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.
- General Permit for Discharges from Small Ms4s-UTR090000 effective 5/12/2021
Municipal storm water systems such as cities, counties, state universities, state hospitals, etc. are covered by the General Permit for Discharges from Small MS4s which was issued on December 9, 2002. A general permit is a permit that is issued to cover a large number of facilities with similar discharges.
- Jordan Valley Municipalities (MS4) Permit No. UTS000001
- Salt Lake City MS4 Permit No. UTS000002
- Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) MS4 Permit No. UTS 000003
- Utah MS4 List (06/28/18)
- Annual Report Form
The MS4 Annual Report Form has been developed by EPA to obtain various MS4 program data. If you find you need additional space for your responses, please use Section 10, Additional Information.
- Construction Storm Water Inspection Form (Checklist) (06/2015)
The Division of Water Quality has developed a Construction Storm Water Inspection Form in coordination with the USWAC organization. This inspection form (checklist) will be used by DWQ and municipalities for inspection of construction projects throughout the State.
- Notice of Intent
An NOI should be submitted to the DWQ for coverage under the UPDES permit program.
- New MS4 Coordinators Resource Guide
- Development of Utah’s Small MS4 Storm Water Retention Standard
- EPA’s Green Infrastructure Real-world solutions from EPA’s Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance Program.
- EPA’s MS4 Website EPA’s MS4 website includes information on the MS4 program, stormwater management program, fact sheets and other resources.
- EPA’s Stormwater Phase II Fact Sheet Series EPA’s fact sheet series includes information on minimum control measures and permitting resources.
- Guide to Low Impact Development within Utah
Includes information on calculating and retaining the 80th percentile storm, best management practices, project documentation, storm water integration at the jurisdictional and project level, and a discussion of local case studies.
- International Stormwater BMP Database For best practices in stormwater management, go to the International Stormwater BMP Database website.
- Low Impact Development (LID) Center’s LID Urban Design Tools Provides watershed managers with a new set of tools and techniques that can be used to meet regulatory and receiving water protection program goals for urban retrofits, re-development projects, and new development sites.
- Measureable Goals Guidance for Phase II Small MS4s EPA’s fact sheet on the six minimum control measures for small MS4 owners/operators.
- DWQ’s Storm Water Inspection Checklist for Construction Activities (dated 6/2015)
- Best Management Practices for Discharging Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Water
- Best Management Practices for the Discharge of Water from Fire Suppression Systems
- DWQ Guidance for Calculation of 80th Percentile Storm Event
- DWQ Guidance for Floor Drain Discharges from Public Water Well Houses & Pump Houses