General Construction Permit


Storm Water Program Coordinator:


  Dallas Grossman  E-mail

  Phone:  701.328.5242

 

  Patrick Schuett  E-mail

  Phone:  701.328.5235 

 

  Dan Weber E-mail

  Phone: 701.328.5285

 

 
  Fax:  701.328.5200
 

  Mail:

     North Dakota Department of Health

     Division of Water Quality

     918 East Divide Avenue, 4th Floor

     Bismarck, ND 58501-1947

 

Electronic Submissions: 

     stormwater@nd.gov 


Updates:

If you received a letter administratively terminating your permit and you need to continue coverage under the re-issued NDR10-0000, please submit a new NOI and reference the permit ID in Box 20 (brief description of construction activity), or submit a cover letter that references the permit ID with the NOI.


A stormwater pollution prevention plan template is being developed at this time.

Please note the template posted on this website currently does not meet the requirements of the 2015 re-issued NDR10-0000 permit.

Permittees MUST amend and implement the SWPPP to meet the requirements by July 1, 2015 (90 days from the effective date).


A Frequently-Asked-Questions document is available for general permit NDR10-0000, stormwater discharges associated with construction activity.  It may be found in the corresponding links to the left.


NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS:

The link below contains a copy of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the North Dakota Department of Health and the North Dakota Department of Transportation regarding the signatory requirements of the construction stormwater general permit.  The MOA serves as the signature of the NDDOT, as owner, where required by the construction general permit. 

This MOA should be included with the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan as it outlines the permit responsibilities between the NDDOT and the general contractor.

MOA between NDDH and NDDOT

 


An operator or owner of construction activity needs a permit .....

  • if land disturbance (clearing, grading or excavating) is greater than or equal to one acre 
     

  • if land disturbance is less than one acre and the site is part of a larger common plan of development or sale with the total land area disturbed in the development being equal to or greater than one acre 
     

  • if there is potential for contribution to a violation of a water quality standard or potential for significant contribution of pollutants to waters of the state

     

Permit Application:

To obtain authorization to discharge stormwater runoff from your construction site, you must submit a completed application and develop a stormwater pollution prevention plan in accordance with the construction general permit.  A plan must be in place as a condition of the permit and a copy of the plan must be retained.

Permit coverage becomes effective 7 days after the department receives the application unless otherwise notified.  On the effective date of permit coverage, you are authorized to discharge stormwater under the terms and conditions of the construction general permit.

There is no fee to obtain storm water discharge permits.


*Note: The forms available in the side menu can be filled out electronically - the forms also require a .pdf reader such as Acrobat Reader.  To download a free copy click the icon to the right or go to www.adobe.com. Get Adobe Acrobat Here

Form Descriptions:

Construction General Permit NDR10-0000 - Application also called Notice of Intent (NOI) (PDF Format)

the construction general permit contains the application, transfer, termination, SWPP Plan, inspection, and erosion and sediment control requirements.

 

Application also called Notice of Intent (NOI) -  Application also called Notice of Intent (NOI) (PDF Format)

this form is used to apply for permit coverage.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) Plan - Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) Plan (Word Format)

this packet of forms is used to describe the scope of the project, erosion and sediment control measures, and other measures taken to prevent pollutants from leaving the site with storm water.

Site Inspection Form
- Site Inspection Form (Word Format)

this form is used for recording site inspection observations and kept by the permittee - it is not necessary to submit this form unless requested by the Department.

Notice of Transfer/Modification - Notice of Transfer/Modification (PDF Format)

this form is used to transfer/modify owner or operator information about a site.  The responsibilities of an owner may only be transferred to another owner, and the responsibilities of an operator may only be transferred to another operator or back to the owner.  They cannot be transferred from owner to operator as sole permitee.  The owner possesses the title to the land, and the operator is designated by the owner and has day to day operational control of the site.

Notice of Termination (NOT) Notice of Termination (NOT) (PDF Format)

this form is used to let the Department know that a site has been stabilized to 70% of pre-existing conditions. 

General Permit Requirements: 

BMPs (Best Management Practices) must be utilized to minimize the effects of erosion caused by construction activities.  It is up to the owner to determine and install the appropriate BMPs for a project.  The BMPs must be installed prior to any land disturbance and maintained through the life of the project.  The permit does identify a few design standards for erosion and sediment control for construction sites in appendix 1 and minimum BMPs for small sites in appendix 2.  A list of BMP examples is also available on EPA's website.

 


Last Updated: 05/26/2015