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General Construction (Storm Water):
UPDES Permits

COVID-19 Response

As the Division of Water Quality responds to potential impacts to operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please observe to the following guidance regarding construction site stormwater management and inspections. This will ensure the protection of water quality:

  1. Operators should be prepared to stabilize a site to prevent erosion and sediment loss in the event of a need to shut down operations. Install and maintain BMPs and be prepared to stabilize disturbed surfaces.
  2. The requirements of the stormwater permits are not suspended due to a shutdown. If an operator plans to shut down, temporary stabilization measures must be taken to prevent erosion and sediment loss during the down period. Once temporary stabilization measures are in place and documented, reduced inspections can occur per Construction General Permit Part 4.4.
  3. If a site is in active construction, both operator self-inspections and MS4 inspections should be performed per the CGP and MS4 permit-dictated schedule while maintaining proper social distancing, i.e.reviewing SWPPPs online or via email with questions and follow up via email and phone.

Construction General Permit

  • The Construction General Permits must be renewed annually. The fee for the general permits is $150/year.

Erosivity Waiver Certification

The Erosivity Waiver Certification is active from the project start date to the project end date as indicated on the application. The fee for the Erosivity Waiver is $100 for each qualifying project.

This waiver from the Storm Water Permit requirements is for “small construction activity” which is defined as construction activity that is one acre or greater but less than five acres with an “R” factor of less than 5. The “R” factor refers to the second revision of the universal soil loss equation (commonly called RUSLE 2). RUSLE 2 is a predictor of potential rainfall that could take place during the time of construction.

Forms

  • Change of NOI General Contractor: DOC (17 KB)
  • Erosivity Waiver Certification: DOC (19 KB) | PDF (398 KB)
  • Notice of Intent: DOC (75 KB) | PDF (212 KB)
  • Notice of Termination: DOC (87 KB) | PDF (57 KB)
    An owner or operator may submit a Notice of Termination (NOT) form at the end of the construction activity.
  • Owner Transfer Form: DOC (18 KB)
  • Construction Inspection Form: XLS (196 KB) | PDF (314 KB)

Permit Coverage

Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Program Contacts

Construction Storm Water

Ryan Curtin (801) 536-4368

Manager

Jeanne Riley (801) 536-4369

Industrial Storm Water

Lisa Stevens (801) 536-4386

Storm Water Specialist

Carl Adams (801) 536-4330

Storm Water Inspectors

Vacant

Storm Water Database

WQInfoData@utah.gov (801) 536-4300