By Blake Curran - Lead Compliance Manager, Colorado // 2022-03-08
Stockpiles are usually categorized into either being long-term and short-term; long-term being generally more than 30 days and short-term being less than 30 days. Depending on the jurisdiction that your project is operating in, you will have different requirements to properly manage your stockpiles and which control measures that will need to be implemented. Control measures that are commonly utilized in managing stockpiles include berms, ditches, silt fence, wattle, stabilization techniques, impervious covers, etc. It is also necessary to be aware of the proximity to concentrated flows of stormwater, drainage courses, and inlets to minimize potential discharges. Always refer to the local jurisdiction for specific stockpile management requirements.