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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.

Recent gravel legislation - Updated 9/25/2014
Memo on Coordination Between LID & NSW Programs - Updated 5/13/2014

Stormwater Outreach & Education Website

NPDES General Permits NCG17 (Textiles), NCG18 (Furniture), NCG15 (Airports), NCG16 (Asphalt), NCG19 (Marinas), NCG02 (Mining), & NCG20 (Scrap Metal) expire this year.  Permittees DO NOT need to submit an application to renew their permit COC unless directed by the Division (see 15A NCAC 02H .0127(e)).  Instead, permittees should fill out our Online Renewal Request Form.  Draft permits were posted for public comment on our Events Calendar

UPDATE ON NCG17:
  NCG17 was issued July 31st.  E-renewal instructions were e-mailed to permittees on August 11th.  Here is our record of NCG17 COCs accessed on-line.
UPDATE ON NCG15 & NCG18:  NCG15 and NCG18 were issued and became effective September 1st. Instructions and PINs went out to permittees that requested e-renewal the week of 9/8-9/12 (unless fees owed).  Here is our record of NCG15 COCs accessed and NCG18 COCs accessed on-line so far.
UPDATE ON NCG16:  NCG16 was issued and will be effective on October 1, 2014.  Instructions and PINs will go out to permittees that do not owe any fees sometime in October.
UPDATE ON NCG19:  NCG19 (Marinas) will likely be delayed until the end of the year.  Permittees should check this website for updates and continue to operate under current permit conditons.

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

Active NPDES Stormwater Permit List  Updated 9/1/2014
Active State Stormwater Permit List   Updated 9/1/2014
Active Stormwater Permits Map  Updated September 2014

Stormwater Permits expiring in 2013-14:  We mailed out renewal packages specific to your facility. However, if you wish to fill out blank form and supplements, you can use this 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

 

 

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