Construction Sites - 1 acre or more

Construction Sites - 1 acre or more 

Notice: The 2015 Construction Stormwater General Permit (NVR100000) has been administratively continued while a permit renewal is being drafted. Renewal notices will be mailed once the new permit has been issued. 

When stormwater drains off a construction site, it can carry sediment, debris, and other pollutants that can harm aquatic life, lakes, streams, wetlands, and reduce water quality. Per Category X of 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §122.26(b)(14), the Stormwater Branch issues coverage under the Construction Stormwater General Permit to construction site owners and their operators to prevent stormwater pollution during and after construction to protect Nevada's water resources. 


Getting Started 

Who Needs Permit Coverage  

The Stormwater Branch requires construction site owners and their operators to obtain coverage under the Construction Stormwater General Permit if the project will discharge to a waters of the U.S. and meets the following conditions: 

  1. Project will disturb one or more acres; or 
  2. Project will disturb less than one (1) acre but is part of a larger common plan for development or sale that will ultimately disturb one acre or more; or 
  3. If the Stormwater Branch determines that a project less than one acre in size will impact receiving waters or its tributaries within a 1/4-mile radius of the project. 

Refer to the Construction Stormwater General Permit NVR100000 and the Fact Sheet for compliance requirements. 

How to Apply for Coverage 

You must complete the following three steps to get coverage 

  1. Develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). The SWPPP must be developed before applying for coverage under the Construction Stormwater General Permit. You may utilize the template below or develop your own
    Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Template
     
  2. Complete a Notice of Intent. The Notice of Intent is available online in the General Permits System. There you also can: 
  • Check the status of your permit 
  • View the contact information for your permit 

For help with the online Notice of Intent application, please see the guidance documents below.  

      3. Submit the filing fee and mail in the signed Notice of Intent. To sign the Notice of
          Intent you must be:

          a. a principal executive officer of the corporation; 
          b. a general partner of the partnership;  
          c. the proprietor of a sole proprietorship;   
          d. a principal executive officer, ranking elected official or authorized employe of
              the municipal, state, or other public facility; or  
 
          e. a duly authorized representative that has an authorization letter on file with the
              Bureau of Water Pollution Control. A duly authorized representative letter must
              be in writing by a person described in a-d above and must specify the
              authorization for either an individual or a position within the organization. 

If you do not receive an approval letter from BWPC, you cannot start work. 

How to Pay the Application Fee and Annual Permit Fee 

Application and annual fees can be paid electronically or by check. To pay electronically, please visit the E-Payments page and include your site ID. To pay by check, reference your site ID and mail to:  

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection 
Bureau of Water Pollution Control 
901 South Stewart Street, Suite 4001 
Carson City NV 89701 

 

The application fees are: 

Less than 10 acres 
$300.00 
10 acres or more but less than 50 
$400.00 
50 acres or more but less than 100 
$750.00 
100 acres or more but less than 500 
$1,000.00 
500 acres or more 
$1,250.00 

 

The annual fees are: 

Less than 10 acres 
$200.00 
10 acres or more but less than 50 
$200.00 
50 acres or more but less than 100 
$400.00 
100 acres or more but less than 500 
$400.00 
500 acres or more 
$400.00 
 
 

    How to Terminate Coverage 

    You may terminate coverage once all termination requirements have been met. To terminate permit coverage, a Notice of Termination must be submitted by any of the following 

    • a principal executive officer of the corporation;   
    • a general partner of the partnership;   
    • the proprietor of a sole proprietorship;   
    • a principal executive officer, ranking elected official or authorized employee of the municipal, state, or other public facility; or  
    • a duly authorized representative that has an authorization letter on file with BWPC. A duly authorized letter must be in writing by a person described above and must specify the authorization for either an individual or a position within the organization. 

    If you do not terminate the project prior to the end of the current permit year, then you are responsible for paying the next annual permit fee.  

    REINSPECTION FEES: Beginning July 1, 2023, NDEP will require a Notice of Termination Reinspection fee of $200 for every denied Notice of Termination. 

    The Notice of Termination form can be found online. 

    How to Modify Permit Coverage 

    To update contact information or add acreage to your permit coverage utilize the Notice of Information Change form. This form cannot be used to change the operator. 

    To change the current operator or add an additional operator utilize the Notice of Partial Transfer of Operator or Addition of Operator form. 

    What Other Permits Will I Need from the Bureau of Water Pollution Control 

    • If you will be working in any waterway or waterbody in the state, or have to dewater, you may need additional permitting. Please contact the Permits Section
      for more information, see our additional permitting webpages, and refer to our Construction Project Permitting Flowchart document below. This flowchart is designed to provide general guidance and is not intended to cover every situation. It is the owner/operator's responsibility to contact all required agencies and entities regarding required permitting.
    • Construction Project Permitting Flowchart

    Other Information 

    NDEP Resources

    Other Links

    Not Finding What You Are Looking For 

    See our Bureau of Water Pollution Control Contacts page to find a person to assist you. 

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