The new Construction General Permit is effective on July 1, 2019, and is posted on this page. The permit’s fact sheet provides a list of major changes. You are responsible for knowing the updated permit requirements and updating your documentation if necessary. The previous permit can be found in the “Related Resources” section towards the bottom of this page.
Online Storm Water Permit Database
- Application for a Storm Water Permit and Access the Permit Database
An online application system and search option for existing permits. First, create a “utah.gov” account, then “login” to the database. The Construction General Permits must be renewed annually. The fee for the general permits is $150/year.
Application for Erosivity Waiver Certification
An online application system for the Erosivity Waiver Certification. First, create a “utah.gov” account, then “login” to the database to apply for the waiver. 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. The fee for the Erosivity Waiver will be $100 for each qualifying project.
- 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)
- Change of NOI General Contractor: DOC (16.73 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)
- Frequently Asked Questions (108.77 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 1, 2019 (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: Updated June 21, 2018) (219.4 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 (1.23 MB)
This permit covers disturbances of an acre or less. This permit was
made for smaller housing projects on one lot disturbing and 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.
- Fact Sheet for UPDES Common Plan Permit Number UTRH00000 (496.65 KB)
- Common Plan SWPPP Template (200.98 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.
- Info Sheet – How to Get a Permit (506 KB)
- EPA’s Construction Stormwater Web page
- Previous Construction General Permit Number UTRC00000 July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2019 (4 MB)
Construction Storm Water
Lisa Stevens (801) 536-4386
Jeanne Riley (801) 536-4369
Storm Water Specialist
Carl Adams (801) 536-4330
Storm Water Inspector
Ryan Curtin (801) 536-4368
Storm Water Database
WQInfoData@utah.gov (801) 536-4300