| Construction activities can include road building,
construction of residential houses, office buildings, industrial
sites, or demolition.
Land Disturbance means exposed soil due to clearing, grading,
or excavation activities.
Larger common plan of development or sale describes a situation
in which multiple construction activities are occurring, or
will occur, on a contiguous area.
An operator is the person or persons with either operational
control of construction project plans and specifications,
or day-to-day operational control of activities necessary
to ensure compliance with storm water NPDES permit conditions.
Under Phase I, operators were required to obtain permit coverage
for construction activity that resulted in a total land disturbance
of 5 acres or more or less than 5 acres if they were part
of a "larger common plan of development or sale"
with a planned land disturbance of 5 acres or greater. Phase
II reduces that project size to 1 acre or more.
Construction Permit Requirements:
- Develop and submit an electronic copy of a Storm Water
Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) along with the NOI for
the projects to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SWPPP must be retained at the job site from the date
of project initiation to the date of final stabilization.
- Initial application fee schedule
- Projects received prior to January 1, 2010 the application
fee is $500.
- Projects received after January 1, 2010 with less
than 5 acres land disturbance, the fee is $250.
- Projects received after January 1, 2010 with 5 acres
or more land disturbance, the fee is $750.
- Submit a completed Notice of Intent electronically or
- Unless notified by the Agency with a Notice of Incompleteness
letter, coverage under the Storm Water General NPDES permit
is automatic, and operators are authorized to discharge
storm water from construction sites under the terms and
conditions of the permit 30 days after the date the NOI
is received by the Agency, provided the project has received
sign-off from IDNR and IHPA that the project complies
with endangered species and historic preservation laws
and the appropriate application fee has been received
by the Agency.
Electronic Submission of NOI for Construction
- Submit a completed Notice of Termination (NOT)
- The permittee must submit a Notice of Termination (NOT)
to the Agency after the land disturbing activities are
complete and the site has been finally stabilized. USEPA
considers that a site has been finally stabilized when
all land disturbing activities are complete and a uniform
perennial vegetative cover with a density of 70 percent
of the cover for unpaved areas and areas not covered by
permanent structures has been established or equivalent
permanent stabilization measures have been used. The Notice
of Termination form is available below.