Construction General Permit
Proposed Reissuance of Construction General Permit
(2016 CGP) - NEW
The current General Permit for Discharges from Large and Small Construction Activities (Construction General Permit, 2011 CGP) will expire at midnight January 31, 2016. DEC intends to reissue the permit and is currently in the development process in drafting a new permit (2016 CGP).
On October 9, 2015, DEC issued a DRAFT Construction General Permit (AKR10000, 2016 CGP) for a 30-day public comment period. DEC encourages permittees to review the draft permit and provide comments by the closing date of November 9, 2015.
Permit documents can be accessed from the DEC Wastewater Discharge Authorization Program website – Public Notice Section.
Written comments can be submitted to Jim Rypkema via email to:
Jim.Rypkema@alaska.gov or by mail to:
Division of Water – Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
555 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
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:
Angela HuntEnvironmental Program Specialist IV
William AshtonStorm Water and Wetlands Engineer
- 2011 ACGP
- 2011 ACGP Fact Sheet
- 2011 ACGP Residential SWPPP
- SWPPP Submittal Requirements
- EPA SWPPP Guidance
- ADEC SWPPP Template
- ADEC CGP SWPPP Checklist
- ACGP SWPPP Development Resources
- APDES Excavation Dewatering General Permit
- APDES eNOI
- CGP FAQs
- Impaired Waters, 303(d) List
- Search DEC Permits in Effect
- AK-CESL Training
- Storm Water Guide