Proposed 1200-C Construction Stormwater Discharge General Permit Renewal
DEQ intends to renew the 1200-C Permit, and invites the public to provide oral and written comment on the conditions of the proposed 1200-C water quality permit, known officially as the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Stormwater General Discharge Permit.
DEQ is now accepting public comments on the proposed 1200-C draft permit. The comment period closes on Oct. 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.
The public notice packet includes:
1200-C Virtual public hearing
DEQ will hold a virtual public hearing to accept verbal comments. Anyone can attend the hearing by webinar or phone.
Oct. 28, 2020, 1 p.m.
This hearing will be online and by teleconference only.
1200-CN permit modification
DEQ has modified the 1200-CN Construction Stormwater General Permit to include the following as 1200-CN Jurisdictions, also referred to as Qualified Local Programs:
City of Keizer
Oak Lodge Water Services District
In some local jurisdictions with eligible stormwater programs, qualifying construction activities that disturb less than five acres will be automatically covered under the 1200-CN permit when they receive the local construction permit. In a few jurisdictions, construction activities that disturb less than one acre are automatically covered. Information needed to determine if your project qualifies for the 1200-CN is available below.
Owners and operators of automatically covered construction activities must comply with performance requirements and other terms of the 1200-CN permit, but do not submit a DEQ application or pay fees to DEQ. Owners and operators must comply with all applicable local code, ordinance and permit requirements. The local jurisdiction will provide a copy of the 1200-CN permit when construction is approved. If you do not obtain 1200-CN coverage through the local jurisdiction, you must register for the 1200-C. The 1200-CN applies only to the jurisdictions listed below. Please read the permit to determine if your project meets all the eligibility requirements.
1200-CN Application Instructions
1200-CN Jurisdictions for Construction Activities
That will disturb less than 5 acres:
- Marion County
- Oak Lodge Water Services District
- West Linn
- Clackamas County Water Environment Services
- Rogue Valley Sewer Services
- Clean Water Services
- Lane County within the MS4 Phase II Permit area
- Multnomah County (unincorporated portions of the county)
That will disturb less than 1 acre:
- Wood Village
1200 Series Construction Stormwater Permits
Effective Dec. 15, 2015 through Dec. 14, 2020
Sites less than one acre: 1200-C Stormwater Discharge Permit applications
- Fact Sheet: Small Lot 1200-C Permit Coverage
This explains when a permit is required for construction projects that disturb less than one acre, and outlines how to obtain a permit.
A 1200-C permit is required for a construction site less than one acre, if it is part of a “common plan of development or sale” disturbing one or more acres. Examples of a large common development or sale include a subdivision, a business park, or industrial park. Individual builders, business owners and home owners must apply for the 1200-C if their construction is within a larger project.
However, small-lot construction sites within specific local government agencies’ jurisdictions will be managed through local codes and automatically covered under a NPDES 1200-CN Permit, not through the DEQ-administered 1200-C permit. See 1200-CN coverage below to determine if your project is within an eligible jurisdiction.
The DEQ Small Lot Construction Manual includes a template for the required Erosion and Sediment Control Plan. In almost all cases, this template can be used instead of developing a site-specific plan. A location map and site sketch are used to provide necessary site-specific details. Please see the manual for further details.
Sites one acre or more: 1200-C Stormwater Discharge Permit applications
Public Notice of NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit 1200-C Permit Applications
Lists 1200-C applications for projects that disturb 5 acres or more of land and are currently in the 14-day (10 business days) public review period. Includes locations for reviewing documents and information on where to send comments.
1200-CA (Government Agencies) Construction Stormwater General Permit
1200-CA (Government Agencies)
This permit document is
for reference purposes only. 1200-CA is no longer available to new applicants. Please use 1200-C instead.
1200-C requirements for discharges to 303(d) listed and TMDL-approved Waterbodies for Turbidity and Sediment (see Permit Guidance document for more information)
Construction Industry Compliance Assistance website
Provides concise plain language explanations of the federal environmental regulations that apply to the construction industry and links to state and local regulators. The site is supported by an EPA grant.