Construction General Permit

Reissuance of Construction General Permit by DEC

On July 1, 2011, the Department of Environmental Conservation reissued the Construction General Permit (2011 ACGP) for Alaska. The 2011 ACGP that is now in effect for Alaska is the permit available in the "Of Interest" box to the right. This is the permit that should be included in the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.

If you filed your NOI prior to July 1, 2011 you received coverage under the 2010 CGP. You may continue to work under that permit coverage until November 27, 2011. If your project will continue after November 27 then you must file for coverage under the 2011 ACGP.

What Are My Responsibilities As a Construction Operator?

If your project disturbs less than one acre and is not part of the planned disturbance of a larger common plan of development or sale, no permit is required. Otherwise, you must develop and follow a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) to manage materials, equipment, and runoff from your construction site. (Note that this is only a partial list of your responsibilities and that you must consult the Construction General Permit for details.)

  • Obtain and read the entire Construction General Permit prior to beginning your project.
  • Develop a SWPPP. Development and implementation of a construction storm water pollution prevention plan is the key condition of the CGP.
  • Submissions to DEC:
    • Submit an original, signed Notice of Intent (NOI). The NOI can be filed by hardcopy or electronically.
    • With a paper copy of the NOI submit a check payable to the "State of Alaska" for the amount of the General Permit Authorization Fee of $490 (See 18 AAC 72.956 Table E (11)). For those who submit an eNOI there is a step during the eNOI process where payment is required.
    • Some projects are required to submit their SWPPP to DEC or the local governments of Anchorage, Fairbanks, North Pole, or Fairbanks North Star Borough for review. (See SWPPP Submittal Requirements).
    • For your convenience, and to expedite the review of your SWPPP, you may also fill out and submit the checklist with your SWPPP. The form is savable and printable in most versions of Adobe Reader.
  • Implement the storm water controls described in your SWPPP.
  • Receive a confirmation letter and project tracking number from DEC, assigning a unique permit number to your site.
  • Conduct and document inspections of the disturbed areas on site (a)at least every 14 days and within 24 hours of a storm event, or (b) at least every seven days.
  • Maintain erosion and sediment controls whenever necessary, so they operate effectively.
  • Keep a copy of the permit and all associated records on site during the entire construction phase. Use the permit available in the "Of Interest" box on the right.
  • Revise your SWPPP whenever necessary to protect water quality, or to reflect current conditions on site.
  • After construction is completed, submit a Notice of Termination (NOT) to DEC
  • Retain all records for a period of at least three (3) years from the date that the site is permanently stabilized.
  • If you have questions, see the CGP FAQ's in the "Of Interest" box on the right that answers most of the commonly asked questions about the 2011 ACGP. EPA has also developed a set of FAQs about the CGP.

For more information please contact:

William Ashton, Storm Water and Wetlands Engineer
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: 907-269-6283
Fax Number: 907-269-3487
Email Address: William.Ashton@alaska.gov