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EPA Stormwater Construction General Permit – proposed modifications

On July 1, 2003, EPA noticed in the Federal Register (68 FR 29087 ) issuance of the final NPDES General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activities (hereinafter called the “construction general permit” or “CGP”) for activities located in EPA Regions 1-3 and 5-10. (All references in this notice to the CGP also include the construction general permit issued in the State of Massachusetts on August 4, 2003. 68 FR 45817.) Operators of both large (> 5 acres) and small (1-5 acres) construction sites may be eligible to obtain coverage under the CGP for allowable storm water and non-storm water discharges. The CGP is available only in those areas where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority. The EPA has proposed revisions to the CGP to clarify that permit noncompliance only appy to sites with permit coverage. In addition, this proposed modification includes correction of a typographical error in the permit and a corresponding error in the fact sheet.

The CGP and accompanying fact sheet are available on EPA’s Internet Web site at: