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UPDES Storm Water Permits: General Construction

| Construction Activities | Industrial Activities | Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) |

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.

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.

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.

Program Contacts

Harry Campbell—801-536-4391

Customer Service Specialist
Monique Rodriguez—801-536-4319

Mike George—801-536-4393

Jeff Studenka—801-536-4395

Rhonda Thiele—801-536-4396

Storm Water Specialist
Jeanne Riley —801-536-4369