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Program For Construction Activity


Aerial Photo of Large Construction SiteStormwater runoff from construction activities can have a significant impact on water quality by contributing sediment and other pollutants to waterbodies.

The 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 Chapter 62-25, F.A.C., or any local government's stormwater discharge permit for construction activity.

More information on the NPDES construction stormwater program can be found through the following links:

  • Who's Covered: Identifies the criteria for a project to qualify as large or small construction activity and provides definitions of key terms. 
  • Permit Options & Requirements: Describes the NPDES permit options available to large and small construction operators, the permit requirements, and the process for obtaining permit coverage. 
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Provides answers to the construction questions most commonly posed to DEP regarding the NPDES stormwater program.

NPDES Stormwater Permitting 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)
Email: NPDES-stormwater@dep.state.fl.us

Last updated: June 30, 2015

  2600 Blair Stone Road M.S. 3500   Tallahassee, Florida 32399   850-245-8336 (phone) / 850-245-8356 (fax) 
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