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Utilities Stormwater Program General Construction Permit
General Construction Permit

Effective July 1, 2010, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted the General Construction Permit.  This new regulation affects both development and redevelopment projects. The City encourages that you become familiar with this new regulation.  For more details, please click on the following link to go to the State Water Resources Control Board website. 

The permit highlights new requirements such as:

 1.       Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) preparers will be required to attain their certification to prepare an official SWPPP.  Preparers (usually civil engineers or architects) should call the State Water Resource Control Board for certification classes and process.  SWPPP preparers must have their training completed by September 2, 2011.

2.       Current projects who has filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) covered under Orders No. 99-08-DWQ and/or 2003-0007-DWQ will have your NOI valid until July 1, 2010.  Please file another NOI under Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ to comply.

3.       After July 1, 2010, file your NOI under Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ.  

4.       Best Management Practices (BMPs) Order No. 2009-0009-DWQ imposes more specific controls and requirements that were previously only required as elements of the SWPPP or were suggested by guidance in Order No. 99-08-DWQ, and Order No. 2003-0007-DWQ.

5.       Incorporation of Linear Underground/Overhead Utility Projects:  This order requires for all new or existing Linear Underground/Overhead (LUPs) that are covered under the Small LUP General Permit 2003-0007-DWQ.  LUPs will be broken into project segments designated as LUP Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3.  These LUP Types are analogous to the risk levels for traditional construction projects.


If you have any further questions about this permit, please contact our Public Works Customer Service at (310) 285-2467.