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2022 Construction General Permit (CGP)

Feb 04, 2022

EPA signed its 2022 Construction General Permit (CGP) for stormwater discharges from construction activities on January 18, 2022. The 2022 CGP, which will become effective on February 17, 2022, replaces the 2017 CGP. The 2022 CGP provides permit coverage to eligible construction stormwater discharges in the following areas where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority:

  --  Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and the District of Columbia

  --  American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway and Wake Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico

  --  Indian Country lands within Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

  --  Federal facilities within Colorado, Delaware, and Vermont, and areas within Washington subject to construction by a Federal operator

  --  Denali National Park and Preserve

  --  Oil and gas activities in Oklahoma

EPA is hosting a webinar to review the final permit and answer questions:

Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Register for the webinar

Key Requirements

  --  Develop a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and keep it up to date.

  --  Complete and submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to EPA via the NPDES eReporting Tool (NeT).

  --  Implement erosion and sediment controls and pollution prevention practices throughout the entire construction project

  --  Conduct required inspections to verify compliance with permit. Inspections may only be conducted by a qualified person who has either: (1) completed the EPA construction inspection course and passed the exam, or (2) holds a current construction inspection certification or license from a program that covers the same core material as EPA’s inspection course.

  --  Conduct routine maintenance and take corrective action to fix problems with controls or discharges.

  --  Complete documentation of all site inspections, dewatering inspections, and corrective actions.

  --  Comply with turbidity monitoring requirements for dewatering discharges to sensitive waters (if applicable).

  --  Comply with any State, Tribal, or territory-specific requirements in Part 9 of the permit.

Frequent Questions

New version coming soon! CGP Frequent Questions - Find answers to common questions about the 2022 CGP.

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