Program for Construction Activity - Permit Options &
Requirements for Construction
Operators of construction activities must obtain coverage
under an NPDES stormwater permit and implement appropriate
pollution prevention techniques to minimize erosion and sedimentation
and properly manage stormwater. The majority of construction
activities requiring an NPDES stormwater permit will likely
qualify for an NPDES permit for construction. A generic permit is a general
permit issued by DEP under the authority of
403.0885, Florida Statutes (F.S.), which is the
provision authorizing the State to implement the NPDES program.
- A stormwater
pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) must be developed
and implemented to be in compliance with the permit. See
the CGP, as well as SWPPP guidance provided below,
obtain NPDES stormwater permit coverage, a regulated construction
operator must complete the following steps:
- Obtain copies of the
- Carefully read the permit language.
and implement a SWPPP.
- Complete an NOI in its entirety online using
iNOI or by submitting a paper NOI.
- If you complete a paper NOI, submit it along with the
application fee, as indicated below, to the NPDES Stormwater Notices Center.
Authorization is usually granted 48 hours after the date the
complete NOI is post-marked to the Notices Center.
Center will send an acknowledgement letter after receipt
and processing of the complete NOI and fee.
Acknowledgement letters for permits resulting from
iNOI will be issued by email.
The fee is required by
62-4.050(4)(d), F.A.C.. Make checks payable to the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection.
Large Construction (disturbs 5 or more acres of land)
Small Construction (disturbs between 1 and 5 acres)
for coverage every five years (if the construction activity
extends beyond a 5-year period) or submit an
to terminate coverage.
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)