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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Apply Online for Permit Coverage in NeT CGP
Use NeT CGP, the online system to acquire permit coverage (NOI), Low Erosivity Waiver (LEW), to termination your permit (NOT) and/or to renew or make changes to existing permits.
For assistance with your login or account setup, please contact EPA’s CDX Help Desk: (888) 890-1995
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
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
- Response to Comments for UPDES Construction General Permit Number UTRC00000
- SWPPP CGP Template (Word)
- EPA’s Developing Your SWPPP Guide
EPA’s template for operators required to prepare a SWPPP.
- UPDES Common Plan Permit UTRH00000
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
Construction Dewatering or Hydrostatic Testing UTG070000
- General Permit for General Construction Dewatering or Hydrostatic Testing: UTG070000
- Construction Dewatering—Discharge Monitoring Report
- Hydrostatic Testing—Discharge Monitoring Report
- Notice of Termination—Construction Dewatering and Hydrostatic Testing
- Apply Online for Permit Coverage
- General Permit Construction Dewatering/Hydrostatic Testing Application Instructions
- Dewatering Control Plan Template
- Change of NOI General Contractor: DOC
- Erosivity Waiver Certification: DOC | PDF
- Notice of Intent: DOC | PDF
- Notice of Termination: DOC | PDF
An owner or operator may submit a Notice of Termination (NOT) form at the end of the construction activity.
- Owner Transfer Form: DOC
- Oversight Construction Inspection Form: XLS | PDF
- Oversight Construction Notice of Termination Inspection Form: XLS | PDF
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
NeTCGP Help Files
- How to Create an Account in NeTCGP
- How to Add NeTCGP to an Existing CDX Account
- How to Create a New Permit in NeTCGP
- Request Permissions to an Existing Permit in NeTCGP
- How to Terminate or Change a Permit in NeTCGP
- How to Renew a Permit in NeTCGP