NEW Construction General Permit
The NYS DEC SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges From Construction Activity GP-0-20-001 becomes effective January 29, 2020
The new Construction General Permit (CGP) includes a handful of changes that may impact your operations.
Please note the following:
- Onsite SWPPP Books will require a copy of the new permit: GP-0-20-001
- The Genesee River is no longer listed as an impaired water body; therefore, twice a week inspections are no longer required if your site discharges to the Genesee River. Request an inspection frequency reduction from your MS4 prior to reducing inspections.
- In Monroe County and Ontario County, no new water bodies were added to the 303(d) List; therefore, inspection frequencies will remain the same.
- When transferring permit coverage to another owner, the original owner must notify the regulating MS4 at least 30 days prior to the change in ownership.
- Paper Notice of Intent (NOI) Applications for permit coverage will not be accepted after December 21, 2020. Visit NYSDEC nForm Portal to complete an electronic application. A NY.gov account is required.
- The “Qualified Inspector” definition now includes individuals that hold a current “New York State Erosion and Sediment Control Program Certificate”. This is NY State’s version of the CPESC. Go to the NYS Conservation District Employee’s Association website to obtain certification information.The 303(d) List in Appendix E of the CGP has been updated:
To learn more about changes to the CGP review the GP-0-20-001 Fact Sheet provided by the DEC.