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EPA Issues Construction General Permit

July 01, 2003

EPA Issues Construction General Permit

EPA's Construction General Permit was published in the Federal Register on July 01, 2003 and covers all construction activity on sites one acre or larger * in states, territories, and Indian country where EPA is the permitting authority. The new permit implements Phase II of the NPDES Stormwater Regulations which contains new requirements for construction sites between one and five acres. (Construction sites that are five acres or larger were regulated previously under Phase I of the program and earlier construction general permits.) Under this Permit, construction site operators will need to develop and implement stormwater pollution prevention plans and file a "Notice of Intent" form at least 7 days prior to initiation of land-disturbing activities. For more information, see

* or smaller sites that are part of a larger common plan of development or sale


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