Construction Stormwater

Construction Stormwater Permit Reissued

The state has reissued the NCG01 construction stormwater NPDS permit effective Aug. 1, 2016. The permit was reissued with no changes from the previous permit and will remain in effect through July 2018. All construction projects previously covered by this permit will continue to have permit coverage and no further action is required of the permittee. Previously permitted projects must continue to abide by conditions of the permit until the construction project is complete. 

Download the Reissued Permit

The previous construction stormwater permit was issued in 2011 by the then Division of Water Quality in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The division and department names have changed since that time. The reissued permit continues to reference the former division and department names as it was technically reissued with no changes. Please note that the permit is now administered by the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources. Any contact associated with the permit should be directed to the division’s regional office or central office staff.

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Program Background

All development projects in North Carolina that disturb an acre or more of land require a erosion and sedimentation control plan that has been approved by either the state or a local government with delegateded authority. Once the plan is approved, the project will automatically be covered under a NPDES Stormwater General Permit NCG010000 for construction-related activities, provided that the ground stabilization and basin design requirements in the stormwater permit are included in the erosion and sediment control plan.