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Development Advisory 22
New Stormwater Management Regulations – Effective July 1, 2014
New State mandated Stormwater Management regulations take effect July 1, 2014. These State mandated regulations require the City to implement new requirements and enforcement measures. Some of the most significant requirements are as follows:
- Single and multi-family residential construction must comply with the State Construction General Permit (CGP) requirements with some exceptions.
- All land disturbance ≥ 1 acre must have a stormwater management plan.
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) must be on site during construction – Template will be made available on City website as soon as it is made available by the DEQ.
- Permittee is required to conduct and document periodic self-inspections.
- Permittee will be subject to City enforcement for violations, including notices to comply, stop work orders and civil fines.
- Prior to issuance of City Land Disturbing Permit, the stormwater management plan must be approved and the CGP issued, if required.
- The City will review and submit CGP registrations to DEQ electronically. The Land Disturbing Permit cannot be issued until the DEQ fee is paid by applicant and confirmation of CGP coverage is received by the City. Anticipate delays in state permitting process
- Applicants with existing CGP coverage need to provide proof of coverage prior to application for City permits
- City inspectors will be enforcing all CGP requirements, including SWPPP requirements. Permittee will be subject to City enforcement for violations, including notices to comply, stop work orders and civil fines.
- Construction record drawings will be required for all private BMPs prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy
Site and Subdivision Design Requirements
- Runoff reduction method and DEQ Best Management Practice Clearinghouse requirements for projects not previously permitted or grandfathered. It is recommended engineers confirm applicable design criteria before commencing design.
- CGP Registration Statement are encouraged to be submitted prior to final plan approval to avoid state permitting delays.
- Maintenance agreements will be required for all private BMPs prior to site plan approval
- Land disturbance less than 1 acre shall adhere to 2010 PFM stormwater criteria.