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Storm Water Program

The goal of the Storm Water Program is to reduce or eliminate pollutants in storm water. Storm water discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, during rainfall and snowmelt events. Storm water discharges often contain pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality.

Highlights of the Construction General Permit - NEW - Effective (02/01/2021)

On December 17, 2020 DEC reissued the Construction General Permit for Storm Water Discharges for Large and Small Construction Activities (2021 CGP, AKR100000). The 2021 CGP becomes effective on February 1, 2021.

The CGP authorizes storm water discharges from large and small construction-related activities that result in a total land disturbance of equal to or greater than one acre and where those discharges enter waters of the U.S. (directly or through a storm water conveyance system) or a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) leading to waters of the U.S. subject to the conditions set forth in the permit. The permit also authorizes storm water discharges from certain construction support activities and some non-storm water discharges commonly associated with construction sites.

The goal of the CGP is to minimize erosion and reduce or eliminate the discharge of pollutants, such as sediment carried in storm water runoff from construction sites through implementation of appropriate control measures. Polluted storm water runoff can adversely affect fish, animals, plants, and humans. In order to ensure protection of water quality and human health, the permit describes control measures that must be used to manage storm water runoff during construction activities.


Program Manager, Storm Water and Wetlands: Storm Water Plan Review
Jim Rypkema: 907-334-2288
Wetlands, 401 Certification/404 Permits, Pesticide General Permit, MS4 Permit
Angela Hunt: 907-269-7599
CGP, MSGP, ANC-GP, Excavation Dewatering and Hydrostatic GPs Authorizations, Wetlands, 401 Certification/404 Permits
Teri Buck: 907-334-2281
CGP, MSGP, ANC-GP, Excavation Dewatering and Hydrostatic GPs Authorizations
Willow Weimer: 907-269-6096
APDES eNOI system, Online Application System (OASys), Notice of Intent (NOI)
Teri Buck: 907-334-2281

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