Program For Construction Activity
runoff from construction activities can have a significant
impact on water quality by contributing sediment and other
pollutants to waterbodies.
operator of a regulated construction site must obtain an NPDES
stormwater permit and implement appropriate pollution
prevention techniques to minimize erosion and sedimentation
and properly manage stormwater. It is important to keep in
mind that the permit required under DEP's NPDES stormwater
program is separate from the Environmental Resource Permit (ERP)
required under Part IV, Chapter 373, F.S.,
(593KB), a stormwater discharge permit required under
62-25, F.A.C., or any local government's stormwater
discharge permit for construction activity.
information on the NPDES construction stormwater program can
be found through the following links:
the criteria for a project to qualify as large or small
construction activity and provides definitions of key terms.
Options & Requirements: Describes
the NPDES permit options available to large and small construction
operators, the permit requirements, and the process for
obtaining permit coverage.
Asked Questions (FAQs):
Provides answers to the construction questions most
commonly posed to DEP regarding the NPDES stormwater program.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3585
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
Phone: (850) 245-7522
Phone: (866) 336-6312 (toll-free)