call us if you need assistance and/or pricing on any of the following:

  • Notice of Intent (NOI)
  • Erosivity Waivers
  • Weekly documented SWPPP & BMP inspections
  • Monitoring, sampling & laboratory analysis
  • Rain Event Action Plans (REAP)
  • Weather & rainfall tracking documentation
  • Quarterly Non-Storm Water Discharge Reports
  • Annual reporting
  • Notice of Termination (NOT)
  • Advanced treatment systems

Agricultural Waivers

Water quality regulations are rapidly changing in California, and many new regulations directly impact agricultural operations. Certain Regional Water Quality Control Boards are also regulating potential impacts to ground waters.

Your operations could be affected by these new regulations. Pacific Ridgeline has experience working with farmers growing row crops, tree crops, field crops, and nursery stock. We have managed and provided regulatory support to both large groups representing entire counties and watersheds, all the way down to individual operations.

Pacific Ridgeline’s services include, but are not limited to:

  • Agency interaction and negotiating
  • Monitoring group selection and management
  • Irrigation, Storm Water, and Tailwater sampling and analysis
  • Best Management Practice (BMP) selection and implementation
  • Groundwater monitoring and sampling
  • Farm Plan generation
  • Personnel training
  • Quality Assurance Project Plan and Sampling and Analysis Plan generation

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