GENERAL. The project engineer or
inspector shall inspect the project site and any selected site of a project
described in s.
401.03(1) (a) or (c)
. A utility
person shall, and the department's authorized representative may, inspect the
site of a utility facility project. The inspection shall determine whether best
management practices for a project required by the erosion control plan, the
ECIP and other contract documents, as defined in s.
, are properly implemented, installed, and
functioning, determine whether the best management practices for a project site
or selected site are adequate for the purposes intended and for the site
conditions, and identify any corrective action that is necessary. The project
engineer or inspector shall invite the prime contractor, or his or her
designee, to accompany the project engineer or inspector during inspections
described in sub. (2) at least one hour before commencing the inspection. The
project engineer or inspector is not required to wait more than one hour after
such invitation, or past the time stated for the inspection, before commencing
the inspection. A utility person shall allow a department representative to
accompany the utility person during any inspection of a utility facility
project. An inspector who inspects a site shall provide a copy of the completed
inspection report form to the project engineer immediately following the
inspection. Within 24 hours after completing an inspection, the person who
performs the inspection shall deliver a copy of the completed inspection report
to the appropriate department representative. Inspections shall continue at the
frequency required in sub. (2) until the installation of permanent
stabilization of disturbed areas is completed and the temporary best management
practices are removed.
Note: Inspectors are encouraged to provide reasonable advance
notice. One hour is the minimum required advance notice. More time may be
appropriate to provide the prime contractor a real opportunity to accompany an
REQUIRED. Inspections shall be conducted at least once per week during the time
construction or maintenance activity is being pursued on a project site or
selected site, and at all of the following times:
(a) Within 24 hours after every precipitation
event that produces 0.5 inches of rain or more during a 24-hour period, or that
results in any discharge, to determine the appropriate corrective action, if
any. The department of transportation shall notify the department of natural
resources within 24 hours after learning of any prohibited discharge from a
project site or selected site into waters of the state.
(b) At each stage, as new portions of a
project site or selected site are disturbed.
(c) Upon completing the installation of
permanent best management practices to stabilize disturbed areas at a project
site or selected site.
(d) At the
completion of the project. The inspection to be performed at the completion of
the project shall be made before the department provides the prime contractor
with written notice of final acceptance of the project.
REPORT. The department shall prescribe an
inspection report form for documenting the findings of an erosion control
inspection for use statewide on all projects directed and supervised by the
department other than utility facility projects. The inspector shall document
each inspection on the inspection report form. The inspection report is
considered part of a project diary. The department shall publish the inspection
report form in the construction and materials manual, and the form takes effect
upon publication. The inspection report and any form required for use on
utility facility projects shall contain all of the following:
(a) The date or dates of inspection.
(ag) The names of the inspector,
prime contractor or utility person, and erosion control
(am) The project
identification number or permit number.
(b) Any comments concerning the effectiveness
of in-place best management practices.
statement of whether each type of best management practice required by the ECIP
complies with that plan. The inspection report shall specify the location and
deficiency of any best management practices that do not comply with the erosion
control plan, the ECIP and any other contract documents, as defined in s.
2. Any reasonable corrections needed to
restore, maintain or increase the effectiveness of existing best management
The prime contractor
is not required to make any corrections as a result of an inspection unless an
erosion control order is issued under s.
4. A utility person shall take any corrective
action that is consistent with the permit issued by the department and that is
ordered, verbally or in writing, by the department or the department's
(d) Written notes commemorating any verbal
communications between the project engineer, inspector, contractor or utility
person regarding erosion control and storm water management.
(4m) REPORT AVAILABLE TO
CONTRACTOR. Within 24 hours after completing an inspection, the project
engineer or inspector shall post the completed inspection report prepared under
sub. (4) on the site to which the report relates.
(5) REVIEW. The department shall make copies
of the written inspection reports either separately or as part of the project
diary, available for review by other agencies and the public.
(6) RECORDS. After a project is completed and
the final inspection has been made, the department shall maintain copies of the
written inspection reports and erosion control orders in the project's files,
or with the project's permit application or approval document, if any, for a
period of not less than 3 years after the date the department accepted the