Fast-track Stormwater Permitting

Session Law 2013-82 required DEQ to convene a stakeholder team to help develop fast-track permitting rules for issuing state stormwater permits without an initial technical review by DEQ staff. Fast track permits must be prepared by a qualified professional who will certify that the as-built project will comply with all Minimum Design Criteria (MDC). The new Fast Track Stormwater Permitting Process rules became effective January 1, 2017.

Notes: 

  • The Fast Track Stormwater Permitting Process is only available for projects required to apply for a state stormwater permit from DEQ. When a local government is the permitting authority, consult with the local government regarding their permitting process.
  • Not all projects will be eligible for permitting under the Fast Track Process. Review the eligibility requirements on the ATC permit application form for more information.
  • You have choices!  Even if your project is eligible for the Fast Track Process, you may choose to apply for a stormwater permit under the Standard Permitting Process.

 

Required Forms - Fast Track Instructions Application Fee Permit Term

PRIOR TO START OF CONSTRUCTION
or
TRANSFER OF ATC PERMIT
The following form is required prior to start of construction or for transfer of unexpired ATC permit to new permittee:

Stormwater Fast Track Authorization to Construct (ATC) Application Form
 

Fast Track ATC Application Instructions $505 5 years
 

UPON COMPLETION of CONSTRUCTION
The following forms are required upon completion of construction:

Form SWU-101 Application Instructions

Additional instructions specific to the Fast Track Final Permit can be found in the "Submittal Checklist."

$505 8 years
 

As-Built Certification Forms
- for use upon completion of construction

 Upon completion of construction, As-Built Certifications must be provided for:

  • Permittee
  • General MDC
    &
  • any other applicable SCMs
NA NA
Permittee Certification
(always required)

General MDC
(always required)

Low Density

Wet Detention Pond

Infiltration System

Permeable Pavement

Stormwater Wetland

Sand Filter