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NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
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.

Minimum Design Criteria for Stormwater Control Measures:  Request for Public Input and Option to Begin Using the MDC Immediately - Updated 3/12/2015
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

NPDES General Permits for Mining Activities:  If you did not fill the on-line renewal request form last year, please contact us directly to request renewal. 

UPDATE
: Proposed Draft Permit NCG02 (Mining) concluded the public comment period on July 15, 2015.  The new permit will not be finalized until sometime in August or September.  Permittees should continue complying with conditions of the expired permit.

The NCG19 (Marinas) General Permit was issued June 2, 2015; the FULL PERMIT PACKAGE with forms is available for download.  We e-mailed NCG19 permittees information about electronic COC renewals on June 10th (unless fees are owed).  Paper renewal packages (if requested instead) will be sent out later this month.

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

Active NPDES Stormwater Permit List  Updated 7/6/2015
Active State Stormwater Permit List   Updated 7/6/2015
Active Stormwater Permits Map  Updated February 2015

Stormwater Permits expiring in 2015:  We will mail 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

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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