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UPDES Storm Water Permits: General Construction
Construction activities that disturb one or more acres of land must be authorized under the UPDES General Permit for Construction Activities. This page contains the forms and information necessary to obtain coverage under that permit.
- Storm Water Permit Issuance System
An online application process and search option for existing permits. First create a "utah.gov" account, then "login" to the database.
For sites grading less than 5 acres and that will have an “R” factor less than 5. The “R” factor referred to is from the second revision of the universal soil loss equation (commonly called RUSLE 2). It is the climate factor. It is a predictor of potential rainfall that could take place during the time of construction.
Frequently Asked Questions
For general construction.
Storm Water General Permit for Construction Activities
(07/15/14)—UPDES Permit Number UTRC00000
- Storm Water General Permit for Construction Activities
Fact Sheet Statement of Basis for Permit Number UTRC00000.
A national model has been prepared for use by those preparing a storm water pollution prevention plan. It is recommended that those preparing SWPPP's use the model template or review the elements of the template to ensure that a plan has been prepared in compliance with the State permit. Links to the SWPPP template and the template guidelines are below:
The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) has developed a Construction Storm Water Inspection Form in coordination with the SWAC organization. This inspection form (checklist) will be used by DWQ and municipalities for inspection of construction projects throughout the State.
- Construction Storm Water Inspection Form (Checklist) (July 2014 Version)
Excel 2003 Format | PDF Format Page 1 | Page 2
The EPA Phase II Best Management Practices Specifications for Construction Sites ia a resource that provides standard installation instructions and appropriate applications for several erosion and sediment control practices. A print version of the Environmental Best Management Practices for Construction Sites poster is also available.
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Storm Water Specialist
Jeanne Riley —801-536-4369