Construction General Permit
- The Construction General Permits must be renewed annually. The fee for the general permits is $150/year.
- Frequently Asked Questions (109 KB)
Construction activities that disturb one or more acres of land must be authorized under the Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES). Owners and general contractors are required to obtain a Storm Water Permit.
- UPDES Construction General Permit Number UTRC00000 effective July 8, 2020 (1 MB)
This permit may cover all types and sizes of construction activity.
Utah Administrative Code R317-8-3.9 requires UPDES construction
storm water permits for soil disturbances an acre or more, including
less than an acre if it is part of a common plan of development or
sale (that is over an acre). Soil disturbance is described as clearing,
grading, or excavating.
- Fact Sheet for UPDES Construction General Permit Number UTRC00000 (82 KB)
- Response to Comments for UPDES Construction General Permit Number UTRC00000 (157 KB)
- SWPPP CGP Template (Word) (220 KB)
- EPA’s Developing Your SWPPP Guide (2.7 MB)
EPA’s template for operators required to prepare a SWPPP.
- UPDES Common Plan Permit UTRH00000 (446 KB)
This permit covers disturbances of an acre or less. This permit was
made for smaller housing projects on one lot disturbing an acre
or less and on a single lot. It is a more streamlined permit.
Most of these projects will be part of a “common plan of
development or sale.
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.
- EPA’s Low Erosivity Waiver Calculator
This calculator helps owners and general contractors estimate the rainfall erosivity factor (R factor) for their construction project.
- EPA’s Fact Sheet on Erosivity Waiver (2.5 MB)
Construction Dewatering or Hydrostatic Testing UTG070000
- General Permit for General Construction Dewatering or Hydrostatic Testing: UTG070000 (23 MB)
- Construction Dewatering—Discharge Monitoring Report (95 KB)
- Hydrostatic Testing—Discharge Monitoring Report (96 KB)
- Notice of Termination—Construction Dewatering and Hydrostatic Testing (86 KB)
- Apply Online for Permit Coverage
- General Permit Construction Dewatering/Hydrostatic Testing Application Instructions (528 KB)
- Dewatering Control Plan Template (175 KB)
- 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)
Best Management Practices (BMPs)
- DEQ’s Environmental BMPs for Construction Sites
Utah DEQ’s Top Ten BMPs for Construction Sites poster.
- EPA’s Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control Web Page
Includes fact sheets on BMPs that can be used to help construction site operators comply with stormwater requirements.
- EPA’s Construction Stormwater Web page
- Previous Construction General Permit Number UTRC00000 July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2019 (4 MB)