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Energy Mineral and Land Resources - Stormwater

Energy Mineral and Land Resources

Stormwater Permitting Program 

The Stormwater Permitting Program develops, plans and implements statewide stormwater control policies, strategies and rules designed to protect surface waters of North Carolina from the impacts of stormwater pollutants and runoff. Staff handles permitting for industrial, municipal and post-construction (development projects) stormwater programs, and provides technical assistance to the regulated community, engineers, industry, citizens and local governments.

New BMP Manual Chapter 26:  Draft Minimum Design Criteria - Updated 12/17/2015
New gravel legislation S.L. 2015-149 - Updated 07/21/2015
Memo on Coordination Between LID & NSW Programs - Updated 5/13/2014

Stormwater Outreach & Education Website

The new NCG02 permit was issued and became effective October 1, 2015.  We have concluded electronic COC renewal and mailed out paper renewal packages as of December 31, 2015.  The 2015 Renewal Print Package includes the GP, Technical Bulletin, and revised DMR Forms.  Here is a list of COCs that have been accessed on-line with other status notes.

The following list is provided for informational purposes only and accurate as of the date of posting:

Active NPDES Stormwater Permit List  Updated 12/6/2015
Active State Stormwater Permit List   Updated 12/6/2015
Active Stormwater Permits Map  Updated January 2016.


Stormwater Individual Permits expiring in 2015-16:  We normally mail out renewal packages specific to each facility. However, if you have not received a package, you may fill out a blank form and supplements to ensure application by the deadline (180 days prior to expiration): NCS Renewal Forms Package (or MS Word version).

 NPDES Industrial Stormwater General Permits  click here.
 State Stormwater/Post-Construction Projects  click here.
 Looking for the Stormwater Permitting Interactive Map?

NPDES Stormwater Program

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permitting program regulates three types of activities: Industrial activities that fall in one of 10 categories; Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s); and Construction activities that disturb an acre or more. 

List of Covered ActivitiesGeneral PermitsApplication FormsNo ExposurePhase II MS4 Resources  

State Stormwater Programs

The State Stormwater Permitting Programs regulate site development and post-construction stormwater runoff control.  Areas subject to these permit programs include all 20 coastal counties, and various other counties and watersheds throughout the state.  Areas subject can be found using the Interactive Stormwater Permitting Map Viewer.  What does Phase II have to do with State Stormwater?

Coastal Stormwater ♦ Forms & DocumentsPost-Construction Info Flyer

Watershed & Impaired Waters Information

NC TMDLs & Impaired WatersList of NC Impaired Waters (303(d) List)DWR Impaired Waters Map NEW - 2014 Approved 303(d) List

Waterbody Classifications Map   

 

 

 

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